Newspaper article The Canadian Press

5 Things to Know about Spat between Guy Ouellette and Anti-Corruption Unit

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

5 Things to Know about Spat between Guy Ouellette and Anti-Corruption Unit

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5 things to know about UPAC-Ouellette spat

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MONTREAL - Guy Ouellette, a member of the Quebec legislature since 2007, is at the heart of a complicated dispute with UPAC, the province's anti-corruption unit, which arrested him Oct. 25 and then released him.

Some facts:

WHO: Ouellette is a former longtime Quebec provincial police officer who ran for the Liberals under Jean Charest in the 2007 election. He won the riding of Chomedey and was re-elected in 2008, 2012 and 2014. Until his resignation from the Liberal caucus last week, he was also head of a legislature committee that oversaw UPAC's activities and conduct.

WHAT: The anti-corruption unit is known as UPAC, its French-language acronym (Unite permanente anticorruption). It was created by Charest in 2011 amid allegations of corruption in Quebec's construction industry and the alleged illegal financing of political parties. …

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