Reading Police, Police Unions The Riot Act
Coddled for too long
By N Oji Mzilikazi
Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 23, Number 06 March 21, 2013
When I saw Yves Francoeur, head of the Montreal Police Brotherhood on television last week calling for the firing of city manager Guy Hébert, over a report that Hébert tried to get Montreal Police Chief Marc Parent fired, and for independence between police work and politics, I had to laugh – at the irony, his brazenness, the duplicity, the underlying politics, the idiocy.
And had flashbacks to Yves Prud’homme, a former head of the Montreal police brotherhood, who called for the removal of Police Chief Alain Saint-Germain. Also Mike McCormack, president of the Toronto Police Association (union), who called for the resignation of Sid Ryan, president of the Ontario Federation of Labour…