MONTREAL - Quebec Premier Jean Charest is trying to downplay the effect that anti-corruption whistleblower Jacques Duchesneau could have on the provincial election campaign.
There are multiple reports that the former police chief has agreed to run for the new Coalition for Quebec's Future _ giving the party a huge boost in its first campaign.
The party could confirm his candidacy as early as tomorrow morning.
Duchesneau was hired by the Liberals in 2010 to prepare a report on collusion in the construction industry that was later leaked to the media.
Charest says Duchesneau was part of a much larger team effort in his government's fight against corruption.
The premier says his government followed through on many of Duchesneau's recommendations, including setting up an inquiry into the construction industry.
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