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Proposed class-action lawsuit led by former constable alleges racism in RCMP

 

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki leads members of the RCMP in march in honour of fallen Canadian Correctional Services officer Lesa Zoerb, who was killed while on duty, as they take in the Canadian Poilce and Peace Officers 42nd Annual Memorial Service, on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

VANCOUVER -- One of the first Indigenous women to join the RCMP in Manitoba is the lead plaintiff in a proposed class-action lawsuit that alleges systemic racism within the force.

A statement of claim filed last week in Federal Court alleges that Margorie Hudson and other employees were subjected to racism by colleagues and management.

It says Hudson joined the force in 1979 as a so-called special native constable and then as a regular constable but left in 2009 when she could no longer endure the discrimination, disregard for her complaints and the stress and other consequences for her physical and mental health.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/proposed-class-action-lawsuit-led-by-former-constable-alleges-racism-in-rcmp-1.5022934

 

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