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SNC-Lavalin board chair, a former top bureaucrat, may have run afoul of federal lobbying rules

By Beatrice Paez       

An SNC-Lavalin spokesperson, who spoke on behalf of Kevin Lynch, declined to comment directly on whether he was aware of the obligation paid board members have to register if they make appeals to public officials.

PCO Clerk Michael Wernick told the House Justice Committee that SNC-Lavalin Group chairman Kevin Lynch called him on Oct. 15, 2018, to express his frustration over why the company wasn't being considered a candidate for a remediation agreement. The Hill Times file photographs

Former top bureaucrat Kevin Lynch, who now serves as board chairman for SNC-Lavalin, may have violated federal lobbying rules in failing to disclose a phone call with Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick. Ethics watchdog Democracy Watch is planning to file a complaint with the Lobbying Commissioner’s Office that would call on it to rule whether Mr. Lynch ran afoul of the Lobbying Act.

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