The head of the powerful FTQ labour federation says he will not seek another mandate and will also be stepping down as chairman of the board of the big Solidarity investment fund.
Michel Arsenault says the past number of months have been bruising, especially for his family, given the revelations at the Charbonneau Commission about labour's links to organized crime.
Arsenault has served two terms as president of the FTQ and says he did nothing wrong during that time.
Yesterday at the commission's hearings, former FTQ president Jocelyn Dupuis confirmed that he once accepted an all-expenses paid vacation to the Virgin Islands from construction boss Tony Accurso.
He said he figured there was nothing wrong with that because many FTQ members worked for Accurso's companies.