Former bridge authority head denies kickbacks after SNC-Lavalin landed contract

A Radio-Canada report says $1.5 million ended up in Swiss bank accounts of a former head of the Federal Bridge Corp. shortly after SNC-Lavalin was awarded a $127-million contract to refurbish thre Jacques-Cartier bridge.

But the report says Michel Fournier, the former FBC head, has denied he was involved in any kickback scheme.

"Enquete,'' an investigative program on the CBC's French-language network, says a commercial agency called Promotag deposited the money in accounts belonging to Fournier between 2002 and 2004.

Radio-Canada says Promotag is used regularly by SNC.

Radio-Canada says Fournier told the program, which was to be broadcast Thursday night, that he never had the accounts and that he never received a penny from SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC).

Fournier, who is in his early 60s, also denied getting any money from Promotag, saying he never took any kickbacks.

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  1. george posted on 02/14/2014 12:34 AM
    and this is what the current children of the elite who attend private schools will someday become.. this is why capitalism needs to be stopped any way possible.. time to for the reformers of earth.
    1. GT posted on 02/14/2014 08:45 AM
      @george I guess your welfare check hasn't showed up yet. Mother Russia is waitng for you.
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