Mtl mayoral candidate addresses corruption and collusion
A Montreal mayoral candidate says it's not normal.
Marcel Coté says ten years of corruption and collusion in the city is a byproduct of forced mergers.
He tells La Presse the makeup of council, mainly of former suburban mayors, led to rules and procedures of former suburban cities to manage a large city budget of five-billion dollars.
He adds Montreal can't run under rules for such boroughs such as Saint-Laurent or Anjou.
As well, Coté has proposed counter measures in light of corruption and collusion in Montreal in the awarding of city contracts.
He says among other things, offenders must be punished, while making sure there are enough bidders and contractors to serve the city.
He adds the penalties should vary depending on the severity of the acts.
As well, according to Coté, offending companies must refund sums the city overpaid.
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