Will claims of illegal party financing sink Charest's hopes of political comeback? - 2020-01-18

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F0.png Will claims of illegal party financing sink Charest's hopes of political comeback? January 18, 2020, Giuseppe Valiante, Canadian Press, CTV News

MONTREAL -- While former Quebec premier Jean Charest mulls a leadership bid for the Conservative Party of Canada, recently unsealed police warrants have given his political opponents plenty of ammunition.

Charest, Quebec premier from 2003-12, and before that a federal cabinet minister and leader of the Progressive Conservatives, is seen as a well-known, experienced, bilingual and talented politician who can unite English and French Canada.

But he carries serious political baggage. He's been under investigation since 2014 by Quebec's anti-corruption unit for sitting atop the provincial Liberals while the party allegedly ran a pay-to-play scheme involving some of the biggest construction companies in Quebec.

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{{cite news | first = Giuseppe | last = Valiante | title = Will claims of illegal party financing sink Charest's hopes of political comeback? | url = https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/will-claims-of-illegal-party-financing-sink-charest-s-hopes-of-political-comeback-1.4773363 | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CTV News | date = January 18, 2020 | accessdate = January 19, 2020 }}