Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois guilty
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois has been found guilty of contempt of court.
The former student leader was pursued in civil court by another student, after Nadeau-Dubois said on province-wide television that it was legitimate for activists to defy court injunctions.
Nadeau-Dubois' lawyer argued the his client was not aware of the particular injunction that was at the centre of this case: the one that applied to the Laval University visual arts faculty.
But Judge Jacques Denis says Nadeau-Dubois spoke of the injunctions in his television address.
"The defender himself makes a direct reference to court injunctions that order students' free access to their courses," Denis writes in his judgement.
The judge says Nadeau-Dubois can not pretend to have been talking about all other injunctions, except the one before the court.
Maxime Roy, the lawyer pursuing the case, says he's very happy with the ruling.
"I hope that other leaders will understand that you don't have to agree with the decision, but you have to respect the decision of the judge," he says.
The conviction carries a maximum 50 thousand dollar fine, and up to a year in prison. But, Roy says he is no longer certain whether he will pursue jail time in this case.
Sentencing is set for November 9th. Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois will address the public on his conviction tomorrow at 10 am.