Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CORRUPTION IN QUEBEC - NEW SUPER HOSPITAL COMPLEX UNDER INVESTIGATION

 
 
Police investigators leave the offices of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal, Tuesday, September 18, 2012. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)
 
Police investigators leave the offices of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal, Tuesday, September 18, 2012. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press)

A spokesman for the unit said around 10 investigators from the department's Hammer Squad were looking for signs of illegal activity.

The McGill University Health Centre offices in Montreal, where members of Quebec's anti-corruption squad conducted a raid at the premises. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

Squad members interviewed witnesses during the operation. There was no word of any immediate arrests.

Richard Fahey, the hospital's public affairs director, said investigators came to the offices at 8 a.m. requesting information related to the awarding of the contract for a new super hospital being built in a public private partnership.

"The MUHC is fully collaborating with the investigators and we do not have any further comment at this stage," he told reporters as he read a brief statement.

Quebec introduced Operation Hammer in late 2009 amid a flurry of corruption allegations that shocked the province.

The squad has been involved in a number of arrests since its inception.

1 comment:

Phyllis Carter said...

The authorities are finally ivestigting BIG CRIME. But no one is doing anything about the crimes that destroyed my family when Dawn Mcsweeney robbed me -with the help of a Montreal Police officer. Detailed reports at http://dawnmcsweeney.blogspot.com. This police cover-up continues to this day.