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PMO staffer Claude-Éric Gagné under investigation for inappropriate behaviour

PMO staffer Claude-Éric Gagné under investigation for inappropriate behaviour
From CBC - December 13, 2017

A staff member in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's office has been suspended from his position of deputy director of operations and a third-party investigation has been launched after allegationsof inappropriate behaviour were made against him.

TVA,a French-language television network,first reported thatClaude-ricGagn,the deputy director of operations in thePMO, is being investigated for inappropriate behaviour and has been on forced leave since early November while the investigation takes place.

The PMO is refusing to identify the staffer involved or provide any details of the allegations being made against them but a source confirmed to CBCNews that the allegations are against Gagn andinvolve inappropriate behaviour.

"Any allegation brought forward to this office is taken extremely seriously," Trudeau's director of communications Kate Purchase wrote in an email.

Purchase saidin this case an investigation was "immediately triggered with the assistance of an independent investigator and the individual in question went on leave, pending the outcome."

"Given the investigation is ongoing, it would not be appropriate to comment further in order to protect the integrity of the process and ensure fairness for the parties."

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