Plenty of questions about who gets funds raised after Granby girl's death
There are questions being raised after revelations that some of the funds raised in the wake of the death of a seven year old girl in Granby will be given to an organization with links to the far right.
The girl died two weeks ago after she was found in critical condition at her father's home. She was transported to hospital and remained in a coma until her death.
Her father and stepmother have been charged in connection with her death.
A GoFundMe page set up by the child's grandmother and cousin has raised more than $11,000.
A quarter of that money will be given to a group calling itself the "Citizens' Anti-Corruption Investigation Unit."
Founder Mario Roy calls the province's youth protection system a "child abduction network."
"In the case of the little girl, we have proof that the grandparents said it wasn't safe and no one listened. We're not conspiracy theorists. We have proof the system is corrupt," said Roy in a phone interview with CTV Montreal.
When asked about his ties to far right and anti immigration groups like La Meute and Storm Alliance, Roy said the connection was irrelevant and defamatory.
"I am a member of Storm Alliance. I was even deputy leader of La Meute, but the only connection between those organizations and this one is that Storm Alliance raises money for my anti-corruption investigation unit," he said.
In a statement, GoFundMe tells CTV Montreal it's working with the girl's grandmother to ensure people who donate know exactly where their money is going.
The Premier has called for an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the little girl's death.
With files from CTV Montreal