Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Funding Drive Set Up to Pay Legal Bills for Ex-Quebec Deputy Premier Normandeau

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Funding Drive Set Up to Pay Legal Bills for Ex-Quebec Deputy Premier Normandeau

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Funding drive starts for ex-Quebec deputy premier

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GASPE, Que. - Former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau is innocent of the fraud charges she faces and needs money to cover her legal expenses, an ex-Liberal riding association president said Monday.

Fabrice Bourque and others from the Gaspe region have started a fundraising drive to pay for Normandeau's bills.

"For us, Ms. Normandeau is innocent," Bourque said. "She did what she did within her functions as a minister, with her discretionary power. She never took public money to enrich herself."

Normandeau served as a Liberal member of the legislature for a riding on the Gaspe peninsula from 1998 to 2011 and held key cabinet positions as well as being deputy premier from 2007 to 2011.

She was one of seven people arrested in mid-March in a scheme in which political financing and gifts were allegedly exchanged for lucrative government contracts between 2000 and 2012. …

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