Top military officer discusses consequences for members who speak out about misconduct

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    Lt.-Col. Eleanor Taylor says her decision to quit the Canadian Forces in disgust over its handling of high-level sexual misconduct allegations was a last resort.

    But it is one she says she is taking as a “seething undercurrent of rage” swells among women in the military over the sense that senior leadership is waiting for the problem to blow over.

    “To find that senior leadership is not living the example that they expect of us, it cut the legs out from under everybody. It really undermined our credibility within the institution and it leaves us with the question of, ‘Where now?’” said Taylor.

    In part two of our exclusive interview, Taylor talks about the harm associated with reporting the abuse and why it’s so important to end the silence. Mercedes Stephenson has more.


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