Radio-Canada employees must wait even more impatiently to move into their new offices since the brown tower on René-Lévesque Boulevard has recently been struggling with bedbugs.
The Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal is now added to the list of federal buildings, after those in Ottawa and Gatineau, which have faced a bed bug problem.
“Following [sic] the detection of traces of bedbugs inside … in the past few weeks, we conducted an inspection of the building over the weekend in the presence of dogs detection and a certified exterminator ”, we can read in an internal note sent to employees and obtained by Le Journal yesterday.
According to what it is possible to learn there, the inspection made it possible to detect the presence of traces of bedbugs in certain targeted places of the tower.
“We are not talking about an infestation here, but rather isolated cases. Several floors were free of bedbugs, “he added.
The Crown corporation confirmed that a decontamination treatment with steam had been carried out immediately in the limited areas. She also assured that the follow-up would be done with the affected employees.
“Rest assured that management takes the situation very seriously and that a preventive bed bug detection plan will be deployed to prevent this from happening again,” the e-mail concluded.
The official move date to the new offices located nearby is not yet known.
The building was to be ready on January 1 st. However, Radio-Canada is already in court with its owner. She believes that she should not have to pay her monthly rent of $ 1.8 million since the project is not considered complete.