Weapons charges against Marc Yvan Cote

Former provincial cabinet minister Marc Yvan Cote has been hit with criminal charges for the illegal storage of firearms.

He is facing seven counts of improperly storing hunting rifles and shotguns at his home in Baie Saint Paul.

La Presse reports that the weapons were found when Cote was visited by the anti-corruption squad in February. The squad was looking for evidence about Cote's dealings with the firm Roche, which has been mentioned at the Charbonneau Commission.

Cote served in the National Assembly from 1983 to 1994 and was Health Minister in the Bourassa government.

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  1. MeNotYou posted on 08/28/2014 10:20 AM
    It says something that when the asinine legislation you supported comes back to bite you in the behind. Welcome to what everyday Canadians face Mr.Cote.....a criminal record along with the diminished employment opportunities and barred entry into the US because of some unclear and open ended "Safe Storage" articles that are left open to the interpretation of whomever is there at the moment. Karma is grand sometimes.

    Thank goodness the SQ prevented those unsafely stored firearms from getting down and opening fire on visitors in his home. I feel safer already....don't you feel safer Mr. Cote? I know I sure do.
  2. Andrew Spencer posted on 08/28/2014 08:31 PM
    I hope this is not going to be swept under the rug.
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