‘Accountability achieved’ in SNC-Lavalin affair, Wilson-Raybould says

Dec 18, 2019 | 4:40pm

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government might have acted differently had it known the criminal case against SNC-Lavalin would be resolved without crippling the company or throwing thousands of its employees out of work. “Obviously, as we look back over the past year and this issue, there are things we could have, should […]

SNC-Lavalin pleads guilty to fraud, will pay a $280M fine for Libyan work

Dec 18, 2019 | 11:05am

MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.’s construction division will plead guilty to a charge of fraud over $5,000 and pay a $280-million penalty related to work the company did in Libya. The plea deal comes on the heels of the conviction of a former top SNC-Lavalin executive last Sunday. The criminal cases are separate, but both relate to allegations […]

Jury finds former SNC-Lavalin executive Sami Bebawi guilty on all charges

Dec 15, 2019 | 12:00pm

MONTREAL — A former SNC-Lavalin executive has been found guilty of paying off foreign officials and pocketing millions as he worked to secure contracts for the Canadian engineering company in Libya. A jury found Sami Bebawi, 73, guilty Sunday of all five charges he faced, including fraud, corruption of foreign officials and laundering proceeds of […]

Ethics and values dominate day 1 of federal election campaign

Sep 11, 2019 | 5:19pm

An election campaign sure to feature plenty of pocketbook promises got underway instead amid deeper questions of ethics and values Wednesday as federal leaders challenged Canadians to consider the kind of country they want to vote for 40 days from now. A front-page story about the SNC-Lavalin affair cast a pall over Justin Trudeau’s Liberal […]

CTF Looking For Changes in Government Structure

Aug 22, 2019 | 2:30pm

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation believes the federal government needs to make two major changes in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin affair. The federation’s Federal Director endorses the call to split the Attorney General and Justice Minister into separate portfolios. Aaron Wudrick feels the SNC-Lavalin case is proof the country’s top lawyer needs to be shielded […]

Liberals block hearings into scathing ethics report on SNC-Lavalin affair

Aug 21, 2019 | 5:32pm

OTTAWA — Cries of a coverup competed with claims of pre-election, hyper-partisan excess Wednesday after Liberal MPs blocked an opposition attempt to hold hearings on ethics commissioner Mario Dion’s scathing report into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair. Only one of six Liberal MPs on the 10-member House of Commons ethics committee supported a Conservative motion to call Dion, […]

Ethics committee to decide whether to dig deeper into SNC-Lavalin report

Aug 20, 2019 | 12:51pm

OTTAWA — A handful of MPs will be back on Parliament Hill on Wednesday to decide whether to dig more deeply into the federal ethics watchdog’s scathing report on how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau handled the SNC-Lavalin affair. Conservatives and New Democrats pushed for the emergency meeting of the House of Commons ethics committee, where MPs will debate whether to invite […]

Tories, NDP seek urgent meeting into report that PM broke ethics law

Aug 15, 2019 | 1:50pm

Justin Trudeau doubled down Thursday on his refusal to apologize for his handling of the SNC-Lavalin affair even as opposition parties tried to ensure a scathing report that found the prime minister broke ethics law remains top of mind when Canadians head to the polls on Oct. 21. Conservative and New Democrat MPs demanded an […]

Trudeau accepts he breached ethics rules, refuses to apologize

Aug 14, 2019 | 11:00am

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday accepted a watchdog’s report that he breached ethics rules by trying to influence a corporate legal case but refused to apologize, saying he had been trying to defend jobs. Independent ethics commissioner Mario Dion said Trudeau and his team attempted last year to undermine a […]