Formula E fiasco: a lawsuit against the City of Montreal in 2024
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The Formula E fiasco on the streets of downtown Montreal will be the subject of a civil lawsuit in 2024 in connection with a $3 million lawsuit, TVA Nouvelles has learned.
The lawsuit is filed by promoter Alexandre Choko against the City of Montreal, and has been set for June 2024.
The former mayor of Montreal Denis Coderre will have to come and explain to the Court why Mr. Choko was excluded from the process aimed at organizing the event in the metropolis.
Alexandre Choko affirms that his decision to sue the City was taken at the light of its reading of the devastating report of the Office of Inspector General.
This report, made public in May 2018, concludes that the City of Montreal circumvented the rules to award the contract for the organization of the Formula E race at evenko, despite warnings from his own lawyers.
In his lawsuit, Alexandre Choko maintains that “Mayor Coderre's team, wrongfully and improperly, ensured that evenko obtains the promotion of the event, to the detriment of all the rules applicable to the awarding of public contracts […] and to the detriment of the de caller.”