20 April 2012

The essence of bribery #nlpoli #cdnpoli

Authorities in Quebec have their hands full with a raft of corruption investigations, according to the Globe and Mail.

This paragraph toward the end of the Globe story stands out:

The opposition parties alleged that the unit was being hampered by political interference. The Parti Québécois this week revealed in the National Assembly that the government had failed to cooperate with the anti-corruption unit in an investigation involving the awarding of daycare spaces to individuals who were alleged to have close ties with the Quebec Liberal Party.

Daycare spaces.

The essence of bribery involves very mundane things.