Ghomeshi – obviously. I do not need to go into more detail as to why.
The CBC – their mishandling of the rumours, informal complaints and formal complaints is stunning. I have watched the Fifth Estate program on the issue and while worth a watch, it smacks of a cover up job. Someone is going down for this, we just have to wait and see who.
The Union – the latest to come out is that they have issued a statement to their members. If the reports I have read are true, one of the women went to the union regarding the harassment she faced, and the union also failed to do anything about it. It seems the union is now indignant about an investigation that surely should have begun the minute THEY had word of a complaint.
I do wonder what I would have done had I been in the Human Resources department at CBC. Would I have had the courage to stand up to the CBC and the union? I like to think I would have, but it is quite possible I would have just gone along with what seemed to be the culture – “Protect the Stars”. I would love to talk to an employee in the HR department at CBC, just to find out how truly deep this went, how much they knew and what the instructions to them were. I hope the investigation yields some of these answers. I am following this story with avid interest, but I worry at how long this will all take. Will we forget about all of this by the time a report comes out? And will anything change?