Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vandals Deface Monument Named for Disgraced Quebec Filmmaker Claude Jutra

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vandals Deface Monument Named for Disgraced Quebec Filmmaker Claude Jutra

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Vandals deface Claude Jutra monument in Montreal

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MONTREAL - Vandals have defaced a sculpture named after disgraced Quebec film director Claude Jutra.

The work, by late sculptor Charles Daudelin, had the words "Pepe Pedo" scrawled in red graffiti on it at a Montreal park that also bears Jutra's name.

"Pepe Pedo'' translates roughly as "dirty old pedophile."

A Jutra biography released last week said he slept with boys believed to be 14 or 15 and Montreal La Presse published interviews with two men who were even younger when they were allegedly abused.

Some cities across the province are moving to strike the late film director's name from streets and other public places.

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said last week the city planned to change the name Claude-Jutra Park and remove the now-vandalized statue, which was installed in 1997 at the corner of Clark and Prince Arthur streets downtown. …

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