Ex PQ leader André Boisclair pleads guilty to impaired driving

Former PQ leader André Boisclair exits a police station in Quebec City, on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Boisclair has been convicted of impaired driving, refusal to obey a police order and obstructing justice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vincent Fradet

Former Parti Québécois (PQ) leader André Boisclair has been fined $2,000 after pleading guilty to impaired driving, refusal to obey an order and obstruction of justice.

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Boisclair entered the pleas in a Quebec City courtroom Thursday morning.

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The 51-year-old was arrested last November after his car struck a lamppost.

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He has also had his driver’s licence suspended for a year.

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Boisclair was granted an absolute discharge, which will allow him to continue travelling back and forth to the United States.

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The longtime provincial politician served as PQ leader between November 2005 and May 2007.

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