Indigenous services minister ‘alarmed by allegations about construction practices on

Indigenous services minister ‘alarmed’ by allegations about construction practices on First Nations

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says he was alarmed by revelations of a December investigation into construction practices in on-reserve water projects and said he would like to start collecting information about the performance of contractors working on First Nations infrastructure. “I’m keen to have as much data as possible. And if it’s helpful…

Former Neskantaga contractor accused of cutting corners in other First

Former Neskantaga contractor accused of cutting corners in other First Nations

They had unqualified workers on site and required constant supervision, according to one engineer’s blunt assessment. “They cut corners every day, every day,” said Justin Gee, vice-president of First Nations Engineering Services Ltd. Gee said he encountered these recurring problems while overseeing the work of a construction firm, Kingdom Construction Limited (KCL), building a water…