AP Commission convened by Quebec Premier Jean Charest will hold hearings in June, with power to subpoena witnesses, to further probe ethics violations in provincial construction contracting. Fifteen individuals, including officials and industry managers, were arrested in a related sting in April. An independent commission created last year by Quebec Premier Jean Charest to probe construction industry corruption in the province will begin calling witnesses to testify in June, using new subpoena powers. Further, on April 27, the body won a court ruling that orders Canada’s national police force to release documents from a related probe of organized crime. The
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