Intolerable working conditions
WATERLOO - The National Women in Law Enforcement
Association will represent a growing group of women
officers alleging discrimination and harassment on the job
- and who believe there is little recourse.
COURTENAY - A lawsuit filed in BC against the RCMP alleges
that a supervisor in the
Valley detachment harassed
and made derogatory comments against women and First
Former Mounties settle
VANCOUVER - 2 former Mounties who sued their bosses for
harassment say they have reached a settlement agreement
with the RCMP.
Husband and wife Jason
and Sasha MacLean worked as constables in the Osoyoos RCMP
detachment a decade ago, before leaving in 2008.
Officers accuse bosses
2010 harassment suit filed
Class action lawsuit
CAMBRIDGE - 2 female police
officers with Waterloo Regional Police (WRPS)
have filed a $150M class action lawsuit against the force
for what they say was systemic and institutional
gender-based discrimination and harassment.
Gender based discrimination lawsuit
Human rights complaint
- Toronto officer Heather McWilliam, who's been on leave
since early 2014, diagnosed with post-traumatic stress
disorder, says she was harassed and humiliated for years
by her supervising officers and punished for speaking out
about the alleged mistreatment.
RCMP has moved beyond
OTTAWA - Canada's top Mountie told the federal
government last spring the RCMP had 'moved beyond' internal issues of
harassment and bullying through 'concrete actions' that had fostered a
more respectful workplace, newly disclosed records show.
Boys' club still exists
ON - A researcher from the University of Western Ontario,
herself a former police officer, has found that despite a
growing number of women joining police ranks, the
profession is still predominantly a man's world.
took the blue pill
Workplace harassment bill
Just days after a troubling report that shed light on the
prevalence of bullying and sexual harassment at work in
Canada, the Liberal government is set to unveil new
legislation it hopes will curb the phenomenon in federal
The proposed changes
would amend both the Canada Labour Code and the
Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act.
A federal judge has slammed the Canadian government for
not responding faster to a lawsuit launched by 5
intelligence officers and analysts who allege that they
were bullied and harassed while working at Canada's spy
service because they are gay, Muslim or Black.
Lawsuit statement of claim
RCMP bullying case
- The judge in a lawsuit against the RCMP has called the
national police force's treatment of plaintiff Sgt. Peter
Merrifield 'outrageous' and has chastised the force for
its lack of credibility and forthrightness in defending
Merrifield, 50, is one of
the executive co-chairs behind the National Police
Federation that is attempting to unionize the Mounties.
Judge rules secrecy to stay in RCMP harassment case
- More than 430 current and former female employees of the
RCMP have joined a class action lawsuit against Canada's
national police force.
More women want to join lawsuit
Mounted chauvinist police
OTTAWA - Liberal Public Safety
and Emergency Preparedness Minister Ralph Goodale says his
government is committed to federal workplaces free of
harassment or sexual violence and will review cases of
women with claims against the RCMP.
Next class-action harassment
- The RCMP will soon face another class-action harassment
lawsuit - this time on behalf of male Mounties and
civilian employees of the force.
- The RCMP has done so little to reform its dysfunctional
workplace culture that the Mounties' watchdog (CRCC)
is calling for the federal government to introduce
civilian governance of the national police force.
The report into workplace
harassment in the RCMP states that bullying and abuse of
authority within the force is so bad, it threatens its
very ability to police the country.
Report into workplace harassment in the RCMP
of 4 cases of civil litigation against the RCMP
Bullying, harassment thrive
Mounties are incapable of policing themselves
wants next boss to be
Little will change
Police culture is toxic
Allegations of harassment
Fraser called in
External body needed
Culture of bullying
Canadian Police College
Minister expresses outrage
Association calls for overhaul
Workplace harassment probe
OTTAWA - RCMP Supt. Bruno
Saccomani, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s bodyguard since 2006 who is
about to become Canada’s ambassador to Jordan,
faces several ongoing investigations for workplace harassment.
Investigation is a 'witch hunt'
PMO lauds Mountie disciplined for bullying
VANCOUVER - The
College of Psychologists of BC has dismissed an RCMP
complaint against an outspoken critic
of the force.
BC-based police psychologist Mike Webster was
blacklisted by the Mounties last summer amid allegations
he had no right to focus on systemic changes to the
force rather than individual treatment. (CBC)
OTTAWA - RCMP
Commissioner Bob Paulson made the apology as he announced the settlement of two
class-action lawsuits stemming from the harassment allegations, some of
which date back to Sept 1974. He said the federal government has
earmarked $100M for payouts.
class action settlement
Harassment suit settlement
Without harassers held accountable
Commissioner once dismissed claims
- Bought & Paid For
Harassment a 'deep-seated' problem
OTTAWA - Public Safety
Minister Vic Toews has ordered the RCMP’s commissioner to go back to the
drawing board to rewrite an action plan to address damning findings of
gender bias in the force. In an unprecedented and sharply-worded letter
to Commissioner Bob Paulson, Toews expresses a deep frustration
over the extent of the problem and the RCMP’s evident failure to address
it in any meaningful way. (Toronto Star)
Towes blasts RCMP boss
Toews demands action plan
RCMP culture needs to change
How to reinvent the RCMP
street cops in danger
Suspended officer sues
Social media complaints
VANCOUVER - An RCMP
inspector is being accused of continuing harassment of
former corporal Catherine Galliford, even after the force
her sexual harassment lawsuit, according to 2
complaints that have been filed about the
inspector's social media posts.
Insp Janis Gray made the comments about Galliford
regarding a blog written by Leo Knight.
will RCMP brass ever learn?
set for 2015
Seeking to dismiss
not paying to go away
Lawyer would rather settle
Harassment class-action begins
Chief hits back at claims
Bid to certify class-action suit
Class action goes to court
RCMP needs to reflect on its own
RCMP is a boys club
Near daily harassment
Senior allegedly aided accused
Years of harassment
Mountie claims sexual harassment
Mandatory skirts, heels scrapped
Aboriginal racism survey
Aboriginal RCMP members in Manitoba have
experienced racial discrimination by their colleagues
Aboriginal joining lawsuit
It gets better
BC RCMP who are members
of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are featured in
a new video created to inspire others who may have faced struggles
growing up as LGBT Canadians. (CBC)
It gets better video
Treated with respect
Sexual misconduct survey
About 960 regular military members, or some 1.7% of the
regular force, have reported they were sexually assaulted
in the last year in the workplace or in situations
involving military members, National Defence employees or
contractors, a new survey by Statistics Canada has found.
Misconduct in Forces, 2016
ouster of 77
Drop in number of
Former military officer charged
Royal Military College of Canada
Order to ignore
External review sexual misconduct summary
Military suffers 'sexualized culture'
Report may overstate problem
Thomas J Lawson