No charges have ever been filed in connection with this trial.
After an eight-year trial and more than 300 witnesses, the head of the Permanent Anti-Corruption Bureau (UPAC) said in a statement on Monday that it had sought a legal opinion from the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions (DPCP). In 2019. On the next steps related to this research on the relationship between the awarding of contracts by the Quebec GovernmentQLPTo companies in lieu of payments into party boxes.
After handing over the question in 2020 to the Evidence Review Committee headed by the Honorable Andre Rochon, a retired judge from the Court of Appeals,DPCP It sent its conclusions to the UPAC in December 2020, which decided last January to put an end to this river research.
” Given the legal opinion taking into account all the rigor and resources already invested in this inquiry, the Commissioner felt that there was no reason to pursue it. [enquête] And so it ends. ⁇
Many higher ranks Mark BeauAs well as a former director of financing Violet Trepanier. In this investigation, UPAC suspected the existence of an illegal Liberal Party financing system based on prescribed practice
Funding for the sector Between 2002 and 2012.
Under the suspected scheme the government would award public contracts to companies, undertaking to pay substantial sums to the QLP’s treasury through donations made by employees of companies and business groups that benefited from these contracts.
It should be remembered that no charges were laid against anyone at this trial. Radio-Canada revealed the presence In November 2014
The DPCP explained that the content of the legal opinion, which is protected by professional privacy, provided to the UPAC in connection with the Mâchurer trial would not be published.
Relief in the Charrest clan
In a statement released Monday afternoon, former Quebec premier Jean Charest, now a lawyer, said he had observed the UPAC’s decision.
It was only today that Jean-Charest learned that the UPAC had decided to submit to the Committee of Experts from the DPCP the evidence gathered in the Machurar investigation.
” This trial had a profound effect on my personal life, my family life, my colleagues in my political life and my current colleagues. ⁇
The continuation of this research has become meaningless and has been unfair to me and my family for almost eight years of our lives, said Mr. Charrest added. My family and I would like to thank our colleagues, colleagues and friends who have stopped supporting us.
Mature’s trial as former Liberal Prime Minister is over Has been in court for a few weeks Entered the party leadership race through the fringes of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC).
In November, Jean-Charles Legalt has increased his lawsuit against the government to $ 2 million Alleged that information from confidential UPAC documents was leaked to the press for violating his privacy.
Jean-Charles also condemned the behavior of Genevieve Gilbolt, the Minister of Public Security who presented the book. QLP Inc. – Jean Charrest’s face appears during question and answer session on October 21 in Quebec National Assembly.
Surprised by doing so, the former prime minister, Franకోois Legalt, revised the legal action against the government from one to two million dollars.
On February 17, PLQ leader Dominic Angled was in office Exit Public Square To defend Jean Charrest after the opposition Doubts are raised over his integrity. Mrs. Anglade thought
Nine years later it was time to end it.
That same day, Jean-Charles felt he had nothing to be ashamed of when it came to political financing Demanded that the trial on Machurar be stopped By voice of his lawyer Me Michelle Massicot.
Minister Gilbolt observed
In Quebec, the Minister of Public Security, Genevieve Gilbolt, responded cleverly to the Machurar investigation by the UPAC, believing that the latter was the second party to justify its decision.
” We note the decision of UPAC to put an end to the Machu Picchu investigation initiated during the previous administration of the company. The UPAC has yet to explain its decision. ⁇
It should be noted that our Government has taken all necessary steps to rectify the UPAC and adequately fulfill its objective. Taking advantage of these changes now depends on the management of the organizationMs. Guilbault adds.
The minister made it clear that his government would no longer comment on the file as there were lawsuits against the government.
Apology time According to Anglade
In the Quebec Liberal Party, leader Dominic Angled has demanded an apology to members of his political party and staff, whose reputation has been tarnished by years of suspicion of fraud and corruption.
” After all these years, the time has come for the UPAC to put an end to this trial. She must now apologize for leading the public fishing spree. ⁇
Mentioned in a statement entitled
The fishing trip is overThe leadership of the PLQ is the resolutions of the UPAC and the DPCP
Remember that the Liberal Party of Quebec has always respected the laws and has always offered its full and full cooperation in the investigation.The party writes.
For more than a decade, volunteers, members, employees and elected officials of the Liberal Party of Quebec have been repeatedly subjected to unjust attacks.Condemns the political establishment.
Disappointment between PQ and solidarity
Leaving the Machurar trial not only pleased the people on the opposition benches, especially in Quebec Solidarity, shocked Alexandre Leduk, the spokesman for justice.
Indefinite extension of the Machurar trial Ultimately it only served to preserve UPAC’s reputation.
At the party Quebecois, leader Paul Saint-Pierre Plamandon expressed outrage on his Twitter account, ending the investigation
For anyone who follows politics and remembers the results of the Charbonneau Commission, this result is an unpleasant, embarrassing moment.PQ leader denied.