Montreal to get new inspector-general

Denis Gallant was a star prosecutor at the Charbonneau Commission.

The City of Montreal will soon have a new inspector-general.

Denis Gallant, former assistant chief prosecutor with the Charbonneau Commission will now have sweeping powers to maintain integrity at city hall.

During an afternoon news conference Mayor Denis Coderre touted Gallant's years of experience as a corruption-fighter

"When I spoke with Mr. Gallant I knew he was the right man for the right position" said the mayor.

Gallant will be given the power to examine any city book, register, document or computer in order to investigate anything that he deems suspicious

Further, he'll also have the power to crack down on rigged contracts.

"I will prepare myself but I know, with the experience I have, I'll know where to look" said Gallant.

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  1. George Grummett posted on 02/12/2014 02:58 PM
    ...and we have chosen for this new post a certain Monsieur Robespierre !
  2. marguerite posted on 02/13/2014 12:33 AM
    And who will pay his salary?????????
  3. maria posted on 02/13/2014 09:03 AM
    and who is the mayor firing to pay this salary, because from my understanding Montreal can not afford this expense, and from my understanding they are putting 5 million of our dollars to pay for this "NEW OFFICE" - what a embarrassment that we have to dish out 5 million tax dollars to try and prevent corruption. Can I ask has the city or the province or the federal Gov. done anything to re-coop any dollars that we have so way overpaid to any of these clowns at the Charbonneau commission??? What about all this cash that the clowns took what are we doing about that , have we seized their homes - it seems to me
    "same old, same old". nothing in this city and province will ever change!!!
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