The Montreal Police Union and the Quebec Police Union want to be heard in the case brought by Quebec City against the head of the Brotherhood’s police force, denouncing the “infringement of freedom of expression.”
Quebec City has asked the court to issue an injunction preventing police union president, Martin Fortier, from disclosing information of a tactical, operational or strategic nature. This came after the intervention of two members of the municipal councils.
The union chief denounced the lack of police personnel on the ground to deal with flooding in Victoria Park during the dismantling at the end of May.
Now, the Fraternity of Police and Politics of Montreal (FPPM) as well as the Federation of Municipal Police Officers of Quebec (FPPMQ) have applied to be heard “in a friendly manner” as part of the legal proceedings.
“The intervenors have an interest in interfering in this case because the decision that this esteemed court is required to issue will have a direct impact on [leurs] Duties and obligations,” write the two organizations.
They argue that this decision will significantly limit “the freedom of expression of union representatives and the freedom of association of employees”.
The hearing in the case has not been set.
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