The Lisa LaFlamme case: not black or white

One thing strikes me after reading dozens of columns, in English and French, on Lisa LaFlamme, fired from CTV news: many people comment on the file without knowing what is the REAL cause of the forced departure of Lisa LaFlamme.

Brian Lilley of Toronto Sun spoke to a dozen people who worked with Lisa LaFlamme and concludes, “Those looking for a cut-and-dried story with an easy-to-hate villain and an easy-to-love heroine will be disappointed.”

50 shades of gray

Lilley’s conclusion will indeed disappoint many: the dismissal of Lisa LaFlamme would be linked to a war of egos between her and her bosses and a desire to save money on the part of Bell by hiring a host at a lower salary. (Yes, you read that right, a man gets paid less than a woman!)

But what also emerges from Lilley’s investigation is that LaFlamme, according to his sources, created a toxic work environment.

Laflamme and his colleague were described as mean girlsthe mean girls, by several employees.

Remember when we first learned that Ellen DeGeneres had a toxic work environment? An ex-colleague of Lisa LaFlamme tells CTV news it was exactly the same…

We are far from the narrative: “She was fired because of the color of her hair”…

Beyond gray hair

Yesterday, Wendy’s, the fast food chain, changed its logo to Wendy with gray braids, in support of Lisa LaFlamme.

Dove had launched the day before a new campaign with the hashtag #keepthegrey (#gardezlegris).

Is it a real commitment to hair diversity or marketing opportunism?

Do these companies really want to report a situation or just sell shampoo and hamburgers?

Dove has decided to donate $100,000 to Catalyst Canada, an organization that aims to make workplaces more inclusive for women.

But who sits on Catalyst’s advisory board? Mirko Bibic, CEO of Bell, which owns CTV, who fired Lisa LaFlamme.

Enough to give him gray hair!

Bell cabochons

Anyway, one thing is certain, CTV and the high authorities of Bell have managed the “Lisa LaFlamme affair” in cabochons.

Kicking out a super-popular, award-winning host, without clearly explaining why, is going to be taught in management faculties as an exemplary case of bad public relations.

In the National PostKelly McParland wrote that Bell management handled a sticky situation by “pounding on it like a bunch of monkeys with hammers.”

In the Toronto Star, Amira Elghawaby analyzed the LaFlamme affair with a surprising point of view. She finds it deplorable that the controversy has overshadowed an event that should be celebrated.

“A Muslim man at the helm of the biggest national news show in the country is historic,” she wrote of Omar Sachedina, 39, who will take the reins of CTV news on September 5 as a replacement. of Laflamme.

How should that be celebrated?

The personal beliefs of an anchorman, I don’t give a damn like my first gray hair.

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