Radio-Canada Quebec’s Saga experienced new developments on Wednesday. The station, which had been in a toxic environment for years, lost its director.
In an internal note, Véronique Lessard announced on Tuesday that she was leaving her post. The decision was made by “mutual agreement with Radio-Canada’s senior management,” she said.
Véronique Lessard made no mention of the confusion that shook the station through investigation Soleil Reported an unhealthy work environment conducted last winter. His resignation comes a few days after the articles were published in Journal of Montreal In it the former employees denounced the bad faith of the leaders and their tactics of managing conflicts.
ICI Quebec employees welcomed the news. Our sources talk about “one step in the right direction”. “Finally! We can breathe,” an employee told us in anonymity.
Former ICI Quebec cameraman Daniel Coulomb, who was contacted by phone and filed a harassment complaint last autumn, wants real change. ” [Les employés] Deserves minimum respect. They deserve to work back with peace of mind. “
Same story with the Union of Workers of Radio-Canada (STTRC). With all due respect to MTo me Lesard, we sincerely hope that this change will bring a new form of leadership so that the people working in Quebec City can demonstrate their professionalism, their resilience and their creativity in a peaceful and healthy work environment, ”said Isabelle Montpetit, Secretary-Treasurer of STTRC-CSN.