Charbonneau: more tales of union intimidation

Charbonneau Commission investigator Michel Comeau was back on the stand for a second day today — and today, the Commission's hearings heard wiretaps, which appear to suggest contractors in Quebec routinely refused to work with people who didn't belong to the right union.

Ex-union local boss-turned star witness Ken Pereira apparently encouraged people — often people looking for work — to make phone calls and to record them, in an effort to prove that workers belonging to his union — Local 1981, affiliated with the FTQ-Construction union — were being discriminated against in favor of workers registered with Local 2182 of the International Union.

Comeau's two days of testimony were based on conversations with about 70 people who reported that intimidation, extortion and favoritism were widespread on Quebec's construction sites.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
  1. Joseph posted on 02/11/2014 05:34 PM
    What is wrong with people, don't they have any morals towards their fellow person. Maybe the greed is too strong.
showing all comments

Share this article:

News Videos

Latest News