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Fraud charges over McGill University Hospital Centre
Quebec’s anti-corruption squad has arrested one of the five men being sought in the case of a billion-dollar project to build a Montreal mega-hospital.
That leaves Arthur Porter, the former head of Canada’s spy overseer, as the only one who has so far eluded arrest.
Jeremy Morris was arrested at Montreal’s Trudeau airport Monday night as he arrived on a flight from the Bahamas, the anti-corruption squad said in a statement.
Morris, the administrator of a Bahamas-based investment company, is scheduled to appear Tuesday in a Montreal court.
Quebec ups oversight
The Quebec government has appointed an overseer to bring the finances of one of Canada’s top teaching hospitals under control in the face of a staggering deficit.
Government experts have tabled a report that says the McGill University Hospital Centre is headed toward a $61 million deficit by next March that could balloon to $115 million by adding non-recurring deficits to the total.
That deficit — larger than that of all other Quebec hospitals, combined — is only the latest bad news to hit the scandal-plagued institution.
The hospital has responded in a statement, saying it agrees with the findings and points out that it is in a period of transformation.
The devastating report cites risky real estate transactions that that were done without approval from the provincial Health Department or Montreal’s health and social services department.