Quebec judge chided for evading taxes on home renos

Judge's gavel. (QMI Agency)

Judge's gavel. (QMI Agency)

Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:14 PM ET

MONTREAL -- A Quebec Court judge chided a fellow judge for paying for kitchen renovations under the table.

However, even though Judge Jimmy Vallee ruled that his colleague used cash to avoid paying taxes for renovations to her kitchen, he still awarded her $1,500 worth of damages.

Judge Ellen Pare and her husband sued a granite company for a botched installation of a kitchen counter in 2009. The couple claimed the granite counter was cracked in several places.


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