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International, Politics, Society

Renewed calls for Canada to stop harassment by China proxies

Chinese-Canadian groups are renewing calls for a dedicated hotline for people in Canada who have been harassed or intimidated for criticizing China’s government. The Globe and Mail newspaper recently reported on what it calls “an extraordinary public warning”  from the »

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Instagram to hear girls on internet harassment

More than half (58 per cent) of girls surveyed by the non-profit Plan International say they have been harassed or abused on social media. And they want social media companies to take action as well as government, police and civil »

Politics

Privy Council Office launches workplace probe of Governor General’s office

The Privy Council Office (PCO) says it has launched a “thorough, independent and impartial” workplace probe into claims of harassment and verbal abuse in the office of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette. The investigation follows a CBC News report that quoted »

Politics

Governor General’s office denies claims of workplace abuse

The office of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is denying allegations that the former astronaut has created a toxic work environment for staff at Rideau Hall. The denial follows a report by CBC News on Tuesday claiming that the Queen’s representative »

Arts & Entertainment

Director of Ubisoft Canadian studios resigns amid allegations against employees

Yannit Mallat, the director of Ubisoft’s Canadian studios, resigned from his position effective immediately on Saturday evening, according to a press release from the video game developer and publisher.  “The recent allegations that have come to light in Canada against »

International

Japan: Canadian father sues firm for paternity leave harassment

Although it is perfectly legal, taking paternity leave could harm your career in Japan. A Canadian father has had this experience and is appearing Wednesday in a Tokyo court to continue his legal action against his former employer. Glen Wood, »

Health, Society

Harassment in the medical profession flagged by doctors

An editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal flags the problem of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the medical profession and calls for action to stop it. Impacts felt on individuals and patient care “There’s effects on the individual when »

Society

Over half Canadian women report sexual harassment at work: poll

One out of every two women in Canada report having experienced sexual harassment at work and 90 per cent of women say  they use strategies to avoid it, according to a public opinion survey by the Angus Reid Institute.  Large »

Society

Stalking took over her life, she made a film to help

A decade of being stalked, led Julie S. Lalonde to release a short animated film about what happened with information and advice for those who are stalked and their friends and family. The film is called Outside of the Shadows: »

Society

Policewomen fight discrimination, sexual harassment

Women who say they have faced gender discrimination and sexual harassment as police officers are taking action on two fronts: they have formed a national advocacy group and are launching a class action lawsuit. They are by no means the »