The Parti Quebecois intends to "purify" the blood of Quebec - to make Quebec 'Anglos-and minorities-clean' - but it does have some good ideas as well. Here, below, is one.
However, Pauline Marois ignored my appeal to her many months ago in the criminal case of the robbery committed by Dawn McSweeney and her "partners in crime" - with the help of a Montreal Police officer.
No doubt, the Parti Quebecois is "selective" about which crimes it cares about. It must involve eliminating any power that opposes it, and victims of corruption by the administration of the City of Montreal and the Montreal Police - like me and my family - do not pose much of a challenge to the Parti Quebecois.
However the Mafia has long been opposed to the Quebec Separatists.
Nobody is all bad.
ROBERT BEALE AND THE ST. LEONARD CRISIS
On November 15;2012; Sylvain Gaudreault tabled legislation that will allow a municipality to ask a Superior Court judge to suspend any elected official facing criminal charges punishable by two years in jail.
QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Following recent raids and allegations of corruption in Mascouche, Laval and Montreal, Quebec's Municipal Affairs Minister says he wants to give the courts power to suspend any elected official facing criminal charges.
Call Bill 10 the 'Richard Marcotte Bill' suggest the Parti Quebecois, because even after having been charged with fraud, Richard Marcotte exemplifies what needs to change in this province.
Sylvain Gaudreault tabled legislation in the House that will allow a municipality to ask a Superior Court judge to suspend any elected official facing criminal charges punishable by two years in jail.
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When explaining the details of Bill 10, Gaudreault emphasized that there's an urgency to act.
"The main goal is a question of confidence between citizens and mayors."
Gaudreault insists the new measure does not violate the basic principle of innocence until proven guilty.
Officials facing charges would be suspended with pay.
If found guilty, they would be asked to pay back the municipality.
"I think it's another level of responsibility. With this law, all the mayors, all the councillors can understand that it's a very important responsibility in their hands."
In a rare moment of solidarity, opposition parties in the National Assembly had absolutely nothing bad to say about the bill.
They lauded Gaudreault's initiative.
Liberal interim leader, Jean-Marc Fournier said, "It's a tool that we suggest to have and that's what they tabled so if the reading of the articles doesn't present problems we will support the objective of course."
So far, the Bill applies only to Marcotte, who is currently serving as mayor of Mascouche.
But CAQ leader Francois Legault says he's confident more city officials will be slapped with criminal charges in the near future.
"With what we see every week at the Charbonneau commission, I expect that we may have other cases . . . we were close to having one in Laval."