RETA to Release Paper on AltaLink / PC Relationship

Over the last couple of weeks, we at RETA have been digging into the relationship between the Alberta PC party and AltaLink. Through that research we’ve been able to identify a certain pattern of alleged activity throughout the world, involving the relationship of AltaLink parent company SNC-Lavalin with governing elites. It seems increasingly that these political relationships have been key to SNC-Lavalin’s approach to doing business.

Our paper, expected to be released within the next week, will examine some of SNC-Lavalin’s activities in Libya, Syria, Bangladesh, India, and Alberta and examine how cultivating relationships with political elites has been critical to their success.

People often wonder how something like the Heartland Transmission Line could get this far, given that it is not needed and causes real harm to people who live in the surrounding area. The answer to this question seems to be that relationships between decision makers and those with an economic interest in this project have made this possible.

The Heartland Transmission Line is certainly not being built because of any need. We will soon hopefully be able to shed some light on the WHY behind all this.

For more on SNC-Lavalin, AltaLink and questionable ties, see this link.

~ by RETA on March 16, 2012.

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