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[URBAN NOTE] “Pride Toronto executive director resigns after allegations of racism, sexual harassment”
Adam Miller’s Global News report about the turmoil behind the resignation of Pride Toronto executive director Mathieu Chantelois is eyebrow-raising, to say the least.
The executive director of Pride Toronto has resigned amid allegations he sexually harassed staff members, left “controlled substances” in the organization’s headquarters and was abusive, manipulative, racist, sexist and transphobic, according to an internal email allegedly written by staff members obtained by Global News.
Mathieu Chantelois took to Twitter Wednesday to announce he had resigned from the Pride Toronto Board of Directors, adding he now works at Cineplex Media.
But Chantelois’ resignation announcement is in stark contrast to allegations that surfaced in an internal email allegedly sent from Pride Toronto staff to the organization’s board of directors on July 7, which detailed serious accusations about his conduct.
“Over the last eighteen months, the staff of Pride Toronto have regularly experienced intimidation, verbal abuse, manipulation, and deceit, which we have come to accept as core elements of Mathieu’s personality and character,” the email stated.
“We have been subject to racist, sexist and transphobic comments, sexual harassment, and personal attacks.”