New Brunswick Fights Back Against Negative Audit, Western Canada Expands Bid Protest Mechanism, and Kenyan Garbage Tender Under Fire For Anomalies
By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock
In this week’s newsreel, New Brunswick fights back against a negative audit report, Western Canada expands its bid protest mechanism, Yukon directs more work to local contractors, and the Competition Bureau gets another municipal bid-rigging conviction in Quebec. In US federal news, a jury renders a guilty verdict on bid-rigging charges in San Francisco, the Pentagon investigates a $10 billion award to Amazon, and NASA is accused of overpaying for launch services. Meanwhile, in South Africa, ten officials are disciplined for corruption in a municipal audit, and a Kenyan garbage tender comes under fire for procedural irregularities.