MONTREAL, March 26, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Dessau Inc. would like to
clarify the situation regarding professional fees that were paid by the
company to Mr. Bernard Trépanier and his firm, Bermax.
Dessau's management, including its President and CEO, Mr. Jean-Pierre
Sauriol, were informed of these payments during the testimony given by
Mr. Rosaire Sauriol at the Charbonneau Commission on Thursday, March
The Commission requested that Mr. Rosaire Sauriol present copies of all
invoices directly from Mr. Trépanier or his organization, Bermax, which
had been paid by Dessau.
With the exception of Mr. Rosaire Sauriol, no member of Dessau's
management had been aware of any of these payments or the nature of the
The firm learned of the scope of the payments when it carried out its
investigation into the matter, as requested by the Commission on
Friday, March 22.
The requested documents were submitted to the Commission on Monday,
Mr. Rosaire Sauriol resigned from his position as Senior Vice President
that same day.
Founded in 1957, Dessau is the sixth-largest engineering-construction
firm in Canada and is one of the top 60 in the world. With expertise in
a wide range of fields related to engineering and construction, Dessau
plans, designs, builds and manages infrastructure for its private and
public sector clients. With 5,000 employees, Dessau is active coast to
coast in Canada and has offices in Algeria, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica
SOURCE: DESSAU INC.
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