Quebec Crown asks for investigation into allegations 2 Liberals MNAs blocked criminal probe

Quebec’s Crown Prosecutor’s Office has asked Public Security Ministry Martin Coiteux to order a police investigation into allegations made by police union president Yves Francoeur that two Liberal MNAs had blocked a criminal investigation.

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Francoeur alleges the Liberal Party interfered with police work to influence an investigation against the two MNAs in the party, one of whom is still in office.

He made the bombshell accusations during a radio interview last week with Paul Arcand.

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Francoeur told 98.5 FM the two politicians were allegedly linked to the Mafia and police had wiretap evidence.



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    He said he doesn’t know why the two were never charged, adding that the case against them was solid.

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    He also went on to say that recent media leaks of investigations into former Quebec premier Jean Charest were the result of police officers being frustrated with the obstruction.

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    The Crown Prosecutor’s Office admits Francoeur’s allegations are serious, but questions why he has yet to meet with the province’s anti-corruption squad.

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    He was apparently supposed to meet with both prosecutors and UPAC but has yet to do so in the last five days.

    — with files from Global’s Annabelle Olivier and .

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