A fine of $ 11,000 imposed on a former DG of the City of Montreal

News 14 December, 2017
    Claude Léger

    Matthew Payen

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 09:53

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    A former director-general of the Ville de Montréal has been condemned by the Order of engineers to a fine of 11000$ for not having denounced irregularities in the bidding process of public contracts.

    Claude Léger has directed the administration in montréal between 2006 and 2009. At the time, twelve engineering firms shared the contract in Montreal.

    Mr. Light stated the following in front of the Charbonneau commission have not been aware of anything and have resigned as soon as the scandal of water meters began in 2009.

    In the decision of the disciplinary council of the Order of engineers (OIQ), the only facts that unfolded in 2008 have been chosen. This year, the chairman of the City executive committee Frank Zampino “has tried on two occasions to exercise on [Dr. Light] political influence to intervene with the selection committee loaded the tenders from engineering firms to decide in advance which firm would win the tender”.

    “Claude Dauphin, who has replaced Mr. Zampino at the executive committee, has done the same approach with him”, is it also written in the decision.

    Each time, Mr. Light refused to intervene in the tender process.

    But he is accused of not having made an audit to ensure compliance of grant contracts, or for having denounced the situation to the mayor or to the OIQ.