Construction corruption probe results in seven arrests of high ranking provincial Liberal party members


Quebec’s anticorruption squad has arrested seven high ranking members of the provincial Liberal party, including two former cabinet ministers.

Individuals arrested in April included Nathalie Normandeau, the former Liberal deputy premier of Quebec and former minister Marc-Yvan Cote. Côté was also a vice president at the Roche engineering firm, and at least two other former Roche employees were also arrested.

UPAC, the Unité permanente anticorruption had been investigating political financing of both the Liberal Party and the Parti Québécois, according to La Presse.

In June 2014 Normandeau appeared before the Charbonneau Commission. Her name had come up in previous testimony at the commission.


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