Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Quebec legislators learn of another complaint against fired delegate-general

QUEBEC -- Quebec legislators looking into the firing of the province's delegate-general in New York were stunned to hear yesterday that a second complaint of psychological harassment has been made against Bruno Fortier.

A National Assembly committee yesterday failed to establish clearly why Mr. Fortier, a close friend of Premier Jean Charest, was suddenly fired last month as Quebec's delegate-general in New York after only nine months on the job.

Mr. Fortier contends that he was dismissed because a disgruntled employee lodged a complaint of psychological harassment against him.

The government said Mr. Fortier was fired for insubordination after he pursued a plan to reorganize the delegation against the will of his superiors.

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