Latest update: 14/12/2012
Quebec reels from mafia-led corruption revelations
For the past three months, the French-speaking Canadian province of Quebec has been gripped by a tale of corruption involving public officials and the construction industry. Elected local government members have spoken of being intimidated daily when awarding building work contracts, while the mayors of Montreal and Laval have both resigned. The public inquiry, known as the Charbonneau Commission, has attracted record audiences, as the TV drama-like saga continues.