“Several stories” of sexual harassment whispered to Ottawa

News 28 January, 2018
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    The minister of Labour, Patty Hajdu

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    OTTAWA | women working on parliament hill, are forced to exchange information on the people to avoid because of sexual harassment, said Sunday the minister of Labour Patty Hajdu in an interview given to the issuance Question’s Period on CTV.

    The minister has kept his about as she has been invited to respond to the wave of denunciations and resignations that rocked the political world over the last week. Blow on blow, the liberal minister of Sports and People with disabilities Kent Hehr, the leader of the progressive conservative Party of Ontario Patrick Brown and his counterpart in Nova Scotia, Jamie Baillie, had to resign due to allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior.

    “I speak to several staff members, many of whom are young people. I hear stories on a network where women talk to each other people to avoid,” said Ms. Hajdu Sunday.

    According to the minister, the political environment is conducive to the sexual harassment, since people with a lot to be able to rub shoulders daily employees with little power.

    The elected hope that things will change with bill C-65, which provides that the members of the policy staff are treated like other federal employees. It would be easy to denounce bad behaviour, she argues.