Report Finds Hundreds of Civil Servants in Manitoba Experienced Harassment


WINNIPEG — A study into sexual harassment in the Manitoba government shows hundreds of civil servants have experienced it while working and most did not report it.

The report focused on what was heard during consultations with more than 3,000 employees about a culture of sexual harassment in government.

The most frequent types of harassment were peering or invading space.

Physical contact, such as touching or pinching, was also frequently mentioned.

A second report, by an external consultant, includes 25 recommendations to improve policies and practices.

The reports were commissioned in February, following allegations that a former NDP cabinet minister tickled and groped female staffers.

The Canadian Press