League on Rights and Freedom Information Sheet

Publisher:  La Ligues des Droits et Libertes, Montreal, Canada
Year Published:  1979  
Pages:  1pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX975

This information sheet, published by the League on Rights and Freedom (formerly the League on Human Rights), reveals that two Québec citizens are prosecuting the RCMP and some security officers for unlawfully subjecting them to illegal investigations following their refusal to "collaborate."

Abstract:  This information sheet, published by the League on Rights and Freedom (formerly the League on Human Rights), reveals that two Québec citizens are prosecuting the RCMP and some security officers for unlawfully subjecting them to illegal investigations following their refusal to "collaborate."

The League on Rights and Freedoms has decided to support these claims before the civil court and has asked the Québec Attorney General to proceed with the prosecution of all the cases where illegal acts have been committed, as revealed by the Keable and MacDonald Inquiry Commission.

The first civil court case involves Mr. Reynald Michaud, represented by his lawyer Mr. Marcel Rivest. Mr. Michaud lost his job because of pressures exerted on his employer by the RCMP in February 1972; subsequently, he was put on the black list and was unable to find employment anywhere.

The second case involves lawyer André Chamard, who in May 1972 was literally kidnapped by police officers who used force on him to get him to become one of their informers. Mr. Chamard, represented by lawyer Gerard Beaudry is asking for $350,000.00 in damages. His case is supposed to have appeared before the Federal Court last January the 8th.

In making these two prosecutions public and supporting these claims, the League on Rights and Freedoms' aims are twofold:
1. to denounce one more time the reprehensible, criminal and illegal methods used by the RCMP and police in what is called the recruiting of "human resources" - in other words, informers.
2. to denounce the system of having recourse to police informers, a method which constitutes a serious threat for the rights and freedoms of a "democratic" country.

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