People’s commission on political repression in Quebec begins hearings

September 12 and 13 marked the debut of the public hearings of the Popular Commission on Political Repression (CPRP), aimed at collecting the information necessary to publish a comprehensive report on political and police repression in Quebec from 1990 to the present.

Taking place at Concordia University, the Montreal hearings were the first in a series of six. The next audiences will be held in Quebec City on October 27, followed by sittings in Gatineau, Kanehsatà:ke, Sherbrooke, and Uashat-Maliotenam, an Innu reserve in Northern Quebec. Due to the high level of interest, there will also be a second wave of opportunities for those in Montreal to testify in late October.