Members of a support group for military sexual assault survivors are launching a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Armed Forces.
Several members of the military sexual trauma (MST) peer-support group, called “It’s Just 700,” filed a notice of action in Ontario Superior Court on Monday. In court documents, the group alleges that the military systemically failed to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment and protect its members.
The group also alleges that the military discouraged victims from reporting incidents, failed to investigate ones that were reported and retaliated against armed forces members who did come forward.
Similar lawsuits in the United States have proven unsuccessful.
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