Wednesday, April 03, 2019
So, When Does SNC-Lavalin Stand Trial?
Can you imagine if Cap'n "Cash for Access," protector of every tax cheat in the KPMG/Isle of Man scheme, "Damn the climate, full speed ahead" pipeline builder and SNC-Lavalin benefactor got his new, and presumably much more compliant, A.G., Dave Lametti, to give the defendant a DPA parachute? Seriously, can you imagine?
I can't. But I've been wrong before. Besides it would be a pity, after he's again sullied the Liberal brand, if he didn't get something out of it.
I suppose they could turn the courtroom into a Kabuki theatre and have the prosecution throw the fight. Screw it up so bad that SNC-L walks. That might work. Then again, it's SNC-Lavalin.
Then there's SNC-L's ace in the hole - an "unreasonable delay" dismissal of the charges. It's worked before, as recently as February, when charges were dismissed against SNC vice-president, Stephane Roy.
The preliminary hearing wrapped up Monday and now we wait for the judge's decision on whether there's enough evidence to send the case to trial.