Outstanding Montreal lawyer James Duggan amongst victims of Quebec aircraft crash


MONTREAL—A distinguished Montreal-area lawyer was among the many three victims of a aircraft crash that occurred in a distant area of northern Quebec on Friday.

Quebec provincial police say 67-year-old James Duggan was aboard the float aircraft that went down close to Lac Boulene, southeast of Chibougamau.

Duggan was a distinguished labour lawyer who was instrumental within the battle to unionize RCMP officers, in addition to spearheading a class-action lawsuit on behalf of officers alleging harassment within the power.

Frederic Serre of the Quebec RCMP Members’ Affiliation describes Duggan as a tireless advocate for the rights of officers who approached delicate conditions with dignity and respect.

A search and rescue group on a separate mission responded to the misery name for the aircraft on Friday night and later discovered three males with out very important indicators.

Duggan died alongside Jacques Bissonnette, 69, and Claude Laplante, 77, as they travelled to a fishing journey. A fourth man survived the crash.