Canada Day Sold At $10,000; Dep’t Worried Over “Ethics”

The foreign ministry solicited more than a quarter-million dollars from corporations to sponsor Canada Day banquets at a trade mission in Mumbai, say Access To Information memos. Staff even sought cash from a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., though a federal ethics code forbids soliciting donations from companies “charged, convicted or sanctioned for bribery”.

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