#ICYMI: SNC-Lavalin ruling, MUHC, Mount Royal, more news

May 29, 2019: A brief look at some of the top stories on the Gazette site today.

A SNC-Lavalin sign at the company’s headquarters in Montreal. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

A brief look at some of the top stories on the Gazette site today.


SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. will stand trial on fraud and corruption charges, a judge ruled Wednesday. More here.



SNC-Lavalin may be making headlines of the legal sort these days, but it’s the builder’s business model — and its long-running inability to generate cash — that is attracting increased scrutiny from investors and analysts. More here.


The opposition Parti Québécois and Québec solidaire are calling on the provincial auditor-general to investigate possible improprieties in a commercial office building managed by the McGill University Health Centre. More here.


The Parole Board of Canada has done an about-face and suddenly cancelled the planned release of a former outlaw motorcycle gang leader after having received information that his life is in danger. More here.

Denys Arcand

Quebec filmmaker Denys Arcand believes that centuries from now, people will remember our current political moment as the end of an era. In this way, the title of his latest feature, “The Fall of the American Empire,” could also be read as “these times we are living in,” Arcand said. More here.


Mount Royal

Mayor Valérie Plante, pilloried by critics last summer for banning through traffic on the mountain, has unveiled a second attempt to curb cars and improve safety. More here.


Premier François Legault suggested on Wednesday that Quebec may once again rethink its relationship with video lottery terminals (VLTs) in the wake of a study that suggests problem gamblers are inordinately filling government coffers. “I don’t like those poker machines,” Legault told reporters on his way into question period. “We last year reduced (the number) from 11,000 to 10,000. Do we need to do more? Maybe.” More here.

Источник: Montrealgazette.com

Источник: Corruptioner.life


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