Richard Bergeron compares his orphanage to a concentration camp
Projet Montréal leader Richard Bergeron could be Montreal's next mayor.
He recently released a book called "The Orphanage," detailing his experiences growing up as a child of the State. It's a very personal and powerful look at a well-known public figure. It's rare to get politicians to open up about their personal lives to that extent.
One passage in the book, however, raises some interesting questions. It appears as though he compares his orphanage to a concentration camp, as he begins the fifth chapter:
"All concentration camp systems are alike: Daily life is dull and repetitive."
Speaking to Ric and Suzanne on CJAD 800, Bergeron stood by the analogy, saying that "it is a concentration camp. Like a prison. The authority is so strong, the rules are so tight and if you do something bad...you are sure to be punished."
"It was, objectively, like a concentration camp," he said again, but added that "it's not what we saw in World War II. But I use this expression to say that it was very strict."
Listen to Ric questioning Bergeron on his concentration camp analogy by clicking play to the right.