Municipal Corruption

The Canadian Press reports that, for the first time, “…charges of gangsterism, usually reserved for organized-crime groups, have been laid in connection with Quebec’s ongoing political scandals. Former Laval Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt is said to be among those charged. Andy Blatchford, Canadian Press reporter, writes…

The list in Canada of persons associated with municipal government facing charges of non-lawful actions while in office is growing. Perhaps those in public office can benefit from a knowledge of the Canadian Criminal Code as it concerns municipal government officials. READ Section 123.

For those who are interested in possible solutions, the book, Public Sector Integrity: A Framework for Assessment may have value.

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