AltaLink’s Parent Company in Bed with Gadhafi

This Edmonton Journal article on Canada’s waning international public image due to a number of scandals and the poor environmental record of a growing number of Canadian industries, lists Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. as one of the companies damaging Canada’s good reputation. The article reports that SNC-Lavalin, which owns 100% of AltaLink, is building prisons for the Libyan regime of Moammar Gadhafi.

RETA reported some time ago that SNC-Lavalin has been doing business with Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi since 1986. Based on news reports including this article, SNC-Lavalin has signed deals worth well over $1 billion with Gadhafi. SNC-Lavalin’s annual revenues in Libya apparently totaled $279 million in 2009 and $418 million in 2010. Most shocking is the revelation that SNC-Lavalin has been playing a role in building prisons in Libya including a $275 million state-of-the-art prison for Gadhafi in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

As AltaLink’s parent company, is SNC-Lavalin the kind of company Albertans want to be involved in building AltaLink’s proposed Heartland Transmission Project and Western Alberta Transmission Line? SNC-Lavalin would be conducting the engineering and contract management work for AltaLink, as well as much of the construction of overhead towers and lines.

For more on SNC Lavalin, AltaLink and their questionable ties, see .

~ by RETA on July 2, 2011.

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