‘Mr. Three Per Cent’ to return to stand as Quebec corruption inquiry resumes


MONTREAL – Quebec’s corruption inquiry resumes today with more testimony expected from the man dubbed “Mr. Three Per Cent.”

Bernard Trepanier, a former political fundraiser, has been accused of collecting a cut on contracts destined for a Montreal municipal party.

Trepanier denied those allegations when he testified before the Charbonneau Commission in March.

He earned the unflattering nickname “Mr. Three Per Cent” from Quebec media after other witnesses cast him as a central player in a collusion scheme.

Witnesses have described how companies inflated the cost of public projects and divided up the extra cash between the Mafia, corrupt bureaucrats and Trepanier’s once-mighty Union Montreal party.

The inquiry broke off for two weeks at the end of March.

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