RadCan Bureau Chief Suspended

You just can’t get good help on Parliament Hill these days.

Take Joyce Napier, for example. Last month it was revealed that the Ottawa bureau chief for CTV News has been taking out her frustrations on her flunkies.

One young chase producer was so rattled by the rebarbative Napier’s management oeuvre that she went on stress leave.

Veteran news producer Phil Ling also took a powder, ostensibly because of the recent death of his mother. In private, however, he blamed Napier’s erratic behaviour for his exit.

Now comes news that Radio-Canada Ottawa bureau supremette Emmanuelle Latraverse has also been bullying newsroom sluggos.

Unreliable sources tell Trash Magazine that Latraverse, much-disliked in the RadCan newsroom, was suspended from her job after she went apeshit and heaved a book at a younger female colleague, whose name escapes me.

Coincidentally, Latraverse and Napier used to be colleagues at RadCan and squared off in frequent hair-pullers, until Joyce scarpered over to CTV.

Now they get to abuse hapless underlings instead of each other.

Wendy Freeman is 71.

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7 comments on “RadCan Bureau Chief Suspended
  1. daveS says:

    Emmanuelle Latraverse was the head of the Parliamentary Press Gallery (representing TVA, the private French-language network) before she joined Radio-Canada. Who did she boss around there?

    “She holds a degree in modern German Studies and in Economics from McGill University, and a Master’s in journalism from Carleton University.”
    Ah, there’s the trouble… Cartoon U

  2. Bunyak says:

    I missed something: Is Trash Magazine real or a pet name for some publication?

    • Frank Magazine says:

      Mulroney called Frank “Trash Magazine” after the Deflower Caroline episode.

      • phargrav says:

        As well he might. A satire too far, methinks. But Muldoon (still un-indicted) was a Prime Minister too far. And he changed “deflower” to “gang-bang” when he justified his desire to inflict physical violence on Frank staff. But stick to things like the “Cornhole Coren” competition. Mike’s many twists and turns of opinion shows how far he’ll go for attention.

  3. OJM says:

    I recognize Scott Brison…but who’s the other Stepford Guy in the photo?

    • daveS says:

      See hechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1189351-brison-st-pierre-welcome-twin-girls and picture.
      His partner Maxime Saint-Pierre, an investment advisor with RBC Dominion Securities, were married on August 18, 2007 in Brison’s riding.

  4. daveS says:

    What was the title of the book, that is the subject of ces allégations de «vulgaires ragots»?

    Radio-Canada Dément Une Rumeur À Propos D’Emmanuelle Latraverse
    La journaliste et chef de bureau de Radio-Canada au Parlement d’Ottawa, Emmanuelle Latraverse, a été la cible d’une rumeur plutôt embarrassante, au point que son employeur a dû intervenir en début de semaine. Des sources rapportent que l’animatrice du magazine politique Les coulisses du pouvoir, absente de l’émission depuis un mois, aurait été suspendue pour avoir eu un comportement erratique, ce que dément formellement le diffuseur.

    Toujours selon cette rumeur, qui court depuis déjà plusieurs semaines, et rapportée au Canada anglais par le magazine à scandale Frank, elle aurait lancé un livre au visage d’une jeune collègue dans un moment d’emportement. Selon plusieurs sources, Mme Latraverse entretiendrait des relations difficiles avec plusieurs de ses collègues. Radio-Canada qualifie ces allégations de «vulgaires ragots».

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