Charest to announce inquiry into construction industry: report

Quebec premier said to be considering semi-private inquiry into widespread allegations of corruption

According to a report in La Presse, after months of mounting pressure to do so, Quebec Premier Jean Charest will announce an inquiry into the province’s construction industry. The announcement will reportedly be made sometime in the next two weeks, ahead of the provincial Liberals’ convention the weekend of October 22. The inquiry isn’t expected to be entirely public, as the provincial government is considering allowing witnesses to testify in camera. It’s equally unclear who will lead the inquiry. Jacques Duchesneau, the head of the province’s anti-collusion investigative unit, has called on the government to lean on a group of three judges to look into widespread allegations of corruption within the industry.

La Presse

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