RCMP trying to get rid of whistleblower
Aug 24, 2013 / 1:33 pm
A Mountie whose harassment complaints against the RCMP prompted legislation to modernize so-called bad apples within the force says her employer is moving to dismiss her.
Cpl. Catherine Galliford says she received a letter saying the RCMP is seeking to discharge her because she's unable to do her job.
Galliford, who has filed a civil lawsuit against the RCMP alleging years of bullying and sexual abuse, has been on sick leave since 2006.
The Mountie who was a spokeswoman for investigations like the Robert Pickton and the Air India bombings cases says the dismissal process will involve a medical board hearing.
She says other mounties who've also alleged harassment against the force have received similar intent-to-discharge letters.
The RCMP was not immediately available for comment, but in a statement of defence filed a year ago the force denied Galliford's allegations of sexual harassment and bullying spanning nearly two decades.
Those allegations have not been tested in court.
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