The Radio Canada Quebec saga saw a new development yesterday. The station, where a toxic atmosphere prevailed for years, loses its director.
In an internal note, Veronique Lessard announced that she will be leaving her position on Tuesday. She said the decision was taken “in mutual agreement with the senior management of Radio Canada.”
Véronique Lessard has not mentioned the disturbances that rocked the station since his investigation Soleil Conducted last winter reported that the work environment is unhealthy. His resignation comes a few days after articles were published in a newspaper Montreal Magazine Former employees have decried leaders’ bad faith and tactics in handling disagreements.
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ICI staff in Quebec welcomed this news. Our sources speak of a “step in the right direction”. Finally! One of the employees told us on condition of anonymity: ‘We will be able to breathe.’
Danielle Colombe, a former photographer for ICI Quebec who filed a harassment complaint last fall, was reached by phone, and wants to make real change. ” [Les employés] Deserves a minimum of respect. They deserve to go back to work with peace of mind. “
Same story with the Radio Canada Workers’ Union (STTRC). “With all due respect to MI Lessard, we sincerely hope that this change will lead to a new form of leadership so that people who work in Quebec City can demonstrate their professionalism, rigor and creativity in a calm and healthy working climate,” stated Isabelle Monpetite, STTRC-CSN Treasurer.
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