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The Hon. Fernand Robichaud, P.C. Appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chrétien, Senator Fernand Robichaud represents the province of New Brunswick and the Senatorial Division of Saint-Louis-de-Kent. He has served in the Senate of Canada since September 23, 1997.

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Untendered Government Contracts

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Statement made on 24 November 2010 by Senator Francis Fox (retired)

Hon. Francis Fox:

Honourable senators, my second question for the Leader of the Government, which is in a completely different area, concerns an article that appeared in La Presse yesterday, alleging that the number of untendered contracts awarded by the government increased by 50 per cent over the past five years, and we are not talking about small contracts, but contracts worth $1 billion a year.

Could the leader explain this increase in untendered contracts over this time? And can she tell us whether we can expect this proportion to decline rapidly in the coming years?

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