Arbitrator upholds dismissal of bus driver who threatened cyclists

An arbitrator has upheld the firing of a bus driver in Lévis who posted a comment on Facebook calling for "death" to cyclists.

Éric Savard was dismissed in 2017, after he posted the comment on the page of a Facebook user who had written an account of a confrontation between a cyclist and a bus driver.

Savard had also identified himself as a bus driver working in Lévis.

La Presse reports he was fired shortly after Lévis transit officials learned of the post, who cited the threat as hateful, violent and unacceptable behaviour.

The arbitrator called him a "troll" and said Savard's subsequent apology for his remarks were too little, too late.