Connections between FTQ, the mafia and Tony Accurso
It goes without question, many facts, names and stories have come out of former union boss Ken Pereira.
Wednesday, Pereira described how current FTQ Construction president Michel Arsenault ignored his warnings that the Hells Angels had infiltrated the union. The reason: Arsenault was already aware, according to Pereira’s testimony.
Once Pereira brought the false expense claims the attention of the union president, the rest of management quickly began to turn on him.
Pereira told the commission he did have links to construction magnate Tony Accurso, who is now facing a flurry of charges.
He described how many executives would go for vacations on his yacht, but would also use his loge at the Bell Centre, all expenses paid
Once Jocelyn Dupuis, the former director general, was pushed aside, two clans formed within FTQ Construction. There was a clan that was pro-Dupuis, another against.
At the elections, Hells Angels members were present along with 122 union members. “Once everyone voted, Michel Arsenault told us the new director-general was Richard Goyette,” an ally of Dupuis’.
That’s when one member stood up and announced it was impossible the total of ballots was 122, because he didn’t vote, still had his ballot in hand.
That led Pereira to believe the election was fixed.
Here are some of Michel Boyer's reports: