Quebec Court Throws Out Fraud & Bribery Case Against Former SNC-Lavalin Executive

The case had dragged on too long according to the ruling.

In what seems to be another potential example of the elites getting the benefits of the system, a Quebec judge has thrown out the fraud and bribery charges that were against Stephane Roy, a former SNC-Lavalin executive.

According to BNN Bloomberg, “Quebec court Judge Patricia Compagnone made the decision ending the prosecution of Stephane Roy today. Roy was facing charges of fraud over $5,000 and bribing a foreign public official in connection with the company’s dealings with the regime of the late Libyan dictator, Moammar Gadhafi.”

Notably, “Roy was charged in 2014, and his trial was scheduled to begin at the end of May. His defence successfully invoked the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016 Jordan decision that set time limits on criminal proceedings.”

So, Roy wasn’t cleared of the charges, the charges were simply thrown out because it took too long. But why did it take so long?

The government and the courts know what the law is. They know that delays can’t go on and on. So why did they let the delays get to the point where Roy’s attorneys could predictably invoke the specter of the delay to get the charges thrown out?

While more details need to emerge, this will feel to many Canadians like another example of the well-connected elites getting a different and special kind of ‘justice’ compared to the rest of the Canadian People.

Spencer Fernando

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The gov’t wouldn’t have deliberately slow-walked this case to get exactly this outcome, would they?


Yes, all of the above, except you give “many Canadians” too much credit. Few would even know what it’s all about and even fewer will remember it past the end of the week. But thanks once again for reporting it to the few who give a damn.

Don Taylor

to bad the judges aren’t elected for 2-4 year terms,that would stop this kind of BS


We all know why it took too long. It is quite obvious that the average Canadian citizen is more blind than the justice system is.

mavis J Houston

Oh, how utterly convenient!! Corruption in Canada is out of control.

Robert Rice

Whether this has anything to do with trudeau and his liberals really doesn’t matter, although it wouldn’t surprise me at all if it does. It is well know among lawyers and the courts about the Supreme Court of Canada’s 2016 Jordan decision that set time limits on criminal proceedings. I believe that this is just another case of the rich getting special treatment. I am sure it was deliberately slowed down with delay after delay to make sure that it would never get to trail. He was charged in 2014, one would assume that if there was enough evidence to… Read more »

shawn harris

It would appear that the Quebec Court has protected the jobs and votes Trudeau desperately needs in Quebec. It may be cynical, with the current obstruction of justice involving SNC Lavalin,it makes people think just how many times has Trudeau interfered in cases involving SNC Lavalin?. Also it should be investigated as to how many times Stephane Roy’s lawyer lobbied Trudeau or his Justice Minister and Attorney General to slow down or stop the legal proceedings against him and SNC Lavalin. Lastly given the change in Attorney General, does this decision by the Quebec Court, send a message to Trudeau… Read more »

Ron Shaw

Totally disgusting
This just proves there is a law for the rich and a law for the rest of us , truly disgusting as I now do not believe in any Canada’s legal system anymore !
Shame on a bought / purchased judge and Canadian corrupt legal system .

Gonzo the Magnificent

Just like everything in Quebec: corruption! I lived there for over 26 years when it wasn’t so bad but lately from the police on up and down, there is corruption every where.


Of course the courts threw it out. Anything that affects Quebec jobs and economics threatens ” Canada” as they think of themselves. Sure there was a delay in the prosecution. Why the delay? Administrative paper shuffling and heel dragging can put any kind of case in a delay mode. “Canada was “better served when there are more Quebecers in charge than Albertans,” Trudeau replied, “I’m a Liberal, so of course I think so, yes. Certainly when we look at the great prime ministers of the 20th century, those that really stood the test of time, they were MPs from… Read more »