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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.  (CBC)


More women want to join lawsuit

VANCOUVER - Nearly 400 female RCMP officers and civilian employees from across Canada are asking a BC judge to certify a class action lawsuit filed by Const Janet Merlo over sexual harassment and gender discrimination.   (CBC) 

Mounted chauvinist police  

Number now 336

Defence statement

VANCOUVER - Inspector Tim Shields, who worked as the communications staff sergeant for the BC force's E Division, filed a statement of defence in BC Supreme Court denying he made sexual advances to one of his former charges.  (CTV) 

Alleged sexual assault 


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.  (Toronto Star)  

Investigation is a 'witch hunt'

PMO lauds Mountie disciplined for bullying

Complaint dismissed

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)  



VANCOUVER - A former civilian member of the RCMP's BC communication division is suing the force and a former top spokesman for alleged sexual assault.  In a claim filed in BC Supreme Court, Atoya Montague alleges Insp. Tim Shields abused his position of authority over her to commit acts of sexual assault.  The governments of BC and Canada are also named in the lawsuit.  (CBC)  

Harassment lawsuit  

Mountie sues

Legal aid program

VANCOUVER - The association that represents Mounties says new federal legislation will give RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson the power to be "judge, jury and executioner" of officers accused of wrongdoing.  (CP)  



RCMP has a bullying problem

Gender and Respect - RCMP action plan

RCMP needs better tracking 

Commission for Public Complaints


Marching orders

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

More Girls

RCMP culture needs to change

How to reinvent the RCMP

Shuffle puts street cops in danger

Suspended officer sues


Trial set for 2015

VANCOUVER - A former RCMP spokeswoman whose claims of sexual harassment started a wave of lawsuits against the force has received a trial date, with the case scheduled to head to court in 2015.   (CP)  

Seeking to dismiss 

RCMP not paying to go away

Lawyer would rather settle

Harassment class-action begins

Chief hits back at claims  

Sweeping denial

Catherine Galliford

2nd lawsuit

Harassment lawsuit

Bid to certify class-action suit  

Class action goes to court  


2nd lawsuit  

RCMP needs to reflect on its own

Another harassment lawsuit

RCMP lawsuit  

RCMP is a boys club

Near daily harassment   

Senior allegedly aided accused

Years of harassment  

Potential lawsuit

Mountie claims sexual harassment

Mandatory skirts, heels scrapped

Class-action lawsuit


Cruiser sex

VANCOUVER - In handing down the decision against Staff Sgt. Travis Pearson an RCMP disciplinary board said the penalty would have been more severe if the investigating officer had charged him with abuse of authority.  (CBC) 

Vancouver Province coverage


Mountie denied new hearing  

Different standards  

10 days pay  

Officer faces sexual  allegations

Sexual misconduct


RCMP wants more info

PRINCE GEORGE - In its response to a scathing report documenting allegations of sex assault at the hands of police in BC's indigenous communities, the RCMP says it's "impossible" to deal with the accusations unless the victims are identified.    (CTV)   

Justice for girls

Those who take us away

RCMP accused

Mounties abused girls

Mounties want to investigate report

Human Rights Watch


Aboriginal racism survey

Aboriginal RCMP members in Manitoba have experienced racial discrimination by their colleagues (CBC)

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


Order to ignore

OTTAWA - Weeks before the release of a scathing report into military sexual misconduct, Canada's top general issued orders for the military to plan to ignore key recommendations, including the creation of an independent centre to take complaints and provide support and expertise.  (CBC)

External review sexual misconduct summary

Harassment tolerated

Military suffers 'sexualized culture'

Report may overstate problem    

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