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Public Works officials were warned about Parliament contractor

New documents show architect considered L.M. Sauvé “one of the worst contractors”


 

Documents show the federal government received warning before handing a $9 million contract to renovate the West Block of Parliament Hill to a Montreal construction firm that was previously owned by the Hell’s Angels. L.M. Sauvé, described the Montreal architect managing the project as “one of the worst contractors [she] has dealt with,” won the contract after paying more than $100,000 to Tory lobbyist Gilles Varin. Varin then set up a meeting between contractor Paul Sauvé and a senior official inside the Public Works Ministry. Public Works officials were repeatedly warned to stay away from Sauvé while performing reference and background checks on the company. The RCMP is now investigating Varin’s lobbying activities. L.M. Sauve was awarded the contract in May 2008, but the company was ordered off the site in April 2009 after repeated problems, with the renovations now two years behind schedule.

The Chronicle Herald


 
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Public Works officials were warned about Parliament contractor

  1. Now this is very intriguing but unfortunately you can't do much with this.
    PWGSC can just say "yeah we saw that but we didn't pay it no mind" and there's not much else to be done.

  2. Now this is very intriguing but unfortunately you can't do much with this.
    PWGSC can just say "yeah we saw that but we didn't pay it no mind" and there's not much else to be done.

  3. Remember this time around.. we need to directly ask about cash received in any form of envelope. Otherwise it (apparently) doesn't count.

  4. Remember this time around.. we need to directly ask about cash received in any form of envelope. Otherwise it (apparently) doesn't count.

  5. So you're saying biker gangs can't do a good job at constructing? THAT'S RACIST!!!

  6. So you're saying biker gangs can't do a good job at constructing? THAT'S RACIST!!!

  7. Gosh, you would think that there are so many reputable construction companies around to choose from. Did they fall for the cheapest bidder trick? How extensive is this reach of Hell's Angels?

  8. Gosh, you would think that there are so many reputable construction companies around to choose from. Did they fall for the cheapest bidder trick? How extensive is this reach of Hell's Angels?

    • "How extensive is this reach of Hell's Angels? "
      Well! When you have the senior top man in the RCMP, tell Parliament that they have been infiltrated by the criminal element, when you have a contract put on a former PM, when you have one Province totally controlled by same, and that same Province runs Canada, and when you have been warned by the United States! Me thinks, nothing sinks in anymore. Oh yes, and who runs our ports, the Gambling lottery industry, the cement industry, and on and on, all hiring failed politicians!
      No wonder that the CBC blogging has been ordered to heavily censoring! Just too much information getting spread around!

  9. Tell me again the main issue that the Conservatives came to power on …

  10. Tell me again the main issue that the Conservatives came to power on …

  11. I bet no tax gets paid on the $100,000.00 because they will use the same lawyer as Mulroney.

  12. I bet no tax gets paid on the $100,000.00 because they will use the same lawyer as Mulroney.

    • It will be "What $100,000?" for two decades, followed by "oh, THAT $100,000, yes some improprieties may have occurred"

  13. "How extensive is this reach of Hell's Angels? "
    Well! When you have the senior top man in the RCMP, tell Parliament that they have been infiltrated by the criminal element, when you have a contract put on a former PM, when you have one Province totally controlled by same, and that same Province runs Canada, and when you have been warned by the United States! Me thinks, nothing sinks in anymore. Oh yes, and who runs our ports, the Gambling lottery industry, the cement industry, and on and on, all hiring failed politicians!
    No wonder that the CBC blogging has been ordered to heavily censoring! Just too much information getting spread around!

  14. It will be "What $100,000?" for two decades, followed by "oh, THAT $100,000, yes some improprieties may have occurred"

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