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Analyzing Patricia Jaggernauth CP24 Racism Claims

Guest Blog Post: 6ix Bangers Only Vlogger

In her complaint, Jaggernauth said she was discriminated against based on race, sex and disability.

 

Jaggernauth has had an extensive 20-year career in television. She’s won multiple Canadian Media Awards, worked for E!News in Los Angeles and appeared on the BBC for special weather coverage. She has also hosted Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival, North America’s largest Caribbean festival.

Former CP24 Toronto personality Patricia Jaggernauth has for the first time spoken publicly about her allegations against Bell Media and her recent Canadian Human Rights Commission complaint claiming patterns of racism and discrimination at work.

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She jumped on social media to reveal to her followers how she believes she has been mistreated by the company. “I gave my everything to the company — literally my blood, my sweat and my tears,” Patricia Jaggernauth said in an emotional nine-minute video posted to social media Monday evening. But the former weather specialist, remote reporter and co-host on CP24 said she was “treated like a token and a commodity by CP24 and Bell,” — passed over for promotions more times than she could count. Now, she’s filed a complaint against Bell Media with the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

 

 

The former weather specialist, remote reporter and co-host on CP24, who recently resigned from the station, stated in the complaint that she experienced a “systemic pattern” of racism, sexism and discrimination during her 11 years with the company.

 

 

 

The Emmy-award-winning TV personality, started off the video saying, “You’re all used to seeing me smile,” she said. “But on the inside, I have been really hurting. Why? Because of the way Bell had been treating me.”

She says that since she joined the team in June 2011, she was “denied a basic living wage” and only received a $14 raise.

“I have been treated like a token and a commodity by CP24 and Bell, passed over for promotions more times than I can count,” Jaggernauth explained in the video.

She elaborated, saying she lost out on many opportunities to white colleagues. In an exclusive interview with CBC News last week, the part-Guyanese and part-Jamaican host credits this to the fact that she is a woman of colour.

 

 

A Bell Media spokesperson told Daily Hive in an email that the company does not comment on matters involving current or former staff members.

“Bell Media takes allegations of any potential discrimination very seriously, and are committed to a safe, inclusive, and respectful work environment where employees can thrive,” stated the spokesperson.

6ix Bangers Only vlogger gives his take on the matter and doesn’t seem to believe Jaggernauth claims. He also believes she is using her race conveniently to try for a come up despite having a fairly well paying job. Check it out below.