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Quebec corruption probe wraps up public hearings until January

December 10, 2013 - 1:52 PM

MONTREAL - Quebec's corruption inquiry has wrapped up its public hearings until the new year.

Inquiry chair France Charbonneau says the probe will continue studying organized crime in the construction industry in January before switching to other topics of interest.

Public hearings will resume Jan. 13.

The probe has focused on several themes this year, including corruption in the construction industry, illegal political financing and union infiltration by organized crime.

Earlier this year, the inquiry saw its mandate extended until April 2015.

An interim report is expected to be prepared by the end of this coming January.

After spending much of the past month in publication ban, Charbonneau issued a farewell statement late today to signal the end of the fall session.

She says the inquiry had no choice but to hear much of the testimony under bans to protect criminal cases underway.

She says most of the testimony will eventually be released.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
The Canadian Press

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