The Montreal Police think I am a criminal (and if you are on Saint Laurent, you too)


On Saturday, the Montreal Police started Phase 3 of their Robot-Cam surveillance project. Basically, they stick up some security cameras, turn them on, and watch. When they did it on Saint Denis last year and the year before the “police didn’t respect basic rules of privacy. They did not justify the need to film 24 hours a day, but did so nonetheless; the posters informing the public of the filming were erroneous; the length of time for which the footage was to be preserved wasn’t respected; …the cameras was illegally aimed” and the training of police staff was sketchy according to this article by Isa Tousignant, writing about this report [pdf alert] by La Commission d’accès à l’information (the press release).

I have spoken with Gordon Bernstein, president of the SDC Saint Laurent and told him how I feel. I have also left messages for a person on Helen Fotopulos’ (Mayor of Le Plateau) staff, and Isabelle Dos Santos, but they haven’t called me back yet.

If you are as outraged about this as I am, feel free to click on any (or all) of the links to send an email to the people who can do something about this. Feel free to call them up as well.

Gordon Bernstein, President of the SDC Saint Laurent, (514) 286-1021.
Marco Carrier, commander of Police Station 38, (514) 280-0119.
Madame Helen Fotopulos, Mairesse of Le Plateau, (514) 872-9530
Richard Bergeron, city councilor (514) 868-5193.
Isabel Dos Santos, city councilor (514) 868-5195.
Madame Josee Duplessis, city councilor (514) 868-5196.
Madame Eleni Fakotakis, city councilor (514) 868-5192.
Michel Labrecque, city councilor (514) 868-5191.
Michel Prescott, city councilor (514) 868-5194.
Societe de developpement du boulevard Saint-Laurent (514) 286-0334.

All you need to do is add your name (although if you would like to change it, or write your own, please don’t hesitate).

Thanks Tons!

1 Comment so far

  1. Vila H. (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 10:45 pm

    In lieu of an email, would it be all right if I threw rotten tomatoes at Helen Fotopulos instead?

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