Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Just So We're Clear
Trudeau acolytes are fond of depicting the Lavalin fiasco as something a couple of former employees did in far off Libya a long time ago and those miscreants left SNC-L a long time ago, problem solved. No point beating up SNC-L for ancient history, a distant peccadillo.
You might ask Yanai Elbaz if SNC-L's corruption is ancient history. It isn't for him. In fact he's now just starting to serve a 3 year stretch in the Greybar Hotel after being convicted of pocketing a $10-million bribe to get SNC-L a leg up on the McGill University Health Centre job.
In December the court handed Elbaz a 39 month sentence for what has been described as the greatest construction fraud in Canadian history.
Believe whatever best suits your chosen narrative but SNC-L has a rich history of corrupt dealings and it's not something dredged out of the distant past in a place far, far away.