Accused of sexual assault with a weapon, André Boisclair resigned from the urban development Institute

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Félix Séguin and
Martin Jolicoeur

Accused of sexual assault with a weapon, the ex-minister André Boiclair has resigned from his position as director general of the urban development Institute of Québec (IDU), has learned the Journal de Montréal.

“On or about January 8, 2014, in Montreal, […] by assaulting sexually [the victim], has committed the offence with the participation of another person “, one can read in the warrant of arrest referred to, signed by a judge of the Court of Québec, on Thursday.

André Boisclair, 54, faces two counts of the indictment, all on the same victim, who is not identified in the warrant by his initials.

As it is a term referred to, this means that the ex-head of the Parti quebecois from 2005 to 2007 will be required to go to the police station on a date to be determined in order to take his fingerprints, then submit it to the court.

At this stage, it is not likely to be placed in preventive detention.

According to our sources, the POLICE has learned, by the end of the day Wednesday that the former member of Gouin and Pointe-aux-Trembles was to be the subject of the mandate referred to. The cabinet of prime minister François Legault would also have been made aware of the arrest of his former colleague pq.

The SPVM, the office of the prime minister and the Director of criminal and penal prosecutions (DPCP) have refused to confirm this information.

Line dropped

When our Office of investigation has reached by telephone, Mr. Boisclair has hung up the line immediately after that we have identified.

Our calls to his office also remained unanswered. André Boisclair is now a lobbyist for the urban development Institute of Quebec.

In 2018, Boisclair had pleaded guilty to the charge of having refused to submit to an alcotest, and obstruction, for an event that occurred in November 2017 in Quebec city. He was sentenced to a $ 2000 fine and a driving prohibition for a period of one year. He was however released with a discharge to the head of the hindrance.

This time, if he is found guilty after a trial, he may face a maximum of 14 years imprisonment. There was, however, not a minimum.

Boisclair resigned from the IDU

Accused of sexual assault with a weapon, the ex-minister André Boiclair has resigned from his position as director general of the urban development Institute of Québec (IDU), has learned the Journal de Montréal.

The information was confirmed Thursday afternoon by Mathilde St-Vincent, communications adviser of Casacom, working for the account of the UDI.

“André Boisclair has actually handed in his resignation as director general of the UDI, we she responded by e-mail. We will make public the name of his replacement by acting soon. The IDU will not issue any further comment.”

The ex-politician, a 54-year-old was accused Thursday of sexual assault army with a third party, to an event that occurred in Montreal in January 2014. He faces two counts of the indictment, all on the same victim, who is not identified in the warrant by his initials.

Mr. Boisclair was ceo of the urban development Institute of Québec (IDU) since 20016. Seen so far, he was the director (2013 to 2016) the Committee of review of the impacts on the environment and the social environment (COMEX) and is from 2014 as a special advisor to the minister of sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against climate change.

André Boisclair was elected under the banner of the Parti québécois to five times (1989-2004) and (2006-2007) before that it will not end abruptly. In 2018, Boisclair had pleaded guilty to the charge of having refused to submit to an alcotest, and obstruction, for an event that occurred in November 2017 in Quebec city.

He was sentenced to a $ 2000 fine and a driving prohibition for a period of one year. He was however released with a discharge to the head of the hindrance.

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