Montreal criminal lawyers are reaping the first fruits of the police operation targeting corruption in the construction sector. One must admit if convictions result from the charges laid against a former mayor, a former municipal counselor, the heads of a major construction company as well as several corporate managers it will be a good start toward regaining the confidence of a cynical electorate. Nonetheless, many commentators still ask why a police operation attenuates the need for a public inquiry into a problem which costs the public enormously more than the flaws in the process of nominating judges.