03/25/2015 04:23 EDT | Updated 05/25/2015 05:59 EDT

Michel Parent ousted as blue-collar union president

The president of Montreal's blue-collar union, Michel Parent, has been ousted. 

Sources have confirmed to Radio-Canada that Parent "was forced" to leave the union yesterday.

That was after a meeting with his executive committee. 

Parent was re-elected as president of the union in 2012 with a three-year mandate. 

He was planning to take his retirement at the end of the year. 

For now, union vice-president Gaétan Simard will act as interim president until the next election.

Neither Michel Parent nor the union returned interview requests from CBC.