McGill honcho accused of theft

A man who worked for McGill was investigated by TVA, which claims that he made off with thousands in public money to renovate his house, but the university has settled out of court. Item draws parallels with other recent scams that saw private property fixed up at public expense.

There are all kinds of ways to turn public money to private profit. The city has put millions into the amphitheatre on St Helen’s Island to the eventual profit of the Groupe CH, a private business and the parent company of Evenko. This, of course, was technically legal and undertaken with the complete approval of the Coderre administration.