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October 7, 2011

THEY CANNOT CLAIM IGNORANCE ABOUT THE PERVERSITIES

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“No more entrenched elite. The government’s illegitimate monopoly on force is the only thing with allows a tiny group to stay in power perpetually eben through gaming the system and profiting off government paybacks, handouts and grants of monopoly privilege http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/finally-some-real-justice-is-being-dispensed-but-this-is-still-not-enough-not-even-close/
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OTTAWA – Quebec For decades, the Mafia and their friends have been pulling at the teats, taking the cream from rigged government contracts while politicians look the other way and highways crumble. But Quebecers have had enough, and the government of Jean Charest is being forced to take on the five per cent men who dip their beaks in every tarpot in the province. The public has taken notice because of the work of Quebec journalists, who have aggressively exposed corruption, putting withering pressure on see-no-evil politicians. Andre Noel and Andre Cedilot have been covering Montreal’s Mafia since the early 1990s. Last year, they published Mafia Inc., The Long Bloody Reign of Canada’s Sicilian Clan. Now, Michael Gilson’s elegant English translation is on the shelves. If you want to understand why Quebec has a corruption problem, start by thinking about all that drug money. According to Italian police, the Rizzutos have enough money that they sought to finance a $7.3-billion bridge from Italy to Sicily. “They are so rich,” Noel told me in an interview in Montreal’s Little Italy on Sunday. “When you have these huge bundles of cash, that is sometimes rotting in warehouses, you use it sometimes in the construction industry. And you finance political parties.” The construction business is ideal for laundering drug money. Over time, companies affiliated with the Mafia and biker gangs set up a system in which a small group of companies divvy up the public works projects, especially road work in Montreal. Using coded communications, the companies — nicknamed the Fabulous 14 — would decide who would bid on what. The result: a kilometre of road in Quebec costs 37 per cent more than in Ontario, according to a 2008 Transport Canada study. “When an outsider wants to have a contract, and he’s not part of the gang, he can be threatened,” says Noel. “Sometimes it’s not necessary to say ‘I’ll kill you if you don’t backtrack with your submission!’ Just to know that the Mafia is there, and you receive a call to say, ‘Well, maybe it would be a good idea if you… ‘ It can be very polite.” Polite or not, it is costing Quebecers a lot. The transport minister has admitted he doesn’t know how much of the $4.2 billion budgeted for road improvements this year will be stolen. Charest has also called a public inquiry, but he was forced to do so by public opinion, and at first tried to prevent it from having the power to call unwilling witnesses. The Mafia and affiliated companies are big political donors, says Noel. “We know,” he says. “The government, they blind their eyes since 30 years here. And now they can’t say they don’t know. We know. We know the Mafia is there. We know there is collusion in the construction business. They don’t want to open their eyes. You know why? Because a lot of money goes in their electoral funds.” http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/fyi/mafia-milked-quebec-too-long-132842253.html
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Top management heavy, bloated already city of Montreal is launching a hiring and training drive to counter infrastructures  projects municipal corruption by “strengthening” the municipal civil service. The city now will be hiring and training personnel in departments where the city doesn’t have enough skills, personnel expertise to monitor spending, the quality of work by outside firms and hopefully it will prevent collusion in contract bidding. One quarter of all City of Montreal contracts EVEN in the LAST five years have been awarded to the same 10 companies, a situation Mayor Gérald Tremblay said the city was already aware of FOR YEARS BUT HAD NOT PROPERLY ADDRESSED IT YET. Unacceptable. MUCH TOO LATE FOR A CITY THAT HAS BEEN MANAGED FOR OVER 350 YEARS.When it comes to contract awarding, ethics and the management of major projects the city of Montreal for decades even has dropped the ball. It seems the Montreal-area municipalities are now paying as much as 40 per cent more for work than other cities in Canada.”The city of Montreal is launching a hiring and training drive to counter municipal corruption by “strengthening” the municipal civil service. The city of Montreal , apparently still relies too heavily on the decency, ethics of outside contractors who we tend to know they cannot be trusted The city of Montreal falsely claims The city of Montreal now only admits it lacks personnel to adequately deal with projects, even to compare bids with the price of work performed in other cities, and now the city of Montreal only now wants to invest in Project management hiring, training training, such as even how to write contract specifications in a way that ensures adequate competition, These essential resources next hopefully should bring about a decrease in projects costs through better project management and provide even a better control over prices and bids that now should have been part of all bid tenders, issuing already. Project management and project engineering by far is not a new science but has already been elsewhere a standard practice for bid tendering’s, management for deadest too. The city of Montreal says that now now it will be hiring and training personnel in departments where the city doesn’t have enough skills, personnel expertise to monitor spending, the quality of work by outside firms and thus hopefully it will prevent collusion in contract bidding. Present city of Montreal vulnerable bidding, purchasing areas include the city’s finance, purchasing, legal, computer-systems departments and in project-management and urban planning. Project managers in the rest of Canada have even already now existed the last 50 years..so why has the city been dragging it’s heals here for deadest even? What are they all actually been hiding, the siphoning of the taxpayer’s monies or government corruption at it’s best?

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Project management includes the project manager manages a team of people in order to get a project completed. Project managers work in every industry and are held accountable for the outcome of projects. Each project should have a proper definition, for example: objectives, budget, performance measures, accountabilities and timescale. The main duties of a project manager are planning, organizing, managing, controlling and following through on all parts of a project. Throughout the life cycle of a project, the managers act as the principle agent, controlling costs, schedules and scope of work while ensuring the highest quality is also delivered. With most projects, the project manager will begin work after a contract is signed or negotiated. Project managers are needed in mid-sized to large firms with at least 25 people or more involved. The Project Manager is responsible for everything that is required to make the project a success – whether directly or indirectly including the important aspect of cost control which involves collecting actual costs and regularly creating reports for those expenditures.It is also advisable to keep a close eye on cost trends as well as anticipating costs of work that still remains to be completed. Any discrepancies that are not within the bounds of budget constraints should be promptly brought to the attention of the project management team; One must also still be skilled in the task and merely appointing in house, sective persons to the job and giving him them a title of a project manager will not do.

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” The city of Montreal has a registry of 12,629 suppliers that it says regularly get municipal contracts, but just 10 suppliers in the registry have obtained nearly one quarter of the city contracts over the past five years, a Gazette investigation has found.In fact, the investigation discovered that in most cases a single contractor will use multiple companies or different operating names to win contracts.The 10, concentrated in the construction industry, obtained municipal contracts worth a combined $1.04 billion since 2006 out of an estimated $4.5 billion in awarded contracts, the investigation found The findings suggest a cartel, said Jean Sexton, an industrial-relations “It looks like a cartel,” The goal of a cartel is to eliminate competition, Sexton explained. ” http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Quarter+Montreal+contracts+groups/5509416/story.html

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And this is likley another one of those decades old corruptions going on under all of the governments noses… and how many other corrupted practices are going on as well? see also http://exopoliticsnews.wordpress.com/2009/12/26/montreal-goes-from-glamorous-to-acorrupt-crumbling-mob-ridden-disgrace/  http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/Canada/20091023/montreal_corruption_091023/

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OTTAWA – Quebec  For decades, the Mafia and their friends have been  taking the cream from rigged government contracts while politicians look the other way and the highways crumble and the government of Jean Charest is  being forced to take on the five-per-cent men who dip their beaks in every tarpot in the province. The public has taken notice because of the work of Quebec journalists, who have aggressively exposed corruption, putting withering pressure on see-no-evil politicians. “We know, The government, they blind their eyes since 30 years here. And now they can’t say they don’t know. We know. We know the Mafia is there. We know there is
collusion in the construction business. They don’t want to open their eyes. You know why? Because a lot of money goes in their electoral funds.” Cédilot, who has retired from La Presse after decades of police reporting..
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Mafia+reach+includes+politicians+construction+industry/5612525/story.html

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IN A DEMOCRACY WERE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE HONEST GOVERNMENTS INSURING OPEN FAIR AND COMPETITION AS WELL. WHERE ARE THEY?

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..STOP ALL OF THE ABUSE OF TAXPAYER’S MONIES NOW!

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Mayor Gérald Tremblay is the most unpopular mayor in Canada and has the lowest chance of getting re-elected, a new poll suggests. Police probes into municipal deals, and a provincial investigation into corruption in Quebec’s
construction industry have eroded the support for Tremblay
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Mayors+Montreal+Toronto+have+country+lowest+approval+ratings/5600306/story.html

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