Rcmp Sexual Harassment

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RCMP Officer Files Another Lawsuit

VANCOUVER - An RCMP officer who is suing the force for harassment and abuse has now filed a lawsuit against a man who tried to serve her with legal documents from the force.Const. Karen Katz filed a n...
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Give Harassed RCMP Officers Real Change, Not Lip Service

After a string of reports over 10 years, government legislation Bill C-42, and more recently a report by the Senate Defence Committee providing 14 recommendations for change, our offices continue to receive emails from RCMP staff. The emails provide a grim look into the past, and offer little hope for the future. They are from people at the end of their ropes. Reassurances from Ottawa, they tell us, have little impact on their daily lives and they are looking for real change. Those who have publicly spoken out have been chastised for doing so, but most of victims still love the organization and want to lend a hand fixing it. They are asking us: "what's actually changed?" and more importantly, "what's next?"
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The RCMP Makes Women Its Enemy

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews insists he wants more women in the RCMP. Why then, are government lawyers working so diligently to discourage female recruitment? Other police services don't have lawsuit after lawsuit popping up in the news on a regular basis. So if you were a woman who wanted to be a police officer, and these festering suits kept reminding you that the federal government remains more confrontational than apologetic about the RCMP's misogynist atmosphere, would you set your sites on joining the Mounties? Or would you turn to police services that have shown respect for their female employees.
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More Support For RCMP Harassment Suit

VANCOUVER - A University of Toronto professor is bolstering a proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP, saying women who experience gender-based discrimination and harassment can witness their p...
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Toews Shrugs Off Concerns

OTTAWA - The public safety minister is dismissing concerns that Canada's top Mountie went too far in levelling harsh words at some disgruntled RCMP members.In the House of Commons, Liberal MP Judy Sgr...
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Bullies?

The RCMP has a bullying problem that needs to be countered by better training and record-keeping, the force's watchdog says in a long-awaited report released today. The RCMP public complaints commiss...
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DENIED

VANCOUVER - The police officers named in Cpl. Catherine Galliford's sexual harassment lawsuit against the RCMP have all denied her allegations in statements of defence, following the lead of the feder...
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RCMP Denies Sexual Harassment

VANCOUVER - The RCMP has issued its latest denial in a series of harassment lawsuits filed by female Mounties.The latest case involves Const. Karen Katz, who has launched two lawsuits — the first alle...
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RCMP's Top Cop Talks Harassment Culture

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says a harassment culture has shadowed his first year in the role and that he once experienced it himself. In an interview with CBC News's Alison Crawford, Paulson says...
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Mounties Deny Harassment Allegations

VANCOUVER - The federal government has filed a statement of defence in one of several sexual harassment lawsuits filed by female officers, denying the allegations and suggesting the courts aren't the...
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How To Report RCMP Harassment

VANCOUVER - Policies and procedures are one thing, but Insp. Carol Bradley admits cultural change within the RCMP will take time.Bradley was appointed by the force's British Columbia division earlier...
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Female Mounties Scared To Come Forward

VANCOUVER - Female Mounties are afraid to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and bullying on the job because they don't have faith their complaints will be taken seriously and they bel...
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Keep It Under Your Hat?

Canada's top cop is signalling Mounties to stop airing their worplace grievances in the public eye, after a week when reports surfaced about an RCMP Inspector accused of groping his co-workers, and al...