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June 23, 2009

Not again.. Bad cops at it again..

 

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Ottawa, Ontario Cop Charged in Airport Assault Tuesday, June 23, 2009  An Ottawa Police officer has been charged with assault causing bodily harm after an incident at the Ottawa Airport last month. Ontario’s Special Investigation’s Unit has determined there is “reasonable grounds” to charge the officer. 35-year-old Const. Shyldon Safruk has been charged with assault causing bodily harm. The SIU says on May 11th, an off-duty officer became involved in a physical altercation with a cab driver in a parking lot at the airport. The driver, Sami Aldobini, was injured in the incident. Ottawa Police say Safruk is now on fully paid administrative police duties.  
  
I am always amazed how I tend to be the very same person no matter where I go in Canada, in whatever city, church now too and yet I next often tend to be treated very differently in different places, and this is more reflective of now not of who I am but of the character of the persons I am now facing, dealing with. In one place I tend to be accepted, received courtesy and in other place I am made to feel unwanted , despised.. Mind you Jesus himself and all the apostles received various treatments now as well from different cities, different people as well.
 
   
 I AM ALSO RIGHTFULLY FULLY CONVINCED THAT IF JESUS HIMSELF TODAY  WAS TO COME TO SOME OF THESE SAME PLACES THAT I GO TO HE WOULD COME WITH A WHIP AND NEXT BEAT THEM.
  

“Only in Canada, EH!    If I don’t see jail time for that “cop” I have no belief in Canadian justice, or the police…  Anyone else charged with assault would be arrested and detained to appear for a bail hearing. They would also most likely lose their job, whatever it is. It is truly disturbing that a police officer does not seem to be treated the same way when it comes to committing an obvious crime. He was not even on duty when this happened! The cop should be suspended without pay until the trial is over, if one ever actually happens. I have serious doubts that anything will come of this charge… Surprise , surprise another dirty cop in our country, how shocking. I would be surprised if their are any good ones or if their are dont they know that silence in the face of evil is consent. Better speak up if you exist cause this is getting ridiculous, cant turn on a radio or tv without hearing about more dirty police, Harper have you left this country or are you afraid to brace those maniacs. Someone needs to but guess it wont be the conservative govt, they are all for law and order , just their brand tho guilty if the cops say so … Hope you people in Ottawa get the same treatment you are dealing the public someday and just know eventually the cops will… It would be interesting to see what would have happened if the cab driver had fought back and punched the policeman out and broken bones on him, who would have been charged then, after all the cab driver would have been defending himself…… What about the 2 officers who drove off with him? Were they cleared of wrong doing?  What I really want to hear about though is what kind of disciplinary action is being taken against the officers who gave Safruk special kid gloves treatment. In my opinion what they did is even worse in terms of undermining trust in the police and the judicial system than the actions of an off-duty police thug.”  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2009/06/23/ottawa-police-cabbie-assault.html

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Disabled man dead after confrontation with OPP THE TORONTO STAR   Jun 23, 2009 03:38 PM  ELMVALE – A woman who last night witnessed an OPP officer shoot a mentally disabled man to death in his driveway in this quiet farming community northwest of Barrie, says she didn’t see anything in the man’s hands during the confrontation. The woman, a next-door neighbour of Doug Minty, 59, of Lawson Ave., said it’s possible he was holding something that she couldn’t see. Another witness, who was across the street, thinks she saw something fly out of Minty’s hands when he fell but it may have just been his glasses. Eight investigators from the provincial Special Investigations Unit — which probes incidents in which police officers seriously injure or kill people — are probing the killing.  This town of 1,700 people is reeling, saying Minty, whom they described as fully able but “slow,” was a harmless, friendly man who did odd jobs for neighbours. They said he must be have been scared or confused to confront a police officer. The OPP has said they were called to the home after a confrontation between Minty and a door-to-door salesman. 

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Tanya Russell said she was outside talking to a neighbour while her 7-year-old son and a neighbour’s son played when she heard the gunfire at Doug Minty’s home on Lawson Ave. just after 8 p.m. “I heard, ‘Lay on the ground,’ then boom, boom, boom, we heard gunshots,” Russell said. Her neighbour ran down the street and came back moments later shouting, “It’s Doug, it’s Doug,” she said.  “He said, ‘A police officer shot Doug.’ ” She ran down the street and saw Minty lying outside his small bungalow. “The police were there,” Russell said. “But it was neighbours doing CPR.” Witnesses said today that Minty and the police officer were facing each other on the driveway and when Minty started walking forward, the officer started walking backwards, ordering him to lie down. When they got to the bottom of the driveway, the officer fired. Minty was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie, about 20 kilometres away, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is to be performed tomorrow in Toronto. Neighbour Mabel Morrison said last might that Minty would frequently help residents with household tasks. “He never bothered anybody.”  http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/655356

 

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 “The RCMP, the police in general as well as all government bureaucracies are answerable only to themselves. The Toronto Fire dept was asked why its response times are the worst in the country by a local newspaper. The reply, from the chief, was that we are not supposed to ask these type of questions. The rot and corruption is pervasive. “
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/columnists/gary_mason/commission-and-public-deserve-an-explanation/article1190552/

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and that for sure included the lawyers now too.. another useless BC Law Society keeps an eye on BC RCMP taser inquiry
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/law-society-keeps-an-eye-on-taser-inquiry/article1193014/
  
RCMP.OUTING
 

 

Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.
 
Here still  is what I cannot understand about the federal job creation programs carried out under both the liberal and conservative governments, is the necessity it seems to give money firstly to the municipalities, as though they have a direct effect on voters.. Nothing can be farther from the truth for  neither the police themselves, nor the municipalities have a significant vote as to how the citizens will vote on election days. The only group  that can likely have any effect on the voters are pastors, and priests in fact.
 
 Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..
 

Now as I was reflecting about my many past posts on the net  in the last few years I was really saddened to note that too many of them were about bad , greedy people trying to steal , trying to get other people’s money for themselves, stealing the money, or getting  it under false pretences. The love of more money is still the basis of what many of the wrong doings is, was all about..(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Bad Policing… add  lotto 649 to the list…  Lotto  649 Saturday June 20, 2009  of course no one won it was rigged again to build up the jack pot to at least 20 million.. lotto 649 up to the same old tricks a consecutive 4, 5 and 10 numbers withdrawn.. 40 to 49 and they  all let it happen .. They are as crooked as the RCMP and eHealth consultants..  How come no one is not brave enough to deal with lotto 649 immoral acts and you let them steal the citizens money.. For you did notice that on last Saturday’s draw where someone won  there were no consecutive numbers and all 50 numbers were available. On Wednesday June 17 2009 Predictably well now that it is time to start the jackpot from start lotto 649 made sure no one won in a random draw they have consecutive numbers 4, 5 and have removed numbers 20 to 39 as well insuring none one won last Wednesday.. back up to their old tricks. they likely will use consecutive numbers and removing available numbers until the jackpot reaches about 20 million .. On Wednesday  lotto 649 made sure no one won in a random draw they do have rigged consecutive numbers 4, 5 and on Saturday June 20, 2009 they also do have rigged consecutive numbers 4, 5  and do you realize the statistical improbability of this even happening now as well?  this is all past too common to be random draw now as well.. this is fixing, rigging.. immoral act. and no one cares  to deal with it too?? http://diffusion.loto-quebec.com/sw3/res/asp/index.asp?l=1&pRequest=2&cProduit=4
   
 
 
(Ezek 3: 16 KJV)   And it came to pass at the end of seven days, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 17  Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18  When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19  Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20  Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21  Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul. 22  And the hand of the LORD was there upon me; and he said unto me, Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with thee.  23  Then I arose, and went forth into the plain: and, behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, as the glory which I saw by the river of Chebar: and I fell on my face. 24  Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house. 25  But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them: 26  And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house. 27  But when I speak with thee, I will open thy mouth, and thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; He that heareth, let him hear; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house.

My own mission in life has been made very perfectly clear to me   and it continually involves even exposing sins to many persons, on the net too, and asking these others to repent both locally and nationally.. that includes pastors, individual persons, professionals, civil and public servants, politicians as well. After all John the Baptist, Jesus, the Apostles and the prophets all did that as well.
 
At least as an experienced, honest, mature person  I am very consistent the last 3 decades now too.  I am a normal, typical  Canadian who also really still dislikes the much too many crooked persons, bad politicians, bad civil and public servants, bad cops, bad pastors, bad lawyers, bad professionals, bad Canadian corporations and their related bad managers, and yes I consistently do try to do something good about it on the net as well. The Exemplary Public exposure and prosecution of the unrepentant  guilty persons serves everyone’s best interest
 
It is also  COMMON  fact of life, particularly amongst the young, inexperienced who cannot handle serious , heavy negative realties that false denial, ostrich approach is a serious part of their make up, and their related defense protection when you cannot discredit the facts, they do  make a false personal attack on the writer, persons instead. It just was too hard for THEM to grasp for example as to why seriously the RCMP tend to be such a bad police force in Canada… but it did not change the reality that they tended to be a bad force. So because I rightfully tend to expose crooks, my writings tend to also deal with negative aspects, and some people who cannot handle the truth had falsely tried to label me as solely as an angry person.. well the reality is that God himself is angry with the wicked person every day, so now how could I be different here as well?

So overall still now  what really is needed  firstly is not more pretentious as well internal corporate, pastoral, governmental self regulations,   the supposed discipline of their members , or even their ensuring their further education, but also now their real competency testing.  For it is a fact that anything that will put a self regulating body or a Ministry into a negative light will have a built in  tendency still to be denied,   suppressed, minimized in reality, to be ineffective .   There in reality is the main  one important step that  to protect us all from  from any unscrupulous persons  and that is enforced, exemplary public exposure and prosecution of the supposedly guilty persons by a recognized judicial public body,  and so now in reality how many such bad persons now have really been exposed, prosecuted in the last few years in reality too by the responsible Canadian Ministers as well?  Mostly None? and why not?  Exemplary Public exposure and prosecution of the unrepentant guilty serves very ones best interest… which too often still missing in the PROFESSIONAL BODIES, EVEN IN THE RCMP, police   forces, churches, ALL GOVERNMENTS  as well it seems too.

More effectively dealing with  the DRUNKS, LIARS, THIEVES, ABUSERS, bullies, thugs, proud oppressors, war mongers. THERE IS A  VERY BASIC COMMON MISCONCEPTION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH ANY PERCEIVED EVEN INJUSTICES, ABUSES, ANYWHERE, IN THE CHURCH AS WELL, BESIDES IMMEDIATELY CALLING THE LOCAL  POLICE.. THE NEW TESTAMENT IS CLEAR HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.. COMMUNICATION – AND YOU DON’T FIRST POST IT ALL ON THE NET. 

First you merely ask the guilty, bad persons personally to repent twice, the first time without a witness, the second time with witnesses THAT you have asked them to repent.. and   proof, substantiation is NOT required.. after you have done that you can next post it openly on the net, tell all the others.
 
Next God is fully free to deal with the unrepentant guilty offenders and believe me he will.. I have now been doing for decades too..
 
I thus often these days too SIMPLY SEND AN PERSONAL  EMAIL, I PUT THEIR WRONG DOINGS   CLEARLY IN WRITING TO AND MY REQUEST ASKING THEM TO CHANGE, TO MAKE APPROXIMATE RESTITUTIONS AS WELL, SO THE GUILTY PARTY CANNOT SAY I DID NOT ASK HIM OR HER TO REPENT FIRSTLY.
WHETHER THEY ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT NEXT TO GOD DOES NOT MATTER.

IN CANADA THE POLICE, RCMP, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT CONSULTANTS THESE DAYS, IMMIGRANT CONSULTANTS TOO  IT SEEMS , SEEM TO BE ANOTHER WORD FOR ADULTERERS, ALCOHOLICS, ABUSERS, THIEVES, LIARS, CROOKS TAX EVADERS. THAT IS A SAD COMMON REALITY IN CANADA.

We   do  still need to understand, define what UNACCEPTABLE abuse and what UNACCEPTABLE hate is, and unacceptable abuse is to  deny a person’s legal, human rights, and hate is the clear opposite of love, meaning an unloving act.. Hate and  Verbal abuse unrestrained often next do lead to physical abuse in reality too.  And both hate and verbal, physical abuses are  all unacceptable at all times too no matter who you are or who you think you are too. .  but honestly critiquing  NOW certain individuals for their own unacceptable bad act is not always HATE. .

It is a false statement that if one makes any negative statement about anyone, that one is  a racist or promoting hatred.. maybe one is merely exercising one’s appropriate right of free speech, thought.. Now I had witnessed a Person committing immoral, illegal acts many times and when I rightfully reported it next to to the proper authorities, the clearly  guilty  person next  had distorted the truths and lying had said I was promoting hatred towards him and his family, which clearly now was not so. I was a witness of the immoral acts still, unacceptable wrong doings. 
 
Also I do not believe that everyone sets out to be a deliberate racist, it seems to be often merely a poorly thought out OR stupid mistake for 70 percent of the persons who do it, and many people once they realize what they have done next do even admit their errors and stop it, unfortunately there are the remaining few hate mongers who still do get carried away with their hatred, sins, who need to be incarcerated for their crimes so they can stop and learn not to do it..
 
(Rev 2:4 KJV)  Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
 
(Rev 3:19 KJV)  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
 
and  thou shall  love thy nieghbour as thyself always..
 
Note- No memberships, donations, money are also now ever requested from anyone
    
SEE ALL OF THE CANADIAN POLITICAL CARTOONS 2009
 

Lawyer wants Polish courts to use officers’ testimony at inquiry  VANCOUVER, B.C. – A lawyer acting for Robert Dziekanski’s mother in Poland says the testimony of four RCMP officers at a public inquiry should be used by courts in that country.

 

Canada a top producer of ecstasy, methamphetamine, says UN WASHINGTON – Canada is the leading supplier of ecstasy in North America and a growing producer of methamphetamine for markets around the world, a new United Nations report has found.

 

Don’t tell me that the police, the RCMP  can’t catch all of these bad guys.. they do not want too rather firstly… they prefer to go after revenue generating traffic tickets or abuse helpless, innocent citizens..

June 18, 2009

bad cops want more power, over the internet as well

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Hypocritical Police and Conservatives, Liberals want more policing over the Canadian citizens, the same persons who wrongfully firstly do not want to give us a detailed list, copy of all of their own expense accounts  and do note that too. Let the police rightfully start with the rightful better policing of themselves  and next deal  first with  our too often stealing, crooked, lying politicians, civil and public servants who also do steal  and now first also go after all the alcoholics who abuse their spouses, drive impaired … the cops included..  deal first with all all of  of   the persons who abuse any seniors.. and we now do need more cops rather in the hospitals arresting also all of  the bad Health Ministers, bad  doctors and bad nurses who fail to provide adequate medical aid to seniors, others etc http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/another-rcmp-officer-should-face-impaired-driving-charges-now-today/  http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/inevitable-reality/
 
” The no warrant aspect of this bill is a big red flag, especially after details continue to spill out in the RCMP taser inquiry regarding how corrupt and frankly dangerous Canada’s national police force really is. These guys scare me as much as the criminals.” ” at 12:08 AM ETIt is essential for all requests for private information by police to be examined by a judge that has the authority to grant or deny access to that information. Currently, to protect the public, the police must present a reason for wanting any information but this legislation will let them get it without reason, ie unwarranted. We must demand that there is a proven need for that information. The reasons police give for the need to circumvent a warrant are false and misleading. Police want this legislation passed because they want to gather information for their own purposes, not for the prevention of crime. They are currently forbidden from gathering information on people that are not suspects in ongoing investigations. This legislation would allow them to gather information on political adversaries, people who stand in the way or speak out against the police, or simply people they don’t like. They would use this information unofficially by providing it to those who would assist the police. But there are many other ways the police would abuse this information and their code of silence and brotherhood will ensure these criminal activities are never exposed.”
 
“Privacy advocates and civil libertarians, however, have vocally opposed the prospect of giving police “lawful access” to the digital conversations of Canadians by being able to access such things as their text messages, e-mails, web surfing habits and Internet phone lines. “It is an issue that has proven to be very, very controversial,” said Michael Geist, a law professor at University of Ottawa and public commentator on Internet legal issues. “The consistent criticism and concern that has been expressed is that there has to be some evidence that there is a real problem here and in the past we haven’t seen that,” he said. “Why is the status quo not good enough? What investigations have been impeded?”  Federal Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddard recently warned that forcing ISPs to surrender information “is a serious step forward toward mass surveillance” that violates the rights of Canadians. http://www.canada.com/Technology/Feds+give+cops+Internet+snooping+powers/1706191/story.html
 
 If the Police in Canada , the RCMP included now, were left to have their own way they would put everyone in jail, and kill all of the supposedly bad guys.. cause that is what happens when you are a brute beast now  and follow the letter of the law over the spirit of the law.. what the police do not need is more police power but a pay , salary cut instead.. What we really do need is more citizen consumer protection from cops and bad Corporations now like Bell, Rogers as well..    The Police in Canada too often are still  are bullies who tend to like to harass the weak, defenseless firstly.. they tend to be just as bad as the too often crooked evangelical pastors in Canada in reality too. I rightfully expose and oppose both groups too.   Too many of us have sadly learned the hard way that  the police often do abuse their powers, and lie often too, have hidden agendas.  
             

Canada proposes new powers to police Internet AFP -OTTAWA (AFP) – The Canadian government on Thursday unveiled new legislation to allow police to intercept data sent over the Internet and access web subscriber information in order to fight cybercrimes.

Bill to give cops online snooping powers Edmonton Sun

Cops could get Internet-snooping powers Canada.com

CBC.ca - Reuters - The Canadian Press - Eesti elu

  
Tory bills look for greater access to Internet activity, user info  By The Canadian Press OTTAWA – The Conservative government wants to give police greater powers to eavesdrop on Canadians in cyberspace.  Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan introduced two bills Thursday that would give law enforcement much greater access to Internet communications and the personal details of subscribers.  The proposed legislation would:  -enable police to access information on an Internet subscriber, such as name, street address and email address, without having to get a search warrant.  -force Internet service providers to freeze data on their hard drives to prevent subscribers under investigation from deleting potentially important evidence.  -require Telecom companies to invest in technology that allows for the interception of Internet communications.  -allow police to remotely activate tracking devices already embedded in cell phones and certain cars, to help with investigations.  -allow police to obtain data about where Internet communications are coming from and going to.  -make it a crime to arrange with a second person over the Internet the sexual exploitation of a child.  Nicholson, flanked at a news conference by police officers, said the changes were necessary to keep up with the changing times.  “Twenty-first century technology calls for 21st century tools for police to effectively investigate crime,” he said.  Van Loan added: “The legislation contains important tools to allow our law enforcement community and our intelligence officials to combat crime and terrorism in the face of rapidly evolving communications technologies.”  Privacy and civil liberties advocates have raised alarms over the changes, particularly the measure to remove the obligation of police to obtain a warrant before getting personal information about a Canadian Internet user.  Some Internet service providers willingly gave over such information to police in the past, but others insisted on warrants first, which raised the ire of law enforcement officials.  The new regime would allow a select number of law enforcement officials to see the data, and would conduct regular audits on how the information is being viewed and accessed.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090618/national/online_crime_bill 
 

The same police can’t catch all of the social welfare frauds, drug pushers, drug users, real bad guys, tax evaders, child molesters, citizen abusers, crooked cops, drunk drivers, crooked civil and public servants, bad politicians but they found time to harass me, to unlawfully use their authorities, to visit me in my home six times because they do not like me writing openly about the crooked too often cops and their rightful prosecutions.. 
 
Here in Canada I had attended some political meetings   at the request of a neighbor  of mine, a lawyer,  who worked for city hall, shortly after that the same neighbor had told me that the local police had next complied a report on me at the request of the mayor, for apparently it was common practice for the mayor to use the police services to evaluate all of his possible political opponents. No wonder the main jail was across from the mayor’s office too. Next the same lawyer told me that the provincial government also had an RCMP report on me as well done by police..  and apparently I was classified as a religious terrorist because I also do talk about Jesus.  .. there really is no no such thing as privacy in Canada.. I understand that the Post office office has a database on the citizens of Canada in PEI as well.
  http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/the-police-already-tap-my-interent-phone/
  
The internet Providers would   be required to provide basic subscriber information to all of the law enforcement agencies and to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, upon request, keep records of the users input too,  and what else next too? The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada said officials would study the legislation before taking a position, but raised concerns about the possibility of “function creep,” where police gain significant powers to prosecute serious crimes, but then use it for a wider range of offences. “Once a power is created, there can be some departure from the strict objective where it is no longer justifiable to intrude privacy to such an extent,” said Chantal Bernier, assistant privacy commissioner. It is a fact of life that the cops tend to investigate, harass anyone who makes a police complaint, rather than dealing with the real bad cops reality. The police will put again pressure on ISP’s to delete my posts made on the net  about bad cops too in reality.. censorship. In decades of my writing on the net, the only material that was complained about to my ISP was my negative comments about the bad RCMP.. who do not like my rightful use of my free speech to talk about them in a negative manner.  
   
 
 http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090619198215/local/news/e-mail-in-taser-probe-casts-pall-over-the-rcmp.html
“I do not expect to ever again have any confidence in any police force, in particular, the RCMP. Especially worrisome about the Taser related revelations of police indulgence in heedless violence and duplicity is that such police are the sine qua non of the formation of a police state, something I daresay Stephen Harper, as a basically committed neoconservative, would be quite happy to see this country turn into. Will the police, under the proposed new internet surveillance legistlation, soon be reading e-mails like this to identify their enemies — those opposed to their possessing a license to operate free of democratic restraint.  “
 
The sad fact is we already have bad police on the net and it is firms like Bell who monitor their ISP users undeniably now as well, particularly any criticism of Bell too.  There are some legitimist reasons for their high  costs… one is the fact that the telecommunications companies tend to be  very poorly managed, have too many cheap, indecent, incompetent personnel http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/bell-telus-team-up-to-upgrade-networks-and-why/
 
OTTAWA – A new report is recommending the legal blood-alcohol limit for drivers stay where it is.  Drivers who exceed the .08 limit – 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood – can be criminally charged. The limit was incorporated in the Criminal Code in 1969.  Impaired driving is the No. 1 criminal cause of death in Canada. But the House of Commons justice committee says in a report tabled Thursday that, without proof a lower limit would boost safety, practical considerations must take precedence. “While the committee is eager to see fewer deaths and injuries on the road as a result of impaired driving, it is concerned about the lack of consensus among experts in the field as to whether or not a lower … limit would achieve greater safety,” the MPs say. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090618/national/drunk_driving_report 
 
  Facts: 45 percent of car accidents are caused by drunk driver compared to speeding which is less then 15 percent.. but too often alcoholic themselves cops and civil, public servants, politicians so they do not want to enforce the drunk driving laws..
  
Head scratcher: Inflation falls to virtually zero as prices rise Thu Jun 18, 12:25 PM  OTTAWA – Canada’s inflation rate fell to the lowest level in almost 15 years last month, but most Canadians will be feeling that most prices are climbing and some are even soaring.
 
ALL BECAUSE it is because consumers, citizens need often more real protection from the corprations with their price fixings, price gouging too.  “Canada has a small population, approximately 1/10 the size of the U.S.Smaller markets suffer from lack of diversity and competition.
  
“Money grab, pure and simple. And for anyone who claims the free market will solve it, why hasn’t it happened yet?” Unbridled capitalism has a nasty habit of manifesting itself into a cancerous growth on the hind end of the collective consumer base. Without checks and balances, the gouging will continue unabated. And people keep voting for governments that support this.
 
Grocery chains, Corporations, ISP, iPhones, “Just like cable and satelite offers where they sign you up and then slowly bleed your services down to test patterns.  What I love is their departure gift after cancellation, the “cancellation fee”. These corporations are a joke. They will follow Chrysler into the dumpster as people increasingly must tighten budgets.” History repeats itself often
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/06/18/tech-text-message-pricing-keshav-cellphone.html
 
 
 
   
Cops have nothing better to do? 

Langley RCMP seek stolen watchdogs Vancouver Sun - 

METRO VANCOUVER – When the owners of a trailer and RV parts shop in Langley locked up for the night Wednesday, they left guard dogs Abner and Gypsy in charge. Anyone with information is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Should you need to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.   
 
Privacy Commissioner not consulted. Electronic snooping bill a ‘data grab’: privacy advocates   ‘Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:  Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure.  A new federal bill that gives police easier access to Canadians’ electronic communications and activities would widen police powers without good reason, privacy advocates say.” This bill is a Trojan horse to expand police powers and essentially allow for a data grab,” Micheal Vonn, policy director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association said Friday. Vonn said she was most concerned that the new legislation would allow the government to obtain personal information about internet subscribers from their internet service provider without a warrant. Police have not provided a good reason why they need that power, Vonn said. “You have to show us that the warrant process is not working.”  Vonn said that system won’t prevent police from violating people’s privacy in the first place.  Chantal Bernier, assistant privacy commissioner of Canada, said the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is currently examining the bill to determine what its role will be in oversight of the proposed legislation. The office also wants to know in more detail why law enforcement officials need the new powers and how those reasons justify the intrusion of privacy they entail, she said. Finally, the office wants to ensure there are safeguards in the legislation to make sure the powers would only be used to investigate major crimes, as lesser crimes would not justify the same level of privacy invasion. Bernier said her office will need some time, as it was not informed that the legislation was coming. Nor was it consulted on the bills, although it was consulted on similar legislation introduced by Stephen Harper’s previous Conservative government and Paul Martin’s Liberal government before that.
  
Our federal government has not shown reasonable grounds to search our internet activities, therefore, they should not be allowed to. If the government can show reasonable grounds for this bill, as well as convey that there is no other LEGAL avenue available, then I’ll be fine with it. Ignoring the Privacy Commissioner is not the best way to win public support.”
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/06/19/tech-internet-communications-electronic-police-bills-surveillance-follo-privacy.html
  

June 16, 2009

NO CONFIDENCE IN THE RCMP

0deadMURDERED BY THE RCMP

 Many have no CONFIDENCE IN THE RCMP  or in the related others…
 
 TOO MANY OF THE RCMP PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN LYING FOR DECADES IN MY OWN WITNESS NOW TOO.. AND THEY DO NOT EVEN DESERVE ANY PENSION NEXT TOO. 
 
The Braidwood Inquiry into the Taser-related death of Robert Dziekanski has been blown up and left in ruins by the revelation a key RCMP e-mail was withheld from the commission. After months of outrage about the conduct of the four Mounties who responded to Vancouver Airport Oct. 14, 2007, who can believe that at the last minute, a federal lawyer would produce what many would consider a smoking gun — an e-mail saying the officers decided to use the Taser before confronting the Polish immigrant? If true, the Nov. 5, 2007, e-mail titled “Media strategy — release of the YVR video,” from RCMP Chief Supt. Dick Bent to assistant commissioner Al McIntyre, establishes the four have been lying through their teeth. This critical document suggests the four officers committed perjury and that senior officers sat silent while they did so. Worse, it seems there are many other documents that have not been turned over that may be relevant. This e-mail was one of 260 documents on a CD sent by the RCMP to the justice department last April, yet the federal lawyers didn’t open the CD until last week.. Commissioner William Elliott’s carefully parsed press release was equally unbelievable: “This was simply an oversight. Unfortunately in an exercise of this magnitude, such an oversight can occur.” Bollocks. No one but a moron overlooks the import of an e-mail like this. The officers deny the explosive content is true and Roberts says Bent was wrong in what he said. But their protestations ring hollow after almost 18 months of bluster and denial. So does Elliott’s threadbare these-things-happen excuse. The situation is as bad as the most virulent critics of the Mounties feared. This is no longer about four officers who made mistakes in judgment: It’s about an organization that thinks it is above the law.  .It is time to thank commissioner Braidwood for his excellent work in bringing these unsettling facts to light and it’s time to appoint a special prosecutor.  The B.C. Law Society should also begin an investigation into the conduct of Roberts and any other federal lawyer involved in this staggering lack of disclosure. That was not an “oversight.” It was professional incompetence or a cover-up. http://www.vancouversun.com/Mounties+Tasering+should+face+prosecution/1716660/story.html

It would be easy to form the impression that the four Richmond RCMP officers involved were the only ones to blame for the tragedy at Vancouver International Airport on Oct. 14, 2007.But as the lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother has astutely observed, that’s only because the RCMP’s spectacularly bad PR has stolen the spotlight. RCMP brass and the federal government could have pre-empted a damning report from Thomas Braidwood by stepping up with a genuine mea culpa and an announcement that a major overhaul of the RCMP and CBSA was already in the works. That hasn’t happened. Now, given how much has been exposed in this inquiry, it is hard to believe a few people won’t be held to account. http://www2.canada.com/burnabynow/news/community/story.html?id=8d1d3edf-7582-4031-93f0-d6efddf13a8d

that includes the and justice ministers, solicitor generals at the federal and provincial levels now too and who is going to hold them all accountable? not the bad PM for sure. 

 

Monday June 15, 2009 ” VANCOUVER — A judge has decided the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski will be allowed to make findings of misconduct against the four RCMP officers involved. The officers who stunned Dziekanski with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport challenged Commissioner Thomas Braidwood’s authority to make findings of misconduct against them. Braidwood had warned the officers he would consider allegations made at the inquiry — that they acted improperly and then lied to cover up their actions. The officers claimed those allegations amount to criminal offences, which public inquiries can’t do. They also argued that federal police officers are outside the jurisdiction of a provincial inquiry. But Justice Arne Silverman rejected those arguments, which means the inquiry can resume as scheduled this Friday with closing submissions.” Now deal with the rest of the rotten basket of RCMP officers too. 

Braidwood inquiry can’t restore full confidence Daily News June 16, 2009

 FOR YOU HAVE TO THROW OUT ALL THE ROTTEN APPLES FIRST, LIKELY THE WHOLE RCMP BASKET.. it was 3 decades ago I too had my own bad run it with the bad RCMP at the Vancouver airport… and I also had encountered much too many bad ones too since then.
 

“It’s not just the general public who should feel relieved by a B.C. Supreme Court justice’s decision to uphold commissioner Thomas Braidwood’s right to rule if four police officers were guilty of misconduct in the death of Robert Dziekanski. So too should other members of the RCMP.

A disoriented Dzienkanski died after being Tasered and restrained by four members of the RCMP on Oct. 14, 2007 at the Vancouver International Airport.

The incident has become a blight on the entire RCMP and public perception of the force is at a low ebb.

If the four officers acted inappropriately, all of us deserve to know. The lawyers for the officers involved had wanted to stop Braidwood from making findings of wrongdoing by their clients, calling it tantamount to Braidwood recommending criminal charges. They claimed that because Braidwood’s is a provincial inquiry, he doesn’t have the authority to find fault with the federal RCMP.

This is a specious argument.

First, we must all consider who initially investigated Dziekanski’s death. It was other RCMP officers.

The public is tired of police officers investigating themselves.

And while the RCMP is a national police force, the members involved in the Dziekanski Tasering work in British Columbia and their services were paid for by B.C. taxpayers. The RCMP works in British Columbia under a contract it signs with the provincial government.

Justice Arne Silverman rejected lawyers’ claims that Braidwood was treading on federal jurisdiction.

He ruled that British Columbia’s Public Inquiry Act envisioned someone like Braidwood drawing a conclusion of police wrongdoing. If the conduct of officials at YVR and Border Services, and the police officers are not vital to the determination of what happened to Dziekanski, then what is? If they acted improperly, the public deserve to know.

The officers’ lawyers were fighting a losing battle, especially as the public has seen a witness video of the incident. It didn’t help the RCMP that they initially confiscated the video belonging to that witness, Paul Pritchard. The police later relented and gave Pritchard back the video. He made it public Nov. 14, 2007, so members of the public could draw their own conclusions.

There are many discrepancies regarding officers’ statements concerning what happened, made immediately after Dziekanski’s death, compared with what Pritchard’s video revealed.

The video shows Dziekanski falling to the ground immediately after the first Taser shot. The officers at the scene claimed he remained standing for at least two Taser charges.

The Braidwood inquiry gave the officers a chance to explain these discrepancies. They could not.

And while no charges were laid against the officers after the initial police probe into the Polish immigrant’s death, former B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal did not rule out the possibility of holding the four officers accountable, depending on Braidwood’s findings. In fact, he said it was possible a special prosecutor could revisit the incident.

If Braidwood finds evidence of wrongdoing on the part of the officers and their superiors, it would most certainly be in the public interest to forward it to the special prosecutor to consider charges.

The lawyers for the four RCMP officers initiated a pre-emptive strike when they asked Silverman to stop Braidwood from finding fault with their clients’ actions.

A spokesman for RCMP headquarters in B.C. said the force was not backing the four officers lawyers’ decision to try to muzzle the inquiry. It’s obvious E-Division now wants the truth to be told and they are willing to deal with the fallout from the inquiry. Braidwood is not scheduled to begin writing his report until month’s end.

Regardless of his findings, Braidwood’s inquiry will not restore Canadians’ full confidence in the RCMP. .. .”

http://www.canada.com/Braidwood+inquiry+restore+full+confidence/1700049/story.html

  

Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..  

Newly disclosed RCMP email drops bombshell on Taser inquiry

‘I am obviously appalled,’ Braidwood inquiry head says in delaying probe  CBC News

The unexpected disclosure of a key email between senior RCMP officers has raised questions about officers’ testimony at the Braidwood inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski, resulting in a delay of the probe in Vancouver until September.

The email between two senior RCMP supervisors suggests that the four Mounties who responded to a call at the airport discussed a plan to use a Taser against the Polish immigrant before they arrived.

The four officers had already stated under oath at the inquiry that they had not discussed using the stun gun before arriving at the airport.

The commission was scheduled to begin hearing closing arguments on Friday morning, but after learning of the email, commissioner Thomas Braidwood announced the inquiry will resume on Sept. 22, so the commission lawyers have time to review the email and conduct an investigation.

“I am obviously appalled,” a clearly upset Braidwood said.

‘Discussed the response en route:’ email

The existence of the email was revealed by commission counsel Art Vertlieb as the inquiry resumed Friday. He said he only received the email from federal lawyers on Tuesday.

Vertlieb read from the Nov. 5, 2007, email, titled “Media strategy — release of the YVR video,’” from the RCMP Chief Supt. Dick Bent to assistant commissioner Al McIntyre.

“Finally spoke to Wayne and he indicated that the members did not articulate that they saw the symptoms of excited delirium, but instead had discussed the response en route and decided that he did not comply that they would go to CEW.”

The “Wayne” mentioned in the email is Supt. Wayne Rideout, then-head of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team investigating Dziekanski’s death, according to Vertlieb. CEW refers to a conducted energy weapon, the RCMP name for a Taser-type weapon.

Vertlieb said the late disclosure throws into question whether the commissioner has received everything he needs from the RCMP, and argued that the closing submissions should be delayed so the RCMP officers involved can be called to testify about the email and a full review of the disclosure process can be completed.

Vertlieb acknowledged the comments on the email were clearly hearsay, but that they must be investigated because they came from senior RCMP officers, and “on its face, the email appears to tell a significantly different story.”

‘Lying Cowards!!!! Shame on the RCMP for Supporting This Shameless Display of Cover-Up, Lies & Denials!!!!’

RCMP management clearly lied, also to blame.. Mounties read through 1,000 internal e-mails preparing for inquiry
 
“RCMP’s communication strategy ultimately failed. The force did not publicly correct inaccuracies or defend its role in the case, fearing that information might alter witnesses’ recollection of events. Police also believed, the report said, that public opinion would switch to supporting the RCMP after all the facts were known. We found neither argument valid,” the report said. “For deeply rooted systemic reasons and long-held views regarding the importance of due process, the RCMP’s management of issues and communications were lacking and caused many of the problems the organization was trying to avoid.”We therefore recommend that clear, precise guidelines about what can be released, and at what point in the investigation, be developed, and that these guidelines be based on a liberal view of releasing information.” http://www.canada.com/News/Mounties+read+through+internal+mails+preparing+inquiry/1714755/story.html
 
“The “Wayne” to whom Chief Supt. Bent presumably is referring in the e-mail is Supt. Wayne Rideout, the head of the integrated homicide investigation team into Mr. Dziekanski’s death who admitted under oath at the commission that he had lied to public as to the circumstances of the incident. Supt. Rideout publicly claimed that Mr. Dzienkanski had been Tasered twice, when in fact the man had been hit with the stun gun at least five times. He also claimed the officers had to wrestle the man to the ground because the first shot had no discernible effect, when in fact video evidence is clear that the distraught would-be immigrant from Poland fell quickly after he was first zapped.  The absolutely sickening thing about this entire episode is that were it not for a bystander with a camera phone who had the presence of mind to videotape the conduct of the four officers, their lies, evasions and concocted story might have worked to let Mr. Dziekanski’s death be explained away.  Commission counsel Art Vertlieb is absolutely justified when he observed Friday that this delayed disclosure raises questions about whether the RCMP has actually shared everything in its files that Mr. Braidwood needs to do the job.”  http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Dziekanski+probe+turns+into+fiasco+RCMP+bungles/1716292/story.html 
  
Public exposure and prosecution of the unrepentant guilty persons serves everyone’s best interest, the bad, perverse RCMP now included. 
 
(1 Tim 1:8 KJV)  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
 
(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. 
  
When I was young I used to naively believe that public exposure of the truth would bring forth justice, until I admitted the truth also that there would be many persons, perverts still who would refuse to admit their sins, refuse to repent, as well as those other lying persons,  perverts who would falsely also now work to subvert justice from being  carried out because they were likely also equally guilty of doing the same bad acts, lying too, and thus they too now falsely work  to obstruct justice from being carried out on anyone..
 
Proverbs 11:21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
 
Exodus 23:2  Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:
   
  
 
Privacy Commissioner not consulted. Electronic snooping bill a ‘data grab’: privacy advocates   ‘Section 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:  Everyone has the right to be secure against unreasonable search and seizure.  A new federal bill that gives police easier access to Canadians’ electronic communications and activities would widen police powers without good reason, privacy advocates say.” This bill is a Trojan horse to expand police powers and essentially allow for a data grab,” Micheal Vonn, policy director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association said Friday. Vonn said she was most concerned that the new legislation would allow the government to obtain personal information about internet subscribers from their internet service provider without a warrant. Police have not provided a good reason why they need that power, Vonn said. “You have to show us that the warrant process is not working.”  Vonn said that system won’t prevent police from violating people’s privacy in the first place.  Chantal Bernier, assistant privacy commissioner of Canada, said the Office of the Privacy Commissioner is currently examining the bill to determine what its role will be in oversight of the proposed legislation. The office also wants to know in more detail why law enforcement officials need the new powers and how those reasons justify the intrusion of privacy they entail, she said. Finally, the office wants to ensure there are safeguards in the legislation to make sure the powers would only be used to investigate major crimes, as lesser crimes would not justify the same level of privacy invasion. Bernier said her office will need some time, as it was not informed that the legislation was coming. Nor was it consulted on the bills, although it was consulted on similar legislation introduced by Stephen Harper’s previous Conservative government and Paul Martin’s Liberal government before that.
  
Our federal government has not shown reasonable grounds to search our internet activities, therefore, they should not be allowed to. If the government can show reasonable grounds for this bill, as well as convey that there is no other LEGAL avenue available, then I’ll be fine with it. Ignoring the Privacy Commissioner is not the best way to win public support.”
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/06/19/tech-internet-communications-electronic-police-bills-surveillance-follo-privacy.html
    
“I do not expect to ever again have any confidence in any police force, in particular, the RCMP. Especially worrisome about the Taser related revelations of police indulgence in heedless violence and duplicity is that such police are the sine qua non of the formation of a police state, something I daresay Stephen Harper, as a basically committed neoconservative, would be quite happy to see this country turn into. Will the police, under the proposed new internet surveillance legistlation, soon be reading e-mails like this to identify their enemies — those opposed to their possessing a license to operate free of democratic restraint.  ” http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/20090619198215/local/news/e-mail-in-taser-probe-casts-pall-over-the-rcmp.html
 

NOT EVERYONE HAS A HIGH REGARD FOR THE POLICE, RCMP IN CANADA,  Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba,   etc. 

Hidden agendas, the world is full of it, many people have hidden agendas, Ministers, politicans, cops  too. Sadly some people they tend  present their own “facts,” but fall short in truthfulness  for they tend to falsely  have a hidden agenda, and often they want to be falsely personally worshipped and live in sin too.
 
Is 2:22 Cease to trust in [weak, frail, and dying] man, whose breath is in his nostrils [for so short a time]; in what sense can he be counted as having intrinsic worth?

 
 

NOW I ALSO KNOW FOR DECADES THAT OF YOU GIVE A GOOD WORKER A JOB HE DOES HIS BEST, WHEREAS IF YOU GIVE A BAD WORKER A JOB, THE SHIFTLESS PERSONS TRIES TO AVOID DOING ANY WORK EVEN BY LYING, HAVING TOO MANY COFFEE BREAKS, GOSSIPING WITH MANY OTHERS, LONG LUNCH BREAKS.. SUCKING UP TO OTHERS.. ETC 
 

June 14, 2009

Buyer beware, iphones, Beware especially of ..

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Telus unable to sign new mobile customers… “poor customer service from telus is news?  That’s a “Mickey Mouse” Provider anyway.  Am I am supposed to feel sorry for them? Does this warrant coverage? Karma someone said.. Wait, people are still signing up for Teuls? You can’t speak to anyone……and when you do it’s like talking to your dog…….the only difference is you get a responce from your dog. .. their high speed internet services are also terrible. Poor customer relations as well as trouble getting thru technical support.  Telus probably went over thier bandwith cap or even better..they are throttled… by Bell or Rogers?  Maybe telus should find a better service provider. Telus uses a lot of Dell equipment which should be all you need to know.  this couldn’t happen to a better gouging, money hungry corp. Their record of poor service and arbitrary contract fees, etc has finally caught up with them. My most common telemarketing call: Telus, of course. Desperate fools, I’m NEVER coming back. I’ve had satellite with Bell (terrible service), I’ve had a cell phone through Rogers (nightmare) and both internet and landline through telus (clunky incompetent service)… None can I say went smoothly.  Is anyone happy with any Canadian provider? ” http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2009/09/09/telus-new-customers-outage.html
 
Canadian cellphone rates among world’s worst,  The average Canadian cellphone user is paying among the highest bills in the developed world, according to a new international study. Using a comparison package of 780 calls made, 600 text messages and eight multimedia messages sent per year, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development found that Canada has the third-highest wireless rates among developed countries. The United States had the highest rates for this “medium-usage” package, followed by Spain. Canadians falling into this usage category shelled out an average of $500 US a year for their cellphone service, compared with $635 for Americans and $508 for Spaniards. Dutch users had the cheapest rates, with an annual expenditure of only $131 for the sample plan. Canadians who were light or heavy users ranked slightly better in the OECD’s annual Communications Outlook, released Tuesday. Light users, defined as those making 360 calls a year and sending 396 text messages and eight multimedia messages, spent $195 US a year on average — the 11th-most expensive among the 30 OECD member countries. Heavy users, those making 1,680 calls a year and sending 660 text messages and 12 multimedia messages, spent $563, which ranked near the middle of the pack at 12th. The poor showing was not surprising — the Canadian government has acknowledged that rates are too high and are contributing to lagging cellphone usage. Canada now ranks last for cellphone users per capita in the OECD, having been surpassed by Mexico since the organization’s previous study. The OECD’s findings are in line with the CBC’s iPhone iNdex, which was compiled last year when Rogers Communications released Apple’s iPhone 3G. The iNdex compared the total cost of the device across 21 countries and found that Canada was the second-most expensive, next to Italy. The total cost of ownership of high-end devices such as the iPhone has also been considerably higher because Canada is the only OECD country to require three-year contracts. Most countries have two-year limits on contracts. Canadian carriers have recently begun offering such devices without contracts, albeit with hefty up-front fees.
 
Canadians are also getting hosed for their internet access, according to the OECD Communications Outlook study. Canada has the second-most expensive high-speed connections, or those ranging between 12 and 32 megabits per second, next to only the Slovak Republic. Such a connection costs around $90 US per month in Canada, well above the OECD’s average of $53. Medium-speed connections, or those between 2.5 and 10 megabits, are eighth-most expensive out of 30 countries at about $48, above the $43 average. Low-speed connections, under 2.5 megabits, are ninth-most expensive at around $33, slightly above the OECD average of $32.
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/08/11/canada-cellphone-rates-expensive-oecd.html
 
Many of us suspected that already too.
Consumer_Protection_Law
 
And I have told you so why …. http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/bell-bce-sympatico/
 
 Adam Savage, the co-host of the popular TV show MythBusters, got the unfathomable $11,000 cellphone bill he got while travelling Canada.  Not liking that disconnected feeling, he used a mobile modem — a thumb-sized device that plugs into a USB port on a laptop — from his U.S.-based AT&T carrier to connect to the Internet in Montreal. On Friday, after he returned back to the United States, he discovered his cellphone had stopped working. When he called AT&T to find out the problem, his jaw dropped. He was slapped with an $11,000 bill for data usage during his five-day stay in La Belle Province. With his Canadian roaming rates at $0.015 cents per kilobyte, he would have had to use about 750,000 kilobytes — or about 750 megabytes — worth of data transfers.  About  750  minutes watching  YouTube ”   http://www.canada.com/MythBuster+uses+Twitter+fight+phone+bill/1741348/story.html 
 
“D.C. Police Officers Carry iPhones,  Police officers can use the iPhone to run traffic checks, track patrol routes and better respond to incidents. “Apple has done an amazing job with the user interface,”   “The browser application and application integration is so simple” The D.C. government has been testing the iPhones since Apple launched a beta program for the device among enterprises. About 75 iPhones are being used in the areas of public safety, education and healthcare.  “http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2008/09/gadget-love-for The main problem is the often poor service you get from the people, carriers  who actually do sell, service the iPhones..

Quebec to end automatic cell phone contract renewals, surprise fees  and what about the Internet service  providers, who are the same firms doing the same bad things there too to the customers, well?

Quebec to end automatic cellphone contract renewals, surprise fees CBC.ca -  The Quebec government has tabled legislation to better protect consumers in the province when they sign cellphone contracts. Justice Minister Kathleen Weil said laws aimed at protecting cellphone users were written in the early 1970s and don’t address current consumer habits. She said Bill 60, introduced Tuesday, would revise outdated rules. There can be “very onerous penalty fees” to pull out of a contract once a service provider automatically renews it — usually for a period lasting three years, Weil said. The bill would prohibit the renewal of cellphone contracts without a customer’s written approval, she said.  It would also force merchants to disclose the total cost of the goods and services offered, a move Weil said should prevent customers from being caught off guard by hefty fees for services they don’t want, such as text messaging. In addition, companies won’t be able to suddenly increase fees during the life of the contract. “Consumers often don’t understand everything that they have agreed to when they’ve signed that contract,” the minister said. “The contracts are a little vague, and there are services that are added over time without their knowledge and without their consent.” “The first thing that [merchants] do is offer you a free cellphone, and it’s sort of the lure that gets you into that relationship,” Weil told reporters. Merchants will have to explain existing warranty protection Weil said the new law would make it illegal for merchants to sell extended warranties before telling customers what the manufacturer already offers for warranty protection. It would also put an end to expiry dates on prepaid cellphone gift cards. The minister said the bill, amending the province’s Consumer Protection Act, would correct an imbalance in an evolving industry. “In consumer protection you often have an imbalance that happens over time and in the whole field of telecommunications. There is not a jurisdiction in North America that hasn’t noticed this imbalance.” Michel Arnold, head of the non-profit consumer rights group Option consommateurs, said Quebec is the first jurisdiction in the country to introduce this kind of consumer protection. Weil said officials in the province receive nearly 700 formal complaints about cellphone contracts each year — about 10 per cent of all consumer complaints — as well as thousands of inquiries. Bill 60 is expected to be adopted before the end of the year.

and what about in the rest of Canada too?

It costs a cellphone company a mere third of a cent to transmit a text message that it charges customers as much as 15 cents to send, estimates a University of Waterloo professor. http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/06/18/tech-text-message-pricing-keshav-cellphone.html
 

Quebec Government Proposes Regulation of Cell Phone Contracts Teleclick.ca;

Bill 60 makes it easier to break phone contracts The Gazette (Montreal) ; CJAD - CTV Montreal  

  Apple iphones are Smart but RIM’s Blackberry phones dominate 50 percent of the North American market.. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) also gained, increasing its share to almost 20% from 13.3% during the quarter. The manufacturer last week also reported a 33% increase in quarterly profit, adding 3.8 million new BlackBerry subscribers. The company noted that 80% of new customers came from consumers and small businesses rather than corporate users.

 

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Doctors and Med Students Embrace Smartphones  May 21st 2009   Even though smartphones have been around for years, the exploding application scene (started by Apple’s App Store) has transformed what was typically a business communication device into much, much more. Despite the surge in mobile entertainment apps, it’s not all games: According to the Washington Post, roughly 64-percent of doctors in the U.S. use a smartphone, and many are using devices like the iPhone to look up drug interactions, view X-rays, and even stream music during a surgery.   Med school students are also getting in on the action, with Georgetown’s medical school requiring students to own either an iPhone or iPod Touch (sound familiar?). Similarly, Ohio State University has promised to give each and every one of its 1,400 students an iPod Touch by this Fall. Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean for Education at OSU told the Washington Post, “It allows the residents and the students to ask questions at the bedside, and not rely on memory and not guess. They can actually sit with the patient if they wish and use a number of online sources.”   There’s pretty much an infinite number of uses a device like the iPhone could offer the medical field. With over 25 pages of medical-related apps on the App Store alone — and the ability to link specialized hardware to the yet-to-be-released iPhone 3.0 — you have to wonder if Apple had this planned all along. [From: The Washington Posthttp://www.switched.com/2009/05/21/doctors-and-med-students-embrace-smartphones?icid=sphere_wpcom_inline

   

The iphone operating systems  choices include RIM’s  BlackBerry OS, Apple’s iPhone OS, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, the Google backed Android platform, Nokia’s Symbian standard and the  Palm’s new webOS. Apple is competetive in style and technology, but it’s not the breakaway frontrunner in phones. Remember also, wireless carriers such as Verizon and AT&T — not the handset maker – typically provide the first level of customer support and service if there’s a problem with a device. The proliferation of iphones, operating systems adds another level of difficulty to the  already complex set of offerings.  You also do clearly have to be a full time tech nerd to get the best usage out of your internet connections, iPhone too.. Iphone basically  is a consumer phone and not a real business phone in comparison..  the iPhone’s supposed immediate Web savvy is not very relevant firstly in a business setting. More  detailed criticism of what the iPhone lacks that BlackBerry (and Windows Mobile) do provide to corporate IT: “No enterprise management solution exists. This is okay for a SOHO, but for any business with more than a few hundred users it is unmanageable. No centralized enterprise device encryption products that meet HIPAA, SOX, SEC, or any other form of compliance requirements. In other words I cannot prove beyond my word that a device is encrypted if it is stolen and contained sensitive information. This leaves most U.S. corporations liable to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and potential jail time.” and that there is “no self-destruct mechanism if a lost or stolen device is activated. [For a BlackBerry,] we can send a kill signal that will wipe the device and render it as useful as a brick forever. The device can only be restored to functionality and service by the company that owns it. There is not reset, no reformat. It is dead to the thief and useless to a pawn shop.” “No imaging or standards solution exists for iPhone. We can plug any of our blackberry or Windows Mobile devices into a controller and instantly load a company standard of software and features. This lowers support costs. We can allow and disallow particular functions and features from a central management console controlling what is called a desired state. In other words, we can say a machine can only have a proven stable configuration and deny unauthorized ‘freeware or software’ that may compromise reliability. We can remotely backup data and information for users which makes turn around for replacement or damaged devices quicker and practical because it also restores it to the last state a user had their device. Let’s see you do that with an iPhone.”.. you can’t create folders on the iPhone to manage your apps, as you can on the BlackBerry.  And  the BlackBerry’s themes, which   give   a more integrated view of my applications than the default “Zen” view.  “There are also today themes that can show a number of combinations on the home screen such as calendar events, new mail, sms and MMS messages (the iPhone can’t send MMS, by the way), etc. There are also themes called icon themes that give the user a more ‘unified interface,’ as you put it, just like the iPhone. This is all designed to allow the user the ability to customize their experience to their liking. To understand or view more, simply do a google search for ‘blackberry themes.’ http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=53601
    
Don’t now just believe everything you read even if it is in print..  “Toronto-based Rogers said it activated more than 360,000 smartphones — including Apple’s(AAPL.O) iPhone and Research In Motion’s (RIM.TO)(RIMM.O) BlackBerry — during the quarter ended March 31.” “The Google phone has finally landed in Canada  HTC’s Magic smartphone  succeeds in blending some of the best attributes of the iPhone and the BlackBerry without outright copying either of the devices.  The Magic is one of only two phones currently available in Canada to sport Google Inc.’s new Android operating system (the other being the HTC Dream). Apple’s iPhone 3GS and Palm’s Pre has captured a lot of hype but it don’t count when compared to the leader Research in Motion. A recent Yankee Group survey showed 41% of Americans plan on buying a smartphone for their next phone purchase, and 50% of those people plan on buying a BlackBerry. Only 25% said they would buy an iPhone. BlackBerrys cost less for them to operate than iPhones and Pres. “RIM’s design is much more bandwidth-efficient than its competitors.” “BlackBerry will  adapt its operating system to become much more consumer-friendly for it controls just 20% of the global market, compared to 41.2% for Nokia.”
 
 But what about what the fact that most of positive sale spin adds do not tell you in detail the actual functionalities,  actual final monthly costs too… “The device’s downfall is that it only has 512 megabytes of onboard memory. The Magic has a microSD card slot to allow for up to 16 gigabytes of additional memory (a 2-GB microSD card is included with the phone). So, the Magic is probably not for someone who wants to tote around a huge video and music collection.” etc., ” With the Apple   iPod Touch I  could access the web in WiFi zones, but could not easily check my work email too . My working it outside the office was possible, but it took more effort over the RIM BlackBerry with which  I now already can’t live without it.”
  
 
Now that anytime Internet connections the new order of the new technological age is here   the real problem is   too many Telecommunication Equipment Customer’s Representatives do  either deliberately lie or they even unintentionaly lie because they are incompetent, technically ignorant to try to make a sale, and next you can get the Unexpected  iPhone bill  wireless data roaming charges,  and you also now  next finding out that the wireless surfing can come at a staggering cost. Includes any of the customers who mistakenly signed up for the Rogers Rocket mobile service, or Bell’s plans  thinking they were getting the equivalent of a no-limits plan.   
   
“The present  future development  of iPhone includes multimedia messaging (MMS),  and adding  data tethering to the iPhone, which will turn the device into a wireless modem to connect laptops to 3G networks.
 
“MMS and Tethering – two features that have been readily available on many smartphones for years - are finally making their way to the iPhone. But if you’re in the United States, you won’t be able to use them for at least a few months. Because AT&T, the network with an exclusive lock on the iPhone in the US, couldn’t get it together in time to support them for the iPhone 3.0 software launch. At launch on June 17th, MMS is going to be supported by 29 carriers, and tethering will be supported by 22 of them. So when can we finally expect these stateside? MMS is apparently coming “later this summer”. And tethering? A much more nebulous (and ominous) “later”.

This is ridiculous, plain and simple. AT&T has almost certainly known about Apple’s plans for many months if not years, and was probably involved in determining when these features would be launching in the first place.

AT&T has made it clear many times that it simply doesn’t have the bandwidth to support the millions of new iPhone users that are using their “unlimited” data plans far more than they would on other phones.

Apparently AT&T won’t support the long-awaited addition of MMS upon the iPhone 3GS’s launch. Boy Genius Report explains the situation thusly, [T]he reason it’s not good to go right away is because AT&T has to manually remove all the “Opt Out MMS codes” on each account. Basically, if we were to summarize this, and we’re going out a little bit of a limb, remove the Opt Out MMS code, and MMS will work with the final OS 3.0 build right away. We’ve also just heard that tethering will be 100% locked out at launch, but AT&T’s in the process of putting together a $70/mo unlimited data and tethering plan. SMS and MMS will not be included in that plan, we’re told.” http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/06/08/att-underscores-how-badly-it-sucks/

Sadly AT&T for a start is not the only carrier that doesn’t have presently  adequate  existing bandwidth to support all of their customers, iPhone users  using  an “unlimited” data plan  and that would now include Rogers and Bell? who are clearly already capping their existing customers and others to over come this serious shortcoming,   and in spite of what they do all  promise now they might have in the future I really rightfully do not believe them.  ..  why Rogers and Bell, others  are always a LOSER. Always looking for some way to SOCK IT TO  their customers over  and over again and find another excuse to make the customers pay more. If they all knew the whole truth the Lower subscriber usage means smaller revenues for carriers like Rogers , Telus Corp  and Bell, BCE Inc  

“In Vancouver, David Morton was sold on a Rogers Rocket Mobile Internet Stick – a wireless USB modem that links to the Rogers network and provides wireless data connectivity when you’re away from a wired-in or Wi-fi Internet connection. It’s a useful solution for road warriors and other mobile Internet users, but starting at $25 for 500 megabytes of data – compared to upwards of 60 gigabytes or more on cable or ADSL Internet connections starting at about the same price – it doesn’t add up to an economical deal. For many users, a combination of the two – a wired-in Internet solution for home and a USB modem for when they’re on the road – is the best answer. But some consumers are reading the fine print too late to avoid hefty contract cancellation penalties.  “I went into the Rogers store in Yaletown and had quite a discussion with them,” Morton said. “It was kind of sold to us as a home Internet solution. They didn’t tell us it had limits. By the time he realized that wasn’t the right solution, it was too late. “My wife used it for just over the one-month trial period and when she took it back they stuck us for the penalty,” said Morton. .. users considering this for their main home connection should remember 500 MB usually suits just one person using the connection, and often for mobile use only. That limit would fall far short of the needs of a family sharing a home Internet connection.” “I did try to find out what the rates were before leaving. Through Rogers’ website, I couldn’t get any understanding of what the rates would be. There was something about so much per kilobyte downloaded, but one really has no idea what kilobytes are used to check an e-mail.” One of the problems is that talk of megabytes and gigabytes is so much techno-gobbledygook for many consumers. They may have no idea what it translates into when it comes to web surfing, sharing videos, e-mail, downloading movies and music, or the many other functions that have made computers an indispensable tool of daily living.  ” http://nbbusinessjournal.canadaeast.com/journal/article/699295  
 
Google Updates iGoogle for iPhone, Android Smartphones  iGoogle allows users to personalize the information they recieve in a single page from Google. It does this through a series of RSS feeds and other data sources (i.e. weather, finance, quotes, calendar). A new mobile edition is available for the iPhone and Android that greatly increases the amount of information made available to smartphone users. This new version is faster and easier to use. It supports tabs as well as more of your favorite gadgets, including those built by third-party developers. Note that not all gadgets — like those with Flash — will work in mobile browsers.  One of our favorite new features is the in-line display of articles for feed-based gadgets. That means you can read article summaries without leaving the page. You can also rearrange gadget order or keep your favorite gadgets open for your next visit. None of these changes will mess up the layout of gadgets on your desktop computer, so feel free to play around and tune your mobile experience.  http://www.pdastreet.com/articles/2009/6/2009-6-15-Google-Updates-iGoogle.html
 
So the market for web-browsing and multi-media capable mobile phones — dubbed smartphones — has also matured in the last year, as competitors such as Palm and Research in Motion as well as mobile phone mainstays such as Nokia, Samsung and HTC battle for market share. Now about the other side of the add  facts.. read the fine print, talk to some experts first. Many people say that the  major carriers in Canada have all lost their  chance for public credibility years ago and they  have no use for any of the  four companies, who  make massive profits and treat their  customers like garbage. They have  had it with cell phones in this country.  Hopefully one of the new companies will drive  the bad incumbents into bankruptcy lile they did to Nortel.. Gouging consumers with high prices, extras tends to backfire with serious repercussions.
 
 Ever wonder besides viruses that as time goes by you notice that   your computer net is slower, and slower, well it is no  secret Bell, Rogers, and others cannot handle the continually increasing demands cause by computers and iphones now too. So their thus do next  systems break down, do too often have failures, are over used, in over capacity mode.. and these carriers seem to  have been to cheap to rectify the problem, update, modernize their communication equipment..
 
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  What all does your mobile do for you?
  • Yes you make and receive calls
  • Send and receive SMS
  • Take photographs
  • Store phone numbers/contacts
  • Play music
  • Surf the net
  • Play video
  • Send and receive multimedia files
  • Organizer
  • Calculator

Grocery chains, Coprorations, ISP, iPhones, “Just like cable and satelite offers where they sign you up and then slowly bleed your services down to test patterns.  What I love is their departure gift after cancellation, the “cancellation fee”. These corporations are a joke. They will follow Chrysler into the dumpster as people increasingly must tighten budgets.” History repeats itself often…  

“Bell Canada Inc. is facing another challenge to its internet throttling practices as Quebec’s consumer watchdog, L’Union des consommateurs, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the company. The suit, filed Thursday in Quebec Superior Court on behalf of Montreal resident Myrna Raphael, seeks certification for all subscribers in the province. The lawsuit alleges that by deliberately slowing internet speeds, Bell has misrepresented its service and raised concerns over privacy. The consumer watchdog is seeking the return of 80 per cent of the internet subscription price, which it says is equal to the reduction in speed, as well as $600 per subscriber to compensate for false advertising and $1,500 for privacy rights violation. The watchdog said in a release that Raphael signed a three-year contract with Bell in 2006 on the basis that she would receive a connection with “always-on constant high speed, without frustrating interruptions during peak hours of the day.”  Montreal-based Bell has admitted it is using so-called deep packet inspection, or DPI, technology to slow down certain uses of the internet — primarily peer-to-peer applications such as BitTorrent — during peak periods. The company says it needs to do so because a small percentage of heavy peer-to-peer users are causing congestion on its network, which could slow overall speeds for a large number of customers. Bell spokesman Mark Langton said the company does not comment on cases before the courts. Bell is not the only internet service provider to throttle customers speeds, as Toronto-based Rogers Communications Inc. has acknowledged doing so. The union, however, also launched a class-action lawsuit against Vidéotron last year for forcing download limits on internet customers in the middle of their contracts. The company said it was not violating the terms of those contracts as it gave customers two months warning. 

The suit was followed Thursday night by submissions to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission by Bell and the Canadian Association of Internet Providers, which represents 55 smaller ISPs that rent portions of the company’s network. The parties were responding to an inquiry into Bell’s traffic-shaping practices by the CRTC, which sprouted from a complaint filed in April by CAIP.

In its filing, Bell said the traffic shaping, which it began applying to its own Sympatico customers in November and then to its wholesale CAIP customers in March, was necessary in order to prevent the slow-down of speeds for about 700,000 customers. Bell’s head of regulatory affairs, Mirko Bibic, told CBCNews.ca on Friday that throttling is just one of the means in which the company is addressing its congestion problem. Pricing plans based on usage as well as continued investment are the other solutions, he said, although “building alone is not going to solve the problem.”

CAIP in its submission accused Bell of lying to the CRTC by saying its throttling was only being used on peer-to-peer applications. The group said Bell has admitted to two independent ISPs, Sentex and Execulink, that its DPI technology was having an impact on virtual private network (VPN) connections, which was affecting individuals’ ability to work from home. The group also said DPI was affecting Voice over Internet Protocol telephones “  http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2008/06/02/tech-quebec.html 

There are some legitimist reasons for high  costs… one is the fact that the telecommunications companies tend to be  very poorly managed, have too many cheap, indecent, incompetent personnel
    
The Consumers’ Association of Canada has told the CRTC it is up to Internet service providers to prove they have to restrict web traffic. The association says the major ISPs have not shown they need to manage web traffic. The CRTC opened hearings Monday into what conditions ISPs such as Bell, Rogers Communications and Quebecor can control traffic on their networks. The ISPs have said they need the ability to throttle traffic during peak times, to fight off congestion on their network. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/bell-sympatico/ 
 
 
New entrants seek to change wireless iphone  game, consumers looking for choices beyond the current offerings of Rogers, Bell and Telus, http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2009/06/19/wireless-entrants-globalive-dave-public-mobile.html
 
In today’s technology driven products, markets, a 3 year contract  with a phone carrier is eternity, meaning your purchased  phone will be quickly obsolete before that.
  
HTC will be the first manufacturer to bring Adobe Flash to the Android platform with the release of its new Hero/Sense device.  iPhone is now the only platform with substantial weight on the market that doesn’t boast support for Flash. With the new Flash Player 10 just around the corner and HTC officially joining the Open Screen Project, Android, Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, and Palm WebOS will be among the first platforms to support full web browsing and access to virtually all Flash-based Web content.  Adobe says about 80% of all online videos are delivered in Flash today and Adobe Flash Player content reaches over 98% of Internet-enabled desktops worldwide. With flash there are No modifications generally required to access most of the internet immediately, to get movies, maps, games, and lot more 
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/devices/articles/htchero.html
 
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/04/27/basic-contract-law/

June 12, 2009

a criminal investigation

 
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THE COPS, THE RCMP CAN’T CATCH THE BAD GUYS CAUSE THEY ARE TOO BUSY GETTING REVENUE GENERATING TRAFFIC TICKETS FROM THE CITIZENS STILL? 
  
REGINA – RCMP launched a criminal investigation. Thursday involving the recent Saskatchewan NDP leadership campaign. Insp. Stewart Kingdon wouldn’t say exactly what the Mounties are investigating or provide further details. NDP CEO Deb McDonald said the Mounties requested 1,102 membership forms that were submitted in April by an overzealous volunteer from the Dwain Lingenfelter campaign that were later cancelled by the party. “We immediately said we would absolutely co-operate in any way that we can,” McDonald said. “On Monday we turned over the memberships and today they informed me that they are starting a criminal investigation.” Lingenfelter won the party leadership on Saturday, capturing 55 per cent of the votes cast, compared to 45 per cent of the votes garnered by Saskatoon doctor Ryan Meili.  Former leader Lorne Calvert and Lingenfelter were not available for comment. There are allegations that some of the memberships, which cost a total of just under $10,000, may have been forged.  McDonald said they have asked the RCMP to investigate in a timely manner and called on Saskatchewan voters to wait for the results before drawing any conclusions. “A criminal investigation doesn’t necessarily mean that there will end up being any charges at all,” she said.  Last month a report commissioned by the NDP into the scandal said the unidentified volunteer with Lingenfelter’s campaign team acted alone when he filled out membership forms and signed them for people without their knowledge. “The Lingenfelter campaign did not authorize, direct or condone this activity,” said lawyer Robert Hale, who was asked by the party to look into the kerfuffle. Hale recommended the party establish tougher rules to prevent a similar occurrence. The situation came to light at the end of April when concerns were raised about the validity of memberships sold on two reserves in the Meadow Lake area. Most of the $10 memberships were paid for by Lingenfelter’s campaign. That’s allowed under party rules and has been done when people can’t afford the cost.  But the report says the volunteer used a list of names of band members to fill out the forms. The volunteer didn’t actually talk to people to get their consent to join the NDP.  Lingenfelter’s campaign team submitted the forms to the party in April, but they were rejected later that month when NDP provincial office staff noticed that the signatures on the membership applications appeared to be very similar.  At the time Lingenfelter brushed aside suggestions that there was an attempt to deceive anyone. The party said it considered the matter closed and saw no need to turn the findings over to authorities.

>>….. Well recently in Manitoba the NDP scam was finally revealed but RCMP refuse to do anything, Nova Scotia same thing, at least in Sask the RCMP are doing something which is almost shocking. When a politician admits to any type of illegal scheme the RCMP should be in there like flies on sh@t, not whining its not their job, This is proof it is their job, but hey its Canada the public don’t seem to count for sh@t…  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090612/national/sask_ndp_memberships 

Bad Liberals, bad Conservatives, bad NDP, Bad BQ, bad RCMP, bad anyone still do need to be prosecuted in reality.. for they basically are not good for anyone.

RCMP launched a criminal investigation and who  has  launched a criminal investigation against the bad cops, bad RCMP firstly?

There in reality is the main one important step that all consumers can take to protect themselves from any unscrupulous persons and that is enforced, exemplary public exposure and prosecution of the supposedly guilty persons by a recognized judicial public body, and so now how many such bad persons now have really been exposed, prosecuted in the last few years in reality too by all, the responsible Ministers as well? None? and why not? Exemplary Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty serves very ones best interest… too often still missing in the civil and public services, governments, PROFESSIONAL BODIES, EVEN IN THE RCMP, police forces, churches, as well it seems too. “about the ABUSERS, bullies, thugs, proud oppressors, war mongers “ THERE IS A VERY BASIC COMMON MISCONCEPTION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH ANY PERCEIVED EVEN INJUSTICES, ABUSES, ANYWHERE, IN THE CHURCH AS WELL, BESIDES IMMEDIATELY CALLING THE LOCAL POLICE.. THE NEW TESTAMENT IS CLEAR HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.. COMMUNICATION – AND YOU DON’T FIRST POST IT ALL ON THE NET. First you merely ask the guilty, bad persons personally to repent twice, the first time without a witness, the second time with witnesses THAT you have asked them to repent.. and proof, substantiation is NOT required.. after you have done that you can next post it openly on the net, tell all the others. Next God is fully free to deal with the unrepentant guilty offenders and believe me he will.. I have now been doing for decades too.. I SIMPLY SEND AN EMAIL, I PUT IT INTO CLEARLY WRITING, SO THE GUILTY PARTY CANNOT SAY I DID NOT ASK HIM OR HER TO REPENT. WHETHER THEY ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT TO GOD DOES NOT MATTER. THE POLICE, RCMP, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT CONSULTANTS THESE DAYS, IMMIGRANT CONSULTANTS TOO IT SEEMS , SEEM TO BE ANOTHER WORD FOR ABUSERS, THIEVES, LIARS CROOKS. SO WE ALL NEED TO DEAL WITH IT MORE EFFECTIVELY NOW TOO

   
NOW of the clearly thousands of bad POLITICIANS FOR DECADES IN CANADA now how many have the RCMP successfully prosecuted, convicted.. and HOW MANY BAD COPS NOW AS WELL.. NOT EVEN A HANDFULL.. KIND OF SAYS IT ALL EH..
 
Juts the tip of the iceberg , a needle in the hay stack too.. there needs to be a lot more done here too. Wed Jun 17, 7:37 PM  The Canadian Press WINNIPEG – Attempted murder. Aggravated assault. Assault.  Those are some of the charges laid against Winnipeg police officers in recent months,  Marc Pellerin, vice-president of the Winnipeg Police Association, said Wednesday.  Authorities are more likely to lay charges against officers in the wake of last year’s inquiry into the death of Crystal Taman, Pellerin said.  Taman died after her car was rear-ended by off-duty Winnipeg police Const. Derek Harvey-Zenk, who had been out all night partying with fellow officers.  Harvey-Zenk was sentenced only to house arrest under a plea bargain, largely because of a lack of evidence about his alcohol consumption. His fellow officers told the inquiry they could not recall how much alcohol had been consumed. An officer with the police force in the bedroom community of East St. Paul did not administer a breathalyzer to Harvey-Zenk.  The inquiry generated a lot of “negative press” about police and has prompted authorities to lay charges against officers in cases where they might not have previously, Pellerin said.   Pellerin’s comments follow the laying of an aggravated assault charge against Const. Ryan Law. He is accused of beating up a suspect arrested last November after several cars in the downtown area were broken into. Kerry Unruh, the prosecutor in the case, said the suspect was kicked in the stomach after being taken into custody and required surgery to repair his small intestine. The investigation was thorough and fair, Unruh added. “I would suggest that none of it relates to the Taman inquiry. I think it’s just the same continued vigilance that has been ongoing,” he said.  Several other Winnipeg officers have had criminal charges laid against them in recent months. Const. Darrel Selley was charged in April with attempted murder and fabricating evidence after a robbery suspect was shot during a 2007 foot chase. Const. Kristopher Overwater was charged with fabricating evidence in the same case. Two other constables – Peter John O’Kane and Jess John Zebrun – were charged last year with perjury and unlawfully being in a house following a drug bust.   In February, an off-duty Winnipeg officer was charged with assault and uttering threats following a confrontation in Whiteshell Provincial Park. Last month, an officer was charged with assault stemming from an off-duty domestic incident.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090617/national/mba_cop_charged
 

Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.
 
Here still  is what I cannot understand about the federal job creation programs carried out under both the liberal and conservative governments, is the necessity it seems to give money firstly to the municipalities, as though they have a direct effect on voters.. Nothing can be farther from the truth for  neither the police themselves, nor the municipalities have a significant vote as to how the citizens will vote on election days. The only group  that can likely have any effect on the voters are pastors, and priests in fact.
 
 Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..
 

Now as I was reflecting about my many past posts on the net  in the last few years I was really saddened to note that too many of them were about bad , greedy people trying to steal , trying to get other people’s money for themselves, stealing the money, or getting  it under false pretences. The love of more money is still the basis of what many of the wrong doings is, was all about..(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

 

June 9, 2009

Mounties ask B.C. court to bar Taser inquiry from finding misconduct

THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, IT IS ABSOLUTELY UNDENIABLE  THE WHOLE RCMP TASER AFFAIRS HAS GIVEN   BLACK EYES TO THE RCMP, THE GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA  AND THE RELATED BAD FEDERAL AND PROVINCIAL JUSTICE MINISTERS, SOLICITOR GENERALS AND ATTORNEY GENERALS.    

The allegations against the Vancouver  Airport RCMP officers  include that the officers failed to properly assess the scene when they arrived at Vancouver’s airport, that they responded inappropriately by stunning Dziekanski several times with a Taser, and that they later lied to investigators and to the inquiry to justify their actions included even their  criminal offences – assault, obstruction of justice, perjury . So what else is new here.. We all know that.. we still do  need to clearly see the RCMP rightfully punished for their wrong acts now.. I too have detailed many times that I have witnessed Mounties lie decades ago and they falsely got away with too.  

 
 
“the inquiry put the four officers on notice that the inquiry “may” make findings of misconduct against them. The letters were sent to the officers essentially to allow them to prepare a response. But their response has been to ask the B.C. Supreme Court for an injunction barring Thomas Braidwood from finding any fault with them. Court documents filed in B.C. Supreme Court include the letters sent to the four officers by Braidwood Inquiry lawyer Art Vertlieb. In an letter dated April 30, 2009, Vertlieb alerts the officers that the inquiry “may” conclude that the officers failed to make a full and proper assessment of the situation before taking action and failed to respond “appropriately.” Worse, the letter states the commission may find that they misled investigators. “In the notes you made and the statements you gave to IHIT investigators …you misrepresented Mr. Dziekanski’s behaviours and the manner in which events unfolded … for the purpose of justifying your actions and those of your fellow officers,” Vertlieb writes. When asked by the officers’ lawyers to back up those possible conclusions, Vertlieb answered in a follow-up letter dated May 5, 2009 that the officers “failed to make reasonable efforts to ascertain whether the information you had received about Mr. Dziekanski when you were dispatched and/or en route to the airport still applied when you initially saw him at the airport.” The commission may very well find it was the RCMP, not Dziekanski, who was excessively aggressive. “You acted inappropriately aggressively in your initial approach, posture and dealings with Mr. Dziekanski,” the letter states. ”  http://www.canada.com/richmondnews/news/story.html?id=ebb681ec-4acd-484a-8dcd-136d41236355
  
” Wow…. you would think the RCMP would be doing everything in its power to try and restore confidence of the public in their ‘institution’, and yet everything they do or say is self-serving, and well, just truly embarassing.  They sure do know how to dig their own graves though…..”
 
“I believe that those responsible for not laying charges in the first place should be looking for other employment.” …the A/G is out there on the unemployment line – unless Premier ‘Conservative’ Campbell forgives him his loss to an “Independent”. I believe that government has a motto – “To Conserve and Protect!” Didn’t work for Wally Oppal. I called him “Alley Oop”! Jumping from his last constituency to South Delta with his Attorney-General’s ‘badge of honour’ when he’d done diddly-squat for this Campbell-devastated ‘project destination’ site for all the years he’d lived here. Said ‘peep’! Good riddance! …Anyhow, he’s just one of the guys – the other John Les, no less. Had some “questionable dealings” out in the valley. Solicitor-General looks after the Mountie file. Maybe someone was sending him a ‘message’? .. Politics and Cop! What a crap-shoot when it come to the upper echelons.  .
   
“To the Poles around the world, you have my deepest apologies. We Canadians are NOT like what you are witnessing from these few law-enforcement people. We are still shocked and embarrassed by this horrible incident. These people are, in my opinion, trying to cover up their mistakes, and hide behind the very laws they are sworn to uphold. Well, my hope, and I’m sure the hope of most Canadians, is that they are held accountable for what they have done, and are appropriately punished. Please know that we carry this shame with us, and that we are not vicious people. To all of you, I again wish to apologize for these horrible policemen.”  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/06/08/bc-taser-inquiry-notices.html    
   

Court hears arguments about taser inquiry’s scope  Globe and Mail -  The head of an inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski has the authority to make findings of misconduct against four Mounties involved in a notorious airport encounter with the Polish immigrant, a lawyer for BC’s Attorney-General argued yesterday… the Constitution establishes provincial responsibility for the control and supervision of law enforcement in the province. The RCMP itself  in B.C. has said, through a spokesman, that it respects the jurisdiction of the inquiry.

 

Mounties’ bid to block criticism ‘an affront’ to Dziekanski Vancouver Sun..  the officers fabricated evidence, colluded with each other, lied under oath and misled investigators  …Three other Mounties — two media relations officers involved in the incident and the head of the investigation into Dziekanski’s death — are also obviously worried about Braidwood’s findings…. Craig Jones, acting for the province, said Ottawa wasn’t present at the hearing because it did not contest Victoria’s jurisdiction, and the RCMP has also officially recognized the inquiry’s authority. He said the Public Inquiry Act specifically allows a commissioner to make findings of misconduct. There are restrictions on provincial jurisdiction — to prevent infringement on federal interests or the rights of an accused — but they don’t apply here, he added. Walter Kosteckyj, appearing for Dziekanski’s mother, Zofia Cisowski, said this last-ditch effort by the Mounties to avoid blame was an affront to his client and the public. “This is not a hidden agenda, [the issue of misconduct by the officers] was right up front,” he said.
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Ottawa’s deference to the provincial inquiry.. “So, the B.C. RCMP is distancing itself from the gang of four. That’s a good start. Too bad we can’t take it as an indication that they are serious about changing their ways and will begin to really punish the abuses of power. The incident at the airport was not an isolated incident — there continues to be the same arrogance and sense of entitlement within the organization. Until that changes, we will continue to see incidents such as what happened at the airport. There were other RCMP people involved in the cover up and the smear campaign — lets not forget that the RCMP organization not only condoned the actions of the gang of four but actively participated in the cover up. So, the RCMP distancing itself from the gang of four doesn’t mean much. It is only admission that they can’t find any more ways to cover up the gang of four’s guilt in this incident or can’t find another scapegoat to blame. ”
 
The lawyers are lining up some more lucrative court billing hours paid for by the taxpayer Their own union should be paying the tab. This is how most of these situations are governed. .. These four people have shown on tape quite clearly that they are bullies and are prepared to lie to cover their inability to do their jobs properly. ..Tasering a guy five times is just a little over the top. We pay these screw-up’s and they have to answer to us whether they like it or not.  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/06/09/inquiry-dziekanski.html
    
Kosteckyj said that delaying the inquiry or preventing Braidwood from drawing his own conclusions “would be intolerable in the circumstances.” Also  the RCMP is hired by the province and paid with BC taxpayers money.
 
 Mounty asking B.C. court to bar  them from finding  his drunk driving misconduct too?
    
 “it’s not the country that set’s that policy it’s the corrupt internal mgt. of rcmp, who have no real oversight.   The old boy’s club, code of silence, brothers in arms, circle the wagons and other cowardly behaviours run rampant there. I agree he should not be paid for this! This isn’t insubordination, it’s a murder.   What stinks about this, aside from the murder he committed, is the fact that the federal minister responsible just let it lie when really he should have jumped in there with, ‘both boots a swinging’, kickin’ the hell out of those cowardly policies.  A perfect opportunity to show us how tough he is. The RCMP let us down but the govt of Canada and the govt. of BC helped them, and continue to do so.”  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/police-recommend-impaired-driving-charges-against-mountie/article1175185/
 
  
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AND WHY DID THE RCMP WAIT SO LONG TO DO THIS TOO ?
 
Police recommend impaired-driving charges against Mountie  Globe and Mail -  Police in Delta have recommended impaired-driving charges against a Mountie at the centre of the controversy over the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski.  Corporal Monty Robinson  has also been implicated in an incident that occurred while he was off duty last October.A 21-year-old man in the community of Tsawwassen was killed when his motorcycle collided with a jeep driven by Cpl. Robinson, who was off duty at the time. Cpl. Robinson was assigned to the RCMP’s 2010 Integrated Security Unit at the time of the accident, and has since been suspended with pay. He likley is an alcoholic too… and should have been fired a long time ago…
  
Many people do chastise the entire police force not because of a few bad apples or rather the whole basket is now clearly rotten.. they do have many good reasons for not liking the cops too..
 
 
 
  
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“I simply don’t trust any of the police involved in that tasering death or any of their superiors to stand up and do the right thing. So far all we have got from them is denial, denial and more denial even as the video of the airport killing is being replayed.”
   
 
MAKE SURE THE MOUNTIES DO NOT STEAL SOME MORE GOLD TOO?
         

Minister orders Mint to call in police in search for missing gold Ottawa Citizen -   OTTAWA – The government has ordered the Royal Canadian Mint to call police in to investigate as $20 million in unaccounted-for gold and precious metals.

Minister orders Mint to call in Mounties The Canadian Press

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It would be easy to form the impression that the four Richmond RCMP officers involved were the only ones to blame for the tragedy at Vancouver International Airport on Oct. 14, 2007.But as the lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother has astutely observed, that’s only because the RCMP’s spectacularly bad PR has stolen the spotlight. RCMP brass and the federal government could have pre-empted a damning report from Thomas Braidwood by stepping up with a genuine mea culpa and an announcement that a major overhaul of the RCMP and CBSA was already in the works. That hasn’t happened. Now, given how much has been exposed in this inquiry, it is hard to believe a few people won’t be held to account. http://www2.canada.com/burnabynow/news/community/story.html?id=8d1d3edf-7582-4031-93f0-d6efddf13a8d

that includes the and justice ministers, solicitor generals at the federal and provincial levels now too and who is going to hold them all accountable? not the bad PM for sure. 

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“The Public Inquiry Act says you may make findings of misconduct in a public inquiry,” said Walter Kosteckyj. “What the RCMP wants is a simple record (of what happened to Dziekanski). We don’t need an inquiry just to get a simple record.” WE HAVE THE INTERNET FOR THAT ALREADY TOO

Officers try to muzzle inquiry Richmond News -  An attempt by four former Richmond RCMP officers to muzzle the Braidwood Inquiry underscores one of the problems with a federal police force acting as a municipal force, says the chairman of the city’s community safety committee.

The move is just one more example of the RCMP refusing to take responsibility, says Walter Kosteckyj, the lawyer representing Dziekanski’s mother.”Obviously the point of all this (the inquiry) is that somebody has to take responsibility,” he said. “Up until now, they’ve said, ‘Gee, we’re sorry this happened – but not our fault.’ I don’t think anyone in Canada accepts that. And if they do, they’re in the minority.”

Although a federal force, the RCMP operates under contract with the province of B.C. and the City of Richmond as a municipal force.

The B.C. Criminal Justice Branch decided in December the four officers would not face criminal charges. However, there has been increasing pressure to reconsider the case in light of the testimony heard at the Braidwood inquiry. The inquiry, struck by former attorney-general Wally Oppal, heard testimony from the four officers themselves. They conceded some of the testimony they gave to investigators was wrong, which means prosecutors were basing their decision on faulty information.  For example, they testified that Dziekanski was Tasered the first time because he was being uncooperative and combative – something the video appears to show was not the case – and that he was Tasered repeatedly after that because he remained standing, when in fact he fell to the ground on the first shot. They also testified that Dziekanski came at them brandishing a stapler and that he had to be wrestled to the ground – neither of which was the case.RCMP were also forced to admit that they released faulty information to the press and then made a conscious decision not to correct the information once investigators knew otherwise.

Rights group calls for removal of RCMP’s top cop TheTyee.ca - ‎Jun 11, 2009‎ By Tom Sandborn June 11, 2009 08:48 am 3 comments VANCOUVER – The federal government should fire RCMP Commissioner William Elliott for his role in the Dziekanski affair, says a group supporting the mother of the Polish immigrant who died in 2007 after

   
BC Appeal Court says inquiry can fault officers involved in Dziekanski death -VANCOUVER, B.C. – Dec 29,2009 The former judge conducting a provincial inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski can find misconduct against the RCMP officers involved.  The B.C. Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling today rejecting the RCMP’s argument that Thomas Braidwood had no jurisdiction to make the findings because his provincial inquiry doesn’t have authority over the federal force.  Braidwood warned early this year that he’ll consider whether to allege misconduct against the four officers involved when he writes his final report.  The RCMP took the issue to court, but the B.C. Supreme Court judge dismissed their claims. Dziekanski died after he was zapped multiple times with an RCMP Taser at the Vancouver airport in 2007.  The Polish immigrant had been acting erratically, throwing furniture and brandishing a stapler, after being stranded at the airport for hours.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/091229/national/taser_inquiry
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/rcmp-accountability-report/

Canada’s Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper

   

OTTAWA – A new poll suggests that Conservative support has been eroding in a vital Ontario battleground targeted by all three federalist parties.  The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey indicates the lead the Conservatives enjoyed in the 905 area code of southern Ontario during the last campaign has vanished and the Liberals enjoy a substantial advance in the region. The Conservatives, the Liberals and the NDP have focused the majority of their resources on a handful of truly competitive ridings across the country. The 905 horseshoe of suburban ridings around Toronto stretching down to Niagara Falls are among the most hotly contested.  The poll contacted just over 1,000 people between May 28 and June 8 as part of an omnibus phone survey that is considered accurate to within 2.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.  On a national basis, voter intentions give the Liberals 35 per cent, the Conservatives 31, the NDP 15, the Bloc nine and the Greens eight.  Across Ontario, where the margin of error is higher, the Liberals have a double-digit edge over the Conservatives.
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090610/national/poll_tories_slide 

 

  Conservative Premier Stephen Harper has already lost Quebec, and it is no  wonder Harper is afraid, scared  of another federal election..

 

Canada’s Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper seems not to care about helping the poor and needy persons even if they are from Alberta too.

  

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HEY I ONCE HAD WRITTEN A LONG TIME AGO THAT THE TOO OFTEN SELF CENTERED, PROUD PEOPLE OF ALBERTA DO REALLY NEED TO STOP BASHING THE POOR PEOPLE, AND THOSE ON SOCIAL AID, FOR A DAY WILL COME THAT THEY TOO WILL BE NEEDING SOCIAL AID AND THAT DAY HAS COME..

   

Many expected the spring sitting of the Alberta legislature to focus on a projected $4.7-billion deficit, Alberta’s first trip into red ink in a decade and a half…and their job losses that have already outstripped projections by the thousands but it  looks like they want to settle in on a diversionary war with the federal Tories instead. 

 

Don Braid: Tories primed for blue corner bout Calgary Herald - Premier Ed’s Stelmach’s Tory caucus is training to go 15 rounds with the Harper government. A leaked briefing paper shows there aren’t many rules –this is extreme fighting, political style. The 11-page document is a gripe list of problems with Harper’s government, backed by advice for Stelmach’s MLAs on how to handle the issues in public. 

Stelmach has been coming to a boil for months as he watches Harper cavort around Ontario helping the auto industry.

At the same time, the federal government was shorting Alberta by more than $700 million in health transfers– and giving a special payment to Ontario.

Once again it seems that Ottawa will do anything to win the vote-rich provinces, while expecting Alberta to pay the bill.

There’s always some posturing in these Tory battles. Predictably, they flare up when a lot of blame is floating around and the politicians are trying to deflect it.

A recent Ekos poll, for instance, says Albertans show the highest level of discontent–43 per cent –with provincial handling of the economy.

Alberta Tories take aim at brethren Globe and Mail The Harper Conservatives are being taken to task by their provincial Alberta cousins, who say Ottawa is failing to inform them of key government policies, treats the unemployed unfairly and falls short in boosting the oil sands.

 

 

 Alberta Tories shun stumbling economy Vancouver Sun

660 News - Toronto Star - National Post - Calgary Herald

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 http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/26/not-deliberate/

   

OTTAWA – Money earmarked to support wind energy producers was diverted to research and development in the oil patch in backroom budget wrangling, the minister of natural resources said in a conversation with an aide in January.  Lisa Raitt told aide Jasmine MacDonnell that she suspects Environment Minister Jim Prentice took the money for wind power and redirected it to his Clean Energy Plan – a $1-billion fund for research and development in the oil sands.  The revelation is likely to intensify criticism of the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper as unfriendly to the environment.  Mr. Prentice is the MP for Calgary-Centre North, home to much of Canada’s oil industry. Mr. Harper also represents a Calgary riding.  Ms. Raitt made the comment as she and Ms. MacDonnell were being driven around British Columbia on Jan. 30, a few days after the budget.  The conversation was inadvertently recorded on Ms. MacDonnell’s digital recorder and eventually came into the possession of The Chronicle Herald.  http://thechronicleherald.ca/Front/9012123.html

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PMO supports Raitt amid ‘embarassing’ controversy CTV.ca -  The controversy surrounding Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt is “embarrassing” for both her and the federal Conservatives..  

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Conservatives also  still tend to be their own worst enemies….  what we’ve mostly seen is yet another borderline disastrous attempt at crisis management. ..   this whole little episode will not restore much of the dwindling confidence in the political judgment of the people calling the shots.   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/blogs/radwanski/their-own-worst-enemies/article1174031/

 

June 6, 2009

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I ADMIT BECAUSE HE PM STEPHEN HARPER TOO PROFESSES TO BE A REAL CHRISTIAN I DO ALSO HOLD HIM TO HOLDING NOW IN REAITY THE CHRISTIAN VALUES , AND SO SHOULD WE ALL NOW TOO… BUT THE LOSS OF CREDIBILITY, A TARNISHED REPUTATION  WELL THE CONSERVATIVES  OVERALL HAVE BEEN THE LEADERS IN THIS FIELD SINCE THEY TOOK OFFICE.

Remembers the lies, the election promises about more transparency and accountability by the new Conservatives.. we already know they are big big lies..  

 

Stamp it ‘Secret’ and you’re safe   By GREG WESTON  The day after CTV News broadcast its scoops from Lisa Raitt’s misplaced confidential government documents, some of our readers wondered why the Mounties didn’t bust the network for spilling state secrets. It certainly wasn’t because the Conservatives are soft on leakers. Two years ago, the RCMP hauled a 27-year-old temporary clerk out of his government cubicle in handcuffs for supposedly leaking fluff from an environmental plan.  This time, CTV broadcast information from Raitt’s binder full of ministerial memos on the broken-down medical isotope reactor at Chalk River, and the federal agency that runs it. Each page was stamped with a big “SECRET.”  Yet, the network’s disclosure of so much supposedly hyper-sensitive material didn’t bring a single Horseman galloping to the scene of the crime.  All CTV got was a whine from the PM’s message police, arguing they hadn’t been given a chance to proffer their usual denials and spin. Raitt’s office even sent a junior to retrieve the binder.  Truth is, no one got excited about a breach of official secrets because there were none in the documents. The misplaced binder was a briefing book full of mainly background information and talking points for the minister to spew to media.  No question, it contained plenty of revealing information the government would have preferred to keep secret from the public — the staggering $1.7 billion taxpayers have poured into AECL for not much over the past three years, for example. The Harper government kept that information hidden even in the last federal budget.  Most of those documents contained information nowhere near a high level of sensitivity. The designation does, however, thwart reporters and other Canadians who might try to obtain government documents under the Access to Information Act.  The public’s right to know, be damned. Canada Post, for example, recently rejected an  access-to-information request to disclose the cost of posties’ uniforms, claiming the information is “trade secrets.” Welcome to Steve’s World, an Orwellian realm of promised government openness and transparency that is decidedly neither.  Last week, Canada’s watchdog of government secrecy once again bit hard into the Harper government for allowing “pervasive neglect and the attrition of a fundamental democratic right.” In his annual report, Information Commissioner Robert Marleau paints a picture of a “transparency- averse culture” in government that goes to extremes to prevent release of information. For instance, the Access to Information Act demands that departments make every effort to fulfil requests for information with 30 days. It is to laugh — Marleau reports that in the past year, fewer than half of all requests for information were met within 30 days, and a third were beyond even the most extended timelines allowed by law. The record is held by the PM’s own department that has been in court almost 10 years fighting a 1999 request for Jean Chretien’s daily agendas. Some departments try to charge massive fees for access to information in a deliberate attempt to scare off requests. Others simply dunk documents in Wite-Out and invite requesters to complain to the information commissioner if they don’t like it. Marleau says his office had over 2,500 outstanding complaints as of March — a rise of almost 80% since the Conservatives’ first year in office. Marleau’s list of the worst offenders is no surprise — the RCMP, Foreign Affairs, National Defence — all the departments that view government openness with fear and loathing. “There are few incentives to comply with the act’s requirements, and even fewer consequences.”  The Harper government finds it a lot easier just to stamp everything ‘secret.’   http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1601841&auth=GREG WESTON

 

  It’s anyone’s guess what accountability and transparency meant to the Conservatives during the 2006 election campaign, when they pledged to improve these things. When they took office, then Treasury Board president John Baird said the government was working “to regain and rebuild public trust.”  Three years on, there is little indication accountability and transparency have been improved — all you need to do is look at how the government deals with access to information requests. 

And it’s not just Toews who needs to show leadership.  Prime Minister Stephen Harper needs to remember — or learn — what accountability and transparency mean. http://www.wellandtribune.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1601825 

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here is more crookedness by many others too.. clearly one can buy an MP by going through the riding association.. NO TAXES PAID ON THIS INCOME TOO?  

‘OTTAWA – Members of Parliament have exempted the cash and benefits they receive from political parties and riding associations from restrictions and public disclosure under the House of Commons conflict-of-interest code.  The move was unanimously approved without a vote in the Commons after a series of committee hearings conducted entirely in secret.  The closed-door decision counters a trend to more accountability in government and should have come under public scrutiny, a democracy advocate says.  The change also could erode the independence of backbench MPs and make them more beholden to party bosses instead of voters, adds Democracy Watch chief Duff Conacher.  All four parties in the Commons approved the change last Thursday after a House rules committee and one of its subcommittees held eight meetings on the topic that were closed to the public.  The watchdog over conflict of interest for MPs and public office holders, Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, gave evidence and advice at four of the closed-door meetings.  But her comments will remain a secret, along with all statements and comments MPs made about the topic during the in-camera hearings.  Conacher – who says he gave an invited opinion at one of the meetings on condition that portion remain open to the public and then answered questions in camera – criticized Dawson for taking part in the secret deliberations.  “She’s a watchdog,” he said. “A watchdog does not meet behind closed doors with the people they watch.”  A committee report on the change says Dawson advised MPs to replace a blanket prohibition on gifts related to their positions, other than those they receive as a normal expression of courtesy or protocol, with a more relaxed test that nonetheless is aimed at preventing improper influence.  The code requires MPs to disclose all gifts and benefits valued at more than $500. 

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The MPs expanded the change to specifically exclude money that is not repayable and property and services obtained from a political party or riding association from the definition of “benefit” in the code.  The amendment means there is no limit on money or goods and services MPs may receive in that context, and no obligation to report it on a public registry maintained by the ethics commissioner.  “Political parties and riding associations oftentimes pay, or reimburse, registration fees, travel expenses and hospitality to members for their participation at political events,” the committee report says.  “These benefits cannot, under any circumstances, be seen to compromise their personal judgment or integrity, and, therefore, should be excluded from the definition of ‘benefit.”‘  Conacher argues the change means MPs might be able to build up campaign war chests under the radar between elections – a practice Parliament itself ended several years ago with the elimination of blind trusts in riding associations.  He says the change could also lead to the kind of MP expense abuse that has rocked the British Parliament.   “If you look at the whole scandal of what happened in Britain, this will allow parties to give all those kinds of gifts, those were gifts of services and money, to MPs in secret,” he said.  “It will allow the parties to buy off MPs in secret and make it much more likely that they will toe the party line instead of representing voter concerns.”  Conacher also noted between 30 and 60 per cent of the coffers of federal political parties come from taxpayers through tax deductions for contributions, election reimbursements or public allowances from Elections Canada.  Dawson did not respond directly to the criticism that she took part in closed-door hearings to amend the code, but confirmed she earlier raised concerns with MPs about difficulties interpreting the previous ban on gifts.  “This committee decided to hold in-camera meetings to consider the provisions of the code that relate to gifts,” Dawson’s communications officer, Jocelyne Brisebois, said in an email.  “The commissioner was pleased to work with the subcommittee.”  While MPs exempted the monetary and other benefits from their own conflict-of-interest code, an Elections Canada spokesperson said the transactions must be disclosed if they occur during an election campaign.   “If the benefit given to a candidate by a party or a registered association is given to the candidate personally and not for the use of his campaign, it is a gift and the candidate will be required to report it under the Canada Elections Act if the value exceeds $500,” said Maureen Keenan.  “The cost of the gift would eventually be reported by the party or a registered association in its financial reports.  “If the benefit is used to directly promote the candidate during an election period, it constitutes either a monetary or non-monetary transfer and will be required to be reported both by the candidate and by the political entity that made the transfer.”  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090606/national/parl_secret_meetings

 

Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.
 
Here still  is what I cannot understand about the federal job creation programs carried out under both the liberal and conservative governments, is the necessity it seems to give money firstly to the municipalities, as though they have a direct effect on voters.. Nothing can be farther from the truth for  neither the police themselves, nor the municipalities have a significant vote as to how the citizens will vote on election days. The only group  that can likely have any effect on the voters are pastors, and priests in fact.
 
 Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..
 

Now as I was reflecting about my many past posts on the net  in the last few years I was really saddened to note that too many of them were about bad , greedy people trying to steal , trying to get other people’s money for themselves, stealing the money, or getting  it under false pretences. The love of more money is still the basis of what many of the wrong doings is, was all about..(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

 

 

“about the liars, thieves, ABUSERS, bullies, thugs, proud oppressors, war mongers “
 
THERE IS A  VERY BASIC COMMON MISCONCEPTION ON HOW TO DEAL WITH ANY PERCEIVED EVEN INJUSTICES, ABUSES, ANYWHERE, IN THE CHURCH AS WELL, BESIDES IMMEDIATELY CALLING THE LOCAL  POLICE..
 
THE NEW TESTAMENT IS CLEAR HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.. COMMUNICATION – AND YOU DON’T FIRST POST IT ALL ON THE NET.
 
First you merely ask the guilty, bad persons personally to repent twice, the first time without a witness, the second time with witnesses THAT you have asked them to repent.. and  detail  proof, substantiation is NOT required.. after you have done that you can next post it openly on the net, tell all the others.
 
Next God also is now fully free to deal with the unrepentant guilty offenders and believe me he will.. I have now been doing for decades too..
 
I SIMPLY SEND AN EMAIL, I PUT IT INTO CLEARLY WRITING, SO THE GUILTY PARTY CANNOT SAY I DID NOT ASK HIM OR HER TO REPENT.
 
WHETHER THEY ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT TO GOD DOES NOT MATTER.
 
APPROPRIATE  PUBLIC EXPOSURE AND THE APPROPRIATE PROSECUTION OF THE GUILTY SERVES EVERYONE’S BEST INTEREST
  
FOR A GOOD NAME IS WORTH MUCH MORE THAN ANY AMOUNT OF SILVER OR GOLD AND A TARNISHED ONE IS WORTHLESS.
  

 

 

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Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that generally most people still are not to be trusted, they always do need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.  Here is what I know for sure in Canada that the proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, in our society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws. Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians, pastors now as well.
 
You can fool most of the people most of the time, some of the people some of the time but not all of the people all the time.. nevertheless a good name is worth more than any silver or gold you acquire, and a bad name is disrespected even after the person’s death. One of the most surprising things to me in real life was to witness, experience. and many times now too,  that  the real bad, immoral con men, liars, thieves, fakers, imposters, pretenders do often like to be associated with a Christian Church .. and can  hold positions as Pastors, elders now too.. rather still wolves in sheep clothing
 
 
One of many real life examples, from my  childhood days in my local  Church I had now encountered a fellow evangelical church attendee, who next years later was eventually arrested for possession of stolen property and for a time went to prison for it.  It now next was of course a shock to hear next that this same person years later when he left prison had became an ordained evangelical Pastor. A shock cause there was no real evidence in fact that he had even changed.. Now decades later the same person now claimed to be a chaplain, visiting sailors on ships, and was supposedly conducting church services. The same person had become the owner of various store buildings and apartments, and he also owned and ran an antique shop as well. I next happened to rent one of the apartments from him as well. Upon which I clearly had discovered, often had witnessed that he still was a fake, for he now also was involved in tax evasions, welfare fraud as well. He used his position as a Church chaplain to buy medals, uniform, war souvenirs  from visiting port sailors and next to resell them in his antique store for cash even. He in fact had not changed at all, he was still a crook.. So excuse me when now someone claims to me that such and such a person is now a really good person. In reality I rightfully next  tend to first check it out firsthand, for rightfully I no longer believe what most people tell  me. And especially how good PM Stephen Harper now is too.
 
One evangelical says the PM Stephen Harper is a good evangelical Christian, and another one says he is not? so who are we really to believe now too?
 
Attack on Harper out of line – Winnipeg Free Press -  Apart from knowing he was raised a Presbyterian and now attends a Christian and Missionary Alliance Church with his family, we, the public, know nothing about what he personally believes. author: Email: dhaskell@wlu.ca  “David Haskell”    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/westview/attack-on-harper-out-of-line-65930672.html
 
Just for a start this bluntly is an Ostrich denial, distortion of reality. For we all do know what a man really believes by what he does, not what he says, so if he cheats, lies, steals, slanders, discriminates, shows false partiality, abuses others then that is what he is.. Still now why anyone would now absurdly try to deny that PM STEPHEN  HARPER IS A fundamental evangelical when so many of his conservative supporters so readily claim it, so do many Canadian evangelical pastors, even an Albertan  Christian radio station too..  UNDENIABLY THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BEING LITTLE BIT PREGNANT, BEING LIBERAL,  ESPECIALLY FOR ALL BORN AGAIN EVANGELICALS, unlike   some of the other professing Christian groups.  It is very clear now that the new Conservative Canadian spin doctors are now trying to cover up the existence of any PM Stephen Harper hidden fundamental Christian agendas by presenting him to be a really moderate liberal Christian. Harper’s own Christian Missionary Alliance you must  be born again Church itself is not a moderate one when they are one of the few Churches that do these days proclaim  Healing to be now a daily, divine Christian right and also attaining personal holiness, sanctification by the Holy Spirit too..
 
 And what the lying spin doctors would try to say Harper was  not a basic self proclaiming fundamental evangelical ? get real now.. who are you lying too? But to yourself mainly.. How absurd for anyone now even to deny this that Harper has many  fundamental evangelical values even confirmed this by Harper now appointing  court judges who hold his religious  values.. that was why he supports family values too, Harper is against abortion, gays, bad drug usage as well.. but what was surprising is he Harper undeniably buys alcohol for others.. playboy next too?  So no this is not an acceptable  evangelical trait for sure.
 
       
But since I too  have attended his Christian and Missionary Alliance Church ( actually a Corporation) I am not surprised they also are far from perfect, they also do do have a lot of non Christian  practices like Harper does too, such as they do also lie, despise poor people, also natives, immigrants, discriminate  and are racists, bigots, show false partiality, like to give good jobs to their friends as well.. They too are a Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde now. PM Stephen Harper has fundamental values when it comes to dealing with others but has liberal values when it comes to dealing with himself and his own colleagues.. Transparency, accountability, openness are more of Stephen Harper ONGOING  LIES NOW TOO.
 
 Now maybe for the ignorant who do not know what a fundamental Evangelical culture is like, but since I went even to Christian and Missionary Alliance Church church for 8 years too I know what they believe in the WASP, sexiest, chauvinistic Alliance church,( very unlike the Baptist Church too)  actually a Corporation, run by the district superintended and not managed or owned by the local congregation even, a Church  that despises the poor  and needy persons, also racists, also despises natives not just  new immigrants.. and this is no ordinary fundamental Christian church, for it is not accepted by the majority of Christians, who in fact do not tend to know that this so called church even exists or what they basically believes, so the majority of Christians, fundamental evangelical Christians too, they   do not really believe  the Alliance Church  as having their similar Christian values now as well even.. Also fundament evangelicals as opposed to Catholics, Anglicans too,  are abstainers, do not drink alcohol, which  Harper clearly and undeniably does, so here too he PM Stephen Harper  now even personally does not even practice the basic tenet of the evangelical Christian faith too. The Alliance Church, Jesus as Savior, Sanctifier, Deliverer,  Healer, Coming King, does not have a main doctrinal statement now of helping the poor people (Gal 2:10 KJV)  Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.  Harper for me still is a fundamentalist  for he does wrongfully believe that the Bible says the Jews are still God’s chosen, and  yes  the same Bible says only a man is the head of the home too.. the Bible says no marital divorce, and  no gay marriages, and he Harper  supports relationship divorces, borking, marginalization of others.. never the less also  he Harper is a Liberal when it comes to alcohol, lying, abusing others,   money matters, or dealing with his own wrong doings or that of his supporter  ..
 
NOW EVANGELICAL PRIME MINISTER  Stephen Harper of  Canada, you the Prime Minister are also now  reputed to have a keen knowledge of rock music, do  Love  rye (or beer) and hockey…   For as George W. Bush  is on record as Harper saying if you don’t drink Canadian beer you’re a pansy but firstly  this is not at all important even..  http://200milesup.newsvine.com/_news/2007/04/08/560786-world-leaders-that-confirm-their-countries-stereotypes-with-pictures etc.,
  
But never the less I rightfully still now do expect better from you even over what the previous Prime Ministers, political parties have done, after all you had claimed to be a real Christian and  so it is time you also do visibly act like it now too in reality, not in mere words.. and so please  deal properly with all the issues that rightfully concern all Canadians now too..  not just your own…
 
” Everybody?”  With all due respect  , even if it was  true, which we all know it is not , that doesn’t make it right still. The Conservatives often say that “Everybody has done it, everybody is doing it ” is firstly still basically, really not true for  I am not doing it. Many of us are basically cynical now about the  politicians and the political games they play. For example, they always promise not to play games and promise to keep all of their promises too . In reality Prime Minister Stephen Harper has no valid job creation, economic recovery vision and is instead using public funds to secure Tory seats.  Prime Minister now also acts  like a Liberal, talks like a Liberal and spends money like a Liberal, so really what is he ? A non Conservative.. but meanwhile the Conservatives say that  Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff,  will raise taxes if he is  elected and so next what is the difference anyway  now under Harper, who in spite of whatever he say will have to cut back on our social programs and raise our taxes sooner or later.. so which federal leader “is on the right track to keep taxes low? reality, none of them..” And based on the present actual economic recovery it  is very unlikely  the economic growth will be enough to pay off the deficits..  As fixated as politicians are on balanced budgets, no Canadian political leader, not even Stephen Harper, is going to be able to keep from raising taxes with a projected $100-billion federal deficit”   It is time the Conservative politicians, all those other Conservative MPs who, at photo-op cheque presentations have repeatedly given the impression Government of Canada economic stimulus money is coming from them personally, and not the government, and   including Prime Minister Stephen Harper  started coming clean and honest with all Canadians. For  to make sure Canadians know about their poor in reality “economic action plan,” the Harper Conservatives have now even wasted  millions of dollars – millions of tax dollars – on a massive advertising campaign, including TV commercials and billboards. ” These ads, of course, do not change the reality that tens of thousands of Canadian workers are running out of employment insurance benefits, their workplaces closed down and their pensions gone up in smoke. ” Despite  the Conservatives Government claiming  to be good fiscal managers, and now still next best qualified to manage the economy. Billions of dollars in past Liberal surpluses evaporated under Harper – even before the real  recession hit Canada. Reality “This government’s stimulus package has failed, “Stimulus funds are not going into areas that need it — the forestry and manufacturing sectors and into places with high unemployment”, for  “what they wanted to do was keep the money up in Ottawa and dole it out to Conservative ridings and their friends, “says Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff   too.
 
(Mat 5:13 KJV)  Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
 
(Luke 6:43 KJV)  For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 44   For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. 45  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
 
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We are   in love to serve one another and not rather for the  filthy lucre sake. The love of money is still the basic root of all resulting evils too.

(Prov 15:17 KJV)  Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

(Song 1:2 KJV)  Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.

(Rom 13:10 KJV)  Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

(1 John 4:7 KJV)  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

(1 John 4:12 KJV)  No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Marci McDonald   chronicles the growing clout of this country’s religious right. The book- is entitled The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada. While on Parliament Hill, hundreds of elected officials, lobbyists, assorted Parliament Hill types as well as the nation’s faithful are gathering for the 45th annual National Prayer Breakfast, where they will “pray in the spirit of Jesus Christ for Canada.’’ For anyone who thinks the Christian right could never take root in Canada the way it has in the United States, Marci McDonald   she sees the unmistakable signs of a similar phenomenon taking root here. Where she had been sleeping now. The reform Christian Right had already firstly got rid of Brian Mulroney and his Progressive Conservative  party and even Prime Minister  Paul Martin, all facts  that has largely escaped the mainstream media’s radar, Canada’s Liberals too. It also has now Revamped the nation’s judicial system and altered the makeup of federal courts to put them on a more socially conservative track. It also has Promoted the growth of faith-based education by doling out more than $56 million in economic stimulus funds to a dozen private Christian colleges and universities. According to The Armageddon Factor, many of the evangelicals believe Canada has to clean up its act on because it has a special role to play in the “end times.” And all that’s because of Psalms 72: 8-9,  and foretells of God’s “dominion … from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth.” Canada must fulfill its Biblical destiny. ” That’s why many evangelicals want to see Canada declared a Christian nation.’’ If you want to know who is shaping Canadian policy and making national headlines, and why they are doing it, The Armageddon Factor has some of the   answers.

June 3, 2009

CORRUPTED

   
  eHEALTH
 
 
 
 
TORONTO — A former aide to Premier Dalton McGuinty is among the highly paid consultants who benefited from an untendered contract with eHealth Ontario, a provincial agency mired in a spending scandal. Billing records show that Karli Farrow, a former adviser to McGuinty who works for the Courtyard Group, was paid $10,646 for 32.5 hours of work in January as a consultant to eHealth.  Her tasks included corresponding about eHealth “priorities” with Don Guy, the premier’s former chief of staff who is now president and CEO of polling firm Pollara. Guy told the Toronto Star that neither he nor his firm did any work for eHeath, and while he received a letter from Farrow, he received no compensation for his advice. http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20090611/aide_ehealth_090611/20090611/?hub=TorontoNewHome
  
and the Ontario Liberals sink deeper and deeper into the cess pool.. and lower and lower in the public opinion polls too  FOR ALL KINDS OF REASONS NOW TOO..
 
 eHealth spending mess deepens Toronto Star - Vince Talotta -  Sarah Kramer received a bonus of $114000 five months after starting her job as eHealth CEO. EHealth Ontario awarded $11 million more in untendered contracts than previously revealed, new documents show.
  
 
 GOVERNMENT CONSULTANTS THESE DAYS, IMMIGRANT CONSULTANTS, RCMP, MINISTERS TOO  IT SEEMS , SEEM TO BE ANOTHER WORD FOR MISFITS, OR  LIARS, OR THIEVES, CROOKS. 
 
 
AN ALBERTA  GOVERNMENT SCREWS UP AND IT LIKE THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT WANTS NEXT MORE MONEY TOO?  FIRE THE BAD MINISTERS, CIVIL SERVANTS FIRST, ALL OF THEM.
 
Alberta asks Ottawa for stabilization funding Alberta Finance Minister Iris Evans said officials in her department … believes it’s important Alberta lobby Ottawa on health funding.  

 EX ALBERTAN HEALTH MINISTER  Mr. Gary Marr, who is now posted as Alberta’s Minister-Counsellor   in Washington DC. Mr. Marr has held many positions in Alberta’s cabinet including heath minister, environment minister and education minister. Mr. Gary Marr now HAD  RESIGNED AS HEALTH MINISTER CAUSE WHILE HE TOOK HIS PAY FOR BEING A HEALTH MINISTER HE HAD ALSO HIRED AT AN EXTRA  PAY A  CONSULTANT TO DO THE ACTUAL WORK, TO DO THE WORK THAT HE WAS BEING PAID FOR. AND  WE ALL KNOW WHAT A MESS ALBERTA’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS IN EVEN NOW. SO AS A REWARD BAD BAD MARR NOW HAS A GOVERNMENT PAYING JOB IN WASHIBGTON DC. UNBELIVEABLE.  

When the Alberta government    dropped “The Alberta Advantage” as the provincial motto after 15 years of service, replacing it with the more lyrical, if wordier, “Freedom to create, spirit to achieve,” IT WAS ALSO DUE TO THE VERY  BAD MINISTERS IN ALBERTA LIKE GARY MARR. ALBERTA NOW IS Facing plans for more than $10.3-billion in deficits over four years, AND IS PONDERING TAX INCREASES.  ONTARIO NOW AS WELL FOR ONTARIO ALSO HAS  BAD MINISTERS, A BAD  MINISTER OF HEALTH TOO ..
  
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TORONTO — At least one eHealth Ontario consultant has paid back questionable expenses to the agency in a spending uproar that has Premier Dalton McGuinty ordering an across-the-board review of how private sector contractors get paid for public work. “To the best of my knowledge, the rules that are in place have not been broken but I think what it calls for is maybe a revamping of those rules that control private-sector spending of public dollars,” McGuinty said. “I think we’ve done a fairly good job through the government itself … to be very careful when it comes to spending public money. But now we’ve got to take it a step further — we’ve got to ensure that when we retain the private sector to spend public money that they’re just as careful as we have been in the public sector.” PC Leader Bob Runciman said his members will call today for Health Minister David Caplan and eHealth Ontario chairman Dr. Alan Hudson to appear before a government committee to explain the expenditures. “Spending $27,000 for a cocktail party in Quebec City — I mean, it’s just outrageous,” Runciman said of one eHealth expense. “David Dingwall (former Royal Canadian Mint boss) would be proud of the way this government is operating and its agencies are operating. They clearly believe they’re entitled to their entitlements, taxpayer be damned.”  Runciman has repeatedly raised the issue of cocktails billed by one high-priced consultant at eHealth.  Allaudin Merali, an Alberta consultant who charges eHealth $2,700 a day for his services and receives a $75 per diem to cover his daily out-of-pocket costs, initially hit taxpayers for a nightly class of wine during a stay at the Royal York last November.  A spokesman for eHealth Ontario said yesterday Merali, who is the senior vice-president of corporate services with the agency, repaid the booze bill in April. Merali reduced his May invoice by $1,000 as a precautionary measure, the spokesman said.  Opposition parties have mounted a furious attack over eHeath’s spending, demanding the resignations of both CEO Sarah Kramer and Caplan.  Kramer was brought in after the Liberal government demolished Smart Systems for Health Agency, which had made little headway in building an electronic health record system despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars.  The government has been pleased with the progress Kramer has made on the file since she started in November 2008 but Caplan said yesterday that is now being overshadowed by revelations about the expense accounts.  Caplan said he’s asked the auditor general to speed up his investigation of eHealth and SSHA, originally due in December and has also ordered auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers to look into how eHealth is running itself. That’s something PWC already did in January, finding nothing wrong. This time, though, a health ministry auditor will oversee the work. 
http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/06/03/9659861-sun.html
 
  YES I DO TRUST THE EXECUTIVES OF PriceWaterhouseCoopers especially after two accounting executives in Calgary had asked for  2 free computers to be delivered to their homes to facilitate more computer purchases  as I  had witnessed firsthand..
 
FOR A DECADE TOO I HAVE MADE IT VERY CLEAR RIGHTFULLY TO ALL NEWS EDITORS, ELECTED POLITICIANS AT THE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL, MUNICIPAL LEVEL THAT NOT ONE CENT OF TAXPAYER’S MONEY SHOULD BE USED TO BUY ALCOHOL ENTERTAINMENT, EVEN BECAUSE 45 PERCENT OF ALL VEHICULAR ACCIDENTS ARE CAUSED BY  ALCOHOL, DRUNK DRIVERS, 65 PERCENT OF ALL CRIMES, DOMESTIC ABUSES NOW TOO.. ADDING TO THE OVERALL HEALTH CARE COSTS TOO. 
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/the-time-has-come-to-end-glamourising-alcohol-sponsorship/
  
Personal ties exposed in eHealth’s untendered contracts CBC.ca – Executives at two companies awarded untendered contracts from eHealth Ontario had close personal connections to the CEO and board chairman, CBC News has learned.   
 
and  speaking of patronage hiring, hiring  friends like Stephen Harper often does..    I had often already written about that before too.. bad practice for you cannot fire easily  incompetent friends still generally  most managers are racists too and they  will not hire a person with a non Canadian name, or a French Canadian  name in the West,,  or an English name in Quebec.. Most managers hire friends or friends of friends, and will not tend to hire a new, unknown person in reality too. So if you are looking for a job and have no friends? good luck.. Oriental guys like to hire pretty white chicks though.   http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/06/03/harpers-patronage-hirings-alcoholics/

 
eHealth chiefs gave $2M deals to associates Toronto Star -  Sarah Kramer is head of eHealth Ontario, which was established in 2008 to develop electronic health records for the province. (March 4, 2009) At least $2 million in untendered contracts were awarded by eHealth Ontario to long-time associates of agency …
 
Critics lash out at government over eHealth spending CTV.ca
Tories, NDP say heads must roll at eHealth Ontario over untendered … The Canadian Press
CBC.ca – Welland Tribune – Toronto Sun
 
I WROTE OFTEN ABOUT THIS BEFORE, COMPUTER PURCHASE PRACTICES ARE ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPTED RIDDEN PRACTICES.. AND I WAS ALSO STILL SURPRISED MORE SUCH REVELATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN FORTHCOMING IN THE LAST 3 DECADES NOW TOO.. OR IN FACT ABOUT THE REST OF THE CORRUPTED HOSPITAL PROCUREMENT PRACTICE IN ALL PROVINCES..
 
WE ALL ALREADY KNOW THE RCMP IS TOO INCOMPETENT TO HANDLE SUCH REVIEWS, FOR THEY ARE VERY LIKELY CORRUPTED THEMSELVES EVEN IN THESE MATTERS TOO..
 
Consultants nickel-and-dimed taxpayers Toronto Star – Muffin, $1.39: One of the items billed by eHealth Ontario senior vice-president Donna Strating, according to documents obtained by the Progressive Conservative party through freedom of information.    

 EHealth Ontario hires consultants to review hiring of consultants The Canadian Press     FUNNY THIS IS FUNNY
TORONTO – An outside review of spending habits and expense abuses at the Ontario agency tasked with creating electronic health records is “a joke,” the opposition parties charged Tuesday as they again demanded Health Minister David Caplan’s resignation. The Liberal government set up eHealth Ontario last fall after the first agency appointed to create electronic health records spent about $650 million and failed to produce anything of substance.  EHealth has come under fire for doling out $5 million in untendered contracts in just a few months and for hiring consultants at up to $300 an hour. Some billed taxpayers extra for such things as a cup of tea or a biscuit at Tim Hortons.  PriceWaterhouseCoopers was paid $27,000 in January for a report on eHealth, which found the agency’s spending practices were appropriate. Caplan has announced the same firm will now do another review of procurement and expenses at the provincial agency. “Appointing a firm of consultants to decide if consultants are being paid the right amount is laughable at best and a very sad state of where we are at,” said NDP critic France Gelinas. “It makes no sense to have an outside consultant decide how much consultants should be paid.” The Progressive Conservatives said the latest PriceWaterhouseCoopers review is “a sham” aimed at hiding what’s really happening at eHealth Ontario.  “This review is nothing more than a punch-line for a terrible joke,” said interim Opposition Leader Bob Runciman. “It’s designed to detract attention from the fact that the McGuinty Liberals have looked the other way while eHealth continues to ignore, bend and twist the rules on the taxpayer’s dime.” Caplan admitted he was concerned about some of the reports coming out about eHealth, but said the agency’s work is too important to let it be derailed by concerns over spending habits and expense abuses.  He vowed the scope of the second review would be more in depth, and would be backed up by an investigation by Ontario auditor general Jim McCarter. “It is much broader than anything they have looked at before,” Caplan told reporters. “We’ve asked them to look at the management practices and at the financial controls.” 
 

Another untendered contract surfaces at embattled eHealth Ontario CBC.ca -   The list of untendered contracts awarded by eHealth Ontario continues to grow, with information received by CBC News revealing yet another contract that was never open to competitive bids. Since eHealth arose from the ashes of the embattled Smart Systems for Health Agency last September, the new level of senior VP has been added to the organizational structure. Two individuals recently hired to senior vice-president posts are earning more than $700,000 a year, putting them among some of the highest paid civil servants in Ontario. 3 consultants exit

CBC News has also learned that three high-priced consultants have left eHealth since the controversy broke last Wednesday. They were given notice last Friday that their services were no longer needed, eHealth spokeswoman Deanna Allen said.

The consultants were:

An executive assistant from Courtyard Group who was earning about $1,700 a day;

Donna Kline, a consultant who earned about $192,000 in a five-month period and was working as senior vice-president of communications.

Chris Dingman, whose company Strategy Works Inc., received a $162,000 untendered contract from the agency to “provide leadership for organizational change.”

This latest information comes on the heels of news revealed by CBC News of personal connections between top eHealth officials and executives at two companies awarded more than $3.3 million in untendered contracts.

When applying for the eHealth CEO post, Kramer’s resume listed an Accenture Inc. executive, whose wife was a childhood friend, as a personal reference. 

Accenture was awarded three sole-sourced contracts worth $1.3 million, two when Kramer was not yet hired but advising the board of directors and the third a couple months after she took office on Nov. 3, 2008.

Also in question are ties between the board of directors chairman Dr. Alan Hudson and a consulting firm that was granted about $2 million in untendered contracts.

Sources describe Hudson as an old colleague and mentor to Courtyard Group’s founding partner Michael Guerriere. Courtyard received contracts from Cancer Care Ontario when Hudson was head of that agency.

Courtyard was awarded a $915,000 untendered contract in October 2008 when the board, with Hudson at its helm, apparently held the agency’s purse strings, and later got $1 million in contracts under Kramer. 

Another $14M emerges in untendered eHealth contracts Canada.com - TORONTO – The spending scandal at eHealth Ontario widened Wednesday, as new documents emerged showing the value of untendered consulting contracts – some of them to friends and associates of senior agency officials – is close to $19 million, … 

 

Former eHealth Ontario CEO, board members travel in style on … The Canadian Press -  TORONTO – The ousted CEO of scandal-plagued eHealth Ontario liked to travel in style on the taxpayers’ dime, billing repeatedly for limousine rides, while members of the agency’s board were reimbursed for flights from as far away as Florida to attend … 

New details emerge on eHealth consultant spending CTV.ca

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Liberals change tune on eHealth bonus Toronto Star - ‎Jun 6, 2009‎ The fate of embattled eHealth Ontario CEO Sarah Kramer is unclear after new revelations about her six-figure bonus were heaped atop days of controversy over rich consultancy fees, executive perks and untendered contracts. EHealth was established in 2008 to develop electronic health records for all Ontarians by 2015. Smart Systems for Health, spent about $650 million but failed to produce anything of value before it was quietly shut down. This week the Star reported: eHealth Ontario paid a consultant who submitted an invoice for eight hours of work in which she said she consulted herself, then followed up with questions for herself. Agency spokeswoman Deanna Allen said the bill contained a typo and that the consultant had consulted and followed up with a colleague, but acknowledged the invoice had been paid as filed.

At least $2 million in untendered contracts were awarded by eHealth to long-time associates of agency chair Dr. Alan Hudson and CEO Kramer, according to Progressive Conservative MPPs. Allen said the eHealth board, not Hudson, awarded contracts before Kramer’s arrival.

An eHealth consultant billed for tea and a dessert square while earning $2,700 a day.

Another consultant being paid $2,750 a day collected $75 a day for expenses. He has flown home to Edmonton 31 times in five months at a cost of nearly $21,000.

Another untendered contract surfaces at embattled eHealth Ontario CBC.ca

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Finally…………………..

eHealth head fired amid contract controversy    The government of Premier Dalton McGuinty announced Sunday, June 7, 2009 that it was revoking Sarah Kramer’s appointment as president of eHealth Ontario, a provincial agency  …   eHealth Ontario president and CEO Sarah Kramer — who made headlines last week when the progressive Conservative opposition raised allegations of gross overspending at the provincial agency — was fired Sunday by David Caplan, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care. Caplan’s decision to fire Kramer has done little to assuage the opposition. “A so-called resignation on a Sunday afternoon that is clearly designed to avoid public scrutiny is simply not acceptable,” said Opposition Leader Bob Runciman in a statement on Sunday.  Last week, information obtained from a Freedom of Information request by Conservative researchers revealed eHealth spent $5 million in untendered contracts in only four months, from its inception in late September 2008 to January 2009. The contracts revealed a tangle of relationships between many senior eHealth officials, including Kramer, Hudson and their former colleagues and associates.  “The culture of entitlement within the leadership of eHealth, it’s something I’ve never seen in health care before,” said New Democrat France Gelinas last week.

eHealth CEO dumped Toronto Sun

President of eHealth Steps Down 580 CFRA Radio

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Give the people control of online health records Ottawa Citizen -   June 12, 2009Comments (1) Privacy issues, not untendered contracts should be the greatest worry for Ontarians when it comes to eHealth.

Dumb and dumber Toronto Sun

 
 
“I think in fairness to Dr. Hudson, who is a medical expert and understands how to drive change within the health care system, we should have had more oversight in place,” McGuinty said. “We should have had a greater understanding of what was happening on the ground and providing ongoing advice even though this was an arms-length agency.”  http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/06/11/9759611-sun.html
 
 
Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.
 
Here still  is what I cannot understand about the federal job creation programs carried out under both the liberal and conservative governments, is the necessity it seems to give money firstly to the municipalities, as though they have a direct effect on voters.. Nothing can be farther from the truth for  neither the police themselves, nor the municipalities have a significant vote as to how the citizens will vote on election days. The only group  that can likely have any effect on the voters are pastors, and priests in fact.
 
 Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..
 

Now as I was reflecting about my many past posts on the net  in the last few years I was really saddened to note that too many of them were about bad , greedy people trying to steal , trying to get other people’s money for themselves, stealing the money, or getting  it under false pretences. The love of more money is still the basis of what many of the wrong doings is, was all about..(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

APPROPRIATE  PUBLIC EXPOSURE AND THE APPROPRIATE PROSECUTION OF THE GUILTY SERVES EVERYONE’S BEST INTEREST
  
FOR A GOOD NAME IS WORTH MUCH MORE THAN ANY AMOUNT OF SILVER OR GOLD AND A TARNISHED ONE IS WORTHLESS.
   
Alan Hudson out as eHealth chair after spending scandal reaches premier’s office Wed Jun 17, 8:10 PM  TORONTO – Another top official at eHealth Ontario is out.
 
Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well.
 
Here still  is what I cannot understand about the federal job creation programs carried out under both the liberal and conservative governments, is the necessity it seems to give money firstly to the municipalities, as though they have a direct effect on voters.. Nothing can be farther from the truth for  neither the police themselves, nor the municipalities have a significant vote as to how the citizens will vote on election days. The only group  that can likely have any effect on the voters are pastors, and priests in fact.
 
 Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..
 
Now as I was reflecting about my many ast posts on the net  in the last few years I was really saddened to note that too many of them were about bad , greedy people trying to steal , trying to get other people’s money for themselves, stealing the money, or getting  it under false pretences. The love of more money is still the basis of what many of the wrong doings is, was all about..(Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
APPROPRIATE  PUBLIC EXPOSURE AND THE APPROPRIATE PROSECUTION OF THE GUILTY SERVES EVERYONE’S BEST INTEREST
  
FOR A GOOD NAME IS WORTH MUCH MORE THAN ANY AMOUNT OF SILVER OR GOLD AND A TARNISHED ONE IS WORTHLESS.
  
Alan Hudson out as eHealth chair after spending scandal reaches premier’s office Wed Jun 17, 8:10 PM  TORONTO – Another top official at eHealth Ontario is out.
 
Thsi is xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx LOTTO 649
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LOTTO 649 RIGGED OR RANDOM results?
 
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So you really want me to believe that IN HALF OF THE random LOTTO 649 Draws I would now GET CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS? OR in reality mostly UNSEQUENTIAL ONES    
 
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES THAT IN 8 DRAWS PER MONTH OF LOTTO 649 THAT THE DRAWS WOULD YIELD 4 RESULTS OF TWO CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS, AND ONE RESULT OF 2 PAIR OF CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS  OVER  NOW GETTING ALL NON CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS.
 
AND ALSO WHAT ABOUT THE REMOVAL OF NUMBERS? DOES LOTTO 649 REMOVE NUMBERS FOR A DRAW? 
 
IF YOU BUY ONE TICKET YOU WILL NOT NOTICE  IT, IF YOU BUY SIX TICKETS AND INSURE THAT THE NUMBERS 1 TO 49 ARE INCLUDED YOU WILL SEE THE MISSING NUMBERS AS I HAVE 4 TIMES IN THE LAST MONTH GENERAL TEN NUMBERS.  
 
REALITY: THERE ARE TOO MANY CROOKS IN THIS WORLD
  
 LOTTO 649 CAN TELL THE COMPUTER TO PICK CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MOST PEOPLE WOULD NOT PICK A PAIR OF CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS THUS DECREASING ANYONE’S  CHANCE OF WINNING AND EXPLAINS WHY NO ONE WON THE LAST DRAW DUE TO THIS.
 
- MOST PEOPLE that I had talked too IN FACT   AGREE WITH ME THAT THIS IS REALLY UNFAIR OF LOTTO 649

 

Lotto 649 just stole 12 million dollars  for their draws are not random but rigged? the latest draw has 2 pairs of consecutive numbers, 05, 06 and 38,39 which is statistically unlikley, or improbable?  to build up the jack pot, and all this is not a first time but a regular occurrence.. all done  to steal more money hopingly next and the perverse consumer affairs ministers allow it, why? clearly  their government likely steal from others as well.. http://diffusion.loto-quebec.com/sw3/res/asp/index.asp?l=1
 
 
I HAD USED A COMPUTER PROGRAM TO SELECT THE NUMBERS AND IT NEXT    ON MANY TRIES IT DID NOT GIVE ME CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS IN FACT
 
IT IS CAUSE I HAVE ALSO FOUND ANOTHER  COMPUTER PROGRAM ON THE NET THAT SELECTS NUMBERS AND GIVES YOU AN OPTION TO REMOVE CERTAIN NUMBERS AND TO CHOOSE Specifically CONSECUTIVE NUMBERS
 
 
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