The Canadian Governor General – the Queen’s representative – has resigned over allegations of running a toxic work environment where employees were moved to tears.
Julie Pellet resigned just hours after the results of an independent investigation into verbal abuse and bullying at the age of 57 by senior officials.
It followed an earlier report Canadian The CBC Broadcasting Corporation, in which dozens of anonymous employees claimed Ms. Pellet “taunted the office and cried the staff while traveling abroad, and described one of the employees as a ***.”
Someone told CBC that Redue Hall – the Governor General’s residence and workplace – had become a “House of Terror” under Ms. Pellet’s leadership, which resulted in staff departing in large numbers for so long.
“I have come to the conclusion that a new Governor General should be appointed. Canadians deserve to settle down during these turbulent times, ”Pellet announced in a statement announcing his farewell, saying he regretted the tensions that had arisen with the staff.
First minister Justin trudo – which elected him to a five-year term in October 2017 – will address workplace concerns raised by employees during the review.
He did not particularly thank her – he described it as an “outstanding governor-general” last year when the investigation began.
Pellet was the first major astronaut in the country and the first Canadian to serve on the International Space Station.
Potential candidates for Governor General are reviewed by a special commission, a move Trudeau overlooks, when Pete is recommended for position.
Don Davis, an opposition New Democratic Party lawmaker, said: “The dire failure of Ms. Pyatt’s term is hers.”
Richard Wagner, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, will temporarily take over from Ms. Pellet, until he is replaced.
The Governor General – the representative of the head of state, Queen Elizabeth II – has a large ceremony such as swearing governments and formally signing laws. However, in rare cases, they may be asked to resolve constitutional issues.