Letter to the Editor, Globe&Mail, re nationalization of Trans Mountain, May 31,2018

Letter to the Editor, The Globe and Mail, May 31, 2018.

“The federal government should be subject to full disclosure when it enters into a material contract to buy a major private sector enterprise and intervenes directly to conduct commercial business.

The contracts to nationalize Trans Mountain, and accompanying commitments and assurances should be placed on the public file within 10 days of the agreement.

The federal Department of Finance should also disclose the advice it received that the purchase price was fair from a financial point of view, and disclose the basis on which that price was determined. Any amendments to such arrangements should be publicly filed on a timely basis.

Garfield Emerson, Toronto”