Charbonneau off until next week after star witness hurt
Today's session at the Charbonneau Commission ended before it began this morning.
Ex-union boss Ken Pereira was due back on the stand this morning to continue his cross-examination, after nearly a week's worth of explosive testimony during which he detailed links between this former FTQ-Construction union and organized crime.
Yesterday, he told the Commission that FTQ president Michel Arsenault once refused a $300,000 bribe presented by this former FTQ-Construction boss Jocelyn Dupuis and "an Italian" with the goal of moving a construction project forward.
This morning, prosecutor Simon Tremblay informed the hearing room that Pereira was in hospital undergoing tests, after suffering an accidental fall and hurting his head on the way to his car.
But despite the initial cyncial reaction to the news on social media, there's no indication Pereira's fall was anything but an accident.
Pereira suffered head trauma in the incident, and is expected to return to the stand next Tuesday, after the Thanksgiving break.