The former mayor of Laval, who's now facing fraud and gangsterism charges, will be allowed to take a trip outside the country.
Quebec Superior Court has given Gilles Vaillancourt his passport back for what's believed to be a two-week trip he's planning to Florida.
He had it taken away when he was let out on bail last spring.
Failed mayoralty candidate Robert Bordeleau says it's incredible and sends the wrong message.
"Did they give the same permission to the Hells Angels when they've been accused of gangsteruism in the past," he says.
Vaillancourt and his 36 co-accused are expected back in court for a preliminary hearing — in the next few weeks.