Cops as bad guys?

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What’s this poor sick world coming too? The Charbonneau Commission, officially the Commission of Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public Contracts in the Construction Industry, revealed the degree to which the Construction Industry in Quebec is rotten. Real estate developers are part of the same club, they are plain and simply the “legitimate” arm of organized crime. Not only are most politicians in Montreal crooked as hell but now we find out that we have cops as bad guys too? Seems like everyone who is pro-development is in it for the money, illegally.


From the Montreal Gazette
SQ officer arrested for alleged intimidation of Beaconsfield officials

The Gazette has learned the investigation involves a property in Beaconsfield that De Castris purchased in 2011 for $500,000, and sold in August for $1.3 million, according to land registry records. In the interim, on Oct. 22, 2012, Beaconsfield city council voted in favour of reversing a decision by Beaconsfield’s urban planning advisory committee. According to minutes from the council meeting, the committee had refused a request for “architectural modification of the building” on Lakeshore Rd. based on plans submitted on Oct. 3, 2012.

Based on new plans for the property deposited on Oct. 18, 2012, the issue was put to a vote at that same council meeting, and Beaconsfield Mayor David Pollock and a councillor voted against the modification. But the plan was approved because four councillors voted in favour.

Two days after Beaconsfield’s urban planning department initially refused the plans, its director, Denis Chabot, was assaulted in the parking lot of a golf course in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The assault on Chabot is part of the same investigation, police sources told The Gazette.

Chabot was reportedly beaten with baseball bats and suffered injuries that required treatment at a hospital. He eventually returned to his work with the city.