Wednesday, April 22, 2009

City Says Water Meter Contract Process Followed The Rules

Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay speaks about the provincial budget in March 2009. Photograph by: John Mahoney, Montreal Gazette

Opposition Stymied With Ethics Queries -- The Montreal Gazette

Question on former top official's yacht trip blocked.

The fine print on a water meter contract that could cost city taxpayers more than $500 million by the time its 25-year term has finished came under scrutiny during an emergency council meeting called to examine how the deal was awarded two years ago.

But while city hall had pledged that any and all questions on the contract would be dealt with, a query from opposition leader Benoit Labonte on whether Mayor Gerald Tremblay’s former right hand man might have inadvertantly triggered a city regulation that would have killed the deal was quickly shot down.

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More News On Montreal's Water-Meter Contract

Mayor fights back on water meters
-- The Montreal Gazette
City says water meter contract process followed the rules -- CTV
Montreal's water meter saga continues -- CBC
Yacht trip 'a blunder' I regret: Zampino -- Montreal Gazette

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