Nick Lalonde still remembers the moment he knew something was amiss at CannTrust Holdings Inc.
It was nearly 4 p.m., close to the end of the working day, when he was asked to stay late at CannTrust's Pelham, Ont. facility and hang some plastic wall tarps the company needed to put up for Health Canada.
"We're going to take some pictures for Health Canada. Just got to hang up some tarps, move some cameras around and take some pictures, that's all. I thought, 'OK, sure. Let's do it.' I didn't think too much of it at the time," he told BNN Bloomberg in an interview.
In the middle of the photoshoot, his manager told him to pick up a single fallen cannabis leaf off the ground that was showing up in some photos. "I didn't think that was a big deal. There were 50,000 marijuana plants in the room," he said. "That was the point right there that I knew something was up. What are we actually doing here?"
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