Report: police suspended raid on PQ due to election campaign

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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.

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  1. Joe posted on 03/26/2014 10:23 AM
    Where there is smoke there is fire..........
    1. yves perron posted on 04/04/2014 06:53 PM
      @Joe Smoke has been coming for decades from the liberals house...Now it's on fire.
  2. Pierrefonds Guy posted on 03/26/2014 12:08 PM

    This needs some explaining. Why would a police force, that is supposed to be completely impartial in their investigations, choose to let the PQ off, just because there is an election looming.
    1. Rick Deschenes posted on 03/28/2014 03:56 AM
      @Pierrefonds Guy That's exactly the proof in the pudding that the police are not working for the Public... They are NOT civil servant police Agents but corporate bought and hired Police Officers working for the Corporation and being Paid by the Public Tax dollars!
      Wake up Quebec! Here's your undeniable proof and THE smoking Gun.. No questions need to be asked here... You do not need someone to tell you your hand is burned if it's on fire... It's obvious.. warrants no explanation at all!!!
  3. ric posted on 03/26/2014 02:03 PM
    Isn't it all clear why she called an election NOW. The anti-corruption squad suspended their investigation of the pq. She and her husband didn't have to testify before the Charbonneau Commission. You can run, but you can't hide.
  4. Mark posted on 03/26/2014 04:01 PM
    Corrupt individuals are now policing the police? Who IS policing the police from doing their duty?
  5. John Bisscheroux posted on 03/26/2014 07:21 PM
    And the plot thickens..............................
  6. Fred Simons posted on 03/26/2014 11:58 PM
    There is a rumor circulating in downtown Montreal that Pauline Marois owns an apartment in the downtown Ritz Carlton hotel condo building. Is this true?
    1. Mark posted on 03/27/2014 10:38 AM
      @Fred Simons She recently bought a $3 million condo on Old Montreal.
    2. Jimovitch posted on 04/01/2014 04:14 AM
      @Fred Simons And this would be relevant.. WHY ?
  7. Tyson posted on 03/27/2014 08:15 PM
    WHat isn´t explained is if a raid on the Liberals was suspended for the same reason, as they were also under investigations. This article is incomplete.
  8. yves perron posted on 04/04/2014 06:49 PM
    Everybody should know by now that corruption,collusion, and political scams come from the federalist liberals along with the mafia and the bums.Some are already in jail , we have to wait for the others to join them...After the elections. So sad.
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