Formula E fiasco a lawsuit against the city of Montreal

Formula E fiasco: a lawsuit against the city of Montreal in 2024

The Formula E fiasco on the streets of downtown Montreal will be the subject of a civil lawsuit in 2024 related to a $3 million lawsuit, TVA Nouvelles has learned.

The lawsuit is being filed by promoter Alexandre Choko against the City of Montreal and is scheduled for June 2024.

Former Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre must appear in court and explain why Mr Choko was barred from the process of organizing the event in the metropolis.

Alexandre Choko says his decision to sue the city was made after reading the inspector general’s office’s devastating report.

This report, published in May 2018, concludes that the city of Montreal, despite warnings from its own lawyers, skirted the rules to give evenko the contract to organize the Formula E race.

In his lawsuit, Alexandre Choko alleges that “Mayor Coderre’s team unlawfully and abusively ensured that evenko obtained the promotion of the event to the detriment of all the rules applicable to public procurement […] and at the expense of the plaintiff.