Inspectors general are entrusted with fostering and promoting accountability and integrity in government. According to the Association of Inspectors General, the public expects them to prevent, detect, identify, expose and eliminate fraud, waste, corruption, illegal acts and abuse in public bodies.
Three values are at the core of the Inspector General of Ville de Montréal’s mission:
The Inspector General oversees the awarding and carrying out of contracts and works to improve practices, so citizens can have trust in their municipal public institutions where contractual matters are concerned.
The mandate given to the Inspector General aims to ensure integrity in the awarding and carrying out of contracts.
One of the purposes of the investigations conducted by the Inspector General is to improve the transparency of municipal activities and decisions by shedding light on certain issues and bringing forward recommendations or other courses of action.
The Office of Inspector General of Ville de Montréal has been a member of the Association of Inspectors General since June 9, 2014. In 2017, the Inspector General, Mr. Denis Gallant, was appointed member of the Board of Directors.