Jacques Corriveau

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Jacques Corriveau (born c. 1933) is a Quebec businessperson and owner of the graphic design firm Pluri Design Canada Inc. His close ties to the Liberal Party of Canada and his firm's involvement with the Sponsorship Program has put him and his firm at the center of the Sponsorship Scandal.[1]

Corriveau is known for having a very close relationship with once Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien. He first met Chrétien in 1976 and was a participant in Chrétien's failed 1984 bid for Liberal Party leadership. On Chrétien's second bid in 1990, Corriveau was campaign organizer.

Through Pluri Design, Corriveau was the designer of several pavilions at the 1967 Montreal Expo as well as the athletes' village for the 1976 Summer Olympics. The firm also obtained several major printing contracts for Liberal elections posters for the 1993, 1997, and 2000 federal elections.

The Gomery inquiry has found that Pluri Design made a little less than $9 million from sponsorship related contracts. As well, he personally earned roughly $0.5 million as a subcontractor for Groupaction.

In December 2013 Corriveau was charged with fraud against the government, forgery and laundering proceeds of crime. [2]

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