Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mayor Cancels Montreal's $355M Water Meter Contract

Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay, who cancelled the huge contract, also fired two of the city's top civil servants. (CBC)

From The CBC:

Mayor 'lost control of city': Opposition.

Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay is cancelling a $355-million water meter contract, the biggest ever awarded by the city.

Tremblay said Tuesday two of the city’s top bureaucrats — city manager Claude Léger and the city’s director of corporate affairs, Robert Cassius de Linval — have been fired.

The move comes after the city's auditor general recommended the city review — and consider cancelling — its contract with private consortium GéniEau because of irregularities with the tendering process.

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Update #1: Water-meter deal to be cancelled; heads roll -- CTV News

Update #2
: Mayor can't cancel deal on his own: Labonté -- Montreal Gazette

My Comment: One more knife in the mayor's re-election campaign.

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