Opponents of the Conservative government‘s crime Bill C-10 were justified to argue that private companies would profiteer from the new jail system the legislation proposed for Canada. On Tuesday, the Canadian Press reported that a Toronto-based construction company, Bird Construction Inc., has been awarded the contract to build the $38.5-million North East Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Nova Scotia. The 200-bed facility is due to open in 2014.Turns out there’s a connection between the company and Enbridge Inc.: a man named J. Richard Bird, who also has a strong connection with the federal government. The 62-year old Harvard Business School and University of Toronto graduate served as a member of the Minister of Finance’s Advisory Committee on Financing from 2009 to early 2010.
- Enbridge boosts natural gas price by 11% (cbc.ca)
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- Whistleblower Exposes Enbridge Coverup (mintpressnews.com)
- David Suzuki slams federal review panel as ‘rubber stamp’ and Enbridge as having ‘no credibility’ (vancouversun.com)