‘I was sexually assaulted when I was an MPP, and I’ve been raped’: Copps

Sheila Copps, former deputy prime minister and a former Cabinet ministerin Jean Chrétien's government. 'When media pundit Ian Capstick came forward last week relating his experience as a young employee on the Hill, he was reflecting the experience of hundreds who have gone before him. Men and women, Parliamentarians and assistants have all felt the sting of sexual harassment. Like many workplaces, the Hill is also a place where consensual sexual dalliances occur. Unlike most workplaces, when harassment or assault does occur on Parliament Hill, aggrieved parties do not have the same access to due process as they would anywhere else.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Sheila Copps

PUBLISHED : Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 2:27 AM

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