Ethics – British Columbia and Canadian Cases

SNC Lavalin and the Prime Minister of Canada

Engineering ethics might have a huge impact on the 2019 Federal Election.    Two different ethical concerns.

 

Here are two articles by the CBC that summarize the original bribes which is the start of this case.  From February 2015 “The RCMP laid fraud and bribery charges yesterday against three divisions of the company for work done in Libya between 2001 and 2011, alleging the subsidiaries paid $47.7 million in bribes and defrauded the people of the dictatorship (“Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya”) of $129.8 million.” 

You can access the whole article here:  https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/snc-lavalin-bribery-case-threatens-billions-in-federal-contracts-1.2964018

 

An update from February 2019 detailing other issues at SNC Lavalin.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/snc-lavalin-corruption-fraud-bribery-libya-muhc-1.5010865

 

Another summary of the SNC Lavalin case in the courts from June 2019

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/snc-lavalin-trial-corruption-bribery-judge-1.5193975

 

In August 2019, Prime Minister Trudeau says “I take responsibility” after the release of the report by the Federal Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mario Dion who states the the Prime Minister inappropriately tried to influence Jody Wilson-Raybould when she was Attorney-General and Justice Minster of Canada.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-snc-ethics-commissioner-violated-code-1.5246551

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-snc-ethics-commissioner-violated-code-1.5246551

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-snc-ethics-commissioner-violated-code-1.5246551

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