Saturday, May 9, 2009

Charest Has No Plans To Strip Lafleur Of Order Of Québec Honours

Guy Lafleur, centre, leaves court with his son Martin, right, and an unidentified friend, after the elder Lafleur's conviction on a charge of giving contradictory evidence at his other son Mark's bail hearing in Montreal Friday, May 1, 2009. (Ryan Remiorz / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

From CTV News:

Premier Jean Charest has no intention of removing legendary hockey player Guy Lafleur from the Order of Québec.

Lafleur was convicted last Friday of giving contradictory testimony in court.

In a report published Saturday in La Presse, the director general of the Order of Québec said a committee is studying Lafleur's file, with the intention of making a recommendation to Charest.

Suzanne Moffat said it is rare that a person is expelled from the order, but if a member is convicted of a crime, there are guidelines in place that allow for dismissal.

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