Marois Quebec government’s proposal to create a new watchdog to oversee universities and Hospitals now as well is valid, natural.. some of the biggest crooks are even the educated folks.. and our Doctors, Nurses, Hospitals and the Police, RCMP are also now very poorly managed too ALL AT THE TAXPAYER’S EXPENSES.
THE NEWS MEDIA IS DETAILING THE CORRUPTION FOR DECADES OF EVEN THE ENGINEERS.. NOW I HAVE BEEN FOR DECADES WRITING ABOUT THE MUCH TOO MANY UNACCEPTABLE WHITE COLLARED CRIMES, ABUSES BY THE PROFESSIONALS.. EVEN WHERE THEIR OWN SELF REGULATION TENDS TO BE MERE MASTURBATION AND DO NOT BELIEVE THE LIES ALL OF THE WRONG DOINGS IT IS IN QUEBEC MOSTLY, IT IS CANADA WIDE http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/?s=pROFESSIONALS
“MONTREAL – Testimony by the head of a local engineering firm at the Charbonneau Commission this week has seriously tarnished the reputation of the engineering profession in Quebec, the director of the province’s professional order of engineers said Friday. André Rainville, executive director of the 63,000-member Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec, said he was shocked by engineer Michel Lalonde’s testimony Thursday that implicated at least a dozen major engineering-consulting firms in the province in a corrupt system of price-fixing and illegal funding of former mayor Gérald Tremblay’s political party. Other firms named by Lalonde include: Dessau, CIMA+, Tecsult, SM, BPR, Roche, HBA Teknika, Claulac, and Leroux, Beaudoin, Hurens & Associés. “
Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/Inquiry+testimony+blow+engineering+profession+director/7874696/story.html#ixzz2J5Im0QBihttp://www.montrealgazette.com/Inquiry+testimony+blow+engineering+profession+director/7874696/story.html#
CLEARLY A VAST AMOUNT OF SENIOR, MANAGERIAL QUEBEC ENGINEERS HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED TO BE A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE QUEBEC CORRUPTIONS, ALSO NOW IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO KNOW FROM WHAT UNIVERSITY THEY GRADUATED..
“The steady stream of revelations before the Charbonneau inquiry makes it easy to become bleary or blasé. But this week’s testimony deserves extra attention. It contains the most disturbing disclosures yet.Here’s why.
Until now, we’ve learned that systemic collusion and corruption in public works contracts have existed mostly at the level of the Mafia and those construction companies whose business is generally confined to Quebec.
What Michel Lalonde told the Charbonneau Commission on Thursday broadens our understanding of systemic crime among contractors, and alarmingly so. He opened what is not so much a can of worms as a barrel of snakes.
Lalonde, president of Génius Conseil (better known under its former name, Groupe Séguin), served in effect as the coordinator of collusion among all — repeat, all — of Quebec’s largest engineering-consulting firms. They include not just SNC-Lavalin, often called the flagship of Québec Inc., but also CIMA+, Dessau, Génivar, Roche, Tecsult and several others. They often subcontract work to the previously implicated construction companies. Their leaders regularly make the society pages,
Lalonde himself was not one of the big boys. That his company was smallish made him, he explained, the cartel’s ideal emissary in dealing with Montreal city hall — he could be relatively impartial. Between 2004 and 2009, he said, he worked with the city’s then public works director (Robert Marcil), the then treasurer of the ruling party, Union Montreal (Bernard Trépanier), and the then executive-committee chair (Frank Zampino) to steer contracts to the appropriate member of the cartel. Bribes would then go the supposedly neutral contract-selection committee, composed of civil servants, so that it would ratify the choice. Depending on its size, each cartel member allegedly contributed either $100,000 or $200,000 in cash to Union Montreal in the 2005 election year, for a total of $1.3 million in illegal donations. The firms would also kick back three per cent of their contracts to the party, Lalonde said (as previous witnesses have said the construction companies also did).
To be sure, this isn’t the first time executives of these high-class companies have been incriminated for local bid-rigging. Last fall, for example, the past president and a past vice-president of SNC-Lavalin were charged with fraud in connection with their company’s supervision of the McGill University Health Centre’s superhospital. In 2011, police also charged two Roche executives for fraud in suburban Boisbriand. Here, according to Lalonde, we have companies representing the upper crust of Quebec’s corporate world that: Subvert local democracy by illegally swamping a political party’s electoral war chest, with the result that when that party gains power it is beholden to these corporations. Corrupt not only Montreal’s political structure but also the senior ranks of Montreal’s supposedly neutral civil service. (True, earlier testimony has shown that the Mafia and construction companies had corrupted several civil servants, including Gilles Surprenant and Luc Leclerc, but the elite cartel allegedly bribed their boss, Marcil.)” Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/Henry+Aubin+Inquiry+opens+barrel+snakes/7874233/story.html#ixzz2J5IMUkgs
Also “two class-action lawsuits in Ontario and Quebec that are seeking more than $1 billion on behalf of disgruntled shareholders. The suits allege that SNC-Lavalin violated securities law by misrepresenting that it had adequate controls and procedures to ensure accurate disclosure and financial reporting.”
LOOK ALSO NOW HOW USELESS THE POLICE, RCMP AND THE GOVERNMENTS HAVE BEEN IN ALL OF THIS TOO
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. When you criticize openly the bad persons , especially bad cops, doctors, nurses, professionals you tend to get a false denial, remark in response like you are crazy, you need professional help. They still really cannot face the reality there are things in their life that need serious, drastic changes. These people in denial are the ones who often need professional help for their own short comings, sickness. Their false denial, diversion, distortion does not change the negative reality about their own unacceptable acts. Corruptions occurs now Not just in Churches, amongst the police, politicians, civil and public servants. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/?s=professionals
NOW REALLY WHAT DOES WE “ENSURE OUR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES RELATED TO CONTRACTING AND PROCUREMENT REFLECT BEST PRACTICES” MEAN? WHEN IT IS UNENFORCED 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..
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.
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.
” Since he left Montreal in late 2011, Dr. Porter has become a lightning rod for criticism – a dramatic shift from how he was treated for most of his seven years in Quebec, where he held several prominent public and corporate posts. In 2008, Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed him to the civilian committee that investigates complaints about Canada’s spy agency, CSIS. In 2010, Mr. Harper made Dr. Porter the chair of the committee. Now he is the target of three lawsuits, all claiming that he has defaulted on loan payments that were made to him while he was in Montreal. The Quebec government has also released a report accusing him of allowing the McGill University Health Centre to slip into financial disarray and has assigned the network of six hospitals a special financial overseer, a move the government says is one step short of trusteeship. “