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'I have been living in turmoil,' Aubut says in apology and quits law firm

A seemingly repentant Marcel Aubut apologized on Friday for his behaviour amid widespread allegations he sexually harassed several women.

“For the last 10 days or so, I have been living in turmoil,” he said in a statement he read to reporters. 245 more words

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From Marcel Aubut to Sepp Blatter, the princes of sport show absolute power does corrupt absolutely

The least surprising shaming event in sports is no longer the athlete on steroids, or recreational drugs, or facing discipline for this or that on/off-field offence. 884 more words


Editorial: Marcel Aubut case puts sexual harassment issue back in the spotlight, where it belongs

Marcel Aubut’s resignation as president of the Canadian Olympic Committee puts the issue of sexual harassment back on the public agenda, where it belongs.

Allegations of inappropriate touching, kissing and sexual innuendo have swirled around the flamboyant 67-year-old lawyer for years as a result of his interactions with female colleagues and subordinates, from summoning a co-worker to a boardroom and greeting her in his boxer shorts to propositioning a married woman in front of her teenage son. 247 more words


Letter: Workplace harassment still a problem  

The “Marcel Aubut affair,” relating to the man who had to resign his post at the Canadian Olympic Committee because of a sexual harassment complaint, has brought forward the issue of an employer’s responsibility toward its employees in such a matter. 258 more words


Marcel Aubut resignation from COC raises spectre of abuse of power in amateur sport

TORONTO — Jenn Heil wants the resignation of Marcel Aubut as president of the Canadian Olympic Committee to serve as the start line for a nationwide conversation about the abuse of power in amateur sport. 739 more words


Canadian Olympic Committee unaware of harassment, says interim president

CALGARY – Defending its operations, apologizing to victims and promoting internal reforms, the Canadian Olympic Committee has entered damage-control mode in the wake of president Marcel Aubut’s resignation. 511 more words