Morale was low at Montreal’s city hall in 2013.
Employees were shaken after revelations at the Charbonneau Commission, multiple raids by the anti-corruption squad, and to top it off, the arrest of former mayor Michael Applebaum.
That prompted a huge spike, 30 percent, of employees to seek help with the employee support program.
A report in La Presse said the program supported a large number of staff with administrative changes and targeted raids.
The anti-corruption squad raid in February 2013 is said to have caused employees to go through shock, there were 23 cases of post-traumatic stress. The year prior, there were 14.
In all, 2101 employees sought support in 2013 compared to 1619 in 2012.