He investigated corruption in Montreal municipal politics.
He fought against the organized crime and corruption which prevailed in Montreal between 1940 and 1950. In 1948, Plante denounced corruption inside the police force. With the assistance of the journalist Gérard Filion, he published a series of articles in Le Devoir (from November 1949 to February 1950) where he affirmed that police "protection" encouraged the activities of the underworld. With Jean Drapeau, he took part in an investigation which led to the arrest of several police officers.
Books about Plante
- Pax lutte à finir avec la pègre - Alain Stanké
- Anderson, R.J. (31 December 1976). "Many prominent Canadians among 1976 dead.". The Canadian Press. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
- Pax Plante affronte la pègre
- Lutte contre la pègre: la farce recommence Pax Plante, Nov. 1949 article in Le Devoir
- Le Devoir sous Gérard Filion: L'affaire Pax Plante - Qui écrira ces histoires abracadabrantes?
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