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Iqaluit mayor faces backlash after calling out some male Inuit leaders as sexual predators – CBC
by ahnationtalk onOctober 10, 201868 Views
Madeleine Redfern spoke at federal committee on the Status of Women meeting in September
Oct 10, 2018
Sexual harassment in the workplace remains a challenge for women in Nunavut, according to Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern.
She was asked to present to the House of Commons’ Status of Women committee about barriers for women in politics at a Sept. 26 meeting in Ottawa.
“When our Inuit male leaders travel with their female staff, they think it’s a benefit and a perk that they can actually sexually harass, sexually assault or have relationships with women on the road,” Redfern told the committee.
The mayor said she has received backlash for her comments, so she tweeted out a clarification email, sent to the committee, ensuring it was understood that she meant some, not all, Inuit male leaders.