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Infrastructure Canada

June 13, 2014 22:25 ET

Government of Canada Releases Report on Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated

Independent investigation concludes procedures and directives were followed

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 13, 2014) - Infrastructure Canada

The Government of Canada today released the report of an independent investigation into contracting practices at the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI). The investigation was conducted at the request of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, following allegations of irregular contracting practices at JCCBI in the early 2000s.

The Government of Canada takes all allegations of wrongdoing seriously and, as such, requested that JCCBI undertake an independent investigation into the allegations. The mandate was given to an independent committee that concluded that all procedures and directives in place at the time were followed.

Quick Facts

  • On February 13, 2014, the Radio-Canada program Enquête reported on allegations of contract irregularities in the early 2000s related to work on the Jacques Cartier Bridge.
  • The Government of Canada requested, on February 19, 2014, that measures be taken to investigate these allegations.
  • An independent committee reviewed the allegations and concluded that procedures and directives in place at the time were followed.

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"Our government takes all allegations of wrongdoing seriously. We are committed to ensuring the sound, transparent and accountable governance of Crown Corporations. We expect all federal institutions to be accountable and to have policies in place that respect taxpayers' funds."

The Honourable Denis Lebel

Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

Associated Links

To read the report visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/pub/other-autre/jccbi-pjcci-2014-eng.html.

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Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1848

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca