Quebec's anti-corruption squad says it has conducted five raids in cities north of Montreal. A spokeswoman for the force says today's operation was aimed at gathering evidence pertinent to an ongoing investigation.
Montreal will have its next interim mayor -- the third mayor in less than a year -- early next week. The city clerk's office has announced a vote will be held during a special meeting of council next Tuesday.
Saulie Zajdel, a Conservative election candidate was picked up Monday along with Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum and now faces five charges from acts allegedly committed back in his days as a municipal councillor.
Montreal's Mayor Michael Applebaum, who promised to restore public confidence amid Quebec’s widespread corruption scandal, has been arrested and charged with fraud, conspiracy, breach of trust, and corruption in municipal affairs.