The settlement of major harassment claims will be announced Thursday by the RCMP.
A news conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. ET in Ottawa. A media advisory says there will be an “update on harassment-related litigation.”
The settlement could see as many as 500 current and former female Mounties compensated tens of millions of dollars.
Former RCMP members Janet Merlo and Linda Davidson are expected to attend the news conference along with RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk.
Merlo and Davidson pushed the issue legally, Merlo is the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit that was filed nearly five years ago.
It grew quickly after it appeared on social media, Merlo started a Facebook group after former spokesperson Cpl. Catherine Galliford shared allegations of sexual assault and abuse while working for the RCMP.
The Canadian Press reports the women would receive financial compensation “based on a scale” of the severity of harm they suffered.
It isn’t known exactly how many members might be compensated, there will be a deadline for signing so it’s too early to tell how many members will participate and what the total payout would be.
Paulson has pledged to change what he has called a “culture of harassment” at the national police force.