Not much to say in Charbonneau commission's interim report

CANADIAN PRESS

After 111 witnesses, 151 days of testimony, and more than 37,000 pages of transcripts, the Charbonneau commission's interim report basically says they're not ready to report on it just yet.

The 30-page report doesn't contain any recommendations. Justice France Charbonneau and her two co-commissioners say it's too early to come up with any solid conclusions at this stage of the proceedings because of the complexity of the problem.

It suggests, though, that the commission won't come to the perfect conclusions once the final report comes out on April 19, 2015.

"In the end, a few legislative modifications will not suffice to change things without the contributions of citizens and institutions," the report says. "Few societies have the courage to face this kind of challenge and put these kinds of debates on the public stage."

It also suggests that in spite of the sometimes explosive testimony and the understandable cynicism that people have, not everyone or everything in Quebec is corrupt.

The interim report was submitted to the Marois government on Jan. 14, but the public didn't get its first look at it until Tuesday.

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  1. MarkR posted on 01/28/2014 04:08 PM
    When this commision circus is all done and over, nothing will change other than huge tax increases to make up what was stolen and pay for a bigger bureaucracy. The new thiefs will figure out how to circumvent any new process.
  2. Joseph posted on 01/28/2014 04:08 PM
    In summary, no jail time for anyone and things will go back as they were before.
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