Accused of sexual assault with a weapon, André Boisclair resigned Thursday from his post of president-director general of the urban development Institute of Québec (IDU), has learned the Journal de Montréal.
“André Boisclair has actually handed in his resignation as director general of the UDI, has confirmed to us by email, his spokesman, Mathilde Vincent. 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 UDI since June of 2016. This organization includes the institutional owners, developers, and property managers, as well as professionals in the real estate industry.
The board of directors of this interest group is chaired by Jean Laramée, senior vice president development, Cominar real estate investment trust. UDI, as Mr. Laramée, has not issued any press release on Thursday.
André Boiclair was elected under the banner of the Parti québécois to five times from 1989, before that his political career will not end abruptly in 2007. Subsequently, as of 2014, he has acted as a special advisor to the minister of sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against climate change, David Heurtel.
In 2018, Mr. 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.