News & Updates: RCMP Class Action
RCMP Tolerates ‘misogynistic, racist, and homophobic attitudes’ former Supreme Court justice
Merlo Davidson (RCMP) Class Action
Final cost of RCMP’s sexual harassment
The final report of the Honourable Michel Bastarache, C.C., Q.C.
RCMP culture ‘toxic,’ tolerates misogyny, racism, and homophobia: compensation report
RCMP vows reform after report details ‘toxic’ and hateful culture within the force
RCMP response to the report of the Independent Assessors regarding the claims made under the Merlo/Davidson settlement agreement
‘Shame on us’: RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki apologizes after report outlines toxic culture in force
A scathing report calls out the RCMP’s ‘toxic’ culture in dealing with women
RCMP Responds to Harassment Report – Interview with David Klein on CTV’s Power Play – November 19, 2020
Plaintiff in RCMP harassment suit says despite the costs, she’d do it all again ‘in a second’
Plaintiff in RCMP suit says despite abuse, mental health tolls, she’d do it all again
Media AdvisoryThe final report of the Honourable Michel Bastarache, C.C., Q.C. the Independent Assessor appointed to administer the Merlo Davidson Class Action Settlement Agreement will be released on November 19, 2020 at 10am EST. The final report will be available on the Klein Lawyers website at that time.
RCMP to get more money to settle sexual harassment lawsuit
Supplementary estimates include an extra $50 million to the settlement
Halifax police wait for documents as investigation of former RCMP doctor hits 1-year markHalifax police wait for documents as investigation of former RCMP doctor hits 1-year mark
RCMP’s sexual harassment suit bigger and more expensive than predictedRCMP’s sexual harassment suit bigger and more expensive than predicted
TROOP 17 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED
As a part of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Harassment settlement, also known as the Merlo Davidson settlement, the RCMP has initiated a scholarship for students who have made significant contributions to the prevention of bullying and harassment in their schools and communities. The Troop 17 Scholarship recipients were recently announced. Klein Lawyers would like to recognize the amazing efforts of the following students:
- Marie-Ève Simard, Quebec City, Quebec
- Rebecca J. Bagan, Outremont, Quebec
- Sebastian Bodine, Nelson, British Columbia
- Shelly Robichaud, Bathurst, New Brunswick
- Taylor Osarchuk Maddox, Port Robinson, Ontario
Each recipient will receive $1000. Brenda Lucki, Commissioner of the RCMP, stated “The RCMP is proud to support the education of students who have made a real difference in their schools and communities by having the courage to stand up to bullying and harassment. I congratulate this year’s recipients on their accomplishments, and thank them for helping support a culture of inclusion and respect across Canada.”. For more information about the scholarship, please visit: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/
Retired RCMP doctor in Nova Scotia accused of ‘numerous’ sexual assaults on female recruits, officersRetired RCMP doctor in Nova Scotia accused of ‘numerous’ sexual assaults on female recruits, officers
RCMP Class Action UpdateRCMP Class Action Update
RCMP harassment class action could cover up to 20,000 womenCBC News, "RCMP harassment class action could cover up to 20,000 women"
Ottawa expected to compensate 500 past and present female RCMP employees over harassment claimsCBC News, "Ottawa expected to compensate 500 past and present female RCMP employees over harassment claims"
‘We failed. We hurt you’: RCMP commissioner apologizes in landmark settlement for harassment lawsuitsNational Post, "‘We failed. We hurt you’: RCMP commissioner apologizes in landmark settlement for harassment lawsuits"
RCMP earmarks $100M in compensation for sexual harassment against female MountiesGlobal News, "RCMP earmarks $100M in compensation for sexual harassment against female Mounties"
Head of RCMP: ‘We failed you. We hurt you. I am truly sorry.’Maclean's, "Head of RCMP: ‘We failed you. We hurt you. I am truly sorry.’"
Statement of Apology to Woman in the RCMP and Announcement of SettlementRCMP Statement of Apology to Women in the RCMP and Announcement of Settlement
Mounties offer apology and $100M compensation for harassment, sexual abuse against female membersCBC News, "Mounties offer apology and $100M compensation for harassment, sexual abuse against female members"
CPAC, Video of Ottawa news conference announcing historic settlementCPAC, Video of Ottawa news conference announcing historic settlement
Latest RCMP harassment allegations
Latest RCMP harassment allegations an ‘embarrassment’ public safety minister says. http://www.cbc.canews/politics/ralph-goodale-rcmp-harassment-1.3455802
Ontario decision in Davidson v. Canada (Attorney General)Ontario decision in Davidson v. Canada (Attorney General)
More women alleging harassment want to join lawsuit against RCMPCBC News, "More women alleging harassment want to join lawsuit against RCMP"
RCMP is ‘toxic’ for women, class-action lawyer arguesCKNW, "RCMP is ‘toxic’ for women, class-action lawyer argues"
RCMP systematically discriminated against women, lawyer saysCTV News, "RCMP systematically discriminated against women, lawyer says"
RCMP Class-Action Lawsuit: Lawyer Calls Force Toxic To WomenHuffington Post, "RCMP Class-Action Lawsuit: Lawyer Calls Force Toxic To Women"
- Justice Gropper agreed with our position that our certification application and the defendants’ motion to strike should be heard at the same time: Merlo v. Canada (Attorney General) 2013 BCSC 1136.
Justice Gropper set the following schedule for delivery of the materials:
- the plaintiff delivers a notice of application and affidavits in support of the certification application on June 3, 2013;
- the defendants deliver the application response and affidavits in response of the plaintiff’s certification application by September 30, 2013;
- the plaintiff delivers the certification reply affidavits, if any, application response to the defendants’ strike application and certification and strike application arguments by November 29, 2013;
- the defendants deliver certification argument by January 22, 2014;
- the plaintiff delivers the reply certification argument, if any, and the defendants deliver reply strike application argument, if any, by February 19, 2014; and
- the certification application and strike application is set for five days in April or May 2014, commencing on the first available date that is convenient for the court and counsel.
Professor adds voice to proposed harassment suit by women against the RCMPProfessor adds voice to proposed harassment suit by women against the RCMP (new window)
282 join RCMP sexual harassment class-action lawsuit282 join RCMP sexual harassment class-action lawsuit (new window)
Retired sergeant joins the fight
Retired sergeant joins the fight (new window)