City asks for more power when awarding contracts
Montreal’s city council this evening passed a motion asking the Quebec government for more power when awarding contracts.
“There has been corruption and collusion for the last 20 years,” Mayor Tremblay said. There was little discussion about the move for more power; however Tremblay repeatedly fended attacks from opposition members about his blindness of the problem all together.
“As elected officials, we are responsible even for what we don’t know,” opposition leader Louis Harel said. “In a democratic system, the population must have confidence in its elected officials and know that officials will take ownership of what happens.”
There were also repeated calls by Union Montreal members asking for questions from the public stemming from testimony at the Charbonneau commission to be dismissed.
They say it’s unfair to ask questions about accusations that have not been proven true.
Documents from the official opposition show a motion will be submitted Tuesday at council stating “the council severely blames Mayor Gerald Tremblay for his negligence...and refusal to assume his responsibilities...in managing the City of Montreal.”
At the time this article was written, that motion had not been adopted.