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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

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/alice-paquet-alleged-sexual-assau...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/liberals-quebec-alleged-sexual-as...

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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