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Ducharme to quit Nov. 30th

corss-posted to Spacing Wire If the last 10 days at the TTC haven’t been weird enough, the transit system’s GM Rick Ducharme is quitting as of November 30th citing political interference as his main reason. You can read his letter of resignation here [PDF download].

The Toronto Star reports:

Rick Ducharme has tendered his resignation as chief general manager of the TTC effective Nov. 30, the Star has learned.

It is not clear whether the commission has accepted the resignation.

“I am sure that you will read and hear theories of why I’m leaving,” Ducharme said in his letter to employees.

“The main reason behind my decision is due to political interference. I take the responsibility of moving the organization forward seriously and this involves relationships with all levels of government. I’ve always been a straight-shooter, however, when some Commission members choose to undermine my role and responsibilities then, the game is over!

“My tenure at the TTC has been both rewarding and challenging. I value you as employees for I’ve always said “You’re only as good as your people”. I sincerely want to express my gratitude for the ongoing support you have provided me in my capacity as Chief General Manager.”

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