Nice country, nice people, talk a bit funny.
Never much in the way of problems and it’s government doesn’t seem much interested in listening to people’s phone calls.
What the hell went wrong?
Quebec’s anti-corruption unit has swept in and arrested Montreal’s interim mayor.
Miceal Applebaum promised to clean up the corruption scandals plaguing the city.
Now he’s been busted on fraud charges.
And he was appointed interim Mayor after the previous mayor, Gerald Tremblay, resigned following corruption allegations.
Applebaum faces 14 charges, including defrauding government, abuse of confidence and corruption.
The charges come from alleged acts that occurred before he became mayor.
While there’s no details, it’s being reported it relates to real estate projects between 2006 and 2011 when he served as borough mayor, whatever that is.
Applebaum’s arrest comes just a month after Gilles Vaillancourt, the former longtime mayor of neighboring Laval, was arrested on corruption charges.
Now Montreal has to find another interim Mayor to sit in until the November election.
You might remember Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who leads Canada’s largest city, is facing unrelated allegations that he appeared in a video smoking crack cocaine.
Oh Canada, you are really disappointing us.
You’re being way too American.