Rcmp 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...

How RCMP Harassment Ruined One Woman's Life

We continue to hear from victims of harassment in the RCMP. They tell us that the current complaints system is broken; and that there is little accountability for breaches of policy. The stories we hear are powerful reminders of a broken system. This is Deanna's story, it is one of many: "In January 2004, while on duty, I suffered a hearing loss as a result of several shotgun blasts. My operational career ended abruptly once it was determined that my hearing loss was so significant that I could no longer perform my operational duties. When I was deemed no longer 'useful' was when the harassment began by my detachment commander."
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RCMP Take Aim At Harassment

The RCMP's proposed new code of conduct, a set of rules meant to replace the current 25-year-old code, specifically warns members against harassment of the public, or colleagues in the workplace....
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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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RCMP Harassment Lawsuit's Early Loss

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia and federal governments have lost an early skirmish against a former Mountie, as a proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP over discrimination and harassment wi...
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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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Feds Probe RCMP Workplace Harassment

MPs on the House of Commons public safety and status of women committees are hearing back-to-back testimony today from the RCMP Public Complaints Commission and RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson on recent...
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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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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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Fired Mountie Remains Defiant

A B.C. Mountie who was accused of sexual assault is fighting a decision to kick him out of the RCMP after he had been suspended with pay for nearly seven years. Const. James Douglas MacLeod resigned...