01/28/2015 02:20 EST | Updated 03/30/2015 05:59 EDT

Quebec corruption probe seeks extension for final report

QUEBEC - Quebec's justice minister says the head of the commission that looked into corruption in the province's construction industry wants an extension to the deadline for submitting her final report.

Stephanie Vallee is not releasing any details of a letter written by France Charbonneau.

Commission spokesman Richard Bourdon is confirming the letter was given to Premier Philippe Couillard's office earlier this week and says it is up to the government to decide whether to release its contents.

The original deadline for Charbonneau's report was October 2013 but the former Parti Quebecois government extended it early in 2013 until April 19, 2015.

Montreal La Presse is reporting the new extension being sought is until the end of this November.