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Letter to Michel Chartrand, from his daughter Suzanne

Suzanne Chartrand has spent the past months writing about her father, the radical union leader Michel Chartrand, who died a a few years ago. Today would be his 100th birthday.

Here is a letter celebrating his life and social movements here and elsewhere. Note that Suzanne's mother, Simone Monet-Chartrand, was also a lifelong social activist - I have her autobiography in my library, with a dedication. I knew both of them, but can't claim to have been an intimate friend.

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Liberal MNA Gerry Sklavounos alleged to have sexually assaulted young woman in Québec City



Nothing is proved, but several other reports emerging have referred to inappropriate behaviour by the MNA.

His riding is a short walk north of the one where I live (I have lived in that riding) and interestingly, it corresponds to a swath of Justin Trudeau's riding, Papineau. Laurier-Dorion is essentially Villeray and Park Extension; Papineau also includes part of St-Michel to the east.

This is a huge scandal here, following on the spate of sexual assaults at Laval University.



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