SNC-Lavalin Inc. is the kind of ethics-light corporation that BC Liberals likes to have as a partner.
With considerable public flourish, after departure of Chairman Gwyn Morgan, the company announced an amnesty program, effective from June to August 2013, to encourage senior employees “to report potential corruption and anti-competition matters in which they may have . . . → Read More: In-Sights: Truth does not serve needs of crony capitalists
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.
– Scott Clark and Peter DeVries criticize the Cons’ choice to prioritize right-wing dogma over sound economic management: What should Canada do? For starters, the passive approach isn’t working. In the face of global economic uncertainty and a secular decline in growth, Canadian policy makers need to get at . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Evening Links
I have written this piece in an attempt to evaluate the actual contribution to society of a prominent Canadian who espouses extreme right-wing views. I feel it is important, from time to time, to compare actual performance to stated principles. If you find this critique of interest, please send the link to others. Nick One . . . → Read More: A Different Point of View….: WILL THE REAL GWYN MORGAN PLEASE STAND UP!
A reader of the piece about BC Investment Management Corporation’s holdings in unethical companies asked if the agency has a relationship with SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. Unfortunately but not surprisingly, it does. And, it has been a costly relatio… . . . → Read More: Northern Insight: SNC-Lavalin & BC Liberal commonality
Miscellaneous material to end your week.
– Tim Harper suggests that the Cons are running out of options to try to push the Gateway pipeline on a thoroughly-opposed public in British Columbia. But in keeping with the Cons’ general view of the world as nothing but a public relations problem to be shouted down for . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links
On March 25, 2012, the Compliance Division of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) received a letter from Jensen Shawa Solomon Duguid Hawkes LLP (aka JSS Barristers). In 11 detailed pages, JSS Barristers lodged a complaint against Environmental Defence, a charity registered with the CRA, on behalf of Ezra Levant’s brainchild, the . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Time to Audit the Fraser Institute
This and that for your Tuesday reading.
– Andrew Coyne is rightly alarmed at the Cons’ move to short-circuit any debate about major policy changes through an omnibus budget bill. And Bea Vongdoaungchanh reports that the biggest of those changes is to set our environmental laws back by half a century.
– David Macdonald highlights . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links
Game Change, an HBO movie about the 2008 McCain / Palin campaign is more about éminence grise Steve Schmidt than the Senator or his running mate. A central element is the wretched selection of Sarah Palin as candidate for an office that is a heartbeat away from the presidency. McCain and his advisers chose . . . → Read More: Northern Insights / Perceptivity: Deep down, she is shockingly shallow