The Montreal police force is considering ditching their camouflage pants for former Mayor Jean Doré’s funeral, according to CBC.
The officers have been wearing colourful and camouflage pants in lieu of their uniforms for nearly a year to protest changes made to their pension plans.
The CBC says the police force received criticism for wearing the non-standard-issue pants to former premier Jacques Parizeau’s funeral. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre wanted the force to apologize, as he saw the move as disrespectful.
Coderre is now asking that they wear their full uniforms, including standard issue pants, to Doré’s funeral.
“I hope that during the visitation and the funeral for Jean Doré, people take precise note on the situation and police forces show up in full uniform,” Coderre said to CBC.
In a statement, the police brotherhood said they would consider possibly wearing their full uniform.
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