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CuriosityCat: The Duffy Saga: The Mounties Close In

Mounties closing in

Amazing how some politicians fail to understand one simple fact of a modern democracy such as Canada: The wheels of justice grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine. Our justice institutions are highly developed, well staffed, with advanced methods that are applied to serious cases. Our court system is fed by . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Duffy Saga: The Mounties Close In

CuriosityCat: The Duffy Deal: The PMO-Duffy Email and the Mounties

Hot on the trail of the Email

The Mounties are as iconic Canadian as you can find. The Mounties always getting their man is so much part of the Canadian DNA that nobody smiles when the phrase is used. It is bedrock Canada, as authentic as the hard, unyielding Canadian shield. The Mounties are . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Duffy Deal: The PMO-Duffy Email and the Mounties

The Ranting Canadian: It’s April 27, 2013: a few days after my blog’s…

It’s April 27, 2013: a few days after my blog’s first anniversary, the weekend of Rebelfest in Hamilton, and a few days before International Workers’ Day (aka Mayday, aka the real Labour Day). Additionally, April 28 is International Day of Mourning for workers who were killed or injured on the job. A lot . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: It’s April 27, 2013: a few days after my blog’s…

The Ranting Canadian: Inspired by news stories of the last week or so: What do the…

Inspired by news stories of the last week or so:

What do the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the Vatican, the Canadian senate, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Conservative Party of Canada have in common?

They are antiquated, dysfunctional, corrupt, racist, sexist, homophobic, elitist, perverted, deceitful, abusive, . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Inspired by news stories of the last week or so:
What do the…

Canadian Progressive World: High profile ex-Mountie joins hundreds of Canadian women in RCMP lawsuit

Earlier this week, I blogged that hundreds of current and former female Mounties from across Canada had launched a class-action lawsuit alleging harassment within the ranks of the RCMP. Yesterday, Valerie MacLean, a well-known British Columbian and former head of the Better Business Bureau, joined the lawsuit, according to the CBC News.

MacLaren’s story echoes . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: High profile ex-Mountie joins hundreds of Canadian women in RCMP lawsuit

Canadian Progressive World: Senator Kenny: “The RCMP was a white man’s club for a long time”

That was part of Ottawa Senator Colin Kenny‘s take on the ongoing harassment and reputational issues bedeviling the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). In an opinion piece published by the Ottawa Citizen today, the Senator posited that: “When it comes to harassment at the RCMP, sex is only the tip of the iceberg.”

Canada’s national . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Senator Kenny: “The RCMP was a white man’s club for a long time”

Canadian Progressive World: 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 . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: Hundreds of Canadian women join RCMP harassment lawsuit