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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dramatic Testimony On First Day Of Obstruction Trial

The first day of the trial of Peter Andrews, a senior official in the Provincial Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries, for obstruction of justice getting off to a bang. 

Former Mountie and Fisheries Officer Gaetan Germain testified he was told to go ahead with a charge under the Aquaculture Act against the brother of Deputy Premier Paul Robichaud. But then later, he was told, in an email from his supervisor, not to proceed with the charge after a high level meeting involving the Minister and Deputy Minister. 

Robichaud has denied accusations by the opposition Liberals of interfering with the investigation after they received an anonymous letter which was given to the RCMP. A charge was eventually laid with Robichaud's brother pleading guilty and paying a fine.