According to police, an investigation revealed that the pair were manufacturing and selling false certificates attesting to 750 hours of training, at a cost of $800 per certificate. Both suspects are now facing charges of fraud and the fabrication of false documents.
The SPVM said that help from the public led to the launch of a police investigation into the fraud case.
Anyone with information about criminal activity of the same nature can contact Info-Crime Montréal anonymously at 514-393-1133 or via the report form available on infocrimemontreal.ca.
At a press conference, the new governor general discussed her childhood in Nunavik.
"My mother was Inuk and my father was from the South," said Simon.
"I spent my adolescence in Nunavik, living a very traditional lifestyle"
"Many months out of the year, we camped and lived on the land, hunted, fished and gather food, and maintained an active connection with our Inuit heritage and language."
Simon also discussed her familial influences: her mother and grandmother, who "taught [her] to always be proud of who [she is] and to keep [her] mind open to other points of view;" and her father, from whom she "learned about the South and the non-Native world."
"These experiences allow me to be a bridge between the different lived realities that together make up the tapestry of Canada," Simon continued.
The new governor general is "fully committed to maintaining the highest possible standard of work and ethic" in her duties and has a "deep commitment" to learning French, an experience she said wasn't afforded during her time in government day school.
Simon also highlighted that she would "fully recognize, memorialize and come to terms with the atrocities of our collective past."
"We must thoughtfully work hard towards the promise of a better tomorrow."