Superbanner
Current Weather
-10.2°C Cloudy 1 km/h
Full Forecast
Tbnewswatch National News
Friday November 28 2014
2:12 PM EST
Badanai
Sign. Minute Muffler
Signature Ad
Sign/Prestige Home Comfort
Sky/Fire - Nov #1
2014-03-29 at 18:26

Integrity in question

Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois speaks to the media as while campaigning Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Montreal, Que.. Quebecers will vote in a provincial election April 7, 2014.
Ryan Remiorz, The Canadian Press
Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois speaks to the media as while campaigning Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Montreal, Que.. Quebecers will vote in a provincial election April 7, 2014.
AD
Dilico Christmas Wish CampaignDilico Anishinabek Family Care Gift Bags. Call our Elf Line 345-3763 to pick up your gift bag today.Click here for Details
By The Canadian Press

MONTREAL - The Parti Quebecois is facing questions on Saturday as integrity emerges as a key issue in the provincial election campaign.

Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard says it's the turn of PQ chief Pauline Marois to answer questions following a report of an alleged illegal financing scheme within the party during the 1990s.

Montreal's La Presse newspaper reports the province's corruption inquiry is examining allegations of collusion involving engineering companies and the PQ.

Marois denies any wrongdoing and says she has no knowledge of such an arrangement.

Coalition party head Francois Legault, a PQ minister in the 1990s, also says he did nothing wrong and says he finds the media report troubling.

Couillard took the brunt of attacks on integrity issues earlier in the week.

He was grilled by the PQ following a Radio-Canada report that he placed $600,000 in an offshore tax haven while practising as a neurosurgeon in Saudi Arabia well before embarking on his political career.

During Thursday's leaders debate he was also attacked for his ties to Arthur Porter, a former hospital administrator who now faces fraud charges in connection with a scandal-plagued hospital contract.

Couillard and Porter ran a consulting agency together, and were appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the committee that monitors Canada's spy agency.

The Canadian Press
© The Canadian Press, 2014

Tbnewswatch.com(0)

Banner/Vector Construction

Comments

We've improved our comment system.
Comments for this story are semi-moderated. Read our comment guideline.

Add a new comment.
You must log in to add comments.
Create a new account
Log In
 
 
Big Box
BB/Kidney Foundation

Events