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Mandate of Quebec's construction inquiry to be extended until April 2015

Quebec Justice Minister Bertrand St-Arnaud announces the extension of the Charbonneau Commission Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the legislature in Quebec City. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
March 19, 2013 - 7:15 AM

QUEBEC - The mandate of the commission looking into corruption in Quebec's construction industry is being extended by 18 months.

Justice Minister Bertrand St-Arnaud says the deadline for the final report will be April 2015.

The original deadline for commission president France Charbonneau to table the report was October 2013.

Charbonneau asked for the extension two weeks ago, partly because the commission is running way behind schedule in terms of hearing witnesses.

St-Arnaud told a news conference in Quebec City today the government wants to see an interim report by the end of January 2014.

If the final report is tabled in April 2015, the commission's work will have lasted 42 months.

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