UOttawa, APTPUO reach agreement, journalist apologizes for contravening best practices in asking about case


The University of Ottawa and the Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa (APTPUO), representing Verushka Lieutenant-Duval, have reached a formal agreement in a case that saw Lieutenant-Duval temporarily removed from her duties after using a racial slur in a course. The details of the agreement are not public, but two parties have reportedly resolved their grievances. Further, Radio-Canada journalist Mélanye Boissonnault has apologized after asking UOttawa President Jacques Frémont for further details about the case during a recording of her morning show last week. Boissonnault clarified that she contravened journalist best practices asking questions of this nature without giving Frémont prior warning.

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