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Council votes for legal review of fire-paramedic stations audit

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This article was published 23/10/2013 (1400 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

A private legal firm will be hired to determine if the administration did anything illegal or exposed the city to a lawsuit for the series of moves that allowed local developer Shindico Realty to get the contracts to build four fire paramedic stations.

Council approved the move this morning, in an attempt to answer any lingering questions about the role of administration and politicians into the construction program.

Coun. Dan Vandal (St. Boniface), who moved the motion, said the consultant’s report into the scandal didn’t satisfy councillors that they can’t be held liable for a civil suit from other developers.

However, Mayor Sam Katz said he doesn’t believe lawyers will find any more dirt at city hall.

Katz said the consulting firm of Ernst & Young is one of the top forensic auditors in the country, adding they assured council they found no signs of criminal actions or breaches of the city’s code of conduct.

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Updated on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM CDT: Writethru

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