While questions of how to address and end sexual harassment continue to roil Parliament Hill and workplaces everywhere, Nash finds at least some answers already on the record and working where they have been tried. For former MP Peggy Nash, the vignette and its lesson have relevance today. As a negotiator for the Canadian Auto Workers a quarter-century ago — and eventually the first woman in North America to lead negotiations with a Big Three automaker — Nash helped break new ground in addressing workplace harassment. She first bargained harassment training in the auto industry in “gosh, I think it was ’93,” she said in an interview. Nash knows first-hand that the parliamentary ecosystem is a place with many elements which combine to create vulnerability for sexual misconduct or harassment.
Source: thestar January 13, 2018 11:03 UTC