Major city contractor should get a timeout over Springhill dump scandal, councillor says

By Matthew Pearson and Jon Willing, Ottawa Citizen, June 15, 2018

Tomlinson Group shouldn’t get more business from the city until the company owns up to the financial and environmental shame created by the Springhill landfill scandal, a city councillor says.

“Councillors need to do something about this, and yes, I agree, we should be closing the doors on Tomlinson until they fix this problem or at least sign an agreement with the city that they will take full responsibility for the contamination they create and to open their books to the city,” West Carleton-March Coun. Eli El-Chantiry said in an interview Friday.

The findings in a scathing audit of the Springhill contract were so troubling that auditor general Ken Hughes suggested the city consider blocking Tomlinson from future deals.

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