FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL, THE QUEBEC CORRUPTION MESS IS STILL JUST THE TIP OF A BIG ICEBERG TOO.. AND CORRUPTION EXISTS IN OTHER PLACES SUCH AS IN THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENTS, AND WHAT HAS ALSO BEEN JUST AS DEPRESSING IS HOW LITTLE THE LAST 50 YEARS NOW TOO THE FEDERAL, PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENTS, THE POLICE, THE RCMP THEY ALL MOSTLY STILL DID NOTHING GOOD ABOUT IT ALL TOO.. THEY ALL SEEM TO HAVE THEIR SHARE OF CORRUPTIONS , EXPENSE ACCOUNTS ABUSES.
They may be out of a job, but three disgraced Quebec politicians received tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer-funded golden handshakes since leaving their government jobs. http://www.torontosun.com/2012/12/01/disgraced-quebec-politicians-showered-in-taxpayer-cash
“The symbol of Quebec’s high-tech know-how, the computer industry, took a hit from the province’s interim auditor-general, Michel Samson, this week. He said computer companies, many of which are Montreal based, exercise only “weak competition” for the half-billion dollars in contracts that the province lavishes on computerization in a typical year. They also benefit from hefty cost overruns. Sound familiar?
Although Samson found no evidence of collusion or corruption (that’s not his job), he recommends that the provincial committees that review bids demonstrate “more neutrality.”
Finally, the federal agency that oversees one of Montreal’s top tourist draws, the Old Port, took an even stronger hit. The federal government, the Old Port’s owner, said Thursday it will abolish the Old Port Corp. and hand management of the site to Canada Lands Co., an agency with little expertise in running such a site. Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose said she was considering the change even before last spring’s headlines about expense-account abuse by the Old Port’s CEO, Claude Benoît. But Ambrose also said she was making the change in the interest of “good governance” — something the Old Port Corp. evidently could not provide.
What makes this week’s developments all the more discouraging, of course, is that they are hardly isolated. Several other prominent Quebec-based global engineering companies besides SNC-Lavalin have had their integrity strongly questioned. As well, police are investigating not only the McGill real-estate transaction but also one involving the Université de Montréal and Catania. And so far as federal bodies go, the Montreal office of Canada Revenue Agency has been shown to be riddled with officials in bed with tax cheaters.
So a grey cloud also hangs over the McGill University Health Centre, a symbol of the anglophone community’s ongoing place in Quebec. Duhaime’s fraud charge involves his successful effort to land the contract for the MUHC’s $1.3-billion hospital.
Authorities have not stated the specifics of the accusation, so the nature of the MUHC’s involvement is uncertain. However, La Presse reported on Oct. 1 that police are investigating whether SNC-Lavalin made an irregular payment of $22.5 million to get the contract in 2010; it also said police are looking into whether Dr. Arthur Porter, the head of the MUHC until a year ago, was involved.
In a separate development this week, a document that the Charbonneau inquiry made public shows that Yanaï Elbaz, who quit the MUHC last year as its associate director general, has kept curious company: He met 11 times since 2007 at the exclusive 357c club with Paolo Catania, the construction honcho who has been charged with fraud in connection with another major project involving public money, Faubourg Contrecoeur. http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Aubin+will+mayor+this+mess/7635816/story.html
MERE FALSE PROMISES AGAIN TOO
Rinfret made the disclosure after Claudio Bussandri, chairman of the board of directors of the MUHC, announced on Monday that the health network’s audit committee “is taking steps to ensure our policies and procedures related to contracting and procurement reflect best practices.” http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/MUHC+director+Normand+Rinfret+questioned+UPAC+investigators/7646010/story.html#ixzz2E34GW4Tg
Education does not insure morality Nor are professionals generally better persons over others as any wise persons knows that there are plenty of immoral cops, realtors, lawyers, nurses, doctors now too.
Promised past Accountability and Transparency were mere election gimmicks now too.. A bad Liberal is just as bad as a bad Conservative always as well. So who is being fooled by all this? The liars do only mostly fool themselves as to who and what they really are.
NOW REALLY WHAT DOES “ENSURE OUR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES RELATED TO CONTRACTING AND PROCUREMENT REFLECT BEST PRACTICES” MEAN? WHEN IT IS UNDEFORCED TOO OFTEN. AND BEST PRACTICES FOR WHOM? THE HOSPITAL, THE DIRECTOR, THE GOVERNMENT, OR THE PEOPLE? OR THE CROOKS STILL? ALL THIS STILL IT MEANS NOTHING IF YOU ARE STILL STEALING AND COOKING THE BOOKS LIKE MANY OTHERS ARE DOING? IT STILL DOESN’T MEAN THAT THE PROCESS HAS INTEGRITY OR IS DEVOID OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES? WHEN IN REALITY NO ONE FALSELY REPORTS THE CRIMINAL; ACTIVITIES STILL AND WHITE COLLARED CRIME IS STILL COVERED UP NO ONE GOES TO JAIL..
THE FALSE MONEY REVENUE. AS A parking officer single-handedly COLLECTED $4 million FINES http://bit.ly/TDG7g4
PS Quebec court orders former B.C. Mountie extradited to U.S. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Quebec+court+orders+former+Mountie+extradited/7638692/story.html