RCMP apologizes as part of landmark settlement of harassment suit


We’ve been led to believe bullying and assault are crimes. Yet, decades of bullying and assault by police brings a massive tax-payer payout to those who were harmed instead of charges against those who caused the harm. But then, the police, politicians, judges etc. all take an oath to the Queen/Crown/Corporation….not the people. The stench of corruption has the same offensive odor as does Tyranny. Sad part is, the media knows and understands how the Scam/Game is played…but never bothers to explain it to the people. But then why would they, they are part of the Corporate Scam themselves.

RCMP apologizes as part of landmark settlement of harassment suit

Tens of millions of dollars will likely eventually be distributed among hundreds of women who have put forward claims of harassment, bullying and assault.

The widespread harassment claims, filed by hundreds of women, have haunted the tenure of RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson.

OTTAWA—RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson delivered an abject apology Thursday to hundreds of current and former female officers and employees who were subjected to alleged incidents of bullying, discrimination and harassment dating back 42 years.

Paulson made the apology as he announced a $100 million settlement of two class-action lawsuits stemming from the harassment allegations, some of which date back to September 1974.

“To all the women, I stand humbly before you today and solemnly offer our sincere apology,” an emotional Paulson told a news conference in Ottawa.

“You came to the RCMP wanting to personally contribute to your community and we failed you. We hurt you. For that, I am truly sorry.”

Paulson said the settlements would provide financial compensation for the women and pave the way to end potential class-action lawsuits brought forward by former RCMP members Janet Merlo and Linda Gillis Davidson.

He said the government has provided a total of $100 million to cover the cost of payouts.

Paulson was joined at the news conference by the plaintiffs, as well as Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Labour Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk.

“The impact this has had on those who have experienced this shameful conduct cannot — must not — be solely understood as an adverse workplace condition for which they must be compensated,” Paulson said.

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