After revisions carried out in recent months, the Autorité des marchés publics (AMP) has listed this company in the Register of public contract ineligible companies (RENA).
This thing takes effect immediately.
AMP concluded that Neptune did not meet the integrity requirements to maintain its contracting authority, the press release read.
“The company does not declare its real leaders, since the integrity of the companies under its care is significantly linked to the integrity of each of them. »
– The authority of the Autorité des marchés publics.
According to Radio-Canada information, the company’s big boss, who presents himself under the name of Robert Butler, had not been identified in the company’s AMP data structure for verification purposes.
Last week, the Enquête program revealed that Robert Butler, who holds several security contracts in Quebec, Ontario and with the federal government, uses two identities in his business.
A visit to Neptune’s big boss Robert Butler’s hidden ‘Research’ room
Neptune’s use of listed companies was also a problem according to the Autorité des publics marchés.
A CEO with two identities
Robert Butler, who presents himself as CEO of the company in court, uses the name Badreddine Ahmadoun to run other businesses, including the Ontario real estate company Land/Max.
“Pretending to be another person or under two identities is fraud.”
— A passage about Martin Valois, lawyer and professor of law at the University of Montreal
Contacted by Radio-Canada, Robert Butler changed his name but declined to provide proof. It is not your problem that it is true or not true. By name, he said.
“Neptune must also stop the execution of any public contract within 60 days”, adds the Autorité des marchés publics in its press release, unless the continuation of the contract is granted by the treasury authority or, in the case of municipalities, by the Minister. of municipal affairs and housing.
Currently, Neptune has dozens of public contracts with the government, including contracts with the Sûreté du Québec and others to guard the courts.
In an email sent to Radio-Canada, Neptune said he would not comment or answer any questions. “Please respect our wishes and refrain from further contact,” wrote one.
For its part, the Bureau of Private Security has been informed by email that it will divide the situation in light of the Private Security Act and the case law. The order adds that it is quite reasonable to expect BSP actions soon. If the BSP were to crack down on AMP, Neptune could also lose all of its private contracts.