Montreal's "Safe Trading Zone", Charges Against SNC-Lavalin Settled, Trump's Impeachment

Ahmad Moujtahed




Montreal’s first “safe trading zone” has been set up by the SPVM. The “safe trading zone” is a place where people could exchange goods and payments for items purchased online.

The zone will be set up at Station 20, which is open 24/7, and located at the corner of Sainte Catherine and Bishop streets. The space will be under video surveillance at all times.

The SPVM said the Station 20 spot will be the first of several safe trading zones to come in the city in 2020. 



The Court of Quebec has accepted a plea of guilty from SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc., a division of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc,. in relation to illegal activities in Libya between 2001 and 2011.

As part of the settlement reached in court, SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc. will pay a fine in the amount of $280 million, payable in equal instalments over 5 years, and will be subject to a three-year probation order.

All charges against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and its international marketing arm, have been withdrawn.



The House of Representatives will take two historic votes to impeach President Donald Trump on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress.

According to CNN, the House will debate the impeachment resolution for six hours on Wednesday before taking a separate vote on each impeachment article.

Just ahead of Trump’s impeachment, a new CNBC All-America Economic Survey showed a massive partisan split on the matter. 45% out of 800 American participants disapproved of Congress impeaching Trump while 44% approved.