Information circulating in the media since yesterday indicate that the brother of President Tunisian leak could be at the Chateau Vaudreuil, west of Montreal.
Balhassen Trabelsi and his family could find itself in this facility, according to TVA News, but no formal confirmation has yet been made. According to Radio-Canada, the Quebec Provincial Police continued Thursday to ensure safety at this hotel. A few dozen people had demonstrated peacefully in this area until the night between Wednesday and Thursday to denounce the presence in Canada Balhassen Trabelsi.
The strategy of the Canadian authorities on this issue is still unclear. The RCMP has notably referred questions to the Foreign Ministry yesterday. Canadian Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews, has meanwhile argued that Balhassen Trabelsi and other family members Ben Ali was close to the regime of President "not welcome in Canada." Traveling in Morocco on Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated much the same thing that his minister.
Remember yesterday, the transitional government in Tunisia has launched an international arrest warrant against the deposed president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Six members of his family, including his wife and Balhassen Trabelsi, are also covered by these procedures. Trabelsi has permanent resident status in Canada.
Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, in power for 23 years, fled the country last January 14 to Saudi Arabia.