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Head of Quebec’s anti corruption unit to step down next month

MONTREAL — The head of Quebec's anti-corruption unit is stepping down next month.


October 1, 2018
By The Canadian Press

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Robert Lafreniere has been the organization’s commissioner since 2011.

His second mandate was set to end in 2021.

The unit, which is known by its French-language acronym UPAC, said today Lafreniere’s resignation will take effect Nov. 2.

Earlier this year, then-public security minister Martin Coiteux released two reports on the work climate within UPAC.

An accompanying statement at the time said the Liberal government observed “that improvements had been noted but that work remains to be done.”

Lafreniere agreed at the time that certain aspects related to work organization, particularly the management of human resources, had been neglected. News of his resignation comes as Quebecers vote in a provincial election.

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