"The provincial government's $30million payout to Boss Power Corp. stinks.Read the full article at Cover-up feared as taxpayers pay $30M to mining company
"Taxpayers are paying compensation to the company because the government bungled its ban on uranium mining.
"The last-minute settlement suggests the government paid a premium so damaging evidence wouldn't be heard in court...
"...deputy minister Greg Reimer, and assistant deputy minister John Cavanagh ordered [chief inspector of mines Doug] Sweeney to ignore the application. They had asked the Attorney General's Ministry for an opinion on whether it was legal.
"It wasn't, they were told, according to the government's admissions in the legal case.
"Then they repeated the order that Sweeney not fulfill his statutory duty. Sweeney had legal and ethical concerns. He was relieved of his responsibilities for the file, and the marching orders went to more compliant officials.
By the way, Boss Power Corp is also entitled to recover legal costs and disbursements. The final bill will be millions higher than the settlement revealed. Recommend this post