Young women face ‘pervasive’ culture of sex harassment in Canadian politics

March 6th, 2018 Respect in the Workplace

Young women face ‘pervasive’ culture of sex harassment in Canadian politics

The day after Ontario’s former opposition leader was accused by two young women of sexual misconduct, advocates for female leaders are lamenting how long it’s taken the #metoo movement to gain momentum in Canadian politics.

Patrick Brown denied the allegations late Wednesday and vowed to defend himself vigorously. He resigned as party leader hours later.

Multiple sources contacted by the Star on Thursday described a “pervasive” culture within Canadian politics, whereby women — especially young women in the early stages of their career — face unwelcome sexual advances from men in positions of power. MORE

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