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New court date set for Quebec man accused of impersonating soldier

32-year-old Franck Gervais was charged shortly after a CBC television interview on Nov 11


 

OTTAWA – A new court date has been set for a Quebec man accused of pretending to be a soldier during last month’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the National War Memorial.

A lawyer for Franck Gervais appeared in court on his behalf on Tuesday, where the case was put off until Jan. 6.

The 32-year-old Cantley, Que., resident was charged shortly after a CBC television interview on Nov 11.

Following the broadcast, Canadian Forces servicemen and veterans raised questions about his identity, and whether he was — or had ever been — a serving soldier.

Gervais faces charges including personating a public officer, unlawful use of a military uniform and unlawful use of military decorations.

Lawyer Claude Levesque refused to say how his client will plead, noting that he has not had time to review the Crown’s evidence.


 
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