Charbonneau Commission

The View From Quebec Of The NEB's Energy East Hearings

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 08.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

As the month of August draws to a close, the National Energy Board (NEB) begins its hearings on the Energy East pipeline project amidst a swirl of controversy. But the most objectionable aspect of the hearings of the NEB is the fact that it is engulfed in a sea of questionable ethical considerations.

Former Quebec Deputy Premier Arrested By Anti-Corruption Unit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2017 | Canada Politics

Seven people were arrested in an alleged scheme where political financing and gifts were exchanged for lucrative government contracts.

Will The Charbonneau Commission Change Anything?

Terrance Oakey | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Business
Terrance Oakey

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?

Corruption In Quebec More Common Than Originally Thought: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Business

MONTREAL — Corruption and collusion in Quebec are far more prevalent than originally thought, says the Quebec judge who oversaw a lengthy probe into...

Quebecers Must Work Together To Stop Corruption: Charbonneau

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee and Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The judge who spearheaded the Quebec probe into systemic wrongdoing in the province's construction industry urged all citizens on Friday to...

Welcome Back, Quebec Corruption Inquiry

CP | Lia Levesque, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.01.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - A powerful former construction magnate could finally take the stand when Quebec's corruption inquiry returns today from its summer break.To...

Fundraiser Admits He Put Marois In 'A Bit Of Trouble'

CP | Lia Levesque, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.09.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - An organizer for Pauline Marois' election effort in her Charlevoix riding has told the provincial corruption inquiry he solicited funds in ...

Ex-Quebec Minister Pleads Ignorance At Corruption Inquiry

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A former Liberal transport minister who spent seven years in the department in various capacities couldn't explain Wednesday why constructi...

Marois Says Allegations Against Husband Smack Of Revenge

CP | Nelson Wyatt, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Pauline Marois says allegations her husband solicited $25,000 to fund her Parti Quebecois leadership bid in 2007 smack of revenge."We fough...

Why Pauline Marois Is Furious

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Politics

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

This Pic Of CEO Rubbing Labour Boss' Back Says It All

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Sometimes the old expression “you scratch my back, I scratch yours” can be literal. See the picture above? The guy in the middle, smoking the c...

Rob Ford Distracts From Canada's Other Political Disasters

Diane Francis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

It's too bad that Toronto's mayor has attracted so much publicity but it's, on balance, a very good development for Canada. There will be the Rob and Doug Show and, more importantly, he's hogging the spotlight away from others whose behaviour has been worse.

Quebec's Biggest Union Boss Calls It Quits

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

The president of Quebec’s Federation of Labour (FTQ) and head of its Solidarity Fund, Michel Arsenault, will not seek re-election when the federatio...

Quebec Hopes To Turn Page On Corruption

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Quebec voters are hoping to turn the page on an era of scandal-ridden leadership as they cast their ballots in municipal elections across the province...

Elections Canada: In-Depth Probes Into Illegal Donations Not Possible Now

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Elections Canada says under its current powers it would not be able to investigate fully the kind of illegal political donations being expose...

Montreal Italians Upset Over Ad

CBC | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada

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 b...

Quebec Corruption Suspects Gave Millions To Federal Parties

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Dozens of suspects accused of corruption at Quebec's municipal and provincial levels have also been involved in national politics, giving m...

Action Plan Targeted For Collusion

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Quebec's corruption inquiry has heard how the federal Economic Action Plan featured in countless TV ads, roadside billboards and a telephon...

Explosive Corruption Inquiry Is Back

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The federal government's historic multibillion-dollar infrastructure program has been lucrative for a few Quebec construction companies inv...

Learn From Laval and Montreal -- Limit Mayoral Terms

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

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!

How Do We Fight Corruption?

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Akaash Maharaj

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.

Quebec Corruption Inquiry: 'The Law Was Being Outsmarted'

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The landmark Quebec election-financing law that inspired similar reforms across Canada has been systematically flouted since its inception,...

Former Montreal Mayor Grilled

CBC | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Politics

Gérald Tremblay's voice broke as he spoke of Montreal as 'an exceptional city' that deserves devoted, trustworthy bureaucrats and elected officials, ...

Minister Wants Review Of Possible Ethics Breach

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Transport Minister Denis Lebel has asked his top bureaucrat to investigate whether a federal bridge agency improperly received gifts from a m...

Live With Corruption Or Live With Potholes, Montrealers Told

CBC | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Business

Montrealers have to choose between having potholes, or having them filled by companies caught up in the corruption inquiry. That’s the ...