Bissonnette pleads guilty: “A good news”, responds the government Couillard

News 28 March, 2018
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    The minister of public Safety, Martin Coiteux

    Marc-André Gagnon

    Wednesday, march 28, 2018 10:45

    Wednesday, march 28, 2018 10:45

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    The fact that Alexandre Bissonnette is to be convicted in respect of the slaughter of the mosque of Quebec is a “good news”, believes the minister of public Safety, Martin Coiteux, since “justice” will be made “more quickly,” according to him.

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    “I will not comment further, except to note that, if this is the case, indeed, the justice will be able to be made more quickly, so this is good news,” responded hot-the minister Coiteux, at the exit of the liberal caucus, while the new was only beginning to be aired by the media.

    “I come just to learn. Of course, it’s going to accelerate the process by which justice will be served. I think the victims need to receive this signal,” he added in English, Mr. Coiteux.

    All is not set

    “You tell me, has commented on its side, the leader of the government, Jean-Marc Fournier. So, obviously, it closes the folder, but I’m not sure that it solves everything.”

    “Of course, there are always a lot of emotions, feelings that still remain after that, he continued. […] Without a doubt an important development, but I think that there will always be other steps to take.”

    His colleague, the minister of Health, Gaétan Barrette, thinks that this conclusion before the court will facilitate the mourning of those who have been affected by the tragedy.

    All of Quebec has been hit

    “The event of the mosque in Quebec was an event that affected not just the city of Quebec, but the Quebec, said Mr. Bar. I am convinced that, in this situation, people expect a closure of this event. I think people are definitely reassured.”

    “From my personal point of view, and this is no more than that, I think, for the families, it is a positive thing,” has also indicated to the minister of Health, in English.

    The prime minister Philippe Couillard and the minister of Justice Stéphanie Vallée have both declined to comment.

    “You know very well that I does not comment on the procedures before the courts,” said Mr. Couillard.