(Quebec) Former Lieutenant Governor Lise Thibault will spend the weekend behind bars. The Court of Appeal was not convinced of the emergency and postponed the hearing to Tuesday.
Lise Thibault’s lawyer Marc Labelle argued this morning that saw the state of health of his client of 76 years, it was necessary to mention the legal deadline of two days and proceed forthwith to audition for the provisional release.
“Ms. Thibault reduced mobility, serious health problems, explains Mr. Labelle. She is being held in conditions that do not know, probably in the infirmary. ”
The Crown attorney Marcel Guimont has refused to consent to the repeal of time. Fifteen hours after the sentencing, he claimed not to be ready to plead on the request for release.
“If I had listened to my colleague, one would have presented to you yesterday [Wednesday] afternoon, Mr. Guimont launches sarcastically. I need to be prepared and doing research on the case law of motion. ”
The Jacques J. Levesque judge indicated that he had just not convinced. “The judge of the Quebec Court took into account the health situation of the offender and there was no change presented to me,” summarized the judge.
In his bail application, the former Lieutenant Governor proposes to deposit the sum of $ 5,000. Réal Cloutier His spouse is willing to commit to an equivalent amount.
If it is granted permission to leave the prison, Lise Thibault is committed to remaining at his residence in Saint-Hippolyte in the Laurentians and surrender his passport. She also says ready to meet all the conditions that might be imposed.
More details to come …