For decades in Quebec it was very common for politicians to accept big bucks offered by developers (i.e. organized crime) to change zoning laws. For example, you take something that is zoned as farmlands or industrial and with the right bribes you rezone it as residential.
If you’re a new Mayor it must sound very tempting. Unfortunately the good old days of the Vaillancourt era are gone. Today, citizens are watching their Mayor and council with more cynicism than ever. So is UPAC. Crime doesn’t pay, not like it used to. So if you are going into the elections in November, keep your nose clean, if not you will become the prom queen at the local jail – bend over for your new boyfriend.