The Inspector General and Deputy Inspectors General

Inspector General

Brigitte Bishop

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.

Deputy Inspector General – Prevention, Training and Analysis

Pierre Egesborg

Mr. Pierre Egesborg holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from McGill University and is a member of the Québec Order of Engineers.

Mr. Egesborg has worked for the City for over 25 years and has served as Head of the Engineering Division and Interim Director of Public Works for the borough of Saint-Léonard. Before being appointed as Deputy Inspector General in July 2014, he acted as Division Head, Contract Management and Technical Analysis, at the City’s Office of Comptroller General.

Through this experience, Mr. Egesborg has acquired extensive knowledge of municipal engineering activities and in procurement and contract management and analysis.

In 2016, he earned the designation of Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) from the Association of Inspectors General.

Freddy Foley

Deputy Inspector General - Analysis and Preliminary Investigations

Freddy Foley

Mr. Freddy Foley holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Québec in Rimouski and completed a postgraduate program at the University of Public Administration (École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP)) with a specialization in management.

As a police officer with the Québec Provincial Police for 32 years, Mr. Foley worked as investigator and manager of investigations in the Major Crimes and Organized Crime Units. Upon his retirement, he was acting as lead investigator in criminal investigations and State protection matters. Before joining the Office of Inspector General in September 2014 as an Inspection and Investigation Officer, he acted as Director of Operations of Urgences-Santé for a year.

Mr. Foley also served on the executive boards of various organizations such as the Bureau de la sécurité privée du Québec, the Caisse d’économie de la Sûreté du Québec and the Association professionnelle des officiers (officières) de la Sûreté du Québec.

Mr. Foley has acted as Deputy Inspector General – Analysis and Preliminary Investigations since October 2016.

In 2017, he earned qualification by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners following the Contract and Procurement Fraud training and as Lead implementer ISO 37001 (Management Anti–Corruption).

In 2018, he earned the designation of Certified Inspector General Investigator (CIGI) from the Association of Inspectors General.

Deputy Inspector General – Inspections and Investigations

Michel Forget

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.