I am very proud of the work our Mayor does. This initiative of hers needs to be replicated.
Cumberland Mayor Leslie Baird knows what it’s like to be bullied as an adult woman in the Comox Valley. She entered politics in the early 1990s, when the Village Council table was more the province of men than it is today. And she has sat on enough nonprofit boards to experience dictatorial board chairs and intimidating fellow board members.
So she knows that bullying in local politics and nonprofits has nothing to do with the #metoo era, social media or overreaching political correctness.
And the mayor is determined to shine a spotlight on the problem.
Baird has invited 80 local women, and some men, to a second workshop that will feature local citizens talking about their experiences with bullying in politics, nonprofits and business workplaces. More than 40 women attended her first workshop last spring.