SNC-Lavalin CEO resigns after review, Paul Waldie, The Globe and Mail Report on Business, March 26, 2012
“SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. has announced the departure of chief executive officer Pierre Duhaime amid allegations he allowed a series of unauthorized payments totalling $56-million (U.S.) …the company cannot properly account for $56-million in payments, some of which went to “agents” working on various projects.”
It must be remembered that one of Premier Christy Clark’s key facilitators is Gwyn Morgan who has been Chair of SNC-Lavalin since May 2007 and a Director of the company since 2005. Under Morgan’s leadership, SNC-Lavalin, by its own admission, has been ethically challenged.
It therefore comes as no surprise that Morgan is comfortably associated with the ethically challenged BC Liberal Party or with the hypocritical Fraser Institute that argues for massive cuts to government spending but has funded itself with taxpayer subsidies. The Fraser Institute Foundation has receipted millions of dollars as “charitable donations.” This has been dependent on permissive enforcement by the Harper Government because under CRA guidelines, political purposes are not acceptable charitable activities and the Fraser Institute is distinctly political in everything it does.