Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ex-Quebec Deputy Premier Normandeau Sues Media Outlet for Unfair Dismissal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ex-Quebec Deputy Premier Normandeau Sues Media Outlet for Unfair Dismissal

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Normandeau sues former employer Cogeco Media

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QUEBEC - Former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau filed a $722,500 lawsuit on Monday against a media outlet for what she claimed is unfair dismissal, according to court documents.

The ex-Liberal member of the legislature was suspended by Cogeco Media without pay in March when she was arrested on various fraud-related charges connected to alleged incidents during her time in office. She was fired in early April.

Normandeau's contract was ended due to the fact "these events have caused you to lose the legitimacy, image and credibility that are necessary to host a radio show and for which we entered into a contract with you," according to the dismissal letter cited in the court papers.

She claims in her lawsuit she was let go based on accusations and that she should have benefited from the presumption of innocence. …

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