said by milnoc:
All I'm hoping is that his passport is seized so that he doesn't suddenly leave the country with bags of OUR money.
I don't think he can be touched due to laws. In addition, the laws state if anything does happen to someone in office, the tax payer pays all legal/court costs.
There is already someone else being investigated and we are all paying for his legal team. Sky is the limit.
In addition, anyone/everyone who is "singing" at this corruption commission won't be facing anything. "Anything they state can't be used against them in court". So everyone talking and pointing fingers is getting as much as possible off their chest since whatever they state can never be used against them.
Everything they did
Everything they took
Everyone they met
Every minor crooked detail
Can't be held against them.
There are a couple of lawyers trying to fight this though, but it will go no where. The law is the law. In addition, it would cost the tax payer millions since we are on the hook to pay all legal fee's for elected officials.
Since Tremblay and the Laval mayor haven't taken the stand, maybe stuff can be used against them. But where will it go?
Or if they do take the stand, then anything they say can't be used against them.
It's in everyones best interest to sing like a little rat (rats sing!). If they don't, then stuff could come back and they can face time and fines.
Anyone recall the city of Montreal's plans to install water meters in everyones home? The mob controlled the meters inflating the costs 10,000% it was found out and the project scrapped. Now it's on the table again.
How can the mayor claim to know nothing? heh
But, every business is run like this in Montreal. Not just construction. I can tell you some stories with some fed MP's back in the days when I worked Northern Telecom (Nortel).
It all runs deeper than the little surface scratch we are seeing here.
And if anyone thinks their prov or city isn't the same... I can only shake my head.