According to a report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the 21st local time, the Governor-General of Canada, Julie Payette, announced her resignation.
At the same time, Assunta Di Lorenzo, the governor’s secretary, also left the governor’s office.
Earlier that day, an independent investigation into the bad working atmosphere in the Governor-General’s Office of Canada was concluded, and according to unknown people familiar with the matter, the investigation was “shappealing”.
The report has been submitted to Privy Councilor Dominic LeBlanc for review and then submitted to Prime Minister Trudeau for decision.
Experts familiar with Canada’s political system say that when the governor-general is in dispute and the government wants them to leave, the most likely solution is to announce his resignation after the Prime Minister makes implicit advice.
In July 2020, some former and current staff of the Governor’s Office revealed to the media that the working atmosphere of the Governor’s Office was very bad, including the Governor himself and the Governor’s Secretary Assunta Di Lorenzo, who often demeaned and shamed in front of the public.
The humiliation and harassment of the staff made the working atmosphere of the Governor’s Office very bad, and some employees had to resign.
In September of that year, the Privy Council announced that it would invite private consulting companies to conduct an independent investigation into the incident.
More than 50 current and former staff of the Governor’s Office, as well as the police and government officials, etc., have been investigated.
The cost of this has reached 150,000 Canadian dollars.