Quebec Courts to Get Security Boost After Violent Incidents

Patrick D Costa

The Superior Court

The Quebec government is investing $31 million to improve security at courthouses across the province. This follows recent violent incidents, including a knife attack on an interpreter in Longueuil.

The plan includes:

  • Metal Detectors: Walk-through metal detectors will be installed in nine courthouses by fall 2025, including locations in Longueuil, Laval, and Quebec City.
  • More Security Staff: The majority of the funding will go towards training and hiring more special constables to patrol courthouses.
  • Response to Concerns: This initiative comes after calls from justice system workers for increased security following violent incidents.

Previously, only some Montreal courthouses had airport-style security measures. This investment aims to make courthouses safer for everyone.

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