City's next move on "secret report"

Posted By: Claude Beaulieu · 12/18/2012 3:03:00 PM

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum says the city's executive committee is getting ready to decide the city's next move following revelations of a would-be "secret report" on the alleged artificial inflation of the cost of certain public contracts.

It was learned earlier this fall that a report had been prepared back in 2004 according to which the cost of certain public contracts was inflated by up to 40 percent. Mayor Michael Applebaum says the city's comptroller-general has completed his probe into the reasons why the 2004 report wasn't made public. He says the comptroller will present his conclusions and recommendations to the executive committee tomorrow.

Applebaum indicates that the city comptroller could recommend that the file be forwarded to UPAC -- the police anti-corruption unit.



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