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Mounties urge Supreme Court to hear bullying class action suit

January 13, 2022  By Canadian Press

Jan. 13, 2022, Ottawa, Ont. – Some Mounties waging a class action against the RCMP over bullying and harassment are telling the Supreme Court of Canada to reject a federal move to have the suit thrown out.

The lead plaintiffs – veteran members Geoffrey Greenwood and Todd Gray – say they were among those subjected to a culture of systemic intimidation and harassment that was fostered and condoned by the RCMP leadership.

Last September, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a judge’s order certifying the action and defined the class as RCMP members and reservists who served from January 1st, 1995, until the recent unionization of affected members.

Two months later, government lawyers filed an application asking the Supreme Court of Canada to review the case, raising several concerns with the Court of Appeal ruling.

In a statement, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki says the government is seeking clarity on whether the courts should certify a class action relating to workplace disputes when there are already administrative resolution processes in place.

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