In December 2016, an investigator-analyst at UPAC found confidential documents from the Mâchurer investigation that had been forgotten... in a bathroom.
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The toilet in question was located in an administrative building in which both people from UPAC and employees from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy (MAMOT) worked.
"It was a gray pouch containing documents related to the Mâchurer investigation, which appeared to have been forgotten in the third-floor bathroom," Project Oath investigators noted in their report.
The UPAC employee who discovered the lost documents, Richard Bissonnette, would then have gone to give the cover to the UPAC people responsible for the file.
“The pocket was 1 cm thick to his recollection and there were documents from Jean Charest,” write the BEI investigators.
Their report also mentions that near the bathroom was a printer/scanner. It would therefore have been possible, according to them, that a person could scan the precious investigation documents “to send them outside the office”.