September 28th 2007. Sud-Ouest Mayor, Jacqueline Montpetit wrote a public letter to City Councillor Line Hamel . Mme Montpetit asked Mme Hamel to resign from two committees: Sud-Ouest Urban Planning Committee and the Publc Security committee. Read the article in LaPresse.
October 2nd 2007. Line Hamel makes a public statement at the Sud-Ouest Council Meeting that she will not resign from the two committees and that she will continue her responsibilities as city councilor. She will not answer questions about her father or the fraud charges during the judicial investigation. Councillor M. Frechette asks for Mme. Hamel’s resignation. Several citizens during question period express their opinion with regards to a potential conflict of interest between Line Hamel and her father. Read the article in LaPresse.
October 4th 2007
Michel Hamel, accused of fraud and extortion appeared was at the Palais de Justice (Montreal). He has opted for a trial with a jury. The trial is to be on June 12th and June 13th 2008. Read the article in LaPresse, and Voix Populaire.
To learn more about the events leading up to this visit: Line Hamel’s father charged with fraud.