Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Facts about Quebec-Based SNC-Lavalin

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Facts about Quebec-Based SNC-Lavalin

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Some facts about Quebec-based SNC-Lavalin

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OTTAWA - The federal commissioner of elections announced Thursday that Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin made nearly $118,000 in improper payments to federal parties between 2004 and 2011. Here are some facts about the global engineering giant and its history:

-- In 2013, a company vice-president told Quebec's Charbonneau corruption inquiry that SNC-Lavalin helped raise money for Quebec political parties despite a three-decade-old law against corporate donations. Yves Cadotte testified that dozens of SNC executives, and sometimes their spouses, donated just over $1 million to the Quebec Liberal party and the Parti Quebecois between 1998 and 2010.

-- Since 2001, the firm has been linked to bribery scandals involving millions of dollars in Bangladesh, Libya and Montreal. …

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