The president of the Fraternity of policemen and policewomen of Montreal, Yves Francœur, criticized the mayoress of Montreal, Valérie Plante, for not having published a message in support of the policeman who was shot and injured on Wednesday evening.
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“While a colleague was shot in the city center, the mayor, quicker to blame the police than to support us, ignored the opportunity for a good word (unlike the Prime Minister). However, she highlighted Video Game Day today on Twitter, ”criticized Mr. Francœur in a message sent to his colleagues.
The president of the Brotherhood also declared that the improvement of security in Montreal will have to go through “the support of the Montreal administration for its police officers” who “will have to manifest themselves more, in words as well as in gestures”.
Shortly after the message was released, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante reacted on Twitter, calling the "incident" "unacceptable."
After maintaining that she was happy to know that the injured police officer had been released from the hospital, Ms. Plante also highlighted the work of the police.
“I would like to thank him, as well as all the SPVM police officers. They and they take big risks to ensure our safety. Their dedication is admirable and you know how much I have the greatest respect for our police officers,” she wrote in her Twitter post.