No One To Tell: Breaking My Silence on Life in the RCMP

Paperback | October 23, 2013

byJanet MerloIntroduction byLinden Macintyre

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A stunning personal account of Janet Merlo's twenty years of service in the RCMP, with an introduction by Linden MacIntyre. In 2012, Janet Merlo was among the first female RCMP officers to publicly allege she had experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination while serving in Canada`s national police force. The women kept silent for so long, she says, because there was no one to tell. In this courageous memoir, Janet recalls how her love of policing was soured by covert and overt sexism within the ranks and by an institutional culture that valued toughness and silence over ethics and accountability. Tracing her twenty years in uniform, Merlo’s story details the highs and lows of her career in the RCMP – while her mental health and personal life disintegrated. Eventually, the cost of keeping quiet was simply too high, and her story emerges as a lone, brave voice seeking change.

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A stunning personal account of Janet Merlo's twenty years of service in the RCMP, with an introduction by Linden MacIntyre. In 2012, Janet Merlo was among the first female RCMP officers to publicly allege she had experienced sexual harassment and gender discrimination while serving in Canada`s national police force. The women kept sile...

Janet Merlo is a retired member of the RCMP. Originally from Harbour Grace, Merlo now lives with her two daughters in St. John's, Newfoundland. She is the representative plaintiff in a proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP. Leslie Vryenhoek is a St. John's-based writer and editor whose poetry, fiction and memoir have appeared...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:October 23, 2013Publisher:Breakwater Books Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1550814346

ISBN - 13:9781550814347

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The impunity of RCMP officers who use obscenity and sex and power as tools in their trade is spreading like a stain on a national icon. Will disclosure force change? No One to Tell is a test case for an organization that was once the pride of the nation. - Sally Armstrong, author of Ascent of Women - 20130722