Morneau and Trudeau are looking out for the rich

The finance minister’s company has been involved in converting workers into riskier pensions, which of course haven’t affected managers. Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen in the House of Commons in Ottawa in October, are looking out for the rich, Linda McQuaig writes.  (ADRIAN WYLD / THE CANADIAN PRESS)   By LINDA MCQUAIGColumnist Thu., Nov. 23, 2017 There’s lots of lamenting about the way the rich keep getting richer while ordinary folk struggle to keep their heads above water. Along with the lamenting, there’s usually some resigned muttering about how it’s…

Update: Thirteen plead guilty in Laval collusion probe

Thirteen have pleaded guilty in a fraud scheme involving municipal contracts in Laval. Mike Mergl, founder of excavation firm Construction Mergad, talks to lawyers at the Laval courthouse on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette A Laval courtroom echoed to more than a dozen admissions of guilt on Tuesday as 13 accused who were arrested during an investigation of collusion in local municipal contracts acknowledged their wrongdoings. The accused included former engineers and ex-construction company owners who had been involved in contracts with the city of Laval. Eight contractors and five…