Charbonneau hearings resume without Pereira
Ken Pereira, the former union local boss whose tales of links between his FTQ-Construction union and organized crime rocked the Charbonneau Commission two weeks ago, won't be back on the stand until Oct. 28 — after next week's scheduled break.
Pereira was due to be cross-examined last week, but he's been out of the hearing room since falling down a flight of stairs at his home Tuesday morning.
He's at home, recovering from cranial trauma.
The Commission's hearings resumed at 2 this afternoon, with Gaétan Morin, the senior vice-president with the FTQ Solidarity Fund, taking the stand, spending much of his two hours detailing the history and organizational structure of the investment fund.
During his testimony, Pereira alleged that construction magnate Tony Accurso had come to effectively control the Fund by the late 2000s.