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Gilles Duceppe’s family seeks $1.1M in damages from seniors’ residence after mother found dead in snow

Gilles Duceppe’s household is in search of $1.14 million in damages after his mom died of hypothermia outdoors the emergency exit of her seniors’ residence final January.

The household issued a lawyer’s letter Wednesday giving Lux Gouverneur, a high-end seniors’ residence in Montreal’s east finish, 10 days to reply. 

It calls the house’s actions irresponsible, negligent, careless and inconsiderate. 

In response to a coroner’s report launched final month, Rowley Hotte Duceppe obtained locked out of her constructing simply earlier than 5 a.m. She’d gone out an emergency exit after an alarm went off within the advanced. 

She was caught outside in plain view of a safety digital camera for six hours in the midst of a snowstorm, in what felt like –35 C with the windchill, the report stated. 

Her entry card for the constructing wouldn’t enable her again inside through the emergency exit.

Duceppe, a longtime politician, is the previous chief of the Bloc Qué​bé​cois.

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