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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #135 on: May 23, 2013, 11:26:04 PM »
That's from the RCMP?
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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #136 on: May 24, 2013, 06:43:09 AM »
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The immigration forms for Mr. Gadhafi ... were recovered by the RCMP during raids related to its corruption investigation against SNC.

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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #137 on: May 26, 2013, 09:01:14 AM »
SNC-Lavalin looking to clean up its reputation
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It was the crown jewel of corporate Canada. A rock solid construction and engineering firm whose successful business battles put a national stamp on bridges, hospitals, hydro dams and nuclear facilities around the world.

But SNC-Lavalin’s reputation and confidence have been rattled by bribery and corruption scandals that have left former executives in handcuffs as their alleged activities are unravelled in the courts. The settings for these cloak-and-calculator accounting mysteries are as diverse as Bangladesh, pre-revolution Libya, Cambodia, Algeria and Montreal City Hall, just a short walk from the company’s base.

The fallout has been catastrophic for SNC-Lavalin’s global brand and its business operations.

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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #138 on: May 30, 2013, 07:05:49 AM »
SNC-Lavalin offers amnesty to employees
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SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. is offering “amnesty” to employees who report potential corruption and anti-competition matters, in which they may have direct or indirect knowledge, in order to help the company.

The construction and engineering firm says it will not make claims for damages or unilaterally terminate employees who voluntarily, truthfully and fully report violations of its Code of Ethics and Business Conduct between June 3 and Aug. 31.

The offer does not extend to executives in the company’s Office of the President or Management Committee groups, or anyone who directly profited from an ethical violation.

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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #140 on: June 24, 2013, 12:43:46 AM »
Trinidad and Tobago's high commissioner to Canada is Philip Buxo. Until his appointment in 2010 he worked for SNC-Lavalin, he was the director of the company’s Caricom Region Energy and Infrastructure Division. There is a government to government contract to build a penal hospital in Trinidad/Tobago and guess who is to build it and T & T now want to know if due diligence was followed and why Canada got to choose the contractor.
http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2013-06-22/govt-probe-snc-lavalin


“SNC-Lavalin is no stranger to T&T, because under the PNM it was hired to do projects. We cannot make a judgement, its a subsidiary of the company that was banned. We want to be assured that proper protocol was followed. We must also remember that these are matters of foreign relations so it is sensitive so we have to be cautious,” Moonilal said.

But president of the Local Content Chamber Lennox Sirjusingh questioned why the Canadian government was given the opportunity to choose the contractor for the Penal hospital and rehabilitation centre. He said: “How is this decided? It is not beneficial to developing local content in the host country.” Sirjusingh expressed disgust that the T&T Government would deprive locals of economic benefit by giving the Canadians permission to choose one of their own contractors.
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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #141 on: July 13, 2013, 10:41:01 AM »
SNC-Lavalin sues to recoup $2M over alleged Gadhafi plot
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Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin is accusing Ontario consultant Cynthia Vanier and a former company executive of using millions in company funds to bankroll an illegal plot to smuggle members of the Gadhafi family out of Libya in 2011.

The company filed a motion Monday in Quebec claiming former executive vice-president Riadh Ben Aissa hired Vanier in June 2011 as part of a clandestine plot, paying her in excess of $1.8 million to arrange the move of Saadi Gadhafi and his family out of Libya — contrary to UN asset freezes and travel bans.

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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #142 on: July 14, 2013, 09:40:14 PM »
I have to say that my ears pricked up when I heard the $1.8 million amount. Based on the work Vanier was supposedly contracted to do in Libya, that is a pretty freaking steep amount. I have no idea of who to believe in this convoluted tale.
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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #143 on: July 15, 2013, 04:35:06 PM »
 :chaching :iagree
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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #144 on: September 17, 2013, 06:39:20 AM »
Canadian Companies Are The Most Corrupt And Fraudulent, According To World Bank Blacklist
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Canadian companies make up 119 of the more than 250 entries from around the world on the list, marking a seven-year high for the country. The United States placed second on the list with 46 companies, and Indonesia placed third with 43, the World Bank said on Sunday.


Even if you subtract SNC-Lavalin's 58 appearances as a Canadian subsidiary and 14 times as a US one, we're still #1. :o

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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #145 on: September 17, 2013, 08:16:20 AM »
author=Alison link=topic=7496.msg213802#msg213802 date=1379414360]
Canadian Companies Are The Most Corrupt And Fraudulent, According To World Bank Blacklist

 
Oh Canada! Our home and corrupt land!
 
And lest we forget, the Canadian gov't is probably one of the most corrupt as well: allowing greater income inequality between the rich and the poor at a steady rate; removing environmental protection and food safety regulations;  silencing our scientists*;  and turning a blind eye to the disappearrance of hundreds of missing aboriginal women across the country, and finally, ignoring the plight of the poorest Canadians in the country - the northern aboriginal populations. And using taxpayer funded subsidies to help their friends in the oil and gas companies, amongst others such as the F35s, Senate controversies....   :mad2 :mad2 :mad2 :mad2 :mad2 
 
*Scientists protest in Vancouver against federal muzzling
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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #146 on: September 17, 2013, 12:51:18 PM »
PMO directed RCMP to hide cost of destroying long gun registry files. And we're trusting them to get to the bottom of the election fraud.

http://www.cjad.com/NationalCP/Article.aspx?id=390557


The file has always been politically sensitive for the government, and an Access to Information request on data destruction by The Canadian Press was flagged by the RCMP to the public safety minister's office.
An email dated Nov. 9, 2012, included the access question, noted it was the only "firearms-related" ATIP that week and stated the "catalyst could be the recent inquiries (Oct. 16, 17, 22) to RCMP media relations" by a Canadian Press reporter named in the email.
The email appears to have been sent to at least 116 individuals within government.
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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #147 on: September 18, 2013, 04:07:58 PM »
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"Canadian companies make up 119 of the more than 250 entries from around the world on the list, marking a seven-year high for the country"
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Even if you subtract SNC-Lavalin's 58 appearances as a Canadian subsidiary and 14 times as a US one, we're still #1



Correction to that news item I posted yesterday: Having worked my way through the World Bank list for Canada, with the exception of a few numbered companies I can't find, 114 of 119 are all SNC-Lavalin or SNC-L subsidiaries.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2013, 04:12:30 PM by Alison »

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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #148 on: October 02, 2013, 06:53:34 AM »
32 SNC-Lavalin employees come forward for ethical violations under amnesty program
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SNC-Lavalin says 32 employees admitted ethical violations under the company’s three-month amnesty program which ended Aug. 31.

The engineering and construction company says no new information of a material nature was revealed, but it confirmed its assessment of corruption risk.

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Re: Cynthia Vanier/SNC
« Reply #149 on: October 20, 2013, 11:58:39 AM »
Canada's Taxpayers Are Giving Billions To A National Embarrassment
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Canada won a distinction last month that most of us would rather we had lost: We had the most companies on a list of firms banned from doing business with the World Bank over corruption.

In a sense, that was something of a statistical lie. All but a few of the Canadian companies banned from doing World Bank business were actually subsidiaries of one company: SNC-Lavalin, the engineering giant based out of Montreal that has now pretty much become a national (and international) embarrassment.

The allegations that have emerged against SNC-Lavalin over the past few years are almost too many to list in this article, and stray at times into the almost fantastical.

 

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