Quebec hackers tackle corruption issues

Some software engineers and computer programmers from around Quebec are trying to develop software to help fight corruption in politics.

Jonathan Brun, co-founder of Quebec Ouvert, said the goal is to make information more accessible to the public.

“What people are doing this weekend is trying to connect those databases using intelligent software and tools that allow you to detect when, for example, a cost overrun happens on a project,” said Brun.

People at Hacking Corruption 2012 said they hope to develop new programs to increase transparency in the awarding of contracts. The programs would gather information about party financing and look at patterns in the connections with organizations, people and projects.

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