Metropolis shooting survivor files damage suit

A man who was shot and wounded in an attack at the Metropolis on election night in 2012 has filed a civil suit seeking $295,000 in compensation for his injuries.

29 year old Dave Courage is suing the Quebec Attorney-General and l`Èquipe Spectra for damages, pain, loss of income and suffering.

Courage and co-worker Denis Blanchette had been hired as stage hands for the Parti Quebecois election victory rally.

The 48-year old Blanchette was shot and killed, Courage was shot and wounded,  when a man with a rifle tried to gain access to the building.

Courage suffered internal injuries which included having to under go a colostomy.

The suit is filed jointly with his mother Yvonne.

The suspect in the shooting, 62-year old Richard Henry Bain, is currently in custody awaiting trial on charges including first-degree murder, attempted murder, arson and various weapons-related charges.

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  1. BEN posted on 04/02/2014 08:29 AM
    Why isn't he suing the shooter? Why should the public be left holding the bill?
  2. Enzo posted on 04/02/2014 09:57 AM
    Two Questions:

    1) Why did he wait so long to launch this lawsuit?
    2) Why is he suing the Attorney general? This was a not a government function - Mme Marois has not been sworn in as Premier at the time of this tragic event. It was a Parti Quebecois function, why not sue the party instead?
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