Laval asks for participant status at Charbonneau commission

By Robert Frank

The city of Laval has asked Jean-François Longtin, of the law firm
Bélanger Longtin, to file for participant status on its behalf at the
Charbonneau commission.

The Montreal administrative law
expert has represented many clients at
quasi-judiciary tribunals such as
police commissions and coroners’
inquiries, access to information and
the Administrative Tribunal of

“We’re still waiting to hear from
commissioner Charbonneau as we
speak,” Laval spokeswoman Nadine
Lussier told The Suburban in an interview.

“We’re a major city and we issue a
lot of construction contracts,” she

“So it’s important for us to be part
of the Charbonneau commission to be
able to ask questions, because it will have an impact on the way we’re doing
business and issuing contracts.”

“If we look at the city of Montreal, they requested their participant back in May or
June,” Lussier continued.

“We’ve taken a bit longer to request status because it wasn’t as important for us
at the beginning, but knowing how things
are going now the decision has been
taken for us to request this status.”

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