Ex-TQ engineer says bribery was common


A former Transport Quebec engineer says he was routinely bribed by construction and engineering firms in exchange for help with lucrative government contracts.

Guy Hamel told the Charbonneau Commission today the gifts and favours were for favourable decisions from his position on a selection committee for government contracts.

He also served as a project manager for provincial works projects.

The now-retired Hamel says he received cruises, golf trips, golf clubs, a ski trip, enevelopes full of cash and even a new retaining wall for his home.

The gifts began around 1990 but Hamel says he was never reprimanded for taking the gifts.

At one point, a superior casually mentioned to him in a hallway that he needed to "calm down.''

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  1. George73 posted on 04/16/2014 04:36 PM
    The TQ is obviously a nest of incompetent vipers. I suggest they start to fire and replace, and go out of provonce for replacement. Perhaps what the TQ need is an influx of individuals with no ties to Quebec. If that means they can speak French, so what? What is more important. Language or lives?
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