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Lachine councillor says corruption investigation is under way in borough

Quebec’s anti-corruption squad is investigating allegations against a member of the Lachine borough’s urban-planning committee for possible links to various real-estate developers, opposition borough councillor Jean-François Cloutier says.

Cloutier, who is making the allegations, says he can’t identify the member because the person sent him a lawyer’s demand letter threatening to sue if he names him.

However, the person’s identity was narrowed down in a series of retorts during the public question period of Lachine’s borough council meeting on Monday. Borough mayor Claude Dauphin said the person is one of the two elected borough officials who sit on the urban-planning committee.

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