Canada’s Governor General Julie Pellet (article picture) has resigned over allegations of harassment by employees. “Palate in Ottawa said,” Out of respect for the integrity of my office and our democratic institutions, I have come to the conclusion that the new Governor-General should be appointed.
Pellet resigned due to a report of workplace humiliation that the publication had. An independent inquiry was ordered last July by the Canadian government, after being accused of a “toxic” climate in the Governor General’s official residence – Redue Hall. Current and former employees accused Pellet, now 57, of harassing, shouting and publicly humiliating her. Some left Payette’s office in tears.
Trudeau has long held on to the palette
In addition to these allegations, Pellet also faced public criticism for insisting on costly renovations to Redue Hall and then refused to move there. The resignation of a Governor General is unprecedented in Canadian history. The Governor General is the official representative of the British Queen Elizabeth II in the Commonwealth State.
Julie Pellet and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (seen here at the 2019 event) had a long relationship
Richard Wagner, president of the Supreme Court of Canada, will temporarily take over the governor’s duties.
Penet took office in October 2017 on the recommendation of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He stayed on the former Canadian astronaut for a long time and called him an “outstanding governor-general” in September.
Julie Pellet as an astronaut with colleagues in 2009. He also participated in a mission to the International Space Station
The now liberal politician and budding feminist announced that after the resignation, problems could be addressed openly in the Governor General’s office. Trudeau did not particularly thank Pellet.
However, the resignation has no direct effect on the Liberal government. The Governor General has largely formal duties such as swearing of governments and formally signing laws. Only in rare cases can they be asked to clarify constitutional issues.
sti / uh (afp, dpa)