(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.
(September 25, 2013) Lawmakers in Trinidad and Tobago tell the Canadian government SNC-Lavalin is a company too tainted by corruption to risk awarding a multi-million-dollar hospital contract to.
(April 2, 2013) Now-abolished foreign aid pork barrel won’t be missed. Patricia Adams’ epitaph for CIDA.
(February 6, 2013) Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has announced get-tough-on-corruption amendments to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). Pat Adams, head of Probe International in Toronto, sees the announcement as Canada’s response to pressure from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). “Canada is supposed to report back on deficiencies in its anti-corruption laws by March of this year. This appears to fix the deficiencies,” she says.
(January 7, 2013) Canada’s Access to Information Act perversely gives Export Development Canada (EDC) the legal power to keep records of its operations secret, charges Probe International. In its submission to the Office of the Information Commissioner’s review of Canada’s 30-year-old Access to Information Act, Probe International declares it is time to reform the Act and remove EDC’s extraordinary privileges.
On April 3, 1992, China’s National People’s Congress, China’s parliament, erupted in a display of opposition unprecedented for this normally rubber-stamp body. The outburst was the latest in the decades-long dispute over the Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River.
(June 7, 2001) The Three Gorges project stands as a black mark on Canada’s human rights record abroad, says Probe International’s Patricia Adams. ‘You have to be willing to walk away from a project if it violates your principles.’
(March 30, 2001) Chinese officials are using police force and violent means to force reluctant migrants to make way for the Three Gorges dam, and to punish anyone accusing local officials of wrongdoing.
Damming the Three Gorges: 1920 – 1993
Probe International has compiled the following list of Western financiers and companies supplying equipment and services to the Three Gorges Project Development Corporation, a state-owned company set up to build the dam, […]
(June 22, 2007) As China’s Three Gorges dam nears completion, the company responsible for building and financing the world’s largest dam is vying to construct an even more ambitious hydro project in central Africa.
(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.
(January 17, 2007) The Kerala High Court in south-western India has directed the country’s top investigation agency to look into a corruption scandal concerning a years’ old government electricity contract awarded to a Canadian construction firm.
The giant Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River risks choking China’s largest river port with silt and sewage and displacing 500,000 people unnecessarily, engineers and academics are warning the country’s political leaders.