Quebec – Former Quebec deputy premier Nathalie Normandeau has ripped up her membership card for the provincial Liberal party.
The ex-cabinet minister did it on air on Tuesday on her first day of work for Quebec City radio station BLVD FM.
Normandeau is charged with conspiracy, corruption, breach of trust and fraud in an alleged scheme in which police say political financing and gifts were exchanged for lucrative government contracts between 2000 and 2012.
Premier Philippe Couillard recently issued a directive to his cabinet ministers forbidding them from appearing on Normandeau’s show.
Normandeau told listeners she has committed no crimes and that she did not do what the Crown alleges she did.
Her criminal case resumes September 28.
The Canadian Press