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Quebec City, Tuesday October 6 2009
Mister Régis Labeaume, Mayor
Lieutenant Serge Morin, UCF-USR Operations Officer
2, rue des Jardins
C. P. 700, succ. Haute-Ville
Subject: Expression of thanks following the October 4th 2009 Life Chain
Mister Mayor Régis Labeaume,
Lieutenant Serge Morin (and all policemen who were on location),
We wanted to thank you publicly and from the bottom of our hearts for having answered our request for a police presence during the October 4th 2009 Life Chain. The participants who had endured the intimidation and the threats of the past two years were greatly relieved, and the "newbies" found the event to be very serene.
As Lieutenant Morin said it so well, to both the pro-choicers and the pro-lifers, the police was not there to take sides, but to make sure the event unfolded in a respectful way. And that is what happened, thank God!
The pro-choicers are normally 120 to 150, but on this Sunday, the police
cruisers parked next to us made that figure go down to about thirty. Moreover,
what few pro-choicers remained were well-behaved. Despite the fact I'm
a Catholic and that I believe in the power of the Rosary, I think this time
it was also the
of the logo of the Quebec City Police Department
that was at work!
Our only desire is that this police presence could become an annual tradition (as long as some pro-choicers are ill-behaved). This way, the Life Chain could once again become a family event!
Once more, Mister Mayor and Gentlemen of the Police Department, thank you from the bottom of the heart,
President, Quebec Pro-Life