Anti-corruption whistleblower Jacques Duchesneau is the newest candidate for the Coalition Avenir Québec, reports CBC news.
He stated a need to fight corruption from the inside in his reason for participating in the political scene.
Duchesneau will be running in the riding of St-Jerôme, where he currently lives.
The former Montreal Police Chief is most noted for leaking a report on corruption and collusion in the construction industry. His profile in Quebec increased after he testified at the Charbonneau Comission on corruption.
Duchesneau called the timing of the election call disgraceful. He believes that people should know what the Charbonneau Comission plans to reveal before heading to the polls.
Acquiring Duchesneau increases the credibility of the young party intent on making the fight against corruption an important issue.