City Hall blames Brotherhood for public spat
A feud between Montreal police chief and a top civil servant has been overblown according to a top official.
Christian Dubois, the executive committee member responsible for public security, told reporters today that the Police Brotherhood, the force's union, was behind a leak that resulted in media reports of bad blood between SPVM chief Marc Parent and city manager Guy Hebert.
Dubois believes that the police union leaked information to the media because they were upset that police cancelled a pilot project that would see officers working three days a week.
"The Brotherhood never accepted the fact that we stopped the project," Dubois said. "They argued that it's working. So there is a conflict and obviously [Police Brotherhood chief Yves] Francoeur wants to exploit that conflict.
Dubois will be meeting with Parent this evening and with Guy Hebert on Monday to discuss the matter.