ExMulroney spokesman back on Quebec TV after joke about hunting separatists

first_imgMONTREAL – The former spokesman for Brian Mulroney who was suspended from a TV show after joking on air about hunting Quebec separatists returned to his job Thursday.Luc Lavoie rejoined the other pundits on a daily politics show about a week after being yanked.His joke triggered a complaint to police, who concluded after a short investigation Lavoie didn’t commit any crime.Lavoie made the crack on Quebecor-owned TVA while discussing petitions tabled in the provincial legislature that were for and against the legalization of squirrel hunting.“We could take our guns like Americans, and shoot at squirrels … actually, I would have liked to be able to hunt the separatists, but it looks like it’s not possible,” he said with a chuckle on the television show “La Joute.”His comments were roundly derided, with Parti Quebecois Leader Jean-Francois Lisee among the critics.Quebecor spokeswoman Veronique Mercier said Lavoie returned to the show after meeting with company management.Besides acting as a spokesman for Mulroney, Lavoie has previously held senior positions with Quebecor.last_img read more