A Quebec nationalist group is claiming the Canadian authorities revoked a journey allow for the exiled former president of Spain’s Catalonia area.
The Société Saint-Jean-Baptiste says the Canadian authorities didn’t present a purpose for cancelling Catalan separatist Carles Puigdemont’s journey allow on March 31, two days earlier than he was to reach in Quebec.
Puigdemont has employed a Montreal-based immigration lawyer and at this time filed a movement contesting the choice in Federal Court docket.
Puigdemont was scheduled to participate in an occasion organized by the nationalist group, which advocates for Quebec independence in addition to for stronger legal guidelines to advertise French within the province.
The previous Catalan president fled Spain in 2017 to keep away from prosecution after his regional authorities held an unauthorized referendum on independence.
Puigdemont is at present in exile in Brussels and is taken into account a fugitive by the Spanish authorities.
He faces as much as 25 years behind bars if discovered responsible of riot and misuse of public funds.