08/03/2012 07:37 EDT | Updated 10/03/2012 05:12 EDT

Quebec anti-corruption guru to run for CAQ

Coalition Avenir Québec has landed Jacques Duchesneau, the province's outspoken corruption watchdog, as a star candidate in the 2012 election.

Radio-Canada sources confirm that Duchesneau will run for the upstart party in an undisclosed riding, and his candidacy will be announced on Sunday.

Duchesneau led Quebec's anti-collusion squad investigating allegations of corruption in the province's construction sector and illegal political party financing.

The former Montreal police chief has said that Quebec political parties are awash in dirty money, with up to 70 per cent of their cash raised illegally.

Duchesneau made the statements during his testimony at the Charbonneau commission, set up to look into corruption and collusion in Quebec's construction industry.