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Nunavummiut speak out about Iqaluit mayor’s controversial statement on Inuit leaders – CBC
by ahnationtalk onOctober 16, 201888 Views
Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq says he will review government’s harassment policy
Oct 16, 2018
Sexual harassment and how to talk about it has been a topic of conversation both on and off social media in Nunavut over the last week.
The conversation was sparked by Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern’s comments to a House of Commons standing committee on the Status of Women last month, which was focused on women in politics.
Redfern said: “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.”