Lisa LaFlamme: Bell Media criticized by several Canadian personalities

The letter, signed by several big names in the arts, politics and business, including Margaret Norrie McCain, Anne Murray and Jim Balsillie, was published in a double-page spread on Saturday. Globe and Mail.

The signers write that Lisa LaFlamme was considered by the company to be one of its ratings assets until one thing changed: her hair color.

Lisa LaFlamme before she changed her hair color. (Archives)

Photo: The Canadian Press/Chris Young

The letter is addressed to the board of directors of BCE and Bell Canada. According to the signatories, the departure of the anchor at the zenith of her career highlights the sexism and ageism that women continue to face in the workplace.

Loss of trustworthy

The business decision destroyed the trust these personalities had in Bell Media. They wonder how the company can right his wrongs.

This missive comes the day after an internal Bell Media memo was released indicating that Michael Melling, vice president of news, was taking time off immediately to spend time with his family.

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