Radio-Canada received 90 complaints about the story on Gilbert Sicotte

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The story of Radio-Canada has created some controversy, many voices of the public and media are questioning about the interest of the distribution and on the equilibrium of the topo.

The story of Radio-Canada’s allegations of psychological harassment on the part of Gilbert Sicotte in the context of his course at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal has attracted some 90 complaints to the ombudsman of the public broadcaster. A number that turns out to be substantial, confirmed the institution.

 

“Since I’m in the position a year ago and a half, this is the largest number of complaints received for a single story,” said the Duty of the ombudsman de Radio-Canada, Guy Gendron, refusing to further comment on the issue.

 

In its report 2016-2017, the ombudsman reports that the topic that generated the most complaints, a total of 110, is in fact a capsule Web youth zone Radio-Canada.ca, entitled ” islam explained to the children.

 

The story of Louis-Philippe Ouimet on Gilbert Sicotte, broadcast on 15 November, was a witness of the former students of Mr. Sicotte, who has been a professor at the Conservatory for nearly 30 years. The veteran comedian is said to have thrown the cries and insults of the students. Twenty of them testified.

 

Gilbert Sicotte, who has been suspended by the Conservatory, defended itself by the end of the story before the journalist of Radio-Canada.

 

The report has created some controversy, many voices of the public and media are questioning about the interest of the distribution and on the equilibrium of the topo.

 

The director-general of the information of Radio-Canada was published on November 16, a “Word” info ” to justify the decision to air the story.

 

“The central issue was to determine whether it was in the public interest to release such information. We believe, wrote to Mr. Cormier. The public interest is all the more relevant that the Conservatoire is a public institution subsidized by the government. “

 

The office of the ombudsman is the gateway to the grievances of the public. It the redirects in the first place in the department affected by the complaint. In the case of the report on Gilbert Sicotte, this is the direction of the information that will have to respond to complainants within 20 working days.

 

If the response does not satisfy an auditor if dissatisfied, he may then turn to the ombudsman.

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