Quebec Corruption


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?

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...

Disturbing Campaign Tale Gets WEIRDER

MONTREAL - A bizarre municipal election campaign in scandal-plagued Laval, Que., marred by allegations of criminal threats and thuggery, got even stranger Friday.One party's campaign manager suddenly...

Mayoral Candidate Fears For Her Safety

LAVAL, Que. - An unnerving sequence of incidents has prompted a mayoral candidate to seek police protection in scandal-plagued Laval, Que.The candidate first released a phone conversation she recorded...

Quebec Liberal Offices Raided

MONTREAL - The Quebec Liberal party has confirmed that its offices were searched by the province's anti-corruption unit.The Liberals say the provincial police unit entered their Montreal headquarters...

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...


MONTREAL - The vast majority of federal political donations from suspects accused of corruption in Quebec went to the Liberal Party of Canada in the era that predated fundraising reforms, construction...

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...

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.

Media Bites: The Secret Not-So-Boring Side of Canadian Politics

A large reason why Canadian politics often seems so boring is because Canadians (or at least our politicians) are usually too timid to honestly debate the issues that actually make this country an interesting place -- Quebec, immigration, the constitution, etc -- and instead pass off stuff like cheese market reform as brave iconoclasm.

Was Mulcair Once Offered A Bribe?

The fallout from Quebec's corruption scandals has reached the epicentre of Canada's Parliament, with the federal Opposition leader revealing Thursday he once spoke to police about someone trying to pa...
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Big-Name Arrest In Quebec

LAVAL, Que. - A corruption-related storm ripped through the Montreal area Thursday, devastating once-sturdy political institutions inside and outside the city.The party that won Montreal's last munici...

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...

Hundreds Arrested At Quebec Rallies

MONTREAL - Hundreds of anti-capitalist protesters were detained and ticketed in Quebec as they tried to tie this year's May Day demonstration to the theme of corruption.The protesters tried to gather...

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...

'You Know, I Don't Know What To Say'

Prime Minister Stephen Harper downplayed concerns Thursday over an arrest warrant for Arthur Porter, the former head of the committee that oversees Canada's spy agency. While Harper was minimizing wo...