Annette Verschuren of Sustainable Development Technologies Canada testifies she went to great lengths to ensure there was no conflict of interest.

The board chair of a federal green fund participated in the approval of more than $200,000 in grants to her own company, MPs have learned in committee.

Annette Verschuren, board chair of Sustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC), told the House of Commons ethics committee Nov. 8 that she had moved a motion for the board to approve COVID relief payments to STDC-affiliated companies.

Ms. Verschuren is the CEO of NRStor, which received relief payments from STDC of $106,000 in 2020 and $111,000 in 2021.

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