Inquiry into journalists’ sources hearing from Quebec police chiefs

WATCH ABOVE: The Chamberland Commission has opened its hearings into a wiretap scandal involving prominent Quebec journalists that shook the province. Global's Matt Grillo reports.

The provincial inquiry studying protection for journalists’ sources is hearing from police chiefs this week.

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Quebec provincial police director Martin Prud’homme is testifying Monday at the inquiry known as the Chamberland Commission.

He says police exercise great care on occasions when it has to share information with the province’s Public Security Department.

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Prud’homme is one of four members of provincial police brass expected to testify Monday.

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Meanwhile, Montreal police Chief Philippe Pichet is expected to have his turn Tuesday.

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The inquiry was created after several revelations of police departments spying on journalists’ phone records in an attempt to identify sources speaking to reporters.