Ex-head of the MUHC Dr. Arthur Porter says he is being persecuted by Canadian and Quebec authorities.
Porter is fighting extradition from a Panama prison where he's been detained for over a year in connection with fraud charges he's facing here.
A letter containing the allegations said to be written by Porter is posted on a website called Ilegal in La Joya created by Porter's family in support of him and refers to his prison situation.
The letter lists 11 points addressing the issue of why Porter hasn't returned to Canada to answer to the charges.
The letter says the Quebec government has tried to seize Porter's assets "without a trial or judgement of any kind." It goes on to say that the case was put before the Charbonneau Commission to further fan the flames of guilt. It accuses the commision hearings of presenting "one-sided disclosures and wild sensational statements."
The letter also accuses the federal government of blocking attempts to get medical help for Porter who says he is suffering from a terminal cancer.
The letter ends by saying, "I wonder what Quebec or Canada will try to do to me or my family next?"
A contract to build the new MUHC hospital is the subject of alleged fraud of $22.5 million that prosecutors say involve Porter and seven other people, including former SNC-Lavalin executives, as well as his wife who is out on bail and living in Montreal.