Charbonneau report calls for whistleblower protection, stiffer penalties for lawbreakers: Nov. 24, 2015 CBC article

Scams and scamming

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Gangsters and corruption

In previous posts, I’ve discussed gangsters and corruption, as in this post:

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Nov. 24, 2015 Toronto Star article

With regard to these topics, a Nov. 24, 2015 Toronto Star article is entitled:

“Corruption in Quebec construction industry ‘far more widespread than we originally believed’: Justice France Charbonneau says the Mafia and Hells Angels worked their way deep into the industry, gaining access to public and private contracts and worker’s pension funds.”

Nov. 24, 2015 CBC article

Also with regard to these topics, a Nov. 24, 2015 CBC article is entitled:

“Charbonneau commission finds corruption widespread in Quebec’s construction sector:
Inquiry report calls for whistleblower protection, stiffer penalties for lawbreakers”

Collusion

The opening paragraphs of the article read:

The commission charged with investigating corruption in Quebec’s construction industry has tabled its report, which includes 60 recommendations, including protection for whistleblowers, reforms to political donation rules and stiffer penalties for companies and individuals who break the law.

The report was delivered to Liberal Premier Philippe Couillard’s government today and simultaneously released to the public.

In her report, Justice France Charbonneau concluded corruption and collusion are “far more widespread than originally believed.”

In a prepared address in Montreal, Charbonneau said the commission, which investigated the awarding of government contracts and influence peddling in the construction sector, found that organized crime had indeed infiltrated the industry.

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