Candidate called to explain allegation of 'political interference' in policing - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Light Rainshower
7.9°C

Candidate called to explain allegation of 'political interference' in policing

Former Montreal police inspector Ian Lafreniere announces his candidacy for the Coalition Avenir Quebec in the South Shore of Montreal riding of Vachon in Longueuil, Que. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. A star candidate's claim that he'd experienced political interefence when he was a police officer is making waves on the Quebec campaign trail today. Former Montreal police spokesman and Coalition Avenir Quebec candidate Ian Lafreniere told TVA on Saturday that the thing he hated most about being a police officer was the "political interference," though he did not go into details about the allegations.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
September 02, 2018 - 11:30 AM

MONTREAL - A star candidate's claim that he'd experienced political interefence when he was a police officer is making waves on the Quebec campaign trail today.

Former Montreal police spokesman and Coalition Avenir Quebec candidate Ian Lafreniere told TVA on Saturday that the thing he hated most about being a police officer was the "political interference" — though he did not go into details about the allegations.

Reaction among the other parties was swift, with Liberal party candidate Marc Tanguay accusing Lafreniere of undermining confidence in public institutions, and questioning why he didn't denounce the interference as it occurred.

Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee says Lafreniere lacks credibility, and called on the candidate to provide proof of the serious accusations he is making.

Coalition Leader Francois Legault says Lafreniere will provide more details later today.

Legault also says if his party is elected, it would review the nomination process for the heads of the province's police forces, including the anti-corruption squad, the Montreal police, and the provincial police.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2018
The Canadian Press

  • Popular kamloops News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile