Hundreds of Canadian women join RCMP harassment lawsuit
In March, Janet Merlo, a 19-year with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), filed a lawsuit against Canada’s national police force. In May, Corporal Catherine Galliford filed a claim of being sexually harassed by her male superiors during her 16 year career with the RCMP. Now hundreds of current and former female Mounties from across Canada have launched a class-action lawsuit alleging harassment within the ranks of the RCMP.
How will the RCMP respond to this one? Another misogynistic dismissal – denial and victim-blaming – as they and the governments of Canada and BC did when they tried to dismiss Galliford’s claim with this joint response? I hope not. It’s not a game any more.
More details from the CBC News.