(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.
(March 2, 2006) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has denied a charge that the UDF government had referred the controversial SNC-Lavalin-Kerala State Electricity Board deal to the CBI to leverage political mileage in the coming assembly polls.
(February 20, 2006) Even with the full weight of the Communist regime behind it, the censorship effort would have been futile without equipment and know-how supplied by Western vendors like Cisco Systems Inc., SunMicrosystems Inc. and Nortel Networks Corp. And with the world’s three dominant Internet companies – Google, Yahoo! and Microsoft – in a blind rush for a piece of China’s spectacular wealth, Beijing has found all the willing accomplices it needs to strip the Internet of its anonymity, its freedom, and to turn it into yet another tool of repression.
(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 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.
(July 25, 2005) A Rs 374 crore power fiddle comes to haunt the CPI(M). A CBI probe, comrades?
(June 22, 2004) In a case kept quiet until now, Canada’s biggest engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., has emerged as the first major Western firm known to have been punished for fraud by one of the giant international agencies that finance development in poor countries.
(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.
(December 12, 2001) Vietnam Power Sector Backgrounder: Vietnam’s 10-year electricity master plan calls for massive investment in the country’s electricity monopoly by Western aid and export credit agencies.
(October 24, 2001) SCFAIT hears presentations from Warren Allmand, President, Rights and Democracy and Linda Nowlan, Executive Director, West Coast Environmental Law Association as the committee continues to review Bill C-31.
(July 29, 2001) The Export Development Corporation will not make public details of three projects judged in a report by the auditor general to have been improperly assessed under the corporation’s environmental review process.
(June 6, 2001) Power to cover-up dooms Canadian agencies to repeat mistakes, says Probe International to Federal Task Force.
(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.