The different marking of 2019: the death of the girl in Granby

Le fait divers marquant de 2019: la mort de la fillette de Granby

The funeral of the little girl of Granby was celebrated on may 9.

December 21, 2019 16h06

Updated at 17h08

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The different marking of 2019: the death of the girl in Granby

Pierre Saint-Arnaud

The Canadian Press

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As every year, the events were classified under the designation “miscellaneous facts” are multiplied by 2019, but it is without doubt the tragic death of a little girl of 7 years, in Granby, which has been the most significant event of the year.

Found in the family home by the police in disturbing circumstances that a publication ban prevents him from describing for the moment, the child died on the 30th of April. His mother-in-law is in particular accused of murder without premeditation, and her father of criminal negligence causing death. This event has shaken the province in the point of lead to a vast commission of inquiry into the protection services of the youth.

Although several other violent deaths have roiled the Quebec, two murders family multiple follow-ups of suicides that occurred in East-end Montréal will have particularly marked the end of 2019. First, in October, a mother discovered her home the body of her 7 year old son and his 5 year old daughter, both murdered by their father, who had also taken his own life on the spot. Then, in December, this will be the police officers of Montreal, who came to announce the death of a father of a family who had committed suicide in Joliette, who will discover the body of his wife and his two boys 4 and 2 years old, murdered by the same person that they were announcing the sad end.

In another case of brutal assault, the Quebec had been upset by the attempted murder of a 27 year old woman by her ex-husband, in August, in Quebec city, where his ex-spouse had splashed gasoline in the middle of the street in front of her children before setting fire to it. Frej Haj Messaoud remains detained and the victim, burned on 30 % of the surface area of his body, had to be hospitalized for several months.

2019: the year of the keyboardists of the shadow

Criminals keyboard would have made victims by the millions in Quebec in 2019, the most spectacular of these intrusions is the data leak at Desjardins, revealed in the month of June. At the outset, Desjardins group was the theft of the personal data of approximately 2.9 million of its members by one of its employees. In November, the count was extended to all the individual members of the financial institution — 4.2 million people — and in December added 1.8 million holders of credit cards and financing products, forcing the institution to expand to more than 8 million Canadians its protection against the theft of data.

In July, Capital One was reporting the theft of data from 106 million customers, including 6 million Canadians, and we learned the same month that the personal information of nearly 3,000 clients of the insurer, Industrial Alliance may have been compromised following a computer intrusion. Then, in August, a couple — including an employee of Revenue Quebec, was arrested under suspicion of being at the origin of a leak of personal information of 23,000 employees, current and ex-employees of the tax authorities of the province. Finally in October, the agency credit check TransUnion Canada announced that the personal information of about 37,000 Canadians may have been compromised between June and July. In November, we learned in addition to the arrest of 15 people, including two ex-employees of banks, National and TD, in connection with the robbery committed three years earlier for the identities of at least 4,000 clients of these two institutions.

According to the Office of the protection of privacy in Canada, data breaches have affected 28 million Canadians in 2019 in nearly 700 cases, a real explosion of this form of crime, compared to 177 cases in 2018 and 97 in 2017.

Serving in the organized crime

The Montreal region has witnessed a series of murders linked to organized crime. The most spectacular of these regulations of accounts will be conducted against: Antonio “Tony” Magi, a member of the mafia in montreal shot dead in broad daylight in January in the Notre-Dame-de-Grace at the entrance to a garage; Salvatore Scoppa, suffers from several projectiles in a full family celebration in a hotel in Laval in may; and in October, her brother and clan leader of the mafia in montreal Andrew Scoppa, shot several in the face in the parking lot of a shopping center Pierrefonds while he was in a gymnasium.

Although three of the victims most in view of the criminal underworld, a compilation of the Journal de Montréal, at the end of October, was state of 16 assassinations connected to the various branches of organized crime during the first 10 months of the year.

In another register, a terrorist attack in the month of march was going to shock the province without, however, lead to serious consequences when an individual charges on the father Claude Grou, rector of the oratory of Saint-Joseph, in a full mass for the stab. Fortunately, the father Grou was only slightly injured.

Le fait divers marquant de 2019: la mort de la fillette de Granby

In December, police officers in Montreal, come to announce the death of a father of a family who had committed suicide in Joliette, discovered the body of his wife and his two boys 4 and 2 years old, murdered by the same person that they were announcing the sad end.

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Preventable deaths

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to lose their lives in circumstances much more tragic than their deaths could have been avoided. From the month of January, such an event occurred when the mother of Gilles Duceppe, aged 93 years, found herself embarrée outside of his residence for seniors in Montreal while the mercury was dropped below minus 15 degrees. A lawsuit has been filed against the residence to the result of this sad affair.

In February, the fire took three members of the same family in an apartment building in Longueuil, fire that left nearly a dozen injured and threw 40 people out on the street.

In march, a jogger is attacked and seriously injured by three dogs in Potton, Estrie, and another woman underwent the same fate by stopping at a garage sale in Saint-Césaire, Montérégie, where it was attacked by two dogs this time. In both cases, the owners of the dog are facing charges of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

On the road, the victims have been many, but the most spectacular accidents occurred in the month of August on highway 440 in Laval, an accident involving a dozen vehicles, including two trucks, which had left four dead.

But the most difficult of these preventable deaths will no doubt have been that of a little girl aged 4 months, crushed by a car in the parking lot of a drive-in park of Boucherville, on the south shore of Montreal, at the beginning of August.

Flights of July tragic

The month of July will be proved unusually fatal to the aviators. At the beginning of the month, two men were killed following the crash of their small plane in an orchard in Rougemont.

Then, on July 10, the president of the company Savoura, Stéphane Roy, and his son, Justin, 14-year-old, missing after a helicopter ride in the Laurentians. The device was found on July 25, after two weeks of research, complicated by the lack of a distress signal and the density of the vegetation.

Finally, on the 29th of the same month, a small plane that had taken off from an airport in Wisconsin, in the United States, is missing in the region of Senneterre, in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. The small Beechcraft Bonanza, and its deceased owner will be found the 2 August.

Le fait divers marquant de 2019: la mort de la fillette de Granby

On 10 July, the president of the company Savoura, Stéphane Roy, and his son, Justin, 14-year-old, missing after a helicopter ride in the Laurentians. The device was found on July 25, after two weeks of research, complicated by the lack of a distress signal and the density of the vegetation.

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Sordid business of sexual assaults in the series

Two stories of sexual assault in the series were shocked Québec during the year. The victims, in both cases, were in a vulnerable position compared to the predator.

The first to be unearthed was that of a psychologist, 47-year-old from Saint-Etienne-de-Hatley, in Estrie, Étienne Lavoie, who was arrested in February. In a first step, a series of 14 charges related to three victims, women, adults, blamed her in particular for the acts of pimping, sexual assault, sexual assault with a weapon, drug trafficking, death threats and physical assault. Then in may, other victims and 13 charges of the same order added to his folder and another victim had to weigh down his case in November.

In Longueuil, during this time, an ex-policeman and ex-hockey coach, François Lamarre, was pinned at the beginning of December under the nine counts in a sexual nature against four boys under the age of thirteen. It is not the end of his troubles; the officers of Longueuil would have identified 16 other victims in this sordid affair.

Events outside Quebec

Although a look comprehensive on the events that occurred outside of Quebec is impossible, some have even been followed here because of their magnitude. So in January, a bus, double-decker OC Transpo, Ottawa, struck a bus shelter whose roof was recessed in the second floor of the vehicle, tourist, making three dead and 35 injured. The driver of the bus faces three charges of dangerous driving causing death and 35 charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

In February, a severe fire killed seven people, all children aged three months to 14 years of a syrian family, in a suburb of Halifax. Their parents were hospitalized, the father having had to fight for his life for months after having tried in vain to save her children.

At the beginning of may, the judge Clément Gascon, supreme Court of Canada, was found safe and sound after having been briefly missing. After the event, the judge will reveal that he suffers from depression and anxiety disorders, and his colleague, and chief justice of the high court, Richard Wagner, will, without doubt, the most significant gesture in terms of awareness by announcing as soon as all the judges of the supreme Court were “extremely proud of the judge Gascon, which has my full support and my full confidence” and said it was “anxious to see it sit again,” in the following days.

In July, the whole country was riveted on a man hunt to find Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, first missing, and then considered as suspects in the senseless murder of three people in northern British Columbia. In August, the RCMP found the bodies of the two fugitives, who had removed the life in northern Manitoba.

Le fait divers marquant de 2019: la mort de la fillette de Granby

In July, the whole country was riveted on a man hunt to find Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, first missing, and then considered as suspects in the senseless murder of three people in northern British Columbia.

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Unusual of the year

The sector of the various facts and also where we find the stories of the more zany, like that of this man of Saguenay, who has learned that throwing a waffle to his wife was beautiful and armed assault. But the leader, in terms of the new and unusual is, however, a Shawinigan where a young man was sentenced to 15 months in prison for a robbery in a convenience store. It was shown there riding a bike for a child and disguised “in Arabic”, deliciously described as well by the pen of the journalist Nancy Massicotte of the Short-story: “It was, in effect, put a bath towel around the head, he wore a pyjama bottoms and slippers, and he had made a goatee with his pubic hair using maple syrup as a glue.”

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