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11/03/2019 – The OECD Working Group on Bribery is concerned by recent allegations of interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin that are subject to proceedings in the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. The Canadian engineering and construction group is the subject of an ongoing prosecution into allegations of the bribery of Libyan officials to obtain a Can$ 58-million contract to restore a water pipeline.
As a Party to the Anti-Bribery Convention, Canada is fully committed to complying with the Convention, which requires prosecutorial independence in foreign bribery cases pursuant to Article 5. In addition, political factors such as a country’s national economic interest and the identity of the alleged perpetrators must not influence foreign bribery investigations and prosecutions.
The OECD Working Group, which brings together the 44 Parties to the Anti-Bribery Convention, will closely monitor Canada’s updates, and has also sent a letter to the Canadian authorities confirming its concerns and next steps in this matter.
What this means: basically, Justin Trudeau, PMO and PCO may have breached Article 5 of the Anti-Bribery Convention of 1997.
This scandal was bad already. It just got a lot worse.
KINSELLACAST 54: Trudeau’s #LavScam confession! Lisa #LavScam hate tweets! Also: our favourite TV shows!
That’s Eddie Goldenberg, channeling Sheila Copps and assorted Twitter trolls.
Oh, the stories I could tell about some people’s views about indigenous people.
Our friends at Campaign Research are out with a national omnibus today, too, I believe. I suspect they are going to show the same thing (if not worse).
Poll, methodology, etc. here.
The “feminist” PMO wouldn’t be stupid enough to force female Liberal MPs to publish identical “personal” messages of support, would they?
Well, actually, they would be that stupid. They are that stupid.
Spotted by my sharp-eyed pal Sean Craig: PMO told female Liberal MPs to post personal messages about what a swell feminist he is – presumably to offset this growing controversy. Except a couple of the MPs just did a cut and paste. Oops!
The next thing you know, they’ll be lining up all kinds of people to write op-eds!
(And God help PMO if they were in any way assisting Copps.)