Hereby, we respond to the e-mail you adressed to the minister of Justice on July 7th 2014.
Unfortunately, the minister can not intervene in your personnal situation. The Law on the ministry of Justice states that the minister is the legal advisor to the government. For this reason, she can not give an opinion or legal advice to citizens, or take a position in a private dispute.
The Police Ethics Commissioner is responsible for overseeing the conduct of all police officers. We suggest you contact their service if you wish to deposit a comment or complaints concerning a police officer.
Commissaire à la déontologie policière
Phone: 1 877-234-7897
Also, if you wish to obtain information of legal nature concerning your rights or possible recourses, we suggest you contact a legal advisor.
In Quebec, there are alternatives ways to contact a lawyer at little or no cost:
If you qualify for legal aid, here is the contact information of the Legal Services Commission in the following link.
Legal Services Commission
You can also verify with your insurance if there is a clause for free legal assistance. This alternative is common.
It also happens that the Faculty of Law of the universities offers a free legal service of consultation with students who are supervised by their teachers.
Finally, you can contact the Quebec Bar and get the services of a lawyer specializing in your situation.
Barreau du Québec
1-866-954-3528 (toll free)
The content of this letter does not constitute a legal advice. We cannot interpret the law as it applies to a specific case or situation. The Centre de communication avec la clientèle can only respond to questions of general nature.
Bureau des plaintes
Ministère de la Justice du Québec