Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Survey-Sexual-Misconduct

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Survey-Sexual-Misconduct

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OTTAWA - A new survey by The Canadian Press is giving voice to some workers in the offices of powerful political bosses on Parliament Hill.

A total of 266 people responded to the anonymous online survey, which asked employees in the Ottawa offices of M-Ps, senators and cabinet ministers to share their opinions -- and their personal experiences -- with sexual misconduct in the workplace.

The non-representative results tell a story about male and female staffers coping with a culture many say fosters the conditions for abuse.

One wrote that everyone on the Hill knows someone who has been sexually assaulted or harassed.

The worker says they have very little job security and that it's easy to find yourself in a situation that is incredibly uncomfortable and that can turn ugly. …

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