Everything you wanted to know about the SNC-Lavalin LRT contract, but were too confused to ask Social Sharing

By Joanne Chianello, CBC News Ottawa, February 11, 2020

Almost a year after approving SNC-Lavalin's controversial $1.6-billion bid for the Trillium Line extension, Ottawa city council is set to debate Wednesday whether to have an independent third party delve into the city's procurement process.

So how did the city actually end up awarding SNC-Lavalin the contract? Here are your questions answered, and then some.

What's the project about?

We're talking about the extension of the Trillium Line only; the Confederation Line is also being extended, but that's a separate contract.

The project will see, among other things, the north-south line extended 16 kilometres into Riverside South, eight new stations, a grade-separated crossing over Via Rail tracks and seven new Stadler diesel trains.


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