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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s culture is so toxic, the federal government needs to conduct an external, independent review of the RCMP’s future as a federal policing organization, says a former Supreme Court of Canada justice tasked with dealing with the fallout from the force’s historic sexual assault settlement.
“What I learned led me to conclude that a toxic culture prevails in the RCMP. This culture encourages, or at least tolerates, misogynistic, racist and homophobic attitudes among many members of the RCMP,” wrote Michel Bastarache in his final report — “Broken Dreams Broken Lives” — which was released today.
“The problem is systemic in nature and cannot be corrected solely by punishing a few ‘bad apples.'”