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Digital Archives Duplessis: Charbonneau et Le Chef Jun 30, 1968 | 6:08A new play re-examines the 1949 Asbestos strike.
Homerun - Charbonneau Commission resumesSep 17, 2012 | 7:32Homerun Charbonneau Commission resumes Audio
Homerun Charbonneau Commission resumes Sep 17, 2012 | 7:32The Charbonneau Commission resumed today. That's the public inquiry looking into corruption in the construction industry Antonio Nicaso writes about the global impact of the mafia especially in Canada.
As It Happens - Sept 20 - Part 3Sep 20, 2012 | 23:57As It Happens Sept 20 - Part 3 Audio
As It Happens Sept 20 - Part 3 Sep 20, 2012 | 23:57For the Record: Amato at Charbonneau, Sound of the Day: Nick Clegg Apology, Franklin Search Over, Tape: Tuna Fisherman, Pakistan Riots, Tape: GWG Plant
As It Happens - Sept 24 - Part 1Sep 24, 2012 | 29:00As It Happens Sept 24 - Part 1 Audio
As It Happens Sept 24 - Part 1 Sep 24, 2012 | 29:00Embassy Sharing, For the Record: Charbonneau Commission, Wente Plagiarism? Irish Love Story: Bookie
Radio Noon Montreal - Surveillance tapes expose Mob's ties with construction bossesSep 26, 2012 | 9:25Radio Noon Montreal Surveillance tapes expose Mob's ties with construction bosses Audio
Radio Noon Montreal Surveillance tapes expose Mob's ties with construction bosses Sep 26, 2012 | 9:25The Charbonneau Commission watched some explosive evidence of Mob's ties to the construction industry. Surveillance video from hidden cameras placed in a notorious Mob hangout show construction bosses handing over cash to high-ranking members of the Rizutto clan, CBC's Ivan Slobod reports.
Homerun - Compromising videos shown at inquirySep 26, 2012 | 5:25Homerun Compromising videos shown at inquiry Audio
Homerun Compromising videos shown at inquiry Sep 26, 2012 | 5:25Ivan Slobod on damaging testimony at the Charbonneau Commission
Radio Noon Montreal - Tremblay reacts to Mafia tapesSep 27, 2012 | 14:58Radio Noon Montreal Tremblay reacts to Mafia tapes Audio
Radio Noon Montreal Tremblay reacts to Mafia tapes Sep 27, 2012 | 14:58Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay expressed his 'shock' that the city wasn't made aware of taped backroom conversations and cash exchanges between construction companies that won large city contracts and the Mafia.
Radio Noon Montreal - Charbonneau commission cross-examines Mafia investigatorSep 27, 2012 | 6:56Radio Noon Montreal Charbonneau commission cross-examines Mafia investigator Audio
Radio Noon Montreal Charbonneau commission cross-examines Mafia investigator Sep 27, 2012 | 6:56Eric Vecchio, a Montreal police detective working with the Charbonneau commission inquiry, was cross-examined by a lawyer for the City of Montreal this morning, Ivan Slobod reports.
Daybreak Montreal - Labour Minister Agnès MaltaisSep 28, 2012 | 7:50Daybreak Montreal Labour Minister Agnès Maltais Audio
Daybreak Montreal Labour Minister Agnès Maltais Sep 28, 2012 | 7:50The owner of a Quebec construction firm told the Charbonneau Commission that construction companies would decide among themselves who would bid the lowest on municipal construction contracts. Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay is asking the Parti Quebecois government to intervene. Daybreak spoke to PQ Labour Minister Agnès Maltais.
Daybreak Montreal - Labour Minister Agnes MaltaisSep 28, 2012 | 7:50Daybreak Montreal Labour Minister Agnes Maltais Audio
Daybreak Montreal Labour Minister Agnes Maltais Sep 28, 2012 | 7:50The owner of a Quebec construction firm told the Charbonneau Commission that companies would decide among themselves who would bid the lowest on municipal construction contracts. Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay now is asking the Parti Quebecois government to intervene. Agnes Maltais is the PQ minister of labour.
Daybreak Montreal - Daybreak Montreal from CBC Radio: September 28, 2012Sep 28, 2012 | 28:23Daybreak Montreal Daybreak Montreal from CBC Radio: September 28, 2012 Audio
Daybreak Montreal Daybreak Montreal from CBC Radio: September 28, 2012 Sep 28, 2012 | 28:23The owner of a Quebec construction firm told the Charbonneau Commission that companies would decide among themselves who would bid the lowest on municipal construction contracts. The mayor of Montreal is asking the PQ government to intervene. Shawn Apel speaks to Labour Minister Agnes Maltais about this. He also talks to a Longueuil man who claimed he was a victim of racial profiling by police who has won his case in municipal court. And Andie Bennett profiles Georges St-Pierre.
Radio Noon Montreal - Opposition parties demand mayor's resignation over alleged kickbacksOct 1, 2012 | 19:29Radio Noon Montreal Opposition parties demand mayor's resignation over alleged kickbacks Audio
Radio Noon Montreal Opposition parties demand mayor's resignation over alleged kickbacks Oct 1, 2012 | 19:29The leaders of both opposition parties at the city hall demanded Mayor Gerald Tremblay's resignation following testimony at the Charbonneau Commission alleging that kickbacks from municipal contracts were funneled to his party. Tremblay has strongly denied these allegations.
Daybreak Montreal - Charbonneau CommissionOct 3, 2012 | 12:49Daybreak Montreal Charbonneau Commission Audio
Daybreak Montreal Charbonneau Commission Oct 3, 2012 | 12:49The latest testimony from construction company owner Lino Zambito at the Charbonneau Commission showed that there was corruption at every level in the city's public works department. That has put Mayor Gerald Tremblay and his party's integrity into question. Mike Finnerty speaks to Enquete's Alain Gravel and Vision Montreal's Chantal Rouleau.
Daybreak Montreal - Charbonneau CommissionOct 2, 2012 | 11:37Daybreak Montreal Charbonneau Commission Audio
Daybreak Montreal Charbonneau Commission Oct 2, 2012 | 11:37The latest testimony from construction company owner Lino Zambito at the Charbonneau Commission showed that there is corruption at every level in the city's public works department. That has put Mayor Gerald Tremblay and his party's integrity into question. Mike Finnerty speaks to Enquete's Alain Gravel and Vision Montreal's Chantal Rouleau.
Daybreak Montreal - Daybreak Montreal from CBC Radio: October 2, 2012Oct 2, 2012 | 27:02Daybreak Montreal Daybreak Montreal from CBC Radio: October 2, 2012 Audio
Daybreak Montreal Daybreak Montreal from CBC Radio: October 2, 2012 Oct 2, 2012 | 27:02The latest testimony from construction company owner Lino Zambito at the Charbonneau Commission showed there is corruption at every level in the city's public works department. Mike Finnerty speaks to Enquete's Alain Gravel and Vision Montreal's Chantal Rouleau. Bike theft is a major problem in the city. Daybreak's Sophie Tremblay had her bike stolen recently and decided to look for it. And Andie Bennett visits kids with the Montreal Alouettes.

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