Frulla had been a panelist on the network’s daytime show, Le Club des Ex and on Radio-Canada’s flagship news program, Le Téléjournal.
Frulla’s husband, André Morrow, runs Morrow Communications, a company named at Quebec’s corruption inquiry on Thursday.
Yves Cadotte, the current executive vice-president at SNC-Lavalin, alleged that Bernard Trépanier – who was in charge of party financing for Union Montréal – asked his firm to pay a $75,000 bill that was allegedly issued by Morrow Communications to the municipal party.
It was not made clear whether the services were rendered by Morrow Communications.
Frulla told Radio-Canada her decision to withdraw from her functions were mostly based on ethics.
“The mandate of a political panelist, especially for a show like the Club des Ex, implies that we must freely and spontaneously comment on news events. By respect for the public and my colleagues ... it is preferable that I withdraw for the moment,” Frulla told Radio-Canada.
Radio-Canada’s general information director, Michel Cormier, said Frulla played a big role at Radio-Canada and defended her opinions with the knowledge she earned “while heading important ministries in Quebec and Ottawa.”