City council approves Gallant as Montreal's first inspector-general

Denis Gallant
PHOTO: LA PRESSE

City council has approved Mayor Denis Coderre's choice for inspector-general.

Denis Gallant — a former lawyer with the Charbonneau Commission — will be the first to occupy the post that Coderre promised during the election campaign.

Gallant will have the power to go into any municipal office. He'll be able to ask for information, use any computer and get access to its contents.

He'll be able to exercise his power over any elected official — even the mayor — and any bureaucrat.

His main job will be to monitor the granting of city contracts.

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