MONTREAL, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the constitution of the
Commission of Inquiry on the Awarding and Management of Public
Contracts in the Construction Industry, in conformity with the Act
respecting Public Inquiry Commissions, Madam Justice France
Charbonneau, of the Superior Court of Quebec, who presides the
Commission, confirms that the Government of Quebec ratified the
appointment of the two Commissioners she had proposed.
Madam Justice Charbonneau is pleased that Mr. Roderick A. Macdonald,
lawyer and F.R. Scott Professor of Constitutional and Public Law at McGill University
and Mr. Renaud Lachance, FCA, Auditor General of Quebec, have accepted
to act as Commissioners. They will join the Commission on November 28,
2011. In the meantime, Mr. Lachance will table the report of the
Auditor general to the National Assembly.
Both Mr. Macdonald and Mr. Lachance have outstanding qualities. Their
vast and exemplary professional paths are invaluable assets. They
constitute the evidence of the efficiency and independence of this
Commission, which will execute its mandate in a timely fashion.
Because of the objectives set forth in its mandate, it is deemed
necessary that it be executed in accordance with the provisions of the
Act respecting Public Inquiry Commissions and this, from the very
beginning of the execution of the mandate.
As it is the case for the selection of the two Commissioners, the
Commission's staff will be chosen in order to meet its specific needs.
The President has worked on several aspects of what will constitute its
team. These steps include, among other things, the hiring of lawyers, a
director, investigators, researchers, experts, support staff and office
space. The members of the Commission intend to inform the public of the
progress of its work in due course.
For further information:
Biographies of the two Commissioners are available by contacting Sophie Allard at email@example.com.