Tony Accurso expected to testify once Charbonneau hearings resume

Quebec's corruption inquiry is expected to hear from a powerful former construction magnate soon after it resumes Tuesday from its summer break.

Tony Accurso, once the owner of several influential Quebec construction companies, is due to appear before the Charbonneau Commission after a failed to attempt to avoid having to testify.

Accurso argued in court that appearing before the high-profile hearings would jeopardize his right to a fair trial in pending criminal proceedings.

The Supreme Court of Canada dismissed the request last month.

But Accurso indicated last week his lawyer will file a motion for a publication ban, and that request will need to be heard before the commission can move forward.

The inquiry, which has been studying the construction industry and the awarding of public contracts, has already heard from more than 100 witnesses since it came into existence in 2011.

 

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