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.