The role of Inspectors General is to maintain and promote accountability and integrity. According to the Association of Inspectors General, the public expects them to prevent, detect, identify, expose and eliminate fraud, waste, corruption, illegal acts and abuses in public organizations.
THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
AND HIS DEPUTIES
A member of the Québec Bar since 1989, Ms. Brigitte Bishop holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa and a postgraduate degree (DESS) in financial crime from the University of Sherbrooke.
Ms. Bishop served as a crown prosecutor for more than 27 years. She worked in several teams specialized in criminal prosecution, in particular fighting criminal biker gangs and proceeds of crime. She also acted as legal counsel to the Directorate of the Québec Provincial Police.
Ms. Bishop has appeared before all the courts of criminal jurisdiction. She took part in various round tables for the development of municipal, provincial, and federal bills, and she also participated in the creation of memoranda of understanding between several ministries and governmental organizations.
Ms. Bishop held the position of First Deputy Inspector General from April 2017 to June 2018, then acted as Inspector General by interim. She was appointed unanimously as Inspector General of Ville de Montréal by the members of City Council on December 17, 2018.
In 2018, she earned the designation of Certified Inspector General (CIG) from the Association of Inspectors General.
Mr. Gauthier is a Certified Supply Chain Management Professional (CSCMP) and with over 35 years of experience in the supply chain and procurement field. Prior to his appointment to the Office of Inspector General, he helmed Ville de Montréal’s Service de l’approvisionnement for four years, where he updated the municipal department’s mission. Prior to working for Ville de Montréal, Mr. Gauthier was Head of Strategic Sourcing at Volvo Bus North America, then Managing Director and Senior Advisor at KLB Group Canada.
Mr. Gauthier has been a member of various boards of directors, including the Corporation des fournisseurs du Québec and the ExcelCieArt group, as well as a member of the advisory committee of the Management Science Research Centre (MSRC) of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management.
Mr. Dean Gauthier has been Deputy Inspector General – Pre-Invvestigation, Prevention and Training since fall 2021. In 2023, he earned the designation of Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) from the Association of Inspectors General.
Mr. Michel Forget holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Québec at Trois-Rivières and is also a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
As a police officer with the Québec Provincial Police for 26 years, Mr. Forget spent most of his career in the Criminal Investigation Division, where he was lead investigator in major criminal cases and occupied key management positions, in particular manager responsible for the Financial Crime Division, Deputy Director of the Organized Crime Unit, Senior Officer of the Anti-Corruption Unit and Director of Communications.
Mr. Forget was named as an Officer of the Order of Merit by the Governor General of Canada in 2012 for his exceptional contribution to the police community throughout the country.
After joining the Office of Inspector General in June 2015 as an Inspection and Investigation Officer, he was appointed Deputy Inspector General – Inspections and Investigations in November 2016.
In 2016, he earned the designation of Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) from the Association of Inspectors General.