Montréal, December 14, 2011 Mr. Raymond Brassard, Executive

Montréal, December 14, 2011
Mr. Raymond Brassard, Executive Editor
The Gazette
1010 Ste-Catherine St. West, suite 200
Montreal (Quebec) H3B 5L1
Mr. Brassard,
As President of Association of the Families of Persons Murdered or Disappeared
(AFPAD) I find myself having the obligation to react at a Montreal Gazette article that appeared on
December 12th 2011 entitled “Theo Fleury hypocritical for blasting justice system’s handing of
Graham Jones’ written by the sports writer Mr. Pat Hickey.
In his article, Mr. Hickey has some harsh words and opinions in regards to victims.
I would like to ask that Mr. Hickey and The Montreal Gazette retract the article, apologize to all
victims and take the opportunity to meet victims, speak to victims and write an educated piece on
the struggles of victims and their fight to bring on change.
AFPAD would like to congratulate all victims who stand up and speak up about crimes committed
against them and volunteer their time to see that change is brought within our justice system.
Though AFPAD represents victims of murder and criminal disappearances we stand by all victims
and their rights.
Elizabeth Pousoulidis
6540, rue Beaubien Est, bureau 300D Montréal (Québec) H1M 1A9, 514.396.7389 Téléphone sans frais : 1.877.484.0404