Montreal launches anti-corruption unit

Any city employee could be investigated so HR should play important role
By Amanda Silliker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/11/2013

In early January, Montreal formed an anti-corruption unit made up of police officers who have the ability to investigate all aspects of city affairs.

“I am opening the door of the city administration for them,” said Mayor Michael Applebaum at a press conference. “They will be able to look and search everywhere… I want to be perfectly clear: If you’re trying to defraud Montreal and taxpayers, think twice.”

The anti-corruption squad is the first in-house police investigative unit of its kind in Canada, he said. It will consist of about 20 members, mostly experienced investigators, who will have the power to question all city employees and anyone who conducts business with the city.