Canadore will not publicly release investigator report, OPSEU calls for Ministry intervention

February 21, 2020

Canadore College has announced that it will not be publicly releasing an external investigator's report regarding the school's workplace culture. A Canadore spokesperson told the North Bay Nugget that the external investigator cautioned the school against releasing the report and advised against divulging specifics. "The purpose of the exercise was to gain an understanding of employees’ perceptions of any issues that were impacting on the work environment,” read a Canadore statement provided to the Nugget. “It was not a fact finding exercise.” OPSEU President Warren Thomas has released a statement suggesting that Canadore's refusal to release the report is indicative of an "attempted cover-up." Warren's statement concludes with a call for "President George Burton and Vice-President Shawn Chorney of Canadore College to be placed on administrative leave while the Ministries step in to ensure that the investigation report is disclosed to the appropriate parties, including the Union, and that the allegations of a poisoned work environment are fully addressed.”  OPSEU  | North Bay Nugget | CTV (ON)