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Former auditor-general Sheila Fraser will review the RCMP’s response to lawsuits from four members of the force alleging harassment.

Dave Chan/The Globe and Mail

The Liberal government has appointed a former auditor general to review the RCMP's response to lawsuits from four members of the force alleging harassment.

The government says the move is the latest step to ensure all RCMP employees feel safe and respected in the workplace.

As a special adviser, Sheila Fraser will provide recommendations on the policies and procedures the national police force pursued after Catherine Galliford, Alice Fox, Atoya Montague and Susan Gastaldo filed legal proceedings against the RCMP.

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Fraser's appointment is effective immediately and concludes at the end of March.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale had already asked the RCMP watchdog to revisit the broader issue of bullying and harassment within the force.

The Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP is looking at whether recommendations it made three years ago have been implemented.

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