More coming out about SNC-Lavalin / Gadhafi ties
More and more information is coming to light about the unsavoury relationship between AltaLink’s parent company and the former Gadhafi regime in Libya.
The latest is that an SNC-Lavalin executive was in Mexico to meet with someone else who had strong ties to the Gadhafi regime. That person was actually arrested by Mexican authorities while he was trying to meet with the SNC-Lavalin executive, charged with trying to help members of the Gadhafi family escape from Libya. The full nature of the conversation that SNC-Lavalin hoped to have with this person is not yet clear.
You can read the details of the story here: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/02/03/snc-lavalin-exec-present-when-suspect-arrested-in-saadi-gaddafi-mexico-smuggling-plot/
Earlier this year, it was revealed by the Globe and Mail that SNC-Lavalin had been involved in a project involving the Libyan military. As a result, the Canadian government decided to review their policies on Canadian companies collaborating with foreign militaries. (You can read that story here: http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/gadhafi-contacts-prompt-ottawa-to-review-policy-on-foreign-militaries/article2304740/?service=mobile).
All of this speaks to the culture that exists inside this company, a culture that we know all too well. For more on SNC-Lavalin, AltaLink and their questionable ties, see this link.