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Quebec electoral officer dismisses one of Bellemare’s claims

No evidence Liberals illegally accepted cash-stuffed envelopes

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Quebec’s election chief has called off the investigation into corruption allegation made against the Charest government by former Justice Minister Marc Bellemare. After a lengthy investigation, Marcel Blanchet announced Friday there is simply no evidence to back up Bellemare’s claims the provincial Liberals in Quebec illegally accepted cash-stuffed envelopes. “[Bellemare] did not witness any collection of money that would have been in violation of the provisions of the Elections Act. Similarly, he cannot attest to, or cite concrete facts, suggesting that any violations of the act occurred,” the electoral officer said in a statement. “Therefore, no action will be taken on this issue.”

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