Laval wins participant status at Charbonneau commission

By Robert Frank

www.thesuburban.com

Justice France
Charbonneau has approved
the request the city of Laval
made last week to be granted participant status.

The judge heads a commission that is investigating provincial and municipal public spending in
Quebec’s construction industry.


In an interview with The Suburban last week, Laval
spokeswoman Nadine
Lussier emphasized that
the bid for participant status was made by the
municipality and not on
behalf of individual politicians.

The city has hired Montreal administrative lawyer Jean-François Longtin to represent the municipal administration. Now that Justice Charbonneau has granted Laval participant status, Longtin will henceforth be
permitted to review evidence and cross-examine witnesses called before the
Charbonneau commission, on the city’s
behalf.

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