Corruption squad investigating 48 cases

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You might think that by now, Quebec's anti-corruption squad might be getting to the bottom of the pool of corruption in public-sector contracting in the province - but that is not the case.

The squad is busier than ever.

The Journal de Montreal says there are at least 48 investigations underway. That's twice as many as 18-months ago.

Anti-corruption chief Robert Lafreniere believes investigators aren't even up to cruising speed at this point. He predicts the pace will quicken even further and says corruption can be found everywhere in the province.

Meantime, the spokeswoman for UPAC says much of the squad's work is being sparked by tips from the public. About 90 come in each month.

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