Quebec corruption probe set to resume after holiday break

By on January 13, 2014

Photo: Facebook Page of France Charbonneau
Photo: Facebook Page of France Charbonneau

MONTREAL – Quebec’s corruption probe is scheduled to resume its public hearings today after breaking for the holidays.

The commission led by Justice France Charbonneau has so far focused on corruption in the construction industry, illegal party financing and the ties between unions and organized crime.

It put a number of powerful personalities on the hot seat in 2013, including then-interim Montreal mayor Michael Applebaum and former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt.

It’s unclear what the commission will focus on this year.

Charbonneau said in December the probe will continue looking at organized crime in the construction industry in January before turning to other topics.

She must submit an interim report to the Quebec government by the end of this month and a final report in April 2015.