Survey on Joel Gauthier: the PQ doubt of the independence of Lafrenière
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The Parti québécois does not believe that UPAC can investigate independently on Joël Gauthier, the former president of the AMT.
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017 09:50
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 09:56
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QUEBEC-The Parti québécois doubt that the Unité permanente anti-corruption (UPAC) can investigate independently on Joël Gauthier, the former president of the AMT, while the latter had, in 2005, encouraged the candidacy of the present head of UPAC, Robert Lafreniere.
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Our Bureau of investigation revealed Wednesday that the curriculum vitae of Mr. Lafrenière, for the position of director of security for the Agence métropolitaine de transport, was past in the hands of organizers liberals, including Mr. Gauthier.
Mr. Lafrenière had not, in the end, got the job, but it remains that his CV had been forwarded by Mr. Gauthier to a head-hunter for the job.
“I pose the question to the minister [of public Safety, Martin Coiteux]: how Robert Lafrenière can investigate Joël Gauthier, who, obviously, made recommendations in respect to a position of the AMT?”, asked the parliamentary leader of the PQ, Pascal Bérubé, during a media scrum on Wednesday.
Since 2014, Mr. Gauthier made the subject of an investigation by the UPAC, particularly for irregularities in the awarding of contracts for the AMT. It does not, however, the subject of any charges.