Quebec Rejects $330-Million Lawsuit Filed by SNC-Lavalin Consortium over Hospital

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Quebec Rejects $330-Million Lawsuit Filed by SNC-Lavalin Consortium over Hospital


Marowits, Ross, The Canadian Press


SNC group sues Montreal hospital, government

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MONTREAL - Quebec's health minister has rejected a lawsuit filed Friday by an SNC-Lavalin consortium seeking $330 million for extra costs to build and manage a big Montreal hospital at the centre of bribery allegations involving a former CEO of the engineering and construction firm.

"We will not pay one penny above what is justified," Gaetan Barrette said in an interview.

The minister said the government is willing to pay more for unexpected expenses that are part of any large project, but nowhere near the amount being sought by McGill Healthcare Infrastructure Group (MHIG), which includes SNC (TSX:SNC) and Innisfree Ltd.

The group is seeking compensation for additional costs beyond its $1.34-billion contract to design and build the $3.65-billion health-care centre. The so-called "superhospital" opened last year, replacing several other hospitals, which were closed.

The lawsuit also includes present and future costs related to managing and maintaining the hospital complex through September 2044.

Named in the lawsuit is the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) which runs the hospital and the Quebec government, which contracted the project under a public-private partnership arrangement in which MHIG financed, designed, built and maintains the sprawling facility.

The consortium said an agreement with the MUHC entitles it to compensation to cover additional work requested. The consortium said the hospital made many changes to expand the project, failed to provide timely information and misused a review process.

They include adding a sterile core to the operating area and expanding the central pharmacy that results in the building being five square metres bigger than originally planned. …

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