|Martin Dumont did not say this|
Dumont is the Union Montreal employee who famously doomed Montreal Mayor Tremblay through testimony at the Charbonneau Commission.
He told of how the party had so much illegal cash donations that it couldn't close its safe and that mayor Tremblay simply left the room when someone revealed that the party had two sets of books for its party donations.
Tremblay denied it all but subsequently resigned under public pressure.
Dumont himself had previously been nabbed for theft at a different job for theft and had been caught with a lot of pornography at his work computer at city hall, although both lead to question why Tremblay hired him in the first place and didn't fire him in the second instance.
Dumont has recently been ordered to return to the commission - in spite of his claims of being sick - to explain why so many of his tales didn't add up, for example the clerk he claimed counted the illicit cash donations plausibly denied his account and Dumont was forced to say that he misremembered, which he had to do for the $850,000 claim he also made.
In a pre-testimony interview, Dumont made no mention of Tremblay being in the room when the revelations of two sets of books was mentioned, but he came up with that at his hearing on Oct. 30.
Other doubts have also cropped up about other statements that he made.
So it appears that several of the allegations that led to Mayor Tremblay's resignation are possibly fabricated.
A friend at the UN recently told me of a bunch of recent examples from around the world in which leaders have been caught stealing, assaulting and doing other wicked things and still don't lose their posts.
Whereas, it appears that in Montreal we do the reverse, we get rid of 'em first and ask questions later.
Dumont has been on sick leave for quite some time and it would be interesting to see how he is greeted by his colleagues back at city hall when he returns.