Former Ontario Chief of Staff Sentenced and Ontario Removes Supplier Subscription Fees

By: Paul Emanuelli and Lisa Kuechler

This week, our Media Monitoring Team is following the sentencing of Ontario’s former Chief of Staff, suspected political connections to Illinois tollway sole source deal and the elimination of supplier subscription fees for Ontario’s online bidding system:

Former Ontario Chief of Staff Sentenced to Four Months for Gas Plant Document Deletion
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-david-livingston-sentenced-to-four-months-over-deleted-gas-plants/

Globe Board Supports Jail Time for “Criminal Coverup” in Ontario Powerplant Scandal
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/editorials/article-globe-editorial-david-livingstons-jail-sentence-sends-the-right/

Blatchford Criticizes System For Letting Former Chief of Staff Out of Jail Pending Appeal
http://nationalpost.com/opinion/christie-blatchford-convicted-ex-mcguinty-aide-led-away-in-handcuffs-then-suddenly-he-was-free

Political Connections Suspected in Illinois Tollway Sole Source Deal
http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180409/did-illinois-tollway-give-contract-to-firm-because-of-political-connections

New York State Waste Removal Company Does Damage Control in Price Fixing Scandal
http://www.binghamtonhomepage.com/news/local-news/taylor-garbage-releases-statement-regarding-bid-rigging-price-fixing-conviction/1103404872

RCMP Sending 4000 Civilian Staff into Phoenix Vortex
https://ipolitics.ca/2018/04/07/rcmp-civilians-set-to-move-to-public-service-and-phoenix-in-2020/

Mandatory Online Submissions for US Federal Bid Protests Starting in May
http://www.nextgov.com/it-modernization/2018/04/all-bid-protests-must-be-submitted-online-starting-may/147257/

Ontario Removes Supplier Subscription Fees for Online Bidding System
https://news.ontario.ca/sb/en/2018/04/ontario-eliminates-fees-on-government-procurement-opportunities.html

 

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