by Jim Bronskill
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says things have got better, a month after Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale expressed dismay over allegations of sexual harassment
Canada’s top Mountie told the federal government last spring the RCMP had “moved beyond” internal issues of harassment and bullying through “concrete actions” that had fostered a more respectful workplace, newly disclosed records show.
RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson advised Steven Blaney, public safety minister at the time, that the problems had taken up a great deal of time and energy since he took the helm of the national police force three-and-a-half years earlier.
“I am pleased to report that we have worked hard to understand the challenges, implement measures to improve our culture, and establish a system in which destructive or discriminatory behaviours are not tolerated,” says Paulson’s May letter, released under the Access to Information Act.