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  • In response to your mentioning of SNC Lavalin in this article
    May 12, 2012 - 10:14

    I was listening to a Business News Network (BNN) Call-in Show last week when a caller asked the guest's opinion on SNC Lavalin. The guest gave an explanation that was mixed, while she said SNC was having legal problems, it was fortunate enough to secured a couple of big projects in recent months. She didn't identify who the contracts were with. I am now wondering if they are the ones we hear touted in this province between Nalcor on Muskrat Falls and SNC Lavalin. I am also wondering how safe and secure is any money that has already been passed over to SNC Lavalin by NALCOR, that belongs to the tax payers of Newfoundland and Labrador, monies that should instead have been utilized to replace rotting infrastructure a provide much needed services. We have had our Newfoundland and Labrador Treasuary stripped too many times over the past 63 years for schemes and things by our uncaring politicians, who have not done too badly themselves in the economics department, matter of fact some of them are multi-millionaires.

  • Duffy
    May 12, 2012 - 06:40

    GOOD COMMENTS! I agree. Too bad everyone assumes that everything said by his "mouthpiece" (defense lawyer) is the gospel. They come up with every excuse possible to explain the un-explainable. He was potty trained too early or Daddy made him take the garbage out - therefor he is not responsible. Every jailhouse criminal gets reliogion and takes AA to help them get out of jail to commit more crimes. Instead look at the victims, their family and friends. The children left homeless, mothers losing sons & daughters, brothers and sisters never seeing each other again, friends gone all because of some criminal. This is one Newfoundlander that says "Fry Him" and good ridence!

  • David
    May 11, 2012 - 18:17

    The 'justice system' has been completely trumped by the 'technicalities system'. If you can't get off on a charge, you just didn't pay enough for your lawyer.

  • Billy Maguire
    May 11, 2012 - 13:18

    SNC/Lavalin bribing Libyans to get contracts? HMMMMM!

  • Ed
    May 11, 2012 - 11:10

    What a load of rambling gibberish.

  • Holden
    May 11, 2012 - 09:30

    What was the need for first couple of paragraphs? This could have been confined to a sentence for it's relevance to topic. Then you might have had more space and time to devote to the real topic. If you had, you might have thought a little more on the real topic and realized that a policy to intervene by a country cannot be subject to the right or wrong actions of the person being assisted. Such a decision would make the policy conditional when it should not be and deserving person could be harmed. We have no real control over the actions of another country so what is the harm in making a plea. When a just case comes along our response will be clear.

  • Agnes
    May 11, 2012 - 08:29

    Brian, would your point of view change depending on the country involved?