Lise Gauthier doesn’t have enough fingers to count the number of times she was raped, assaulted or sexually harassed by fellow soldiers. The best you can do is breathe,” she says, rocking herself in the solarium of the house she shares with her partner, her eyes welling with tears. One night, in the mid-1990s, a man locked her in the toilets at a bar on the Bagotville base near Chicoutimi, Que.
To all the people who lost their lives, loved ones and homes in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. We are sorry for your losses, and hope that you stay strong and serve as a beacon of hope and remain a constant reminder to all of those who live on that the human spirit is what keeps us going.