Police armoured car mostly stays in garage

Five years ago the SPVM bought an armoured vehicle, to the derision and disapproval of most of the public. But it hasn’t been used all that often.

Reading this item I expected to see that it was news because it was being lent for the upcoming G7 summit, but no. The summit’s a huge thing: Hydro-Quebec’s been handed $3 million by the federal government to secure the power system around the Manoir Richelieu area where the event is planned June 8 and 9, for example. Protests are expected in Quebec City, the nearest big town, and as close as possible to the event, which won’t be close at all after security barriers go up.