While you were sleeping: Police chief takes being stripped of his duties much too literally





John Kenney / Montreal Gazette

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Kahnawake Grand Chief Joe Norton criticized Premier François Legault’s handling of the blockade situation. “He has to be brought onto the carpet for his approach, in (advocating for the use of) armed force, demanding that there be a co-ordinated effort between police forces to set in motion an action that would be disastrous,” Norton said. “If you think things are bad now, that would be even worse. Because I know where that could lead to. To loss of life and changing the whole face of the country.”

Philippe Falardeau’s My Salinger Year launched the 70th Berlinale. “It’s a big spotlight for a small film,” the Quebec director said. “That’s how I feel. But I couldn’t refuse this moment. Part of me wants it to be over, and part of me is saying: ‘Slow down, because this won’t happen again. You have to understand what’s happening and experience it, accompany your actors and not wish that the brouhaha ends here.”

A police chief walked home in his underwear to protest his department’s disbandment. Richard Lee, the now-former Croydon Police Department chief, told WPTZ that the cruiser he returned was his ride home and he had no spare clothes in his office, which almost explains what happened after the one-man department was abolished.