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Montreal management contract

01 Aug 2000

Sir - We were interested to read your article on Montreal's commuter rail expansion (MR 00 p43). Unfortunately, the comment that 'AMT subsidiary Gesproex specifies service levels on various routes...' does not represent the correct position.

In 1992, AMT awarded a contract to a joint venture known as SLIG, comprising SNC-Lavalin, as majority interest holder, and Gesproex, for the daily management of the suburban operations under AMT's jurisdiction. SNC-Lavalin Group is a leading engineering and construction firm with operations around the world. Cabinet-conseil Gesproex Inc was founded in 1990 to provide technical and management consulting services to both public and private sector clients. It is entirely owned by its five associates and is based in Montreal.

In addition to participating in the specification of levels of service, under the direction of AMT, SLIG's role includes the following tasks: