At least one complaint brought to the minister herself
At least four complaints have been filed citing a “toxic” working environment in the office of Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett, but they have not been resolved, according to a report.
At least one verbal complaint was brought to the minister, a separate report went to her chief of staff while three verbal complaints went to the Prime Minister’s office, according to the CBC report, citing former staffers.
All complaints were left unresolved, according to the report.
“The office was very toxic,” said one former ministerial staffer who talked to CBC. “That … affected the ability of the office to really move things. It could be toxic and good people don't stay for toxic.”
“Bennett — ultimately, the buck stops there — didn't want to hear about it,” said another former ministerial staffer.