Guy Saint-Pierre, former President and C.E.O of SNC and former Chairman of the Board at the Royal Bank of Canada


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1. In July 1991, Guy Saint-Pierre allowed an entire floor of office furniture at SNC s Montreal , Quebec H.Q. to be seized for non-payment of Court judgement in my wrongful dismissal suit. He either would not or could not discipline SNC s law firm, Dunton Rainville, Toupin and Perreault.


2. In August 1991, after SNC still did not pay, he allowed  SNC s Royal Bank of Canada account to be seized. He was also a Director of the Royal Bank at the time and was still kept on by then-Pressident and C.E.O. Allan R. Taylor and his nominated successor John E. Cleghorn even after I sent them documented reports about Guy Saint-Pierre’s conduct.


3. Shortly after this happened, I was told by my own lawyer – William I. Miller, Q.C. – that Guy Saint-Pierre  had fired SNC s own law firm, namely Dunton Rainville, Toupin and Perreault


4. After I told Guy Saint-Pierre to pay me $1.5 million in return for keeping quiet, and copying the letter(s) to Allan R. Taylor and John E. Cleghorn, he responded merely by pointing to my legal case which he claimed settled the dispute between me and SNC fully and  satisfactorily, and said he would turn the matter over to lawyers again if he saw fit. He was supported in this by letters to me from from the Royal Bank’s *R.F. (Rob) Edwards on behalf of both Taylor and Cleghorn, and also from a Michel Corbeil who was assistant to the late Quebec Premier  Robert Bourassa; all dismissed it as a  - legal matter - as an excuse for doing nothing. All this amounted to was an excuse by all of them to feed large sums of money to lawyers, so as to force me to do likewise which they all knew I could not do. As such, it was mere business snobbery in the most odious and objectionable form designed to cover up blatantly obvious corruption on the part of a small and narrow-minded social and professional  clique - consisting of  Guy Saint-Pierre, Allan R. Taylor, John E. Cleghorn, R.F. (Rob) Edwards, (Premier Bourassa s) Michel Corbeil and their lawyers. Guy Saint-Pierre’s stance, in particular, had no credibility whatsoever when he had fired SNC s own law firm for their conduct.


5. The above events coincided with the take-over of Lavalin Inc. by SNC, after Lavalin Inc. got into insuperable financial difficulties. SNC paid a reported $90 million to purchase Lavalin s assets from a consortium of 9 banks which had seized them. Thus SNC and Guy Saint-Pierre, by allowing SNC s Royal Bank account to be seized, hazarded the continued operation of both SNC and Lavalin and hence the contracts which were their sources of revenues.


6. There are additional matters. But these are detailed elsewhere on the site and simply represent extensions of the corruption already summarized above.


* Note : *R.F. (Rob) Edwards – in 1992, he was Manager, Quality Coordination at Royal Bank of Canada, Head Office, P.O. Box 6001, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3A9






Last update: August 12, 2007


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I would question whether someone like Guy Saint-Pierre should be involved with it, based on doubtful personal qualities which appeared in his dealings with me.




3.  (2006): Involvement in fund-raising for the University of Ottawa



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4. 2004: His retirement as Chairman of the Board of the Royal Bank of Canada, and his reputation there.



5. 2003: He becomes a Companion of the Order of Canada



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6. 2002: His biography on the Royal Bank of Canada web site, when he was Chairman of the  Board there.



7. 2002: Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Ottawa



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8. 1999: Appointed 1999 National Campaign Chair for the New Canada Savings Bonds Payroll Program by Paul Martin, when former Prime Minister Paul Martin was still federal Minister of Finance



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9. 1998: Institute of Corporate Directors : recipient of Fellowship Award



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10. Order of Canada appointment, after I objected to it in writing with a documented report – described and documented elsewhere on this site.


11.  Co-Chair of  1991 Centraide fund-raising campaign in Montreal, Quebec, and then explains how well SNC did in the company’s 1991 Annual Report. Described and documented elsewhere on this site. This is what some people do, to look good in the public eye, and make it appear that people such as Robert T. Chisholm have gone mad, or are talking nonsense, or some such. My assessment: this is Canada, and what you might expect by way of power-grabbing by little Quebecois with big inferiority complexes and something to hide.



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