Skip to comments.Canadian Mounties face sexual harassment allegations
Posted on 11/16/2011 3:41:12 PM PST by NormsRevenge
The Canadian Mounties will investigate the force's handling of sexual harassment claims, says the force's new commissioner, Bob Paulson.
The probe comes after a high-profile female Mountie alleged constant harassment, including officers exposing themselves to her.
Her public statement has led to additional allegations from current and former female Mounties.
Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews also called for an investigation.
"This is not about dealing with individual complaints but getting to the bottom of a system that seems to be failing members of the RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police]," Mr Toews told reporters.
Corporal Catherine Galliford, a former RCMP spokeswoman, said years of sexual harassment led to her diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and agoraphobia.
In a 115-page internal complaint she provided to CBC News, Cpl Galliford says she faced constant harassment from several senior officers since graduating from the RCMP Academy in 1991.
"Everything that came out of his [a supervisor's] mouth was sexual," she said "If I had a dime for every time one of my bosses asked me to sit on his knee, I'd be on a yacht in the Bahamas right now."
Cpl Galliford also alleges a supervisor exposed himself to her while working a Missing Women's Task Force.
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I grew up with lots of brothers. What I have found is that--in the end--simple, sleazy men are terrified of me, because I am ultimately more intelligent both emotionally and intellectually and hot. Nothing scares a simple, sleazy man more. (Unless he is a healthy, cool, spiritual man with solid manners. Those gentlemen generally like me and I them :-).
Of course a good ole' lawsuit does a lot to shape sleaze bags up too. lol.
The black belt in karate helps too ;-) and good aim.
First of all, they have to stop calling the women “mountees”.
Canadian Mounties face sexual harassment allegations?
Why? are they running for President also?
That actually happened where I worked.
Rather amazing phenomenon.
So it's gotta' be MORE THAN WORDS ~ nobody likes a government censor you know. Even if the law allows you to complain about the "words" that doesn't mean you should do it. Good way to find yourself wanting to be transferred somewhere else, or shunned.
They have to start differentiating now between mounters and mountees.
Heh heh heh. She said she's a mountee.
Paging Sgt. Preston!
Nothing will stop a sleazeball flasher quicker that a derogatory comment about his manhood by his intended female victim.
You ladies should practice such phrases in front of the mirror. :)
Man do I ever agree with you!!! He’ll I’d be in big trouble :-D. Sorry to hear that happened to you. I’d be standing by your side on that one my FRiend. Nothing like a woman standing next to you callin’ BS on silly charges to piss the politically correct vermin off.
LOL. So-o-o, so true. It seems to come to me easily in such a setting. haha. On the other hand, I truly show my appreciation and respect for a good man. True gems. :-D.
LOL! That term is kind of... suggestive.