Quebec lukewarm on Montreal's new anti-corruption squad
Quebec Public Security Minister Stephane Bergeron (seen here in a CP file photo from Dec. 2012) is cautiously supporting Montreal's new anti-corruption unit.
Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:50PM EST
Quebec’s Public Security Minister is doing an impressive job hiding his enthusiasm over the announcement of Montreal’s new anti-corruption squad.
At a press conference Wednesday in Quebec, Stephane Bergeron said he was not consulted by the Applebaum administration before it announced the creation of the new unit, which will join the Operation Hammer anti-corruption unit (UPAC ).
Bergeron conceded that the new Montreal squad could be useful if it shares information with UPAC and it avoids the trap of working alone.
Montreal police director Marc Parent said that the new unit, named EPIM will work hand-in-hand with the UPAC.
EPIM has a budget of $3 million and can investigate all municipal services, not only construction contracts.
-With a file from The Canadian Press