Hundreds of former Mounties are on tenterhooks waiting to if their class action lawsuit against the RCMP will be certified to go forward.
The case is in BC Supreme Court on Monday.
One of the former Mounties who’s alleged sexual harassment runs rampant on the force says there are now more than 330 women ready to join the suit if it is approved.
Krista Carle says they are hopeful this will be their chance to be heard.
“Let the Canadian public know how difficult our careers were and just to get some – I guess some validation.”
“We’re all hopeful. There’s quite a few people coming out from across Canada to be in Vancouver that are part of the class action and to support us as well so we’re hopeful that things will go well for us.”
Carle says the suit will allow the women’s voices to be heard and ensure change.
“I think the RCMP has tried to make changes but I think this will really move them forward – it will have to.”
The allegations of harassment by former RCMP officers – like Corporal Catherine Galliford in 2011 – have been instrumental in the case getting to this point.
None of the allegations against the force have been proven in court.