Montreal Corruption


Montreal's Losing Its Magic

While most Montrealers say that their city is one to be proud of, roughly half of them say the city is "not as good" as it was compared to five years ago, a CBC-Ekos poll shows. The poll, w...

New Montreal Mayor Promises Stability

Today marks the first full day on the job for Montreal’s new interim mayor, Laurent Blanchard — and he’s promising to bring stability to Montreal during his four-month tenure. He says the city could...

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.

Montreal's Big Corruption Crackdown

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has given his administration one month to put in place 60 recommendations aimed at preventing collusion and corruption in the awarding of city contracts. The measures...

'Mr. Three Per Cent' Returns

MONTREAL - A former Montreal municipal fundraiser nicknamed ''Mr. Three Per Cent'' denied Monday pocketing any kickback money from contractors and engineering firms.Bernard Trepanier told the inquiry...

Ex-Spy Watchdog Now A Wanted Man

MONTREAL - Once entrusted with keeping an eye on the country's spy agency, Arthur Porter is now a wanted man.The former head of the CSIS watchdog agency was among five people named in arrest warrants...

Montreal City Hall RAIDED

MONTREAL - Montreal's city hall was locked down while being swept by police Tuesday in one of numerous raids conducted across the city that had even the newly installed mayor being questioned.The prov...

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.

Time To Clean House

Montreal's new mayor, Michael Applebaum, and the Parti Québécois government say they share a vision to fight corruption and collusion in municipal affairs. Applebaum said he wants to see Bill 1, the...

Quebec's Mafia Corruption Is All Out In the Open

On Monday, Montreal's hapless, shaky, angry, and white-haired mayor, Gérald Tremblay, resigned in disgrace. It's no big surprise, really. Gérald had been fighting corruption allegations for years, always claiming that he knew nothing about any corruption seeping into Montreal's municipal politics. Even the most casual city observer would call utter bullshit on that. The mayor's position really became untenable last week when a former top aide, Martin Dumont, dished the goods in front of the Charbonneau Commission, which has been overturning dirty rocks to uncover the filthy world of Montreal's construction contracts.

'I Was A Pro At Cooking Contracts'

MONTREAL - Montreal's embattled mayor has decided to take a few days off while city hall is engulfed in a corruption scandal that has already torched some of his ability to govern.The administration's...

Doesn't Know Why Harper Wanted Him

MONTREAL - A man who was once the preferred candidate of the Prime Minister's Office for the top job at the Port of Montreal says he never found out why he was the favoured one.Robert Abdallah was Mon...