PM Stephen Harper's Hand Picked Former Head Of The Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) Arrested For Fraud & Gov't Fraud
Issues management for the Harper Conservatives just keeps moving from 'bad' to 'worse':
"Arthur Porter, the well-connected oncologist and hospital administer whom Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed three years ago to oversee Canada’s spy agency, was arrested with his wife in Panama on charges of fraud against the Quebec government.
The charges relate to his alleged role in the handling of a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital construction and maintenance contract, awarded to troubled engineering giant SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. in 2010.
The head of Quebec’s anti-corruption task force made the announcement Monday evening. Robert Lafreniere said the arrest in Panama was done with assistance from the RCMP and the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).
Dr. Porter and his wife, Pamela Porter, are in police custody and are to be extradited to Canada."
Arthur Porter, a man accused of being at the heart of a scandal involving the $1.3 billion McGill University Health Centre mega-hospital project in Montreal, has been arrested in Panama.
His wife, Pamela, was also arrested. She is facing charges for laundering the proceeds of a crime and for conspiracy.
Porter resigned as CEO of the MUHC in late 2011 amid allegations of mismanaging billion-dollar budgets and a $22.5-million fraud against the hospital that happened on his watch.
He left the MUHC less than a month after he resigned as chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), which monitors the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), after his ties to a controversial lobbyist became public.
The radiation oncologist had been treating himself for terminal lung cancer in Nassau, Bahamas
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