Joe Natale's departure as Rogers Communications CEO came less than two weeks after chairman expressed support

Earlier this month, a B.C. Supreme Court judge described the Rogers family feud as a Shakespearean drama

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      On November 5, some might have felt that the president and CEO of Rogers Communications, Joe Natale, had some job security in the wake of a B.C. Supreme Court ruling.

      "Much has been written about Rogers CEO Joe Natale and his future," company chairman Edward Rogers declared on that day. "Mr. Natale remains CEO and a director of Rogers Communications and has the Board's support."

      On November 16, Rogers Communications announced that Natale had "left".

      His replacement was the former chief financial officer, Tony Staffieri, who departed on September 30 in the midst of a conflict between Edward Rogers and a majority of the directors, including his mother Loretta and sisters Martha and Melinda.

      It was widely reported that Edward Rogers wanted to appoint Staffieri as CEO over the opposition of his family members and many other directors.

      That led a majority of the directors to replace Edward Rogers as chairman.

      Clockwise from upper left: Loretta Rogers, Edward S. Rogers, Melinda Rogers-Hixon, and Martha Rogers.

      Edward Rogers then obtained a B.C. Supreme Court order declaring that as chairman of the company's family trust, he had authority to fire five directors because he had controlling interest.

      The ruling by Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick enabled Edward Rogers to resume his role as chairman of the board.

      The departure of Natale clearly didn't go over well with his sister Martha, judging by the tweet below.

      "These family squabbles are an interesting backdrop to this dispute that would be more in keeping with a Shakespearean drama," Fitzpatrick wrote in her November 5 decision. "They have no doubt added a voyeuristic element on the part of many into the lives of a very wealthy Canadian family and this aspect of the dispute has driven some media coverage."