Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
A Franco-Ontarian, Rachelle Labelle was born and educated in Ottawa, Canada.
While working for the Treasury Board of Canada, she held this department
accountable for sending a sex offender after her. Outraged with a complaint process
that failed her bitterly, she researched similar cases. Her findings inspired her Novel
‘Token Recourse’. "It was my only means of getting the truth on record,” she said.
Prior to the battering inflicted on her by public service bullies diverting attention from
their negligence, she had enjoyed good health. From that time, she experienced
In 1996 she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She beat it but lost her job and her
house. She fought back and faced a second lynching.
Less than ten years following this lynching, she developed another cancer.
Fighting back did not cause her health problems. Reprisals from the agencies she
turned to for justice caused them.
She thrived overseas, but even there, could not evade the bullies from Canada's
Backyard who dragged their anti-French-Canadian propaganda to her part of the
world. It prompted her to write ‘What
Reeks in Canada’s Backyard’.
In 2007 she was diagnosed with Microscopic Polyangiitis, a life-threatening
autoimmune illness. Quickly hospitalized, diagnosed and treated, she recovered.
In 2014 she was diagnosed with Systemic Light Chain (AL) Amyloidosis. She
endured nine months of chemotherapy, testing and the tour of specialists, all while
working full-time. She is still in remission.
"The long-term impact on my health of Treasury Board’s
abuse of power continues to fail,” she declares.
Interests: health, human rights, travel
Published writer: Yes