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We need a different kind of self defence for women

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] I attended a self-defence course recently put on my the local police force. An amazing group of female officers volunteered their time to teach us how to prevent and deal with …

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Tom Lawson Chief of Defence would have been fired in private sector

By now you may know about the outrageous and sexist comments that emerged out of Canadian Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson’ mouth last week. He suggested that men are, “biologically wired, and there will be those who believe it is a reasonable thing to press themselves and their desires on others.” Yes that is what he said. …

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Pivot report shows how faulty process can harm women

A new report by PivotLegal.org suggests that the process used to look into the police mishandling of the Pickton serial murders and Vancouver Missing Women was flawed. As a result the inquiry lost a real opportunity to allow those impacted to heal. The report includes several “process” recommendations (such as not having 25 lawyers defending the …

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RCMP internal report shows women officers afraid to speak up

We all know about the 100 plus women who are suing Canada’s national police force ( the RCMP) for systemic sexual harassment. Well, I just found out about an April  report written by an internal RCMP diversity expert. Sadly it says what we women know all too well. In this particularly military-style  lead organization both women and men were too …

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RCMP don’t need investigations they need restorative justice

The RCMP just announced that they will be training officers to investigate incidences of harassment. This comes when a class action law suit is being persued by over 100 female RCMP officers. As a lawyer and investigator, I am not sure this action will stop sexism or deal with the current complaints. Sexism is not usually …

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Yeah for Delayne Sartisan investgating sexism at missing women’s

Things are getting worse for the Missing Woman Commission who is looking into why the murderer (Pickton) of so many sex trade workers was not caught sooner. Recently some former (note they are not current!) staff working working on the inquiry alleged sexist attitudes by certain male staff. So the head (Wally Oppal) decided to appoint Delayne Sartison, a …

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Yeah for Delayne Sartisan investgating sexism at missing women’s

Things are getting worse for the Missing Woman Commission who is looking into why the murderer (Pickton) of so many sex trade workers was not caught sooner. Recently some former (note they are not current!) staff working working on the inquiry alleged sexist attitudes by certain male staff. So the head (Wally Oppal) decided to appoint Delayne Sartison, a …

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Female RCMP officer lost her job and boss get off free for sex in car

A female RCMP officer recently effectively lost her job for having sex in a police car with her boss, another higher ranking RCMP officer. Her husband apparently told all when he found out. When brought to “trial” a three officer panel held her guilty of disgraceful conduct and was essentially dismissed for lying about the …

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