Two members of the RCMP are suing the force for racism. Cpl. Greg Blain and Sgt. Derrick Ross, both of First Nations heritage, say they were discriminated against and harassed while part of a 2007 mission to Afghanistan – and harassed again when they returned to Canada and filed complains. The two men allege that, while training local recruits in Afghanistan, they became targets for “ill-treatment” by white officers. They say they were treated as “inferior” and criticized for “not being military enough.” One suggests that he was denied a leadership opportunity because of his race. The lawsuit claims that, since returning home, the men have developed stress-related medical conditions and lost deserved promotions.
RCMP is racist, officers say
Back from Afghanistan, two men will sue the force for discrimination
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