CFN chatted with Cornwall City Councilor Maurice Dupelle over the Chem Tank scandal and cover up that has leaked its way into the Federal election as Councilor Bernadette Clement is running for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.
While many media and politicos are targeting Lauzon the cover up clearly was by the City of Cornwall. The only question is to what extent with Councilor Dupelle and others claiming to not have known until December 2013 while CFN provided documentation from Transport Canada that clearly stated that the city had communications about the Chem tank project in February and June of that year.
What we asked then and still hasn’t been answered was who in Economic Development communicated with Trillium Distribution and where did that communication go from ED?
For example did it go to CAO Norm Levac and stop there or did it go further, to former Mayor Bob Kilger who was caught lying about his own knowledge of the tanks and did Bob share that info with any of his council such as Ms Clement whom he is very close with?
Councilor Dupelle was very forthcoming in our audio interview below, but still the answers to these questions have not been answered to the public, and to some members of council itself apparently.
Mr. Dupelle had responded to media after this week’s council meeting as he’d heard from many constituents after the hoopla during the Federal candidates debate at the Civic Complex.
The drama starts at the 8:00 minute mark.
Councilor Dupelle wanted to clearly state that he only discovered about the chem tanks in December 2013.
While he wouldn’t characterize this as a cover up he said that he now will take steps to get some clarity and answers stating that he wants minutes and internal documentation regarding the event.
When asked what steps would need to be taken if those responsible were discovered he stated appropriate actions should occur.
While there are undoubtedly facets that elected officials and staff cannot publicly share is it time for an outside law enforcement agency to conduct an investigation of what occurred at City Hall?
For now the people of Cornwall will have to wait and see if this eruption of drama leads to any answers?
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