Friday, July 31, 2015

RCMP plan demanded

OTTAWA—The public safety minister is giving the RCMP three weeks to come up with a detailed plan to bolster the ranks of women in the force amid simmering concerns about sexism and harassment.
A clearly-frustrated Vic Toews made the demand for concrete goals on recruitment, promotion, and retention of female members in a letter yesterday to Mountie commissioner Bob Paulson.

The minister wants the plan—to be delivered by Dec. 11—to include measures for ensuring 30 percent of Mounties are female in the “immediate term.”
“Now is the time for action,” Toews wrote to Paulson, named to the top RCMP job only a year ago.

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