The founder of the Bloc Pot is opposed to the Legault government’s curfew and wants it declared unconstitutional.
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Marc-Boris St-Maurice filed an appeal to this effect in the Superior Court on Wednesday at the Montreal courthouse.
Mr. St-Maurice will hold a virtual press conference on Thursday morning to explain why he opposes the curfew in effect since early January across Quebec. The appeal is brought by Me Felipe Morales.
“It is our opinion that the government of Quebec has exceeded the enabling law by decreeing the curfew, in addition to unjustifiably limiting the right to liberty. [garanti] by our charters and the constitution ”, indicated Mr. St-Maurice in his invitation to the media.
“Our appeal aims to rectify this situation and above all ask the court to invalidate the curfew both for the current case and for the sustainability of public law in Quebec, and in Canada as a whole by extension, if there are other pandemics or health emergency situations, ”he added, qualifying the exercise as“ thoughtful and rigorous ”.
In the red zone, it should be remembered that Quebecers must stay at home from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., except for exceptions such as for work or the need to go to the pharmacy. In the orange zone, which affects six administrative regions, the curfew was relaxed at the start of the week and applies from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
To support his appeal and possibly bring it to the Supreme Court, Marc-Boris St-Maurice launched a crowdfunding campaign on the GoFundMe site. He wants to raise $ 100,000.