(February 4, 2014) A “privileged and confidential” review by the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), released to Probe International under the Access to Information Act, says graft-tainted engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has cleaned up its act. Reviews that lack rigour and independence, however, do not help the cause of rebuilding corporate reputations.
(March 15, 2013) A vice-president from SNC-Lavalin, Canada’s largest engineering company, admitted yesterday before Quebec’s Charbonneau inquiry into corruption in public-works contracts, that it organized its employees to make more than $1 million in illegal political donations. While there was no direct link between the donations and a quarter-billion dollars in contracts the firm was awarded by the provincial government, Yves Cadotte insisted, the company did not want to take any chances.
(March 14, 2006) The Congress party has accused the central leadership of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) of involvement in a controversial deal with the Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin.
(February 13, 2006) The supply of goods and services were actually made by other firms at much higher costs leading to ‘extra avoidable payments.’ Quality of renovation work executed by the contractor in the absence of technology transfer and training could not be ensured.
(September 24, 2005) A writ petition has been filed before the Kerala High Court seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the award of a contract to the Canada-based company SNC-Lavalin.
(September 17, 2005) The Canadian government is under tremendous pressure from Probe International, which has been exposing the SNC-Lavalin controversy through a media campaign on its website.
(September 6, 2005) The Electricity Minister says the state government is ready to talk to Canada about a promised grant for the Malabar Cancer Centre, part of the controversial SNC-Lavalin deal.
(September 1, 2005) Aryadan Mohammed, the electricity minister for the small southwest Indian state of Kerala, claims Canada-based engineering and construction firm, SNC-Lavalin, has cheated the people of Kerala of Rs98m, which it had offered for setting up a cancer center in Malabar as part of a Rs3.47bn power contract approved by Kerala’s previous government.
(August 3, 2005) The acquisition of Acres International by Hatch has entered a further phase with the announcement this week of a change of name. From now on Acres International will be known as Hatch-Acres.
(August 2, 2005) The government has decided to constitute a Vigilance special team to complete the probe into the SNC-Lavalin corruption case involving CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.
(August 2, 2005) Six-month deadline for panel to submit report.
(July 31, 2005) With charges of political corruption and kickbacks in the SNC-Lavalin deal mounting against it, the Kerala CPI (M) Secretary is on the defensive.
(July 29, 2005) As of August 1, 2005 energy consulting firm Acres Incorporated and most of its operating subsidiaries will be known as Hatch Acres. The new name reflects the fact that Acres is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hatch with access to its systems and services.
(July 25, 2005) A Rs 374 crore power fiddle comes to haunt the CPI(M). A CBI probe, comrades?
(July 21, 2005) CPM state general secretary and former power minister Pinarayi Vijayan laid the blame on the UDF for not getting the grant for the completion of the Malabar Cancer Centre at Thalassery.