Quebec inquiry delayed by concerns about witness credibility


MONTREAL – Quebec’s corruption inquiry is being delayed today because of questions about the credibility of a witness slated to testify.

The inquiry was expected to begin focusing on the scandal-plagued municipality of Laval this morning.

But inquiry counsel Sonia LeBel emerged after an hour-long delay this morning to announce that there were serious concerns about Gaetan Turbide, a former Laval city manager currently under suspension.

LeBel says the concerns were sparked by information received this morning by inquiry investigators.

LeBel says the inquiry will continue with another witness — Jean Roberge, another senior Laval bureaucrat.

The inquiry should resume at 2 p.m.


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