Canada: Family of RCMP officer denied compensation from class action lawsuit following her death - - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

Canada Family of RCMP officer denied compensation from class action lawsuit following her death

10:31  14 november  2019
10:31  14 november  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Ottawa in talks to settle First Nations child welfare class action lawsuit

  Ottawa in talks to settle First Nations child welfare class action lawsuit Ottawa says it has started talks to settle a $6 billion proposed class action lawsuit filed earlier this year on behalf of First Nations children affected by the on-reserve child welfare system. The proposed class action was filed in March with the Federal Court on behalf of First Nations children affected by on-reserve child welfare services between April 1, 1991, and March 1, 2019.The lawsuit is separate from the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Ruling that ordered Ottawa to compensate First Nations children affected by the on-reserve child welfare system since Jan. 1, 2006.

a 0-million class action sexual misconduct settlement because her request for compensation She had been sexually assaulted by a fellow RCMP officer and endured years of abuse while on the two class - action lawsuits by female members who alleged they had been discriminated against of grief that has followed the news of her death and the multiple contacts we have had from class

A class action is a legal procedure that allows many people with similar grievances to join together and file a lawsuit . The lawsuit is filed by a lead plaintiff (or lead plaintiffs) on behalf Some homeowners faced with leaking pipes though are now being denied compensation from insurance companies.

a man wearing a red hat: The 2016 RCMP settlement, at $100 million, covers female officers who suffered sexual harassment and discrimination in the force, but it only applies to living claimants. © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation The 2016 RCMP settlement, at $100 million, covers female officers who suffered sexual harassment and discrimination in the force, but it only applies to living claimants. The children of a former Nanaimo, B.C., RCMP officer who took her own life last year have been denied the compensation she would have been offered for on-the-job harassment if her file had been handled faster, according to her brother.

Krista Carlé was a prominent figure in the fight to bring attention to harassment within the RCMP. She came forward to CBC News about her own experiences for the first time in November 2011. Carlé said she had endured 35 instances of harassment, sexual assault and bullying by co-workers and superiors.

Montreal-area men file human rights complaints over alleged profiling, discrimination at banks

  Montreal-area men file human rights complaints over alleged profiling, discrimination at banks Two Montreal-area men of colour are taking two banks to the Canadian Human Rights Commission over allegations of racial profiling and discrimination. He and and Hichem Raïs, an Arab man, are taking two banks to the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Raïs is accusing a TD bank branch in Laval of racial profiling and discrimination, as well.On Tuesday, Babineau, a retired RCMP officer and McGill law graduate who now works as an advisor on racial profiling and policing with CRARR, said he was denied a replacement debit card at the CIBC's Guy Favreau Complex two weeks ago.

Retired Royal Canadian Navy Capt. Kevin Carle holds a photo of himself and his sister, Krista, a former RCMP officer who faced sexual harassment and But Carle’s kids won’t see a cent from a 0-million class action sexual misconduct settlement because her request for compensation wasn’t

Class action lawsuits are a type of civil suit that is brought to court by one or more people who act on the behalf of a larger group of people. Upon settlement the party instigating the suit will drop the lawsuit in exchange for compensation of some sort. Both parties are legally bound by this contract.

A class action was launched against the government and the RCMP regarding the gender-based harassment and sexual abuse within the RCMP.

A 2016 settlement of $100 million covers female officers who were sexually harassed while working for the RCMP going back to September 1974. A second $100 million settlement was reached in 2019 for women who worked for the force in non-policing roles.

Around 2,500 women are expected to make claims under both settlements.

However, Carlé, 53, died by suicide last year before her claim could be processed. The settlement only allows a payout for living officers.

Kevin Carlé, Krista's brother and executor of her estate, said her claim had been with officials for more than six months.

"And sadly, after she died, when I was asked to ascertain the status of her claim and found out where it was and the decision was taken to close the case, because ... she didn't meet the definition of a claimant," Carlé said on CBC's All Points West.

Family of RCMP officer who helped lead the fight against sexual misconduct is denied compensation

  Family of RCMP officer who helped lead the fight against sexual misconduct is denied compensation Former RCMP constable Krista Carle was instrumental in fighting sexual misconduct in the police force, being one of the first women to speak out about the harassment and assaults endured by female officers. But Carle’s kids won’t see a cent from a $100-million class action sexual misconduct settlement because her request for compensation wasn’t processed before she took her own life last year. But Carle’s kids won’t see a cent from a $100-million class action sexual misconduct settlement because her request for compensation wasn’t processed before she took her own life last year.

Two veteran male RCMP officers are the lead plaintiffs. They recount workplace horror stories and health problems they claim stem from The new lawsuit seeks compensation for potentially tens of thousands of people, on a force that has 29,751 employees, not to mention thousands more dating

A class - action lawsuit must first be certified before it's allowed to proceed. He expects dozens of women to join the legal action in that time. For now, Merlo is the representative plaintiff in the action . The statement of claim says those involved knew or ought to have known that their conduct was the

He said the lack of compensation leaves her legacy in question.

"I would like to hope that into the future for her children, my niece and nephew, will be able to continue to hold their Mum and her effort and her legacy in high regard," he said.

"It's like a dangling question mark right now."

Guy Versailles, spokesperson for the office of the independent assessor, said that the office is sorry about what happened, but was inundated with claims at the time. Furthermore, they are bound by rules that say compensation goes only to living claimants.

Carlé said that reasoning doesn't sit well with him.

"Why did lack of capacity on the part of the independent assessor's office translate into a problem for my sister? Had  they acted faster, her case would have been looked at, there may have been a discovery — which was something she was looking forward to."

Carlé wants to publicize Krista's case to see how the newly re-elected government approaches the issue. He says he also hasn't ruled out legal action.

Winnipeg man last seen 3 weeks ago believed to be in Calgary area, RCMP say

  Winnipeg man last seen 3 weeks ago believed to be in Calgary area, RCMP say RCMP in Airdrie, Alta., are asking for the public's help to find 18-year-old Michael Elendu, who was last seen at his home in Winnipeg in October.Michael Elendu, 18, was last seen at his Winnipeg home on Oct. 25, RCMP said in a news release Friday night. He was reported missing on Nov. 14.

VANCOUVER—A former Mountie has launched a class - action lawsuit against the RCMP , hoping to purge the “toxic” attitude against women within the male-dominated force, her lawyer says. David Klein says more than 100 current and former female members from across Canada are preparing to stand

Though neither of the two class actions has been certified, the settlement agreements will be submitted to the courts, paving the way for approval. Her lawsuit was filed in Ontario Superior Court. The police force has streamlined the process for addressing conflict, giving supervisors more power

"We'll cross that bridge when we get to it," he said. "I would like to have a discussion with the government to see what it is they think might be appropriate to remedy this distasteful situation."

Where to get help

Canada Suicide Prevention Service

Toll-free 1-833-456-4566

Text: 45645

Chat: crisisservicescanada.ca

In French: Association québécoise de prévention du suicide: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)

Kids Help Phone:

Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Text: TALK to 686868 (English) or TEXTO to 686868 (French)

Live Chat counselling at www.kidshelpphone.ca

Post-Secondary Student Helpline:

Phone: 1-866-925-5454

Good2talk.ca

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centre

If you're worried someone you know may be at risk of suicide, you should talk to them, says the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention. Here are some warning signs:

  • Suicidal thoughts.
  • Substance abuse.
  • Purposelessness.
  • Anxiety.
  • Feeling trapped.
  • Hopelessness and helplessness.
  • Withdrawal.
  • Anger.
  • Recklessness.
  • Mood changes.

Lawyers launch $500M class-action lawsuit against Roundup makers .
Diamond & Diamond, a national personal injury law firm in Canada, is spearheading a $500 million class action lawsuit against various Roundup makers, including pharmaceutical company Bayer, the owner of Roundup maker Monsanto. Roundup is a weedkiller that contains glyphosate, a herbicide chemical often used by homeowners to treat their lawns. There have been many lawsuits filed across North America alleging that glyphosate can cause health problems including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!