I want to first say how much I admire Marie for speaking out. It's not an easy thing to do. I admire her so much for so doing, and I'm also incredibly grateful.
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy was a publisher I was seriously considering submitting to. I really liked the idea that they were Canadian, and none of my research had pulled up any major red flags. That's all changed now. Even if my experience with them would have proven wildly different, I would not work with a company that treats my fellow writers like they treated Marie.
There's something else that Marie struck on in her blog post that caught my attention, and that is this: community, and her responsibility to it. She spoke out because she felt it was her responsibility to share the information as a warning to her fellow writers, so that we don't fall prey to the same issues ourselves. She did this, despite knowing there would be repercussions (and there were. She's taking a social media break currently).
She did the right thing, in my opinion. She was looking out for others. I wish more people thought this way, and were brave enough to follow through on these principles. Not just in the writing and publishing world, either, but in all aspects. How many people keep quiet about awful things and people for fear of personal discomfort? How many broken stairs remain unfixed because people in the know are unwilling to speak up?
Anyway, Marie is a wonderful, brave person, and I feel so lucky to have her in my life and in my community. May more of us aspire to be like Marie.