Jacques Painchaud elected by acclamation as President of the APPQ

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Jacques Painchaud elected by acclamation as President of the APPQ

Jacques Painchaud is elected by acclamation to the presidency of the Association of provincial police officers of Quebec.

Jacques Painchaud, a police officer with the Sûreté du Québec since 1989 and involved in the police union scene for 22 years, has been named president of the Association of Provincial Police Officers of Quebec (APPQ). He succeeds Dominic Ricard, who resigned on October 21.

Painchaud, whose mandate began yesterday, must resume negotiations between police officers from the Sûreté du Québec and the Ministry of Public Security, which are at an impasse.

The surprise departure of his predecessor, Dominic Ricard, was intended to breathe new life into the stalled rounds of negotiations.

The 5,700 SQ agents have been without a contract since last March.

Of course, we will take the time necessary to achieve our objectives. The work done over the past year at the bargaining table is a team effort and not the exercise of a single person. Consequently, the departure of the outgoing president does not have the effect of restarting the current negotiations from scratch, declared the new president of the APPQ.

“That said, outreach is going to have to step up if there is no progress in the negotiations. We will be there to have our rights and the importance of our profession recognized. »

— Jacque Painchaud, president of the APPQ

At an impasse in his negotiations with the MSP, the Association of provincial police officers of Quebec had to quickly find a new president to resume the talks.

Additionally, the police union was rocked last month by the suspension of its vice president of finance, Charles Hopson. The latter is subject to a suspension with pay, confirmed the Sûreté du Québec.

The news, first published by La Press, was also confirmed by outgoing President Dominic Ricard in a press release issued on October 31.

The Vice-President for finance at the APPQ is currently relieved of his duties in connection with an event that occurred a few days ago, Mr. Ricard said in a short press release.

The alleged events occurred in Saint-Hyacinthe at the end of October. Charles Hopson is not facing any criminal charges at this time.

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