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Corruption related to Parliament Hill reno?

RCMP probing $9-million contract awarded to a Montreal-based construction firm


 

A $9 million contract for renovations on Parliament Hill is now the subject of an RCMP investigation. The probe will focus on on the relationship between construction firm LM Sauvé and long-time Conservative organizer and business adviser Gilles Varin. According to internal LM Sauvé documents obtained by The Globe and Mail and Radio-Canada, LM Sauvé paid out $140,000 to Varin between 2007 and 2009, with the first payment coming one day after Public Works Canada launched a tendering process for the restoration of the West Block. Investigators will be focusing on the rules on lobbying and anti-corruption laws. Tory insiders have already said the construction firm and Varin have no links to the current Conservative government. In addition, the Harper government has said it will allow the RCMP to probe potential
breaches of the Lobbying Act and the Accountability Act.

The Globe and Mail


 
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Corruption related to Parliament Hill reno?

  1. Could MacLeans please point out in what manner this guy was an "organizer" for the Conservatives?

    • The guest of honour at the event was Christian Paradis.

      "The president of a construction firm that got a $9-million renovation contract on Parliament Hill went on to organize a fundraiser for the Conservative Party.

      According to information obtained by The Globe and Mail and Radio-Canada, Paul Sauvé, the president of construction firm LM Sauvé, organized a fundraiser for the Conservative association in the riding of Bourassa in January 2009.

      The fundraiser took place a few months after the firm received the contract to renovate a historic building on Parliament Hill from Public Works Canada.

      In an interview, Mr. Sauvé said he worked on the event after Conservative supporters in Montreal told him “it was the thing to do” after getting the contract."

      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/cons

      • Great, now how about Varin? You know, the one who MacLeans is quoting as a Conservative organizer…

        • Sigh. Multitasking just doesn't work for me.

        • I think you are confusing this area of the website with something that provides in-depth reporting. The need to know section is an abbreviation of other news source's items. This is Macleans reporting on what is news; not reporting news itself.

          This section isn't to be read looking for extensive explanations; and Maclean's isn't really obligated to provide them in this section.

          • That's a sorry excuse to further an incorrect story

      • That certainly helps to explain the muzzle on Mr Paradis, doesn't it.

  2. "In addition, the Harper government has said it will allow the RCMP to probe potential
    breaches of the Lobbying Act and the Accountability Act".

    …The R.C.M.P….has to be "allowed" to investigate?!……am I missing something here?

  3. Racism! Genetics-based insults! I'm outraged with The Globe!

  4. What a surprise? Liberals being beat at the same game they played for years.Adscam is still alive and well in most Canadian minds!!!