(February 12, 2007) Indian police have been tasked with getting to the bottom of a “promise” by Quebec-based engineering conglomerate, SNC Lavalin, to provide Canadian aid to Kerala in exchange for it getting a multi-million dollar hydro-electric project.
(July 21, 2005) Communist Party of India (Marxist) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan yesterday broke his silence on the controversial the Canada-based SNC Lavalin contract, admitting that the company has erred in its commitment to Kerala.
The recent controversy between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould over the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin has been front-page news for days. Was this a casual conversation or improper interference with the administration of justice? This blog post by former lawyer Andrew Roman discusses the issues from a legal standpoint. The bottom line: there is no law prohibiting either of them from speaking publicly about their conversation.
Deferred prosecution agreements that let companies pay fines for wrongdoing could backfire by encouraging repeat criminality. Probe International’s Patricia Adams for the National Post.
(November 5, 2013) The alleged “culture of corruption” by SNC-Lavalin and others was encouraged by the government’s willingness to turn a blind eye.
(October 23, 2013) Don’t count on any government in Canada to hold SNC-Lavalin’s feet to the fire. Blinders on and taxpayers’ cash in hand, they’re willing to reward allegations of corruption with big, fat contracts, says Huffington Post’s Daniel Tencer.
(May 7, 2009) From Red Princess to Communist spy to death-row dissident, China’s Dai Qing has always gone her own way, enraging Communists and democrats alike. On a recent trip to Canada, China’s most famous iconoclast tells Kelly Patterson her story.
(February 21, 2006) India’s Comptroller and Auditor General finds major lapses in government electricity deal with Canadian firm, SNC Lavalin.
(July 20, 2005) Skeletons are tumbling out from the Left Democratic Front (LDF) cupboard in the form of controversial deal for power projects between Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and a Canadian firm during the previous LDF rule.
(January 14, 2005) The World Bank has announced it would release $73 million in cash to the government of Haiti. For Haiti to get that cash it had to pay $52 million in outstanding arrears.
(December 7, 2003) A feasibility study by a Canadian company for an international seaport in Hambantota has been deemed un-bankable by a steering committee of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.
(June 1, 2001) Probe International argues that the Canadian government’s growing predilection for secrecy is alarming. Probe recommends that the disclosure of information on public interest grounds should prevail over corporate interests.
(September 15, 2000) Excerpt from a profile of Dai Qing: … Having been through so much already, where does Dai Qing find the strength to carry on? Dai credits her family and friends at home and abroad, especially her supporters at Toronto-based Probe International, who have had a profound influence on her life, she says.
(May 13, 2000) Many of the Liberal party’s biggest corporate donors have collectively received billions in financial assistance from the taxpayer-backed Export Development Corp. — on whose board Liberal appointees of Prime Minister Jean Chretien form the powerful nucleus.
Legal expert Andrew Roman digs deep into the bombshell report on the SNC-Lavalin affair issued by Canada’s Ethics Commissioner, Mario Dion, and criticisms of that report by Errol Mendes, a professor of constitutional and international law at the University of Ottawa. Who was right, who was wrong? Read on.