CDN-NDG audits for anti-corruption process

Perez (right) presented it to city council two years ago to no avail; Montgomery (centre) is moving ahead at the borough.

Montreal’s largest borough is launching a process to implement the ISO 37001 international anti-bribery management system.

Côte des Neiges–Notre Dame de Grâce Borough Mayor Sue Montgomery mandated Gestion Jean Bourdeau to audit borough processes, a six-week $5,000 diagnostic and road map to get to speed on implementing the system, which at its core deals with bribery, but can be appended to address fraud, bid-rigging, collusion and more.

“I’ve been wanting to do this since I was elected,” Montgomery told The Suburban. “The mayor of any borough has a responsibility to spend taxpayers’ money wisely and responsibly and ensure we are as transparent and correct as possible.”

Leading the audit that highlights administrative weaknesses that need repair to move forward towards solid systems and an anti-corruption culture is Serge Barbeau, a 31-year veteran and former

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