1-22-21 Julie Payette: Canada governor general quits amid bullying claims
Canadian Governor General Julie Payette has resigned amid claims she created a toxic work environment for her staff. The representative of the head of state, Queen Elizabeth II, quit amid reports a highly critical workplace inquiry would be made public. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed he had received her resignation. He had recommended the appointment of the former astronaut in 2017, though her exit has no immediate implications for his Liberal government. The government had launched a third-party investigation of harassment claims after CBC News reported last July that several staff members felt bullied by Ms Payette. "Everyone has a right to a healthy and safe work environment, at all times and under all circumstances," Ms Payette, 57, said in a written letter to the public on Thursday. "It appears this was not always the case at the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General. Tensions have arisen at Rideau Hall over the past few months and for that, I am sorry. "From a personal side, this decision comes at an opportune time, as my father's health has seriously worsened in the last few weeks and my family needs my help," she added. Assunta Di Lorenzo, Ms Payette's secretary and a top bureaucrat, is also resigning, CBC News reports. Ms Payette has held a high profile in Canada for many years. In 1992, she was chosen from over 5,300 applicants to become one of four astronauts in the Canadian Space Agency. In 1999, she became the first Canadian to board the International Space Station. As The Queen's representative in Canada, the governor general is the official head of state in her absence. Although the position is largely ceremonial, the governor general presides over important state duties. He or she has the power to give a throne speech and suspend parliament, give royal assent to legislation, swear in the prime minister and is commander-in-chief of the Canadian Armed Forces. "Every employee in the Government of Canada has the right to work in a safe and healthy environment, and we will always take this very seriously," Mr Trudeau said in a statement.
Beck: Episode 4: Serial Killer (1998) - 90 minutes
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A serial killer is on the loose. All the victims are women, and all attended the same school. Beck digs into a past no one wants to re-live in an effort to unlock the mind of a deranged lunatic. In this film, Beck and his team are trying to find a serial killer, whose victims are spread all over Sweden. An obvious connection is that all the victims are women, and they were all in the same class, and Beck thinks that a scandal back in the past has something to do with the murders. But no one wants to talk about the past and it becomes a struggle to find the perpetrator before the final murder - only one woman is still alive.
It can take years for those bullied to take revenge.)
Beck: Episode 23: The Silent Scream (2007) - 90 minutes
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Two girls are hit by a train and killed instantly. Was it murder, or double-suicide? Martin Beck and his team must answer the question of whether the pressure and intimidation faced by these young women in their everyday lives led to their deaths. Two girls are killed instantly when they're hit by a train. Beck and his team have a few leads, and learn about the pressure and intimidation the young women faced in their everyday lives before their sudden and gruesome deaths. Was it a double-suicide or murder?
School gangs bully males as well as females.
The bullied often seek a horrible revenge.)
Unni Lindell: Episode 3: The Mourning Cloak (2005) - 180 minutes
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A young mother is found murdered in her home. A few days later her son disappears, and Cato discovers the victim's childhood friend has been missing for over a year. The investigation leads to a body in a swamp and dark childhood secrets.
Bullies back down when faced with a superior force .)
Irene Huss: Episode 3: The Fire Dance (2008) - 90 minutes
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A series of suspicious fires in Gothenburg has its citizens unnerved by the thought of a serial arsonist on the loose. Are the blazes related to a cold case that plagued Detective Inspector Irene Huss when she first came to the VCU? And are they related to the recent and random stabbing of a reclusive old lady? Gothenburg is struck by a series of fires. Irene Huss starts investigating an arson case that may be connected to an event that occurred fifteen years ago, a tragic unsolved case that challenged Irene when she first came to the Violent Crimes Unit. Meanwhile, Irene also investigates the deadly stabbing of an old lady in the archipelago, a case that at first does not seem to have any connection with the arsons. But when Irene delves deeper into the murder case, she discovers things that reveal old, long-forgotten secrets.
Girls can be just as big a bunch of bullies as boys.)
Annika Bengtzon Crime Reporter: Episode 1: Nobel's Last Will (2012) - 90 minutes
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While covering the annual Nobel Prize Banquet, Annika witnesses the spectacular murder of two prestigious individuals right in front of her. She's a key witness, so she's bound by the police not to disclose anything. It's the story of a lifetime, and she can't write a word.
Bullies understand one thing only. Violence.
Violence done to bullies stops them in their tracks.)
Maria Wern: Episode 7: Not Even the Past (2012) - 90 minutes
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After some serious anonymous death threats, Maria is ordered to leave Gotland. With a group of her old friends, Maria goes on a trip to an island to relax, but soon the seven women are in great danger. While her colleagues on Gotland scramble to find the culprit, it becomes increasingly clear that the murderer may have followed Maria to Stora Karlsö Island, where she joined a group of high school friends. Instead of being safely hidden away, the seven women are hovering in mortal danger.
A bullied person can spend twenty years planning revenge.)
Fjallbacka Murders: Episode 3: Friends For Life (2013) - 90 minutes
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When looking for the subject of her next book, Erica's agent suggests the book be based on a true event from her own life. Looking back, she remembers her childhood friend Peter who mysteriously dissappeared when she was a teen. When looking for the subject of her next book, her agent suggests basing it on an event from Erica's own life. Looking back to her teenage years, she recalls the disappearance of her classmate, Peter. As she begins digging into the past, she sets off a chain of events that brings the mystery closer to home. The successful detective writer Erica Falck is thinking that her next book should be based on a true mysterious event from her childhood. When she was only 13 years-old, one of her dear friends and classmate Peter boarded a bus and then disappeared. Erica has been unable to let go of the tragic event and her first meeting with a real mystery. As she starts digging deeper into what really happened to Peter, it seems as if she has awakened a sleeping beast. When Erica's only connection to Peter, his brother Ivan, who is on his way to see her, gets stabbed and murdered, her mission becomes not only to solve the mystery about Peter but also to find out who killed Ivan. During a high school reunion party the heat builds up when Tina, Peter and Ivan's enigmatic sister, unexpectedly shows up and later at the party another murder is committed that leads Erica closer to the truth about what actually happened to the missing Peter.
Childhood bullying can have unintended consequences.)
Arne Dahl: Season 2: Episodes 9 & 10: Eye in the Sky (2015) - 120 minutes
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A brutal attack leads 'A Unit' to a stash of steroids linked to an organization Interpol has been investigating. A series of related kidnaps and murders show apparent links to a shared high school experience. A woman is found collapsed in the street, having escaped from an unknown basement. She has no idea why she was kidnapped and, with nothing else to go on, 'A Unit' follows a lead found in the basement to a drugs ring run by two brothers. Investigating the series of murders and kidnaps, 'A Unit' begins to suspect they are linked to a shared high school experience - but this still isn't getting them any closer to catching the killer. Paul is investigating the sudden and mysterious death of his newfound friend from the security service.
Women often bully just for the "fun" of it.
Later on in life it can catch up with them, sometimes with deadly consequences.)