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Montreal police may wear full uniform to Jean Doré’s funeral

Montreal police wearing camouflage pants on duty,. Barry Donnelly/Global News

MONTREAL – The Police Brotherhood said it will consider asking its officers to wear their full uniforms to attend both the visitation and funeral for former Montreal mayor Jean Doré.

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Police were criticized heavily after they showed up in their colourful camouflage pants to former Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau’s funeral on Tuesday, June 9.

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Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre tweeted his displeasure, saying “Time to have a law that regulates once and for all respect for the Montreal police uniform. The [Police] Brotherhood lacked class at the funeral.”

On Monday, he said he hopes officers will put on their uniforms to pay their proper respects to Doré.

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Police have been donning camouflage pants and jeans for almost a year to protest changes to their pension plans.

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They did, however, wear their full uniforms to attend Canadiens’ great Jean Béliveau’s funeral.

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