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March 30, 2014

The cons are no better at it… a lack of accountability here too.

Lac-Megantic-CBC

 

The  Canadian Government  in 1985, enacted the Federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and regulations to “promote the safe transportation” and to Protect Canadians mostly on paper still cause it is too often not enforced.. and why is that acceptable?

Is the railway shipping heavy crude oil from the Alberta oil sands, or highly explosive Balkan oil from North Dakota

The Canada Transportation Agency has extended the operating licence of the insolvent railway involved in last July’s deadly explosion in Lac-Megantic, Que., until June 1. The company has been granted a couple of extensions since July’s explosion and fire that killed 47 people and destroyed part of the tiny Quebec community’s downtown.  Did the Canadian Gov’t bother to look into what the railway is shipping before they extended the licences.

Transport Canada has miserably failed us at many levels and is continuing to show its incompetency by approving this continuation to an Operation that has also demonstrated their lack of planning, training, accountability and has no financial protection, leaving us as Canadian vulnerable and on the hook for any future accidents. What ever happened to government Accountability and protection for the Public.

U.S. transportation officials also now has  rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the booming oil shale fields on the Northern Plains.

see also

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/canadas-oil-sands/

http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/03/28/feds-weaken-new-oil-rail-safety-regulations-days-after-announcing-them

 http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/anyone-doubt-the-oil-producers-and-sellers-are-greedy-hogs/

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2014/03/30/Rail-cars-DOT-111-designed-in-60s-haul-crude-oil/stories/201403300119

http://metronews.ca/news/toronto/961850/more-crude-oil-is-travelling-through-toronto-without-public-notice/

http://www.redding.com/news/2014/mar/30/officials-kept-dark-about-crude-oil-transfers-cali/

http://www.startribune.com/business/252920271.html

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/08/02/the-conservatives-are-realy-now-no-better-over-the-liberals-in-canada/

 http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/they-often-do-steal-the-designated-monies/

 

July 26, 2013

Now we all can know, see he Trudeau is crazy

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Any family with children will be very concerned with the fact that marijuana will be more accessible to their kids. To most Canadians, marijuana legalization isn’t even on their radar of priorities.   Trudeau’s policy also leads one to wonder what bad drugs he’d legalize next?
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Now we all can know, see he crazy and that the Liberal leader, he and his party will sell his soul to the devil to get elected..  Now  there is a false widespread perception that marijuana is of little harm and the current discussions about access, such as Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau’s calls for legalization, ignore the drug’s impact on vulnerable populations — in particular, teenagers. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2013/08/28/bc-marijuana-teens-mental-health.html

Trudeau calls for legalization of pot but Smoking weed in teens leads to psychiatric disorders

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‘It’s more difficult for young people to get their hands on cigarettes’ than weed

http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Trudeau+calls+legalization/8711232/story.html

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“Regular use of marijuana during adolescence may permanently impair brain function and cognition, and may increase the risk of developing serious psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia in adulthood, a new study has revealed. Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine hope that the study will help to shed light on the potential long-term effects of marijuana use, particularly as lawmakers in Maryland and elsewhere contemplate legalizing the drug. “Over the past 20 years, there has been a major controversy about the long-term effects of marijuana, with some evidence that use in adolescence could be damaging,” study’s senior author Asaf Keller, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said. “Previous research has shown that children who started using marijuana before the age of 16 are at greater risk of permanent cognitive deficits, and have a significantly higher incidence of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. There likely is a genetic susceptibility, and then you add marijuana during adolescence and it becomes the trigger,” the researcher said. “Adolescence is the critical period during which marijuana use can be damaging,” study’s lead author, Sylvina Mullins Raver, a Ph.D. candidate in the Program in Neuroscience in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said.  “We wanted to identify the biological underpinnings and determine whether there is a real, permanent health risk to marijuana use,” she added. The study is published in Neuropsychopharmacology — a publication of the journal Nature.
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Teens should not do narcotics…No narcotic is OK for teens whether it’s booze, weed, Ecstasy or whatever.  There is a desperate need for education and an even greater need to stop glorifying drug use in pop culture to teens. kids should not smoke it and to think it was ever anything but harmful is naive.  This highlights just how incredibly naive and incompetent Justin Trudeau is.  He’s pandering for the young vote  and he’s willing to risk the health of young people to promote his vacuous theory about legalizing pot. Also, anyone who thinks legalizing pot is some sort of tax bonanza doesn’t have a brain in their head.   Still the most dangerous are drugs, alcohol and tobacco are  .
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“These drugs are illegal because of the harmful effect they have on users and on society, including violent crime. Our government has no interest in seeing any of these drugs legalized or made more easily available to youth,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
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So that’s your stand , is it Prime Minister Stephen  Harper? To be consistent, you would also have to also now reduce, prohibit booze of all descriptions, right? The same people who consume alcohol tend to be the same people who use drugs in reality..  NOW STEPHEN HARPER GET OFF THE BOOZE AND LOOK AFTER THE GOOD WELFARE OF ALL CANADIANS

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Canada’s hogs get richer at the Citizens expense

MONTREAL – As Montrealers fumed about fare hikes and repeated métro breakdowns, several of the Société de transport de Montréal’s top managers were enjoying big pay raises last year. The salaries of 12 top STM managers jumped by more than 10 per cent in 2012 compared with 2011, according to a Gazette analysis based on information obtained under access-to-information. The data pertain to the STM’s “extended executive committee” — the agency’s 40 or so highest-paid employees. Salaries range between $120,000 and almost $300,000. In 2012, the average annual pay in this group jumped by 5.6 per cent or $9,200, increasing the average annual salary to $173,000. During the same period, the salaries of Montreal bus and métro drivers increased by two per cent. The average Canadian saw a salary increase of 2.8 per cent in 2012, according to Statistics Canada.  http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/managers+raises/8703628/story.html

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You know why these big execs all who rather should have been fired they did not care about the  Metro Breakdowns? they likely too their cars to work, and could afford the parking downtown too ehh..  and how many Managers also go useless pay raises elsewhere now too?

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MONTREAL — For years, Canada was regarded by international experts as one of the most protected and most expensive wireless markets in the world. Canadian consumers weren’t well served by mobile operators and that only began to change a few years ago when new entrants like Videotron and others came in and the market became more competitive.  Now, the federal government wants to continue the push toward greater competition and choice by auctioning off additional spectrum in September to attract a new player. From the perspective of consumers, what could be wrong with that?  http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Peter+Hadekel+Bell+wireless+arguments+against+Verizon+ring/8709258/story.html

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Well if you are Bell, Rogers, Telus, etc.. everything is wrong.. as they can never have enough money for a start..  Bell is one of Canada’s most hated Corporations still even because it too often abuses it’s customers still..

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You did notice that CTV News support Bell, BCE here? oh I forgot Bell owns CTV…

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see

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/05/20/major-canadian-telecommunications-firms-still-unacceptably-tend-to-lie/

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/about-time-big-3-put-into-their-place-bell-rogers-and-telus/

PS   NOW STEPHEN HARPER GET OFF THE BOOZE AND LOOK AFTER THE GOOD WELFARE OF ALL CANADIANS

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/03/31/canada%e2%80%99s-prime-minister-stephen-harper-is-not-a-real-evangelical-christian/

December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy new year

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May there be peace on earth and goodwill towards all men

January 18, 2012

Anyone doubt the oil producers and sellers are greedy hogs?

You can tell this by their continual price increases, often not justified..   

 

The Alberta and federal governments have said the Oil sand pipeline is crucial to  building new markets for the country’s resources. But environmental,  aboriginal and social action groups say the risks of a pipeline rupture or oil  tanker spill are too great. Money the root of all evil is evident here too..

 

Can it get worse.. yes!  What about the hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) attempts  to  free trapped natural gas deposits. It’s   fiercely opposed by environmentalists , and they also now rightfuly do even oppose   the development of Canada’s oilsands, because of real, legimate concerns, causes other major  environmental damage, also pollutes the undergound waters and also the rivers next too, concerns include  environmental effects on air and water quality, and  the risk of oil spills. Concerns even that fracking increases methane concentrations in underground water tables.. concerns that the oil transporters would never aaccount for every “little oops”, or big oil spills   in the BC wilderness and elsewhere.

Now the cost of the oil sands production and transportation  is overall  horrendous and filled with risks of serious environmental  damages…  existing oil piplines alread leak too often..  Canada’s oil sands now also do require more energy to extract and refine crude, and that means a greater release of greenhouse gases than from refining conventional oil. The oil industry is a multi-billion transnational industry backed by a C anadian Tory  government that will peddle  the tarsands to any foreign buyer who will bite.

“Plus, there is no guarantee that jobs created from pipelines will be safe,  well-paying, and permanent. In the tarsands, multinational corporations prefer  cheap, exploitable, and disposable labour, especially migrant workers. Last  year, the Petroleum Human Resources Council sought an additional 100,000 migrant  workers to work on tarsands infrastructure. Much like the tragic legacy of  Chinese railway workers, the deaths of two Chinese migrant workers in 2007 is a  sober reminder of the dangers of this industry to the land and workers alike.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver have also now been taken to task recently  for their false distortions, diversions, their desperate theories aboutall those  radical foreign environmentalists and  the socialists, billionaires hijacking the Enbridge Oil Pipleine Joint Review Panel hearings.

The $5.5-billion proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline would cross  1,000 rivers and streams, including the Fraser and Skeena headwaters.  Supertankers, with capacity of up to two million barrels of oil, would  criss-cross along coastal waters. The 1,172-kilometre pipeline would also impact  the Great Bear Rainforest, one of the last intact temperate coastal rain forests  on our planet and the only home to the rare spirit bear. Enbridge has reported a  total of 610 spills between 1999 and 2008 from its various projects. The proposed pipeline traverses the territories of 65 first nations, of which  at least 61 have declared their opposition. http://www.vancouversun.com/news/canada-in-afghanistan/Enbridge+pipeline+distortions/6016517/story.html

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives and the pro-oilsands website EthicalOil.org take Canadian environmental groups to task for accepting money from big American foundations to finance their campaigns against the oilsands. Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver accused “environmental and other radical groups” of trying to use money from “foreign special-interest groups” to hijack hearings on a pipeline that would bring Alberta oilsands bitumen to a port on the British Columbia coast. But the Canadian government seems to have no qualms accepting grant money from private U.S. foundations — including some of the same organizations that gave to Canadian environmental groups.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/rich-u-groups-funded-environmentalists-gave-canadian-government-100009296.html

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The federal government considers environmental and aboriginal groups “adversaries” when it comes to the oilsands, according to documents obtained under access to information laws.   “The documents show that the government, for a long time, has had a plan for promoting the tarsands, which is based on an elaborate public relations strategy and attacking people they see as enemies, rather that actually trying to clean up the problem,”“The documents show that the government, for a long time, has had a plan for promoting the tarsands, which is based on an elaborate public relations strategy and attacking people they see as enemies, rather that actually trying to clean up the problem,”
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/federal-documents-environmental-groups-aboriginals-adversaries-172528186.html 
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see also

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/125-birds-killed-and-people-next/

http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/canadas-oil-sands/

April 26, 2011

It is no surprise that the RCMP too often cannot catch the bad guys

 

It is no surprise that the RCMP too often cannot catch the bad guys cause the RCMP management cannot even properly manage it’s bad RCMP officers effectively too.
 
“RCMP need to do better when investigating complaints: cell shooting report  (The Canadian Press) – PINCHER CREEK, Alta. — Long before RCMP Const. Mike Ferguson was convicted of shooting a prisoner to death in a holding cell, he was known around the office as an angry man with an explosive temper.
 
The judge urged that all future internal RCMP complaints be investigated thoroughly and within specific timelines. Redman said it was clear well before the shooting that Ferguson had anger management issues.The inquiry was told Ferguson bullied his colleagues. He frequently hectored a francophone officer and told her if she wasn’t a woman he’d “deck her.” He publicly complained about French people, the inquiry was told, and said francophone RCMP officers were ineffective in all-anglophone detachment areas.
 
Ferguson once picked up a drunk juvenile young offender and allegedly punched him in a cell. The youth complained and showed bruises to his head and chest, but police dismissed it.
 
The Mountie once swore at and challenged another officer to duke it out in the police garage to see who was the detachment’s “top dog.”
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hhLs3eLip1gGI1bH09QUhSaPnRjw?docId=6671456   
 
 what RCMP stands now for realy crazy mounted police?
 
 http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/rcmp-under-review-again-and-again/
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/another-rcmp-officer-should-face-impaired-driving-charges-now-today/
http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/liars-mounties-misleading-everyone/
  http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/new-conservatives-use-rcmp-to-keep-put-undesirable-observers-but-fail-to-keep-out-the-undesirable-criminal/
 
    

April 22, 2011

THEY ALL PROMISE A GOOD GOVERNMENT and so what!

 

THEY ALL PROMISE  A GOOD GOVERNMENT AT THE FEDERAL. PROVINCIAL, MUNICIPAL LEVELS  CANADA WIDE NOW AS WELL  BUT ONCE ELECTED HOW QUICKLY THEY ALL DO TEND TO FORGET THEIR ELECTION PROMISES, AND TEND TO BE SELF SERVING, RATHER TOO OFTEN USING THEIR RESOURCES FOR PERSONAL BENEFITS, OR THE BENEFIT OF THEIR OWN PARTY, OR ON TRYING TO GET REELECTED, OR GETTING MORE JOBS FOR THEIR FRIENDS.. SO THEY SEEM TO BE ALL THE SAME.. LIARS..
 
WHY ME AND SO MANY OTHERS DO HATE REELECTION TIMES IN CANADA.. for that is the time the too many liars do now claim they care for us  more loudly.
 
 Once elected the elected representative and their staff tend to unreachable, uncaring and the only time you tend to hear from these now arrogant, uncaring, indifferent persons  is at the next election times  where they tend to make more lying promises not likely to be met again.
 
It realy basically does not take much to see their broken promises just visit a doctor or an  emergency ward  and see how rather still bad the medical services now are… or call the police and get abused, neglected by them.. or write a legitimate letter of complaint to letter to a governmental office and see what poor results you get.  http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/it-should-be-an-election-issues/

 
 My being used to producing engineering designs, reports, cost control reports I am used to put it into writing but I am next realy surprised how many persons in the governments, telecommunication industry find an excuse not to write back, ask instead to talk to me by phone, cause they do not want any evidences of their wrong doings in writing firstly. Just for example ask your phone company to send you a copy of your specific contract, your latest agreement details with them  and you will see jowl they are all reluctant to do so now. While they will even on the phone promise to do so they will next not do so generally. These people too often do know that they can lie on the phone without facing negative consequences, SO I LIKE TO FOLLOW UP ALL PHONE CONVERSATIONS, AGREEMENT  IN WRITING TO THEM
 
   
  .. they still take our tax dollars for all this poor results?
 
 
 
    
 
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CANADA’S NATIVES IGNORED AGAIN AND AGAIN

 

 NOT AGAIN - 

Chiefs: asked for toilets, got pails

..They asked for bathrooms, or at least porta-potties, and they got five-gallon pails.
Chiefs representing First Nations from the Island Lake area of northern Manitoba held a press conference Thursday to lament Ottawa’s response to immediate, short-term help while they discuss how to hook the communities up with running water and proper sewage in the long term.
“They agreed to help us with short-term solutions. Their solutions are slop pails and 45-gallon drums. That’s not acceptable,” said Chief Dino Flett, of the Garden Hill First Nation. “In some houses, 15 people have to use that slop pail. That’s not safe. That’s not healthy.”
Chiefs from the Island Lake area bands met with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada last December to discuss ways of addressing the lack of water and sewage infrastructure in their remote communities.
Among the chiefs’ immediate, short-term solutions were plans for porta-potty style biffies with holding tanks that could be emptied, or alternatively centralized, communal washrooms, showers and laundry facilities.
What INAC sent was 999 slop pails — five-gallon pails that are meant to be makeshift indoor toilets — as well as about 800 water barrels, and a water and sewage truck for each community, although with no permanent provision for maintenance, operating costs or fuel for the trucks.
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National Post editorial board: Native children paying the price for race-based  National Post (blog) - ‎Apr 20, 2011‎ And yet, when it comes to Canada’s defining policy failing — the squalor and hopelessness that characterize many native reserves — we pretend that none of this research exists. It is imagined that what native children truly need to prosper are not

  

Stop ignoring First Nations, says National Chief Toronto Star - – ‎Apr 11, 2011‎ “It just feels people are not aware of the tremendous implications of First Nations remaining at the margins,” he told reporters Monday after an address to the Canadian Club in Toronto. “There are over 60 ridings where aboriginal people participate in

 
  
BAD ENOUGH THAT THE WHITE MAN  STOLE  THE GOOD INDIAN LAND..
AND NOW IGNORE THEIR NEEDS..
   
  
 

April 21, 2011

Canada’s too often bogus immigration services

 

Man charged for running bogus immigration and employment agency Toronto Star -  A 46-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly running a fraudulent business that targeted prospective immigrants searching for employment and citizenship in Canada. Police said the bogus business was run from August 2009 to September 2010 and

 
 THE POLICE, RCMP, MINISTERS, GOVERNMENT CONSULTANTS THESE DAYS, IMMIGRANT CONSULTANTS TOO  IT SEEMS , SEEM TO BE ANOTHER WORD FOR ABUSERS, THIEVES, LIARS CROOKS. SO WE ALL NEED TO DEAL WITH IT MORE EFFECTIVELY NOW TOO. http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/unscrupulous-canadian-immigration-consultants/ 
 

Canadian newcomers shouldn’t vote Tory: lawyers, academics  Vancouver Sun -In a statement signed by about 40 of the country’s leading lawyers and professors, the group tells newcomers to Canada that they shouldn’t believe Conservative claims, accusing Immigration Minister Jason Kenney of “manipulating” statistics to suggest

Straight.com

 
so they let the fox into the hen house and what did you expect him to do?
 
Certainly the   Canada immigration system, it’s supervisors too just like the justice system, Medicare, the civil and public servants all do desperately needs a major shakeup and updated with decent, moral, good persons too the last 40 years. The useless pretentious Conservatives  that have promised to update the related justice. accountability, transparency … seem to make matters worse in reality by doing a very small, partial adjustment only.     Why does it take a half a century to fix the systems that  many of us rightfully already do know needs major repairs.  Major inadequacies, problems here now have been happening for decades. Demand a fix to the Canadian immigration laws too and all the bad related personnel!! “So we have a government-approved loop hole to let dishonest people into the country and ensures we keep them here. Three cheers for our bad Canadian Immigration!! A ministry that never fails to disappoint.”  Now what is needed is an expeditious way to deal with people that come here under false pretences. They should be made to board the very next flight back to where ever they came from and put on a list of people not eligible to immigrate to Canada from that point forward.  We also need an enforced  way to deal with all, any of the bad lawyers, immigration consultants  who make an industry out of helping false claimants milk our system.      http://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/canadas-immigration-system/
 
 
 

Missing in electoral action: immigration Globe and Mail  While party leaders have gone to considerable lengths to court immigrant communities, important questions about immigration have been ignored in this election campaign.

 

RCMP under review again and again..

 

Police role at BC group homes to be probed CBC.ca - ‎BC’s Representative for Children and Youth says she will launch a special investigation into reports that some group home staff members are using police to help discipline children. The decision follows her preliminary investigation into an RCMP

 
Hey we know the too often  mickey mouse rcmp tends to be too often abusive
  
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Saskatoon Bus driver faces traffic charges in boy’s death – but not in Quebec

 

A bus driver has been charged with two traffic violations in relation to a fatal collision in Saskatoon where a 10-year-old boy died, police say.The boy, Erik Herlen, was attempting to cross the street around 8:30 a.m. CST Nov. 2, 2010, when he was hit by a yellow bus that was transporting workers.According to police, the bus was going south on Valens Drive and had turned onto 33rd Street West.Police announced Thursday that the driver, a 59-year-old man, was charged with driving without due care and attention and failing to yield to a pedestrian. They said no criminal charges were being laid.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/bus-driver-faces-traffic-charges-boys-death-223104594.html 

 

But too bad this does not happen in Montreal, Quebec where the bus drivers are rarely charged with wrong doings.. I myself have seen bus drivers deliberately try to run me of the road often in Montreal when I use my bike for exercising purposes.
  

Teen skateboarder killed by city bus on way to schoolToronto Sun - ‎Apr 19, 2011 ‎A Montreal high school is reeling after a student was struck and killed by a city bus while skateboarding to class on Tuesday morning. The teen boy had just exited the bus near Jeanne-Mance high school when he was struck …

Questions after death on bike path  Montreal Gazette - ‎Apr 20, 2011‎ A 17-year-old high school student was killed by a turning city bus Tuesday morning as he skateboarded along a Plateau Mont Royal bike path. Both the teen and the bus driver had a green light. As Montreal promotes and embraces ecologically-friendly forms of transportation, questions are being raised about how we share our roads and the safety of the city’s network of bicycle paths.

    
The often bad Quebec Government tends to be too soft on crime punishment and tends not to prosecute the bad civil and public servants
 
 
 
   

Building cleaner at our prime minister’s residence allegedly did not pay taxes, she was paid under the table

 

TAX EVASIONS

OTTAWA – A Somali-Canadian single mother who said she was paid under the table to clean the prime minister’s residence skipped a news conference Wednesday where she was set to air her complaints. Zahra Bulle spoke to The Canadian Press the evening before, describing how she had done janitorial work inside 24 Sussex Drive last year. She said she was paid in cash by a contracting company and felt uncomfortable about it  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/union-filing-complaints-cleaner-prime-ministers-residence-163936765.html;

The Prime Minister himself should not be surprised by these allegations for I had reported in writing again too to the federal cabinet this year this was a very common practised  in fact, after my having talked to property managers and they had told me that they had a cash reserve to do so.. and as I had also detailed that one of my bad relatives had for decades practised this tax evasion when he hired family members to work for him

   

In fact major tax evasions, working under the table is an ongoing reality..
   
  
    
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