Montreal Corruption

Montreal's Losing Its Magic

CBC | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada Living

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 f...

Alexandre Duplessis, An Escort And Extortion?

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee and Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - In yet another city-hall scandal, the interim mayor of Laval, Que., responded Thursday to news reports about an alleged incident involving ...

New Montreal Mayor Promises Stability

CBC | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Politics

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 Montrea...

We all Have a Responsibility to Fight Corruption

Toula Drimonis | Posted 08.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Toula Drimonis

It's time to demand more transparency. This is our money. We should know how it's being spent. Our duty as voters doesn't end in the ballot booth. We need to demand accountability and a much more open government. Any conflict of interest should be exposed immediately.

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.

Mass Arrests In Montreal Operation

CBC | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada

Police say they have dismantled an emerging drug ring operating in Montreal following a series of morning raids. The major operation, whic...

Montreal's Big Corruption Crackdown

CBC | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has given his administration one month to put in place 60 recommendations aimed at preventing collusion and corruptio...

Former Montreal Mayor To Testify At Corruption Probe

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Montreal's former mayor is set to testify at the Quebec corruption inquiry, more than five months after he resigned in scandal.Gerald Tremb...

'Mr. Three Per Cent' Returns

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.14.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A former Montreal municipal fundraiser nicknamed ''Mr. Three Per Cent'' denied Monday pocketing any kickback money from contractors and eng...

'Mr. Three Per Cent' Denies Earning Nickname

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The man dubbed "Mr. Three Per Cent" is challenging a portrayal of him as a central figure in Montreal collusion schemes and he takes except...

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 ...

Ex-Spy Watchdog Now A Wanted Man

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

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 agen...

Montreal Mayor Has Quebec Government's Support

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The Quebec government says Montreal's mayor has its full support after city hall was raided by the province's anti-corruption police squad....

Montreal City Hall RAIDED

CP | Jerome Labbe, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2013 | Canada Politics

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 t...

Montreal Is a National Embarrassment

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 04.06.2013 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

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.

Montreal Gets Its Own Corruptionbusters

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Hours after announcing the creation of an anti-corruption unit to root out collusion at the City of Montreal, Mayor Michael Applebaum insis...

Time To Clean House

CBC | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada Politics

Montreal's new mayor, Michael Applebaum, and the Parti Québécois government say they share a vision to fight corruption and collusion in municipal a...

Quebec's Mafia Corruption Is All Out In the Open

VICE | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada
VICE

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'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

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 ...

Memories Of Montreal Politics... And A Safe So Crammed With Cash It Wouldn’t Close

CP | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL -- A man who held several roles in the Harper government has testified about bizarre financial dealings he witnessed in his previous career i...

Damages For Casino Spending Spree? $250,000 In Corruption Cash

CBC | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Politics

A former engineer for the City of Montreal has testified at the Charbonneau commission that he received about $600,000 in kickbacks from construction ...

Doesn't Know Why Harper Wanted Him

CP | Peter Rakobowchuk, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Politics

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 w...

Anti-Corruption Squad Raids Laval Mayor's Second Home

CBC | Posted 12.06.2012 | Canada Politics

A few hours after Laval Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt held a news conference Friday to comment on a series of raids that targeted his home and office — ...

Port Of Montreal Corruption Case Closed, Say Conservatives

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Politics

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