Montreal

No charges for Denis Coderre in jackhammer vs. mailbox stunt

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre will not be charged for literally taking a jackhammer to the whole community mailbox debate.

Canada Post suspends plans for conversion of door-to-door delivery to community mailboxes

WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: Denis Coderre takes jackhammer to base of community mailbox 1:29

Mayor Denis Coderre will not be charged for literally taking a jackhammer to the whole community mailbox debate.

Back in August, Coderre took a stand by using a jackhammer to destroy the concrete slab foundation of a community mailbox in l'Anse-à-l'Orme Nature Park.

At the time, he brushed off concerns that what he was doing was illegal, saying "Some people ask me, 'Are you afraid to be sued?' Sue me. I don't care. But at the end of the day, I have to take a stand."

On Monday, the province's Crown prosecutors office confirmed that Coderre will not face charges for the media stunt.

A spokesman for the Crown told CBC that, after reviewing the dossier, they decided there would be no charges against the mayor.

Canada Post has since suspended the conversion of door-to-door delivery to community mailboxes.

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