The Parti Quebecois is indeed the subject of an investigation by the anti-corruption squad, La Presse newspaper is reporting. The paper says police intended to carry out a raid on the party's activities, but the plan was suspended due to the election campaign.
The police's "Projet Jong," says the paper, has set it sights on both the Parti Quebecois and the Liberals.
Yesterday, the Parti Quebecois confirmed two of its official had met with UPAC investigators last February, but the party said it was an informal courtesy visit.
"The investigators said they wanted information from all the parties, on the party's financing, its structure, and its fundraising methods," the Parti Quebecois issued in a press release yesterday.
However, the CAQ says it has had no contact with UPAC for this kind of information visit.
Radio-Canada is reporting that its sources say UPAC does not do informal visits.
But the PQ is arguing the opposite. "The Parti Quebecois has not been the subject of any police searches, has had no other meetings with investigators, and no documents were requested," it says.