Quebec election gets shakeup as Duchesneau joins CAQ
MONTREAL - A former Montreal police chief and anti-corruption
whistleblower has confirmed he will run in the Quebec election.
Jacques Duchesneau says he will run for the new Coalition for
Quebec's Future, in a move that could be a major game-changer in the
The announcement gives the third-place party an immediate boost
in credibility as it tries to make the fight against corruption a
key issue for voters.
Duchesneau was hired by the Liberals in 2010 to investigate
allegations of corruption and collusion in the construction
His report, which he leaked to the media, included charges of
illegal schemes in the construction industry and political
Premier Jean Charest says his government has taken steps to
tackle corruption, including calling an inquiry into the