Privy Council Office launches workplace probe of Governor General's office

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Privy Council Office launches workplace probe of Governor General's office

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Review follows CBC News report that Payette created toxic environment at Rideau Hall

Ashley Burke,
Ryan Patrick Jones
CBC News
Jul 23, 2020
The Privy Council Office (PCO) has launched what it says will be a "thorough, independent and impartial" workplace probe into claims of harassment and verbal abuse in the office of Gov. Gen. Julie Payette.
The investigation follows a CBC News report that quoted unnamed sources saying Payette has created a toxic environment at Rideau Hall by verbally harassing employees to the point where some have been reduced to tears or have left the office altogether.
A dozen sources with direct knowledge of the office during Payette's mandate told CBC News the Governor General has yelled at, belittled and publicly humiliated employees. They accuse her of throwing tantrums in the office and, on one occasion, tossing an employee's work aside and calling it "shit." ... 1636_65902


I wondered what was up when the PMO mouthpiece (CBC) began covering alleged harassment of Governor General Payette’s staff. There was a collection of sources which is very unusual. It looked contrived and it is.

Governor General Payette is the only person who can remove Prime Minister Trudeau from office, and she does not have to give her reasons for doing so. Trudeau is in hot water and protecting his flanks. Not a bad strategic move for a desperate man.

Trudeau has stumbled into the biggest conflict of interest case ever. Using an alleged personnel problem to investigate his boss is a jaw-dropping exercise in conflict. Only Trudeau has anything to gain – and that is his shaky hold on his appointment as Prime Minister,

Sending in his Pricy Council henchmen to “investigate” GG Payette will go down in history as an ultimate in arrogance. The Privy Council operates from the Prime Minister’s office and cannot be neutral. Who can forget Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick pressuring Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould on behalf of Prime Minister Trudeau in the SNC-Lavalin affair?

The head of the Administrative Branch investigating the Executive Branch? The CEO is going to investigate the Board of Directors? Trudeau’s advisers have gone off the deep end.

The Privy Council belongs in the Governor General’s domain, not in the Prime Minister’s Office. Moving the Privy Council to the Prime Minister’s office was a 1940 wartime emergency measure that was unconstitutional and illegal at the time and still is.

Employee harassment complaints in a federal setting should be referred to the Canadian Human Rights Commission to ensure a politically neutral investigation. Trudeau is in a clear conflict of interest. He cannot investigate his boss and claim otherwise. He is the only one with something to lose.

What a fitting end to a Prime Minister blind to ethics.

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Re: Privy Council Office launches workplace probe of Governor General's office

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It's Canada. Nothing will come of it and nobody will care anyway.
"When you get to the end zone, act like you've been there before." - Vince Lombardi

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