Over the last few years, the public sector of the Québec province has been confronted by numerous corruption and collusion scandals. Various allegations and concerns have been raised more particularly with respect to the construction industry and  its relations with the public sector in various contractual matters and calls for a  public inquiry on the matter have been made. The Government has responded  with the establishment of various anti-corruption measures, including the creation, last February, of the Permanent Anti-Corruption Unit, followed, in March, by the appointment of an Anti-Corruption Commissioner. Although these individual initiatives were well received, they lacked sufficient coordination, organization and a defined mandate. With the adoption of the Anti-Corruption Act on June 8th 2011 the Government’s efforts in battling corruption will be centralized and undoubtedly more focused. (...)

type Québec Takes Significant Measures to Battle Corruption