QUEBEC – Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, the former co-spokesperson for the CLASSE student association, is in a Quebec City courtroom Thursday to face a charge of contempt of court.
“I’m here today to prove the fact that I am innocent,” Nadeau-Dubois told reporters.
The complaint against him was raised by a Université Laval student who obtained an injunction so he could return to class during the spring tuition dispute.
The evidence against Nadeau-Dubois is an RDI television interview which he says was not a call to defy the injunction.
“I cannot deny that I said what I said,” he added.
“What we will say is that is does not constitute contempt of court, that it was an opinion, that it was the opinion of a student spokesman.
“It was not a voluntary attempt to block the course of justice.”