Trial of former Lieutenant-Governor set to begin today.

The former Queen’s representative to Quebec  goes to court today for the start of her trial on charges of fraud, uttering false documents and breach of trust.

75-year old Lise Thibault  is accused of filing fraudulent expense claims while she served as Quebec's  Lieutenant-Governor between 1997 and 2007.

Auditors say Thibault spent $700,000 on trips and meals unrelated to her official duties.

Thibault had attempted to have the case dismissed by arguing  that as the Queen's representative she was immune to prosecution.

The Supreme Court dismissed her argument.

Thibault has opted for a trial by judge alone.

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  1. ric posted on 04/07/2014 08:32 AM
    It never stops, does it? Another useless government position that should be eliminated, like the senators. This old leech drained Canada of $700,000.00 and wanted to be absolved as a the queen's rep. Make her repay every cent plus interest and JAIL her. See if she'll be smiling in her wheelchair in prison.
  2. Ron Bianchi posted on 04/07/2014 12:28 PM
    It's about time! Now if she is found guilty, I would expect nothing less than full reimbursement of my tax dollars. This total disregard for taxpayer money has got to stop.
  3. Steve posted on 04/07/2014 07:05 PM
    Problem number one: the very existence of monarchy is a complete joke in this day and age. Problem two: there is no accountability for anything in that position. How was she able to spend all that money in the first place? Who approved this?
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