Montreal, one of Canada’s largest cities, has recently witnessed corruption charges against their mayor, Michael Applebaum, “Is charged with 14 criminal counts, including conspiracy, fraud and breach of trust”. He was arrested by UPAC, the province’s anti-corruption unit and was held for 9 hours in custody. He is not the first mayor who has been charged on corruption, “Montreal mayor Gérald Tremblay resigned after allegations about illegal fundraising, and now his replacement is facing replacement”. City of Toronto was also slammed in the media about suspicious activity.
Most of the time we concentrate on corruption in developing countries, to a point that we forget that it happens everywhere. There isn’t a country or a state on earth where there is zero corruption. The key question is; what can we do (other then not participating in corruption)?