Ches Crosbie proposes legislature harassment policy
St. John’s, NL (February 12, 2018) – Today, Ches Crosbie is calling for the implementation of a workplace harassment policy for the House of Assembly.
“It is important that we hold our politicians, and their staff, responsible for inappropriate conduct. That is why I am proposing the introduction of a new, robust, workplace harassment policy for the House of Assembly,” said Crosbie
“We need to create an environment where victims of harassment are supported, and that means implementing a meaningful policy, with formalized processes, to provide that support.”
Crosbie’s proposal includes mandating a non-partisan committee of the legislature, in consultation with the public, to develop this policy. This policy will also be adopted internally within the PC Party under his leadership.
“There are growing concerns across the country about the failure of harassment policies, within the political sphere, to protect those who suffer harassment and hold accountable those whose conduct is found to be inappropriate. It’s time to change that.” said Crosbie.
Crosbie’s commitment to introducing a legislature harassment policy is part of his plan to restore confidence in government. Restoring confidence in government serves as one of the three tenants of Crosbie’s leadership campaign, in addition to rebuilding our economy and revitalizing the PC Party.
The next leader of the PC Party will be selected during their party convention scheduled for April 27-29, 2018.
Communications and Policy Advisor