A former Quebec provincial police chief had little to say to the Charbonneau commission Friday about why he failed to act in the wake of collusion allegations involving contracts in Laval in 2002 and 2003.
Florent Gagné was tipped off about them by a transport ministry official.
But Gagné defended himself by saying he contacted the Department of Criminal Affairs as a result.
Gagné added his role wasn't to get involved in such investigations to which inquiry chair France Charbonneau expressed surprise.
“You were Director General of the Sûreté du Québec and you did not inquire about the status of investigations brought to your attention? What were you doing then?”
“I was doing my duties as director general to the best of my conscience”, said Gagné after some silence.
Gagné was hired by the Ministry of Transport in late 2003.