Public Works comparisons with private-sector real estate: report. Most construction firms jack up their prices when dealing with the federal government, says a new report.” Private sector companies, who build our projects, are intimidated by our processes and controls and account for their perceived extra efforts in dealing with these through increased construction and management fees,” says an internal document even because payments may be slow, typical of the civil servants outputs now too.
CANADA’S TOO OFTEN POORLY MANAGED, UNSUPERVSIED CIVIL AND PUBLIC SERVANTS ARE NEVER KNOWN FOR THEIR COST EFFECTIVENESS, OR WORK EFFECTIVENESS FOR THAT MATTER, AT THE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL AND MUNICIPAL LEVELS AND AT THE MEDICARE LEVELS NOW TOO NOW. SERIOUS INEFFECTIVENESS ARE FALSELY BUILT TINTO THEIR OUTPUTS IT SEEMS. AND YET THEY HAVE THE NERVE TO DEMAND SIGNIFICANT BONUSES AND RAISES AND TOO OFTEN STILL DO GET THEM AS WELL.. THE RCMP INCLUDED NOW. FIRE IMMEDIATELY ALL OF THEIR BAD SUPERVSIORS FOR A START!
NO WONDER OUR TAXES ARE SO HIGH AND KEEP ON GROWING TOO.. ALL UNACCEPTABLE
GET BACK THE CONTROL TODAY
Save tax payer’s money today, stop the abuses, thefts, crime, corruptions, bribes, kickbacks, tax evasions, expense account abuses, living high on the hog, etc. Report it to the news media, government, call the police today. Insist on Gun Controls as well.
Ottawa bus fare hikes, service cuts proposed.. If one looks at all the major decisions made by Ottawa Cty Councillors in the past few years; you can Only reach one decision… all the Ottawa councillors are inept! Nice “trick” that the council is pulling on us. Threaten us with an 8% increase to cover next years budget, then make us feel better with just a 4% proposal. The city is becoming unaffordable for an average wage earner to live in comfort. We have the highest tax .. This city is a joke, and all the jesters are in the court of city hall! The gross ineptitude of this council is criminal! Steal from the poor and give to the rich? Super inflated management salaries and entitlements and perks as well as just sheer numbers of these family or political appointees is disgraceful! How many businesses do you think survive when administration (drift wood) is paid more than production workers? I know what I’ve given up on… having a council and mayor that aren’t idiots. Vote the lying Mayer and the inept councillors out. Ottawa is already the highest property tax city in Canada becuase the waste by this council
Que. police conduct first raids in massive corruption investigation The Canadian Press MONTREAL – A series of police raids in a town outside Montreal was billed Tuesday as the start of a crackdown in a massive Quebec corruption scandal. They were the first strike by a provincial police unit created to deal with a mushrooming controversy that allegedly involves construction companies, politicians, and the Italian Mafia.A police source described the raids in suburban Boisbriand, Que., as the first phase of Operation Hammer, announced in October in the midst of a controversy that has taken its toll on politicians at various levels. The source said Tuesday’s search warrants involved allegations of election-fixing, municipal corruption, defrauding the government, and buying or selling a contract.Police searched Boisbriand city hall, the municipal public-works department, and a local construction company. Boisbriand became embroiled in a wider corruption controversy when, in October, the CBC’s French service reported on the murky relationship between elected officials and a company that controlled more than half the city’s construction contracts..
Quebec Liberals accused of turning famed daycare program into pay-for-play vehicle QUEBEC – Quebec’s iconic $7-a-day childcare program has become the subject of a pay-for-play controversy. The famous social program has been used to help fill the coffers of the province’s governing Liberals, the opposition Parti Quebecois charged Tuesday. The PQ said it began examining who’d received contracts to open the daycare centres, and was startled by the preponderance of donors to the Quebec Liberal party. For instance, it said 70 per cent of new daycares opened in the Laurentian region last year were run by Liberal donors. The opposition demanded that the file be investigated internally, or referred to the province’s auditor general. But the government minister responsible for running the program, Tony Tomassi, called it a coincidence and said strict rules governed the awarding of daycares.
BC RCMP Police probe hiring of civil servant Man linked to privacy breach suspected of using false identity. “I believe that Wainwright used this false information in order to gain employment with the B.C. government,” Sgt. Andrew Cowan, head of the federal commercial crime unit in Victoria. During the search, police seized equipment suspected of being used to produce fake identity documents, including a laminator, card printer, counterfeit currency detector, scanner and high-performance colour photo printer, according to search warrant documents obtained by the Times Colonist. The documents show that police seized a stamp that read “B.C. Ministry of Human Resources,” with a label on the side that said “mail room do not remove”; a stamp that read “certified true copy of original document”; and an application for a government credit card. There were also numerous computers and laptops, USB drives, a Taser, passport applications, criminal record check forms and about eight credit cards under various names. The B.C. government is refusing to answer questions about whether employees undergo criminal records checks before they are hired. http://www.timescolonist.com/sports/Police+probe+hiring+civil+servant/2297452/story.html
In British Columbia this supervisor in the Ministry of Children and Family Development, with a criminal record for fraud and counterfeit offences, had been the target of an RCMP investigation into allegations he used false identity documents to obtain employment in government. During the search of the man’s apartment, police found personal records for 1,400 income assistance clients, social aid recipients, from the Ministry of Housing and Social Development. The employee at the centre of the breach, Richard Wainwright, was fired in October, raising questions as to why and how he retained his job for seven months after RCMP alerted government about the breach. Wainwright has not been charged with any offence. Wainwright’s wife, Gillian, was also fired. She worked as a human resources technician in the Public Service Agency, which is also a focus of one of the reviews. The RCMP also is continuing its investigation into Wainwright. B.C.’s Information and Privacy Commissioner, http://www.vancouversun.com/news/government+releases+details+will+conduct+privacy+breach+investigations/2304118/story.html
Federal employee caught filing claims for pet OTTAWA — A federal public works employee is in the doghouse after they successfully filed claims to the civil service’s health insurance plan for their pet, Sun Media has learned. The employee, who made two claims — one in 2008 and another this year — was only caught after another civil servant alerted authorities. After an internal investigation found they had made the false claims, they paid back the money, less than $100. He really should have been fired instead