This is not a letter in defence of SNC-Lavalin’s alleged behaviour or a justification of the Liberal government but rather a comment on last week’s St. Albert Gazette's coverage of MP Michael Cooper’s concern about a possible coverup and Ken Allred’s column (Commentary, Feb. 16) concerning the company’s history of buying influence.
Coverup there may very well be. Given the number of Canadian, including Alberta, businesses which have business relationships with corrupt, dictatorial regimes around the world, I am just wondering how many of these companies engage in bribery.
I just wonder how many Alberta companies have done similar things in Alberta during some 44 years of Progressive Conservative government, and with the current government and will do with future governments.
As to MP Cooper, his indignation is perhaps consistent with his shameful behaviour as a 16 times called-out heckler in the House of Commons (something the Gazette by its editorial silence seems to condone).
As SNC-Lavalin’s alleged behaviour is not a good example to children and grandchildren, neither is Cooper’s behaviour in the House of Commons.
Bryan Corbett, St. Albert