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Canadian fallout from Weinstein effect has hit hardest in Quebec’s glitterati world

By Sheila Copps      

But expect the ripple effect to result in more allegations and more charges. That is a good thing.

Former Fisheries minister Hunter Tootoo was one of the early stars in the Trudeau firmament. By his own admission, he was drinking heavily and began an inappropriate relationship with an assistant, and concurrently with her mother. He stepped down from his cabinet post and withdrew from the Liberal caucus. But he's now healthy and wants to run as a Liberal in the next election. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meadea
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OTTAWA—When does the punishment outweigh the crime? The Harvey Weinstein debacle continues to spill over into other sectors. Just last week, two iconic Quebec entertainment moguls suffered similar fates, losing public support, contracts and credibility after two separate journalistic exposés of predatory proportions. First, a La Presse article cited 11 different individuals alleging sexual harassment by television star and producer Eric Salvail. Most spoke out on condition of anonymity and only one went public, with claims that the

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