Montreal mayor says police union threatened him

Montréal Mayor Michael Applebaum. (EWAN SAUVES/ QMI AGENCY)

Montréal Mayor Michael Applebaum. (EWAN SAUVES/ QMI AGENCY)

Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:32 PM ET

MONTREAL — Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum told reporters Friday the city's police union threatened to sully his reputation if he didn't extend a pilot project that gave officers a three-day workweek.

The president of the police brotherhood, however, told reporters later in the afternoon he never threatened anyone and that Applebaum has "thin skin."

Applebaum, on the other hand, said Friday Yves Francoeur, president of the brotherhood, gave him an "ultimatum" during their phone conversation earlier in the day.

Francoeur told Applebaum that if the city, by 6 p.m. Friday evening, didn't agree to extend the pilot project, "(Francoeur) was going to attack me personally as mayor of Montreal," Applebaum said.

 


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