It heats the Commission Charbonneau. The liberal party of Quebec attempts for a publication ban to protect the identity of two Liberals, including an elected official, which are subject to significant evidence that has been made this afternoon.
At the very beginning of the testimony of the police officer Érick Roy, investigator hammer squad who joined the commission Charbonneau last winter, counsel for the PLQ rose to enforce the rights of his client. Mr. Michel Décary asked the commission to apply a publication ban on the testimony of Mr. Roy, time that he can read the incriminating evidence and also to prevent the two dotted Liberals.
France Charbonneau j. lifted the tone, stressing that a lawyer of the PLQ is permanently in the hearing room. Mr. Décary replied that the words of the President of the commission of inquiry are “unjust”.
The hearings were suspended time to convene lawyers representing the media in order to discuss the right of the public to information and thus rule on the relevance or not to impose a publication ban.
In the heart of the dispute is a list of names that match the members and guests of those who met at the private club the pastes. Located in old Montreal, the pastes is a very select club that gives its members the full secret of their comings and goings and as well as the content of their conversations. This could be compared to the banking secrecy in Switzerland.
However, on October 26, five investigators Charbonneau travelled to the pastes. They have had access to a rich database about 6,000 people, including some 1,000 members of the club.
This visit follows the testimony of Elio Leslie who was an intimate friend of Paolo Catania. Mr. Pagliarulo had indicated that in the pastes were held many meetings where he had done of the deliveries of cash.
The extraction of data from the computers of the pastes allowed to make a chronological list of people who are are met. It covers the period 2004 to the present. The first name that appears on this list is the entrepreneur Paolo Catania of the firm Construction f. Catania. January 14, 2005, Mr Catania met Bernard Poulin of the Group SM consulting engineering firm.
Dr. Poulin is the businessman who hired Robert Marcil, the former official of the city of Montreal, who was in charge of highways. Dr. Poulin also gave a way to Caterina Milioto engineer who also left the city of Montreal in 2009. Ms. Milioto is the daughter of Nicolò Maung Miela Construction. It is primarily identified as the “middle man” between the Montreal mafia and the construction contractors involved in collusion. Mr. Milioto has also been identified by witnesses as being Mr. Trottoirs since this is its official specialty as an entrepreneur.
Other names were featured on the list submitted to the commission Charbonneau, including that of the former president of the Executive Committee of Montreal, Frank Zampino, Bernard Trépanier alias M. 3% and Joe Construction Garnier Borsellino.
It is this morning the commission Charbonneau announced the testimony of investigator Érick Roy. In the same breath, Attorney Denis Gallant pointed out that an emergency request was submitted Monday to the commission and that after discussions between lawyers, it had been withdrawn.
The legal debate will begin as soon as counsel for the media will be present at the commission.