Vancouver, BC: Council expected to vote on NPA politician's call for review of city's relationship with Bombardier and SNC-Lavalin
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May 14, 2019 :
For nearly three decades, critics of SkyTrain have been complaining about two large Montreal-based companies that obtained many large contracts.
Bombardier is a supplier of SkyTrain cars and SNC-Lavalin has acted as a project manager, engineering consultant, and, in the case of the Canada Line, a partner in the management company.
On Tuesday (May 14), the city's relationship with SNC-Lavalin and Bombardier will be debated because of a motion brought forward by NPA councillor Colleen Hardwick.
She's seeking the support of council to instruct staff to conduct a "thorough review", including the procurement relationship.
Bombardier Transportation, which is a division of Montreal-based Bombardier, is now headquartered in Berlin.
Hardwick wants council to tell staff to report back about how a planned extension of the Millennium Line along the Broadway corridor could be affected by a "criminal prosecution for corruption charges" against SNC-Lavalin...