Duchesneau: Liberals, PQ have "two sets" of books
François Legault's corruption-fighting star candidate is making some serious accusations about how both Liberal and Parti Québécois (PQ) campaigns have been financed.
Speaking on The Tommy Schnurmacher Show this morning, Jacques Duchesneau, the Coalition Avenir Québec's candidate in St-Jerome, was asked what shocked him the most after investigating corruption for the Quebec government.
"There's two sets of accounting," Duchesneau said. "One that is officially given to the DGE (Directeur général des élections), and other money that is going through the back door."
He also said that both the Liberals and PQ have been plagued by corruption, but wouldn't go into great detail. His second report has been tabled with the Charbonneau Commission, but won't be released until more testimony is heard.
"I was cross-examined by the lawyer representing the PQ and they were very adamant. They wanted to see what was in the report," he said on CJAD 800. "If you have nothing to worry about, why would you be so desperate to know what was inside the report. That's the question. And people will have to make their own answers. I know the answer."
Duchesneau added that he would have preferred the election be held once the Commission had completed its work.
"Had we waited for the Charbonneau Commission's conclusions, then it would have been an easy choice for the citizens of this province."
Listen to Jacques Duchesneau's full interview with Tommy Schnurmacher by clicking play to the right.
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