After dozens of past revelations showing deeply entrenched corruption in the FTQ Construction union, former boss Jocelyn Dupuis took to the stand at the Charbonneau Commission Thursday.
Dupuis, a former crane operator who ran the construction wing for 11 years, was pushed out over a controversy surrounding his expense claims in 2008.
Dupuis appeared rather confident towards the beginning of his testimony, the part where the commission traditionally goes over the witness’ professional background.
It didn’t take long for crown prosecutor Denis Gallant to begin showing photos of Dupuis with high business people, including construction magnate Tony Accurso.
“Are you close enough to celebrate his birthday, to do things with the family?” Gallant asked.
“Ask me the question directly and I’ll tell you yes,” Dupuis answered.
He’s expected back on the stand Friday.