Quebec banned using hand held devices while driving back in April of 2008. If convicted you’ll receive a fine of $115.00 plus be dinged 3 demerit points. Montreal resident Nicolas Perrette was nabbed by police on April 14th, 2009 using his cellphone and he finally appeared in court last week to defend himself.
Perrette stated that at the time he was caught he wasn’t actually holding his cellphone with his hands but it was between his shoulder and ear. In his mind this is still “hands free”. Municipal court Judge Martine Leclerc eventually convicted Perrette of the charge and said “adhering to the defendant’s case would go completely against the spirit of the law.”