The journalist Marie-Maude Denis will have to testify at the trial Normandeau-Side
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Thursday, march 22, 2018 13:18
Thursday, march 22, 2018 13:21
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The superior Court accepted in part the appeal of Marc-Yvan Côté. The journalist Louis Lacroix will not have to testify but the court will allow the defense to question Marie-Maude Denis about his sources.
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The decision of judge Jean-François Émond fell in the early afternoon on Thursday, a few days prior to the return to court of the six co-defendants – including the former deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau – next Monday.
The conditions in which the journalist of Radio-Canada will have to testify shall be established by the Court of Québec. Me Jacques Larochelle, a lawyer for Mr. smith, had already discussed the possibility of a closed session.
The defense, however, will limit its examination to the sources that are the origin of two stories in the issue Investigation : Eel, Rock (12 April 2012) and Erasures and ruptures (December 10, 2015). The court does not allow his testimony about two other stories, including “Our friend Sam” in march 2016.
As for the journalist of Cogeco and of The Actuality Louis Lacroix, his summons has been entirely revoked.
More details to come…