Everyone was on the take: Commission testimony

Monday’s Charbonneau Commission testimony from Michel Lalonde claims that almost everyone in city government was on the take – not just at city hall, but people in borough and suburban councils as well. It’s a saga of payments by engineering firms to anyone in a position to get them contracts. Some have since left politics, others still holding office are protesting their innocence.

Louise Harel is at once distancing herself from her old pal Benoit Labonté, implicated in the testimony, and saying the 2009 election was stolen. I think Harel is protesting too much – her party’s hands aren’t clean either.

Lalonde continues his testimony Tuesday.