Quebec’s elected officials learned how to protect themselves from being targeted by organized crime during the second day of their pre-session caucus retreat in Gatineau.
A similar session was offered by the National Assembly for all MNAs after the Oct. 1 election, but Lafrenière points out ongoing training is important as organized crime becomes increasingly sophisticated.
“We’re going to make that clear, that with organized crime, there is an evolution also,” he explained.
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Premier François Legault was the first to say the session was useful and informative.
“I’ll give you an example,” he said. “They say to never use the Wifi. It’s not secure. We were also given some examples of how certain groups go about gradually corrupting elected officials.”
Junior Education Minister Isabelle Charest added that a portion of the session was dedicated to security during international travel.
“You’re an easier target when you travel overseas, so that’s something I didn’t really realize,” she said.
The new legislative session begins next week.
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