SNC-Lavalin Lobbied Feds to “Level Playing Field” With Deferred Prosecutions, Chinese Firm With Controversial Track Record Wins Major Deal, and Canada to Roll Out $80 Million Procurement System

By Paul Emanuelli and Jenna Peacock

This week’s newsreel includes more details on SNC-Lavalin’s efforts to avoid prosecution, as well as a story about a Chinese construction company that won a major project notwithstanding its own controversial track record in international projects. In municipal news, Ottawa councillors challenged the secrecy of a new LRT deal, Prince Albert reversed a local preference plan to avoid litigation, and over 40 officials face federal charges in Detroit’s corruption scandal. In other news, Turkey spends billions in non-transparent procurement, the FBI investigates a $10 billion cloud deal, and Canada launches an $80 million procurement system.

SNC-Lavalin Lobbied Feds to “Level Playing Field” With Deferred Prosecutions

Chinese Firm With Controversial Track Record Wins Major Deal

Secrecy Concerns Raised Over Ottawa’s $4.7 Billion LRT Deal

Prince Albert Reverses Local Preference Plan to Avoid Lawsuit

Over 40 Charged in Detroit Corruption Scandal

Turkey Spent $5.5 Billion in 2018 in Non-Transparent Procurement

FBI Investigating $10 Billion Cloud Computing Deal

Canada to Roll Out $80 Million Procurement System

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