Airmédic appealed to Marcel Aubut as a lobbyist

News 18 August, 2017
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    Elisa Cloutier

    Thursday, 17 August, 2017 22:02

    Thursday, 17 August, 2017 22:02

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    Completely erased from the public space since it is found in the heart of a scandal of sexual harassment, by 2015, the lawyer Marcel Aubut is still very active as a lobbyist, now for the account of Airmédic, who wishes to provide the air services of emergency by the government.

    Registered since 18 July last at the Registry of lobbyists, Marcel Aubut is paid “over $ 100,000″ to propose to the government of Québec, ” an integration of services Airmédic during disasters or other needs of helicopter transportation services “.

    Based in St-Hubert, the company Airmédic are already acting as subcontractor with the government in emergency situations, such as at least five other private companies that specialize in evacuation and emergency medical transportation, a little everywhere in Quebec. Airmédic wants to put its four aircraft, two helicopters and two planes, for the benefit of the ministry of public Security – which currently uses no service, emergency air – by agreeing to a ” partnership or a contract of service.”

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    Questioned by The Newspaper, the company Airmédic, however, refused to give more details on this agreement with Marcel Aubut. In an email exchange, a spokesperson Lindsay Jacques-Dubé has simply stated : “as a company of service medical transport by helicopter […] it is not unusual for us to introduce our services to the government of Quebec, and to do this, we have hired a consultant recognized for his expertise in the matter “.

    For his part, the former president of the canadian olympic Committee has not been recalled by The Journal, Thursday.

    The owner of Airmédic, Stéphane Huot, otherwise is always in the face of a litigation involving primarily the former chief operations officer aeromedical company, François Rivard, who has since founded her own business in service, emergency air, AirRivac.

    In 2015, the latter is separated from Airmédic, blaming in particular Stéphane Huot to have bought two helicopters Agusta, for nearly $ 17 million.

    Airmédic then filed a request for injunction to prevent Mr. Rivard to continue its activities on the basis of a question of confidentiality and non-competition clause. Mr. Rivard responded by claiming 257 000 $ Airmédic in damages and financial compensation have not been paid. The folder will come back in superior Court in the spring of 2018.