'We failed you.We hurt you': Text of apology from RCMP commissioner Bob Paulson

OTTAWA - RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson apologized at a news conference Thursday to hundreds of current and former female officers and employees who were subjected to alleged incidents of bullying, discrimination and harassment. A text of the statement of apology was released by the RCMP:

Good morning. Forty-two years ago, almost to the day, women joined the RCMP as full-fledged police officers for the very first time. It was an historic moment for a national police force whose history is so rich and so intertwined with this incredible country.

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