The chief prosecutor for Quebec's public inquiry into construction-industry corruption has resigned.
Sylvain Lussier said "doubts have been raised about a possible appearance of conflict of interest" related to an old case he worked on as a lawyer. Lussier said the concerns have "no basis in fact or in law," but out of a sense of caution for the integrity of the Charbonneau commission, he is quitting.
Earlier Tuesday, a company Lussier once represented, Asphalte Desjardins, was raided by Quebec's anti-corruption squad as part of its investigation into possible collusion in the awarding of public construction contracts.
The Charbonneau commission has named one of Lussier's assistant prosecutors, Claude Chartrand, as a temporary replacement.
Read Lussier's resignation letter below.
More to come