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Spying on Quebec journalists exposes weak-kneed judges

By Chantal HÉbert      

The requests to access their phones and track their movements seem to have been treated as a matter of routine.

Patrick Lagacé, a La Presse columnist, was revealed to have been under surveillance by the Montreal police last week The Hill Times photograph by Kristen Shane

MONTREAL—Connect the dots between Quebec’s police corps and the half-dozen or more investigative journalists who were put under surveillance over the past decade and you will find a gaggle of judges potentially derelict in their gatekeeping duties.

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