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Chronology of Events

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October 15, 2001

The outset of the lawsuit of Brossard police officers to the Police Ethics Commission. The complaint is made by swingers who were accused during a raid at the Best Western in Brossard. To follow... we are tracking this case and will keep you up to date.

December 13, 1999

Supreme Court decision on $10 dances

December 5, 1999

  • Raid at Denis Chesnel's on London street in Montreal North, in the night of Saturday to Sunday around 1 a.m.
  • 14 arrests, seven men and seven women.
  • The following day, another couple is arrested in connection with the raid.

November 20, 1999

  • Raid at Brigitte and Michel's around 1 a.m. during the night of Friday the 19th to Saturday the 20th, 1999, on Rosemont boulevard in Montreal.
  • 72 arrests including Brigitte Chesne, her spouse Michel, father Denis Chesnel, two employees, 22 couples and 23 single people.
  • Police operation led by Commanders Andre Lapointe (the same as in the raid at Orage) and Andre Desrochers of station 34.
  • Mr. Luc Bellemare represents Brigitte Chesnel.

October 16, 1999

  • Raid at 0H30 in the night from Saturday to Sunday at Super Club Prive on Hamel boulevard in Quebec.
  • 29 arrests. Owner Eric Bernier is brought to Victoria police central in Quebec.
  • The raid is led by the Biker Activity Repression Squad, the RAM, the Special Intervention Unit, the USI, and the criminal brigade.
  • Mr. Louis Coulombe is Crown Prosecutor and Mr. Jean Petit, defense attorney.

August 20, 1999

L'Orage appeals.

July 22, 1999

  • Court decision in the case against the Orage Bar.
  • Judge Louise Baribeau decides that Jean-Paul Labaye is guilty of keeping a bawdy house. Only the owners are personally considered guilty, the club is not indicted.

July 2, 1999

  • Raid at Best Western Motel on Taschereau boulevard in Brossard.
  • 29 arrests on Friday July 2, 1999, around 11 p.m.
  • The operation is led by Detective Pierre Bergeron of the Brossard Police.

January 25, 1999

  • L'Orage lawsuit.
  • Madame Louise Baribeau, Montreal municipal court judge, presides over the case, Normand Labelle is Crown prosecutor.
  • Mr. Robert La Haye and Mr. Bernard Corbeil, cover as defense attorneys.

The case exposes the methods used in the investigation:

  • 1. October 2, 1997, first visit by police officers.
  • 2. October 9, 1997, the police warn Mr. Labaye that L'Orage is risking legal action.
  • 3. October 30, 1997, two undercover agents go to the club.
  • 4. November 15, 1997, the two undercover agents pay their membership dues.
  • 5. November 28, 1997, the two undercover agents film using a hidden camera.
  • 6. February 21, 1998, the two undercover agents return to film but the camera is deffective and they cannot record.

September 19, 1998

Fire at L'Orage Club.

May 15, 1998

Re-opening of L'Orage Bar on Saint-Dominique street in Montreal.

  • May 1, 1998

  • Raid at Orage Club on Saint-Dominique street in Montreal.
  • 46 people are arrested in the night of February 28 to Sunday March 1, 1998.
  • Among these are the two owners, Jean-Paul Labaye and Jacques Loyrion, as well as one employee, Marie-Pier Delaunau, and 43 clients.
  • The operation is led by Commander Andre Lapointe, head of the Morality, Narcotic and Street Gang sections of the North center operation of the CUM (Communaute Urbaine de Montreal).
  • L'Orage Bar closes.

November 16, 1996

  • Raid at Coeur-a-Corps Bar on Pie IX boulevard in Montreal North.
  • 67 people are arrested Saturday night, November 16, 1996: seven employees, including manager Gilles Lacrois, and 60 clients.
  • Lieutenant-Detective Luc Rondeau of the SPCUM leads the operations.

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