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PQ election-night shooter sees new delay in court case

Richard Bain arrives in court in Montreal in 2012.

Patrick Sanfaçon/La Presse photo

There has been yet another delay in the case against the man charged with murder in Quebec's election-night shooting.

Richard Henry Bain was supposed to find out today whether he was mentally fit to stand trial — but that decision has pushed back to next Monday in the latest postponement in the case.

This latest extension was granted when lawyers for the prosecution and defence asked to see notes from an additional psychiatric evaluation ordered during Bain's detention.

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Bain faces 16 charges, including first-degree murder, related to the attack at a downtown Montreal club where the Parti Quebecois was celebrating its election victory last September.

Premier Pauline Marois has said she believes she was the intended target of a political assassination attempt.

The gunman never actually made it into the room where Marois was speaking. It was at the building exit where a stagehand was shot dead and another worker was wounded.

Moments later, as he was being arrested, Bain said, "The English are waking up."

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