Mayor keeps mum on allegations of corruption
Mayor Gerald Tremblay said that every year the Director General of Elections verifies the state of his party's finances every year and has never made any sort of complaints against his party Union Montreal.
Tremblay was reacting today to the allegations from businessman Lino Zambito at the Charbonneau Commission hearings, that starting in 2006, Zambito's company had to pay Mayor Tremblay's party a kickback of 3 per cent on every city of Montreal contract it received.
He said he'll be waiting for the conclusions of the Charbonneau Commission.
"I will not be making comments on what is going on every day," he told reporters. "As far as the financing of our political party, Union Montreal, the Director General of Elections verified on a regular basis our financial statements andfound no wrongdoing."
That wasn't good enough for either opposition party, both Vision Montreal and Projet Montreal calling on the mayor to resign, saying he's lost all credibility. The mayor has said he won't step down.
Photos: DARIO AYALA (Montreal Gazette), Canadian Press (front page photo)