Monday, May 22, 2023

Eglinton-Crosstown LRT and SNC Lavalin

True North is reporting that "It could be considered the boondoggle of the past decade and proof of how little accountability there is by provincial and municipal governments over major construction projects. I’m referring to the Eglinton-Crosstown LRT build, which is now in its 12th year of construction with no end in sight. The construction is at least $1B over budget (up to $12.5B which includes operating the system) and the actual opening is likely one year away–four years from the initial target date of fall 2020."

Ten seconds on Google and the real probelm is revealed. The shell companies work for SNC Lavalin. SNC Lavalin is the Canadian version of Lockheed Martin where Government corruption and Corporate corruption are joined at the hip. They under bid and over charge government contracts then pay a bribe in the form of a political campaign contribution to the dirty politicians that award them the contract. This process happens over and over again.

SNC Lavalin is the reason the Site C Dam doubled it's initial bid as budget overruns rose to $16 billion. That is organized crime. The NDP defends the extra costs because they receive campaign contributions from SNC Lavalin just like Justin Trudeau does. They all do.

Hydroelectric power is great. SNC Lavalin is not. SNC Lavalin won the contract for the Evergreen line of Skytrain when they were banned from bidding on world projects. Letting SNC Lavalin bid on the Pattullo bridge replacement is organized crime. They hide their involvement through shell companies just like the CIA does. Imagine that.

SNC Lavalin were responsible for the LRT problems in Ottawa. Some city Councillors were shocked SNC-Lavalin won the Trillium Line. Really? You can fool some of the people most of the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Let's not forget Arthur Porter who died in a Panama prison. He was the CSIS watchdog facing fraud charges involving SNC-Lavalin and was caught sending money to a mossad agent tied to Iran Contra.

SNC Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime plead guilty to a charge of helping a public servant commit breach of trust for his role in a bribe scandal around the construction of the $1.3-billion McGill University Health Centre. That's the same hospital Arthur Porter was involved with and faced charges for before his mysterious death. A Quebec inquiry was told that Arthur Porter and Yanai Elbaz split a $22.5M payout in the biggest corruption fraud in the history of Canada.


  1. There are times that I cannot wrap my head around all this corruption in our government. How many scandals and violations does Turdy need to commit before he and his party are criminally charged? Is it a wonder how broken our country really is when the criminals are part of the government.

  2. The OECD Agreement on Prevention of Bribery of foreign officials is pretty much a farce based on what SNC-L has been able to do, and continue doing.

  3. Who's going to charge him? Our police force is by design a Federal one, nation-wide authority, and they work for the people you (correctly) believe they should be arresting. Oh, there's some honourable Mountie who will walk in there, slap cuffs on them and take them to jail? His or her career is over and they would probably be charged with kidnapping. The upper levels of the RCMP are just as corrupt as the rest of the government.


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