“Well written and bang on, Carol Goar.”
Gentlemen, you’re missing the point.
The hundreds of women in the RCMP who claim they were sexually harassed on the job never asked for promotion targets or hiring quotas or any of the other bureaucratic “milestones” that Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is now demanding. They never asked RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson to bring in more female recruits or push women up the ranks faster.
What they wanted — and still want badly enough to take the RCMP to court — is a safe, harassment-free work environment. That requires a culture change, not a gender audit, statistical benchmarks or a new communications strategy. Read more