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Ottawa, Sep 3 (Canadian-Media): Canada's Governor General Julie Payette's toxic office culture and her unethical behaviour at work had been complained by people, who were shaken by Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's defence of Payette this week, media reports said.
Julie Payette. Image credit: Twitter handle
On Wednesday, Trudeau called Payette an "excellent" Governor General in the wake of complaints about workplace harassment at Rideau Hall and said he has no intention "right now"' of asking the Queen to replace her.
"We have an excellent Governor General right now and I think, on top of the COVID crisis, nobody's looking at any constitutional crises," Trudeau told RED FM in Vancouver.
Many other people expressed their determination to speak to the independent investigator looking into claims of workplace harassment at Rideau Hall.
Payette's office is being considered of an independent review responding to claims of harassment and a toxic work environment.
Trudeau's comments felt like a "kick in the stomach,"said a former Rideau Hall employee who reported harassment.
The source said the comments made them wonder if Trudeau is taking the harassment claims seriously. "It saddened me," said the source, who noted that Trudeau's remarks have reinforced their decision to participate in the review.