WATCH: Montreal police officers have come under fire for wearing colourful camo pants while on duty at the state funeral for former Quebec premier, Jacques Parizeau. Anne Leclair has more.
QUEBEC — Premier Philippe Couillard said his government will take measures to ensure Montreal police officers wear their uniforms after many donned camouflage pants to Jacques Parizeau’s funeral on Tuesday.
Couillard is condemning the officers who chose to wear the colourful attire –part of an ongoing battle over pension reforms — saying it showed a lack of judgement.
The premier said the clothing demonstrated a lack of respect towards Parizeau as well as their own profession.
Couillard’s comments followed those of Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, who said Montreal’s police brotherhood showed a lack of class.
The government said it intends to present measures this fall to ensure rules surrounding uniforms are respected.
Earlier this week, Public Security Minister Lise Theriault told Montreal’s La Presse newspaper that pressure tactics used by police to protest pension reforms has lasted “long enough.”