Tuesday’s arrests of Tony Accurso and a dozen others has shaken the world of construction collusion, says Le Devoir Wednesday morning. The Gazette lists the people arrested, whom Le Devoir describes as representing pretty much every business connected with construction – entrepreneurs, engineers, lawyers, elected officials.
The Gazette notes that because Accurso’s business are so ramified, some of them keep working despite laws about corruption making companies ineligible for public contracts. Accurso’s empire is so big that in some sense it can’t be allowed to fail, because it would mean halting too many construction sites and projects.
Martin Patriquin analyzes possible political implications of Accurso’s arrest.