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RCMP Workplace Harassment Probed By MPs

                  RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says he’s doing everything he can to increase the number of women in uniform. Paulson made the commitment during testimony today before the House of Commons status of women committee. Paulson was testifying after the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP […]

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Women Bring a ‘thoughtful dynamic’ To Policing, Says Paulson

    RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson noted the value women bring to policing while responding to a question of misconduct during his appearance before a Parliamentary committee on Tuesday. “The value of having women in a police role is that you take the interaction with a citizen away from the force dynamic, and you put […]

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Status Of Women Committee: Sexual Harassment In The Federal Government – February 12, 2013

“Karen Davis’s testimony is an excellent example of what leadership looks like and why it is central to the discussion on “harassment in the federal workplace”.   The Status of Women Committee should be commended for inviting Karen and providing a platform for her to share her knowledge, ideas, observations and suggestions for effective solutions.  We hope the […]

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RCMP Shows Off Its Internet Child Exploitation Unit

    “It is important to be aware of the difficult work the peace officers do for the public on a daily basis and the toll it takes on the investigators.” – Jane Hall   The RCMP’s Internet Child Exploitation Unit discovered more than 700 different incidents of child pornography in the greater Moncton area […]

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RCMP Gender Gap Action Plan Reveals Progress Toward Goals

                  OTTAWA — The RCMP has produced a 37-point action plan to address serious concerns about the recruitment and retention of primarily female officers, according to a report obtained by Postmedia News that suggests a number of the initiatives have already been introduced and are already achieving […]

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Male Leaders Miss The Point In Fighting RCMP Harassment: Goar

        “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 […]

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Standing Committee On The Status Of Women

    “I believe it is highly appropriate that the Status of Women’s subcommittee is championing the cause of women in the RCMP. After all, if it wasn’t for the original Royal Commission on the Status of Women’s (1967-1970), women would not have been allowed to break the gender barrier in the RCMP.” – Jane […]

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RCMP Hopes To Hire More Women, Targets Female Athetes

      “I found the comments the article generated, of more interest than the article.”           The RCMP is using a new strategy in trying to recruit more women to the force — targeting athletes who are already in shape. Currently women make up only 18 per cent of RCMP […]

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Toews Pleased With RCMP Gender Action Plan But Offers Few Details

        “Hummm.  I have a hard time seeing how C42, which doesn’t mention Sexual Harrassment, is going to solve it.”       OTTAWA — Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says he has a “very good” relationship with Canada’s top cop and that the two are on the same page when it […]

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A Tale Of Two Police Forces: 1974 A Milestone Year In Canada

      “In the absence of any empirical evidence to the contrary, the assumption had to be that females would be capable of performing all the diversified duties in the Force equal to males.” – RCMP Commissioner Maurice Jean Nadon, 1974           I was so impressed with the above noted […]

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