BTW, Phil, appearing in front of commission and playing amnesiac idiot doesn't save you from contempt charges. So it's tricky for mobsters.
Chriss: if I'm not mistaken, Vic Cotroni got a year for refusing to testify at CECO. Probably worse sentence today. #ceic
Phil: we often over-estimate the wisdom of mobsters. Some are smart. Many have a way of getting into more trouble for dumb reasons. #ceic
Norm: biggest shock I heard? I'm still puzzled that Line Beauchamp claims she had no idea she was visiting a mobser at a "breakfast"
These ministers have a security detail which makes such verifications ahead of time.
Jocelyn: yes, refusing to testify is considered a contempt of court. Carries jail sentence.
Phil: not sure we glamourize mobsters. There's a fascination that's for sure. But the truth is horrible. These people have no "honor"
On your second question: there's so much stuff being revealed every day, that the challenge is not forgetting key stuff #ceic
R: Yes, it's easy to get jaded, but not when you're passionate. But sometimes it's the other way. We reported last week that city uses
outdated and inadequate pipes for underground work, and nothing has changed, just because competiton refuses to pay bribe. But no one cared
Norm: some stuff is being discussed behind closed doors, but media hired lawyers to keep it to a minimum.
Maya: yes, keeping it short is challenging, but the key is to get to essential. TO get everything, you want to follow my tweets :-)
Jocelyn: the 1 sixth for good behaviour is on its way out. Now, it's hard time. And mobsters usually serve 2 thirds. Parole board isn't fooled easy
Chriss: she met with a group of "businessmen", one of whom was D. Arcuri.
Chris: good point, the IT world was shaken after a city official stole money by playing with such contracts. It isn't far-fetched.
Rizzuto would be asked, for example, about his involvement with construction companies and extorsion.
M. Gervasi: commission mandate is very precise: publicly tendered contracts only.
Caroline: it's a tough choice for society: if they don't talk, we don't get to bottom of things. TO get them to talk, trade-off is immunity
ranald: j'en doute. La #ceic fait bien attention et travaille avec le bureau du directeur de poursuites criminelles. #ceic
Seb: if I could spend a week on a desert Island, it would be alone. NOT with either Me Dorval or Decary ;-)
Iannick: Contradictions between Zambito and Dumont could very well be a question of perspective. THe differences aren't that big.
I suspect that indeed, other provinces in Canada will start feeling the push for similar investigations. It's just as widespread elsehwer
Iannick: sais pas, bonne question. On va creuser un peu plus au pritemps
I must end the Q&A in a minute, as I'll join a round-table discussion on 98.5 FM with Benoit Dutrizac and Kathleen Levesque of Le Devoir.
But I promise I'll respond to the rest later this afternoon. Thanks for your interest :-)))