College Notre-Dame has turned down a $250,000 donation from Hydro Quebec amid a flurry of controversy.
The power utility's CEO Thierry Vandal sits on the private high school's board of directors and is also a former student, prompting complaints that he's used his position at Hydro Quebec to funnel money into a private school that doesn't need the funding.
The power utility planned to provide a five-year, $250,000 donation to the school, the first $50,000 of which was donated last year.
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Update: Montreal school pulls plug on $250K Hydro grant -- Montreal Gazette