Bear with me, I'm new at this :-)
Judge Charbonneau ended with a pretty clear message: please be patient, lots more will come.
Thank you Chriss. the inquest is complex, but it looks like the public needed complete access to its work, otherwise, what's the point?
@CEICTwit Me Dorval and Gallant don't seem to interact much behind the scenes. But they're professionals, they know it's business.
Let's not forget the lawyers are there to serve their clients, not to make friends. It gets ugly sometimes.
Stephane, perhaps we can get things going with a question: What do you think will be the biggest impact of the corruption inquiry?
The impact of the commission is already visible: elected officials are being forced out of office, and construction companies are well awar
well aware they're under the spotlight. Prices for projects have dropped by at least 15% already due to anti-collusion unit.
But it's fair to say it's about to change how politics and fundraising will be looked at in future
Chriss: i wouldn't be surprised if in her recommendations, Justice Charbonneau will suggest an anti-corruption unit modeled on New York's.
R: Technically, witnesses ARE immune to prosecution, but it's not absolute. The Supreme Court just issued a ruling in that regard. But
They can still be charged if police can prove they had evidence BEFORE they testified. It's not absolute protection. But a pretty good 1
Angloman: many people will face charges. Zambito is already facing some, and prosecutors are building cases against others
JR123: Yes, unions are very much in the mandate of the #ceic In fact, it will have a focus on FTQ Construction and organized crime links
StevieD, I think it's the case already. Just look at the mayors of Montreal and Laval. But evidence dates back a bit, many politicians are
are already out of office. Think Nathalie Normandeau and Line Beauchamp or Tony Tomassi.
Doorstopper: I'd say "When The Levee Breaks" ;-)
PoliticalJunkie: Yes, many suggest it's time to have a permanent body like the #ceic. Maybe in the model of the one already existing in NY?
Eric M: Etre entouré de collègues experts comme Kathleen et Isabelle et PA Normandin ou Jean-Louis du JdM facilite les choses. On s'aide
Andy I don't think we'll ever be able to put things to rest and get all the answers. So the #ceic will try to suggest mechanisms to prevent
such things from reaching such proportions. #ceic
Chriss, yes, similar comms have existed in the US and other places. It's not the first in Qc. The Commission Cliche in early 70s did same
Iannick: Pas sur de qui vous parlez. Peut-etre la greffière? #ceic
Phil: Rizzuto is expected to be called in front of the #ceic. Whether he'll cooperate is another matter entirely. #ceic
Many mobsters refused to testify during the CECO of the late 70s and were jailed for contempt of court #ceic