Vancouver council votes to review relationships with SNC-Lavalin, Bombardier - SkyTrain
May 15, 2019 - by Simon Little for globalnews.ca
Vancouver city council has voted to have the city review its relationship with Canadian engineering giants SNC-Lavalin and Bombardier.
The motion comes in the wake of the ongoing scandal in Ottawa, in which the Prime Minister's Office is accused of inappropriately pressuring former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene on behalf of SNC-Lavalin in an ongoing corruption prosecution.
Non-Partisan Association Coun. Colleen Hardwick, who proposed the motion, says that if SNC-Lavalin is eventually found guilty of the corruption charges the company is currently facing, it could be barred from bidding on the Broadway SkyTrain extensions, which are currently reliant on SNC-Lavalin technology for tracks and electronics and Bombardier for rail cars.
The motion also points to a World Bank audit of Bombardier on allegations of corruption...