VANCOUVER - A Mountie is suing
the RCMP, alleging that some of his fellow officers
committed serious offences, and that he was bullied and
abused when he tried to blow the whistle on them.
Cpl Ryan Letnes, a 17-year member of the force, is now the
Surrey, BC detachment but was posted in Airdrie, AB from
2008 to 2015.
Human rights complaint
ORILLIA - 84 women who work
for the OPP say they are treated worse and paid much less
than male police officers.
They are civilian
employees who work in accounting, human resources,
information technology and other departments in OPP
offices all across the province.
They have filed a
complaint with the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and had
their first hearing last week.
PMO above harassment
- The Prime Minister's Office (PMO)
has called in an independent investigator to look into
unspecified allegations against a senior staffer, but the
workplace harassment policy that governs all federal
public servants does not technically apply to PMO
Inappropriate behaviour allegations
BRAMPTON - 3 more officers have filed affidavits as part
of a multi-million dollar class action lawsuit against
Waterloo Regional Police.
The class action lawsuit
was filed in May 2017.
The class action lawsuit
is on behalf of every female officer with Waterloo
Regional Police unless they back out. (CBC)
Intolerable working conditions
Class action lawsuit
CAMBRIDGE - 2 female police
officers with Waterloo Regional Police
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
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.
State secret: toxic workplace
The workplace for 600 government lawyers and several
hundred administrative staff at the
Ministry of the Attorney General
is described as a 'toxic' cesspool where fear and
retribution rule the day.
The report was intended
to be kept secret.
Each copy is stamped with
a unique number across each page, and those who received a
copy were warned leakers would be fired.
To support her claims that she worked in a 'poisoned,
sexist' environment, Sgt Jessica McInnis handed over a
trove of text messages and group chats to Toronto police's
professional standards unit last year.
It was hard evidence, she
felt, of the harassment she'd withstood for well over a
But the provision of
those messages has resulted in McInnis herself being
penalized, docked 8 hours' pay for participating in the
chats and failing to report them sooner.
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.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled a BC worker who was
harassed at a worksite by a contractor for another
company can file a human rights complaint.
2017 SCC 62
Canada's spy agency has settled a
lawsuit by 5 employees who
accused their bosses of homophobia, racism and
Islamophobia and it will work to stamp out harassment, the
head of the agency said on Thursday.
Lawsuit statement of claim
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
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
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.