Thursday, April 30, 2009

Liberal Cronies Use Regional Funding For Own Firms: PQ

From The Montreal Gazette:

Ethics attacked; Saguenay-Lac St. Jean cash ended up in Montreal companies.

Pietro Perrino and Valier Boivin, who sit on the board of a regional investment fund created by the government to boost local companies in the Saguenay-Lac St. Jean region, invested taxpayers' money instead in Montreal-area companies in which they hold shares, the Parti Québécois charged yesterday.

François Legault, the PQ finance critic, said Premier Jean Charest knows Perrino well. Perrino was an organizer for both the Quebec and federal Liberals.

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