La Vache Province – Part Deux

It turns out Quebec showed its Canadian side after all. I wrote a few months back how Montreal was mired in allegations that city-level corruption was chipping away at an already-decrepit budget and getting a chilly reception from locals.

Well the New York Times reports this week that the heretofore belle province is getting its cleaner-than-thou groove back, and the Montreal police staged a clever sting of city hall to smoke out corrupt contracts. 

It will be interesting to see if and when this leads to arrests, but more telling will be how the public will press their officials to hold fairer and cleaner contracting processes. Or will it be plus ça change, plus ça meme chose?

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