Quebec’s Liberal government is under pressure to defend itself against allegations that two Liberal MNAs (members of the Quebec National Assembly) were investigated for illegal fundraising but never charged.
The president of the Montreal police brotherhood, Yves Francoeur, alleged that a former MNA, and a second still-serving MNA, were the subject of a police investigation that started in 2012.
Francoeur said the investigation linked the two MNAs to an illegal fundraising scheme involving a real estate company with ties to organized crime. He said that fraud charges could have been laid, along with influence peddling and modifying legislation in exchange for contributions to the Quebec Liberal Party.
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