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How much the city overpaid in public contracts

jean fortier.jpgHow much money did the city of Montreal lose due to the way it awarded public contracts? A report commissioned by the city says Montreal had a closed market which allowed companies to inflate prices by as much as 40 percent. Jean Fortier was chairman of the Montreal executive committee under mayor Pierre Bourque. He's been looking a the numbers for us and calculated how much the city has overpaid.

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