Quebec's electoral watchdog says that illegal financing of Quebec's now defunct ADQ may have occurred -- and the time frame overlaps with Tory Senator Leo Housakos time as chief fundraiser for the provincial party.
After a spring of sleaze, Quebec's Charbonneau inquiry is taking a break for the summer. While the inquiry will continue to conduct investigations and prepare for the fall session, the public testimony is done until after Labour Day.
Concern about the credibility of a high-profile witness is forcing a brief delay for Quebec's corruption inquiry. The inquiry was expected to begin focusing on the scandal-plagued municipality of Laval on Wednesday, with a suspended city manager taking the witness stand.
Quebec's landmark election-financing law that inspired similar rules elsewhere in Canada has been systematically flouted almost from the very start, a witness at the provincial corruption inquiry recalled Tuesday.
As Quebec's corruption inquiry awaits the highest-ranking elected official to testify so far, a longtime friend sought to minimize his role amid allegations of corruption and bid-rigging involving city contracts.