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'I just remember being quite scared about the whole thing and wanting to get out.'
As many as 20,000 women are eligible for payouts.
Recent headlines tell a different story.
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A CBC report last week detailed allegations of unwanted sexual touching, bullying and rampant nudity in the workplace at the explosives training unit of the Canadian Police College in Ottawa.
A lawyer says hundreds of women allege they were discriminated against and harassed while working for the force.
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A Mountie who worked in British Columbia and Manitoba claims she was sexually harassed and intimidated by former colleagues in both provinces. In a B.C. Supreme Court notice of civil claim, Shelly Wh...
VANCOUVER - Harassment and bullying hasn't been stamped out inside the RCMP workplace despite high-level assurances that action would be taken, says a Liberal MP who has met with dozens of Mounties.MP...
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...
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?"
VANCOUVER - A Mountie whose sexual harassment complaints against the RCMP prompted dozens of similar allegations and heralded legislation to modernize discipline for "bad apples" within the force says...
VANCOUVER - A civilian employee of the RCMP has filed a B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit alleging a top-down culture of sexual harassment within the force was so pervasive it couldn't be stopped.Atoya Monta...
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.
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...
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...