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Jody Wilson-Raybould was later moved from the justice and attorney general portfolio to veterans affairs. She quit shortly afterwards over the SNC-Lavalin scandal.
Trudeau then ejected Wilson-Raybould from the Liberal party caucus along with one of her supporters, former president of the Treasury Board Jane Philpott.
In December, SNC-Lavalin settled the criminal charges related to its business dealings in Libya. The engineering company pleaded guilty to one count of fraud.
The company’s plea deal included a $280 million fine paid over five years and a three-year probation order. It appeared to clear SNC-Lavalin from a ban on bidding for government contracts.
Of the contracts awarded to SNC since January last year, 125 were for services and 17 were for construction.
Public Services and Procurement Canada awarded 49 contracts to SNC-Lavalin in this period, the most of any department.
Five of the contracts were worth $1 million to $4.99 million. Sixty-six of them were valued between $25,000 to $99,000.
The government should be as transparent as possible so people can decide for themselves whether they’re getting good value for their money
The largest contract SNC-Lavalin received was $3.81 million from Public Services and Procurement Canada for other professional services not specified elsewhere. This contract started on Feb. 6, 2020, and the end date is Jan. 31, 2023.
The smallest contract was $10,113.50 from Fisheries and Oceans Canada for engineers to provide consultations on construction.
The most recent contract was $45,335 from Global Affairs Canada for architectural services. This project’s country of origin is Pakistan.