February 23, 2016 4:02 pm
Updated: February 23, 2016 4:05 pm

Vandals deface monument named for disgraced Quebec filmmaker Claude Jutra

A monument in Claude Jutra park has been vandalized, Tuesday, February 23, 2016 in Montreal. Allegations that the famed Quebec film director was a pedophile has resulted in the renaming of public places and awards named in his honour after his death.


MONTREAL – Vandals have defaced a sculpture named after disgraced Quebec film director Claude Jutra.

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The work, by late sculptor Charles Daudelin, has had the words “Pépé Pédo” scrawled in red graffiti on it at a Montreal park that also bears Jutra’s name.

“Pépé Pédo” translates roughly as “dirty old pedophile.”

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A Jutra biography released last week said he slept with boys believed to be 14 or 15 and Montreal paper La Presse published interviews with two men who were even younger when they were allegedly abused.

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Jutra’s name has since been stricken from Quebec and Canadian film awards while some cities across the province are moving to strike the late film director’s name from streets and other public places.

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Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said last week the city planned to change the name Claude-Jutra Park and remove the now-vandalized statue, installed in 1997 at the corner of Clark and Prince Arthur streets downtown.

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