Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Legault Tells Quebec Men 'Man To Man' To Stop Being Violent Toward Women After A Homicide

The double homicide against 2 female victims took place in the Laurentians.

Quebec Premier François Legault called on men to end violence against women "chez nous," during a press conference on March 3.

The premier's comments came in the wake of a double homicide in Sainte-Sophie, Quebec that left two women dead. 

Editor's Choice: Quebec Wants You To Watch Out For Scammers Offering Fraudulent COVID-19 Vaccines For A Fee

"It doesn't make sense ... I [want] to talk to men, man to man. There's nothing masculine [or] virile to be violent with a woman," Legault said.

"On the contrary, I find that cowardly. It's time for men to band together [and] talk to our boys [and] our friends."

The premier said he hoped relief measures coming into effect on March 8 will improve the situation at the province's women's shelters.

"It doesn't make sense that in 2021 we live like barbarians," he said. "We're in a civilized society. All women and all our children have the right to a secure environment."

Double-homicide during curfew hours

Sergeant Jean-Raphaël Drolet of the Sûreté du Québec Ouest (SQ) told MTL Blog that, on March 1, an altercation broke out around 9 p.m. in a single-family home on Rue Samson in Sainte-Sophie, an hour north of Montreal.

Two women were critically injured on the scene and transported to a Montreal-area hospital, he said.

The 60-year-old woman, identified as Sylvie Bisson, died from her injuries on March 1. The 28-year-old woman, named Myriam Dallaire, died on March 2.  

A 33-year-old male suspect collided with another vehicle on Rue Bélanger in Saint-Jérôme shortly after the SQ found both female victims.

Both drivers were transported to a hospital with serious injuries. However, the SQ told MTL Blog the injuries of both drivers are no longer considered life-threatening.

The SQ would not specify the nature of the relationship between the suspect and the women. 

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.