City still contracting to the old guard

One of Denis Coderre’s claims is that he cleaned up city hall, but a joint report by the Gazette and La Presse finds the same people contracting to the city as in the bad old days, just under new business names. What a four-handed byline!

We ignored the work of journalists like these in 2009 and idiotically re-elected Tremblay. Let’s not make the same mistake again.

(Interesting that La Presse’s editorial board officially supported Coderre this week, while three of its journalists were working on this story…)

Update: The same four writers compare Montreal’s transparency to American cities which put a lot more information online about their contracts. A third piece is expected soon.