Charbonneau Commission

PC

Will The Charbonneau Commission Change Anything?

The public is justified in asking our politicians what taxpayers will receive in response. Is this going to be another report that sits on a shelf, or will the political level now address the systemic issues that gave rise to the rot and corruption that so enthralled those who followed the proceedings?
CP

Why Pauline Marois Is <em>Furious</em>

MONTREAL - Premier Pauline Marois came out swinging on behalf of her husband Tuesday as opposition parties targeted his dealings with the province's most powerful labour union.Marois criticized Coalit...

Quebec's Biggest Union Boss Calls It Quits

The president of Quebec’s Federation of Labour (FTQ) and head of its Solidarity Fund, Michel Arsenault, will not seek re-election when the federation holds its annual convention at the end of November...
YouTube

Montreal Italians Upset Over Ad

Some members of Montreal's Italian community are upset over a TV ad which they say negatively associates them with corruption. The ad was paid for by Montreal's blue collar union and shows...
YouTube

Action Plan Targeted For Collusion

MONTREAL - Quebec's corruption inquiry has heard how the federal Economic Action Plan featured in countless TV ads, roadside billboards and a telephone hotline would have been targeted for collusion.A...
CP

Explosive Corruption Inquiry Is Back

MONTREAL - The federal government's historic multibillion-dollar infrastructure program has been lucrative for a few Quebec construction companies involved in illegal collusion, a witness testified at...
CP

Learn From Laval and Montreal -- Limit Mayoral Terms

I believe the time has come for the National Assembly of Quebec to legislate a limit on a mayor's tenure in the province's cities. As in many other jurisdictions, two terms are more than sufficient, whereas clinging to power for extended periods of time leads to cronyism and conspiracy as has been well demonstrated by the Montreal and Laval experience!
AP

How Do We Fight Corruption?

Corruption takes many forms: the theft of public resources; the sale of political influence; the betrayal of the public trust. In all cases, however, corruption thrives when political power is able to operate in the shadows, and it withers before the glare of public scrutiny.
CP

Former Montreal Mayor Grilled

Gérald Tremblay's voice broke as he spoke of Montreal as 'an exceptional city' that deserves devoted, trustworthy bureaucrats and elected officials, ending his testimony before Quebec's corruption inq...
Alamy

Montreal Is a National Embarrassment

The ongoing Charbonneau Commission investigating Montreal's construction industry is showing all of Canada just how rotten the city is. Lalonde's testimony in particular and the Charboneau Commission in general are proving our worst fears about politics and business -- that they are inseparable, are both populated by crooks and the rest of us are paying for it.