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Construction industry people arrested in Quebec

Fourteen people involved in the construction industry were arrested  on October 20 in Montreal and Laval,...

October 25, 2010   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Fourteen people involved in the construction industry were arrested  on October 20 in Montreal and Laval, Quebec. The individuals were allegedly acting as a network and issuing false invoices that were exchanged for cash. They were suspected of tax evasion.
The arrests relate to an investigation that was conducted in 2008, and were not related to the scandals that have embroiled the construction industry in the province this year.
Meanwhile, In Ottawa, questions have been raised around the awarding of contracts for renovating the stonework at the West Block on Parliament Hill. The RCMP is investigating a $9-million contract awarded to L.M. Sauve, and the Government Operations Committee has launched a study into the way construction contracts are tendered at Public Works.


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