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Preliminary inquiry in September for former PQ leader Boisclair charged with sex assault

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Preliminary inquiry in September for former PQ leader Boisclair charged with sex assault

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Posted April 16, 2021 11: 57 am

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Former Parti Québécois leader André Boisclair can gain a preliminary hearing on sex assault charges on Sept. 30.

Boisclair changed into once now not express in court docket Friday as the inquiry date changed into once space for charges laid in Would possibly perchance well 2020 of sexual assault with the participation of 1 other individual and sexual assault with a weapon.

He pleaded now not responsible remaining July to those charges, which are linked to events imagined to gain happened on or around Jan. 8, 2014, in Montreal.

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Prosecutor Luc Pagé informed a Quebec court docket resolve the complainant will testify during the inquiry and a video assertion will seemingly be equipped.

Boisclair, PQ leader between 2005-07, changed into once also charged in a separate sexual assault case earlier this yr, stemming from events that allegedly happened in November 2015 involving a distinct individual.

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That case will return before a resolve Sept. 30 — the same day as his preliminary inquiry in the opposite case. E-newsletter bans restrict the identification of the alleged victims in both instances.

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