TORONTO – An open letter signed by an extended checklist of Canadian luminaries is taking intention at Bell Media’s abrupt dismissal of Lisa LaFlamme as anchor of the corporate’s flagship newscast.
In a two-page unfold in at this time’s Globe and Mail, the missive signed by a who’s who of Canadian arts, enterprise and politics — together with Margaret Norrie McCain, Anne Murray and Jim Balsillie — says LaFlamme was a rankings chief for the corporate “till one factor modified: the color of her hair.”
The letter to the board of administrators and administration of BCE and Bell Canada says the ousting of the award-winning TV information anchor within the prime of her profession underscores the sexism and ageism girls proceed to face at work.
It says the “enterprise choice” to dismiss LaFlamme has destroyed belief in Bell Media and questions how the corporate will “make issues proper.”
The letter comes a day after a Bell Media government took a go away from his job amid the continued fallout from LaFlamme’s dismissal.
An inner Bell Media memo stated Friday that vice-president of reports Michael Melling could be taking go away efficient instantly to spend time with household.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Aug. 27, 2022.
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