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Justice officials told Senators SNC didn’t lobby them to get remediation agreements in law

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The SNC-Lavalin affair ‘casts a new light’ on the Senate Legal Affairs Committee study of remediation agreements last year, say committee members.

Senators raised concerns back in a May report on changes to the Criminal Code, which brought in deferred prosecution agreements, when former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould rebuffed requests to appear before the committee. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Despite heavily lobbying ministers and political staff as well as some bureaucrats in other departments, SNC-Lavalin didn’t meet with Justice Department officials in the two years leading up to when the deferred prosecution agreements it wanted were ready to be used, departmental officials told Senators who studied the agreements last year.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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