MUHC head Normand Rinfret to step down

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WATCH ABOVE: Global's Elysia Bryan-Baynes speaks to MUHC super-hospital executive director Normand Rinfret, who will be stepping down at the end of his term in September – Jun 8, 2016

MONTREAL – Normand Rinfret, head of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), will be stepping down at the end of his term in September.

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He served as executive director of the MUHC for the past four years, steering the superhospital through its opening in 2015.

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Rinfret took over as interim director in 2011 from the disgraced Arthur Porter after allegations surfaced that a $22-million bribe was paid to engineering firm SNC-Lavalin to get the hospital built.

Porter died in a Panama jail in 2015 after continuously denying any wrongdoing as he fought extradition to Canada.

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SNC-Lavalin still manages the building.