Quebec wants to appoint Johanne Beausoleil as head of the Sûreté du Québec

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and Félix Séguin MISE & Agrave; DAY

The Legault government wants to appoint the current interim director general of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), Johanne Beausoleil, as director for the next seven years, has learned from our Investigation Office.

She was met yesterday in Quebec by a small group of elected officials made up of a representative from each of the four main parties in the National Assembly. The closed session was surrounded by strict confidentiality measures.

Johanne Beausoleil, a civilian, is the Legault government's first choice among the three names submitted to it by the selection committee formed there a few weeks.

This committee had received about twenty applications for the key and prestigious post of big boss of the SQ, according to our information. & nbsp;

Only four of these candidates were considered eligible according to the criteria set out in the recruitment notice, we learned. At least ten years of managerial experience, in addition to a great knowledge of the State and governance, were notably required. & Nbsp;


The government wants to complete the process before Christmas. The group of deputies who met the current acting CEO of the SQ yesterday now has two weeks to submit a report to Prime Minister François Legault with his comments.

The Prime Minister will then submit the name of Johanne Beausoleil to a vote in the National Assembly before the end of this parliamentary session, where she will have to collect at least two-thirds of the votes for her appointment to be official.

In the very unlikely event that the deputies who met Ms Beausoleil yesterday submit a negative report against her, the government would have two other names up its sleeve to present to the small committee of deputies.

The former deputy minister of public security was appointed head of the Sûreté du Québec in November 2019, following the suspension of ex-DG Martin Prud’homme. The latter finally retired last August.

Satisfied government

According to our information, the acting mandate of Ms. Beausoleil – in the midst of a pandemic by addition – went without a hitch. The career manager appeals to her police base even though she didn't go through police academy. & Nbsp;

She also gives full satisfaction to the Legault government and its Minister of Public Security Geneviève Guilbault, who thus wishes to bet on continuity.

If her candidacy is approved by the National Assembly, she will become only the second civilian to lead the national police of Quebec, after Florent Gagné, who had been in post between 1998 and 2003.

The current head of the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit, Frédérick Gaudreau, approached for the post, said two weeks ago that he had not submitted his candidacy.

A EJECTABLE SEAT & nbsp ; & nbsp;

Richard Deschesnes

2008 to 2012 & nbsp; & nbsp;

  • In 2017, he was accused and then acquitted of fraud in connection with payments into a secret fund. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

< p> Mario Laprise

2012 to 2014 & nbsp; & nbsp;

  • When he left, PQ MP Pascal Bérubé felt that the Liberal government had removed him from office because he had been appointed under the reign of another government. & Nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

Martin Prud'homme

2014 to 2021 & nbsp; & nbsp;

  • Suspended with pay from March 2019 until his departure in August 2021. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

Yves Morency

2017 to 2018 & nbsp; & nbsp;

  • Acting while Martin Prud'homme will restore order to the Montreal police. & Nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp ; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

Mario Bouchard

2019 & nbsp; & nbsp;

  • He replaced Martin Prud'homme by interim between March and December. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

< strong> Johanne Beausoleil

2019 to 2021 & nbsp; & nbsp;

  • She took over by Mario Bouchard. & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp; & nbsp;

SEE ALSO … & nbsp;

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