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November 30, 2012

This type of taxpayers money abuse has been ongoing for decades in many different places too

And many had  thought the Liberals alone had much  soul searching to do but even with the Liberal Party collapses but it  is just as bad with ex MP Gilles Duceppe Federal BQ Party or the Union Montreal Party.

Union Montreal  offers a blanket “no comment”  on any Corruptions  allegations concerning the party’s   response to a now public report that the same  party had charged the  public for the salary and expenses of the  clearly corrupted City of Montreal   Bernard Trépanier, who has been dubbed  “Mr. Three Per Cent” amid allegations of taking a cut of municipal public works  contracts, while he worked as director of financing for the party from 2004 to  2006. The party, which was led by the now resigned, ex former mayor Gérald Tremblay, had now claimed the  salaries, meals, parking, mileage, gasoline and cellular phone bills, plus much more  of a  handful of party workers, including Trépanier, for reimbursement as research and  secretarial expenses from the city Of Montreal  treasury.

Now I have reported this same type of events even  25 years as I like to visits the local politicians directly at their offices, and I had clearly firsthand noted that while they all had support staff, many of our representatives were not working on behalf of the local Citizens directly but too many were doing party work as I heard and saw firsthand, such as the Ex Prime Minister Paul Martin, ex MNA Liberal Monique Forget even the Ex PQ leader Gilles Duceppe  said he now was staying out of active politics to “defend his integrity and rebuild his reputation” after a Montreal newspaper reported he used public funds to pay Bloc employees. Duceppe’s party paid its director general Gilbert Gardner with parliamentary funds for upwards of seven years. This is an apparent violation of House rules, which state that such funds must be used for parliamentary, not partisan, ends. It also seems that  Duceppe’s office paid the spouse of his chief of staff and allowed her to use parliamentary resources as she produced a book commemorating the Bloc’s 20 years in Ottawa.

The Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) had itself said  it will seek legal advice on whether the Bloc broke parliamentary rules, and whether they have to reimburse the funds, acts for which he was found guilty but falsely no punishment was merited, likely cause they all do  the same things..

Gilles Duceppe’s Spending Misused House Resources, Secretive Committee Rules Former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe was wrong to use parliamentary resources to pay the salary of a partisan political staffer, a secretive Commons committee ruled . But the Board of Internal Economy also determined that it won’t be possible to reimburse taxpayers because the bylaws weren’t clear enough at the time the money was spent. “The board believes that the use Mr. Duceppe made of the House resources that were available to him was inappropriate,” the Commons governing body said in a statement. “However . . . the board finds it impossible to take any disciplinary action. Still, the Conservatives are calling on either Duceppe himself or his party to pay back the money.” http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/27/gilles-duceppe-spending-board-of-internal-economy_n_2200406.html

   The past inference of the Bloc’s campaign slogan  —“A clean party in Quebec”—was difficult to miss: everyone else was dirty. Not coincidentally, support for his Federal BQ Party declined this..  Duceppe was thus as a direct result forced to renounce any PQ leadership intentions in the wake of the BQ staffing revelations. Ex PQ leader Gilles Duceppe too here he even  won’t forget me, I sat in his Constituent office and asked him directly how he could use taxpayers money to promote separation from Canada, and I told him face to face also he was the worst MP I had ever encountered, he next asked me to leave..

Now I saw the same type of corruptions firsthand too in Alberta now with the Conservatives.. None of it was, is acceptable still too.. None.. and they all need still to   pay back the taxpayer’s money..

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Will EVEN THE QUEBEC CORRUPTION inquiry actually change the apparent culture of corruption that seems to exists, in many places, not just  in the awarding of some public contracts? And has any valid  message been sent – and understood – by those who have been stealing our tax money? No, Of course not.. It is an undeniable fact that unless all of the criminals feel real negative consequences like real jail time.. they will not stop trying to get richer ..

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Do see also http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/why-the-ongoing-obsessesion-with-political-corruptions-fraud-etc/
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