July 26, 2013
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
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?
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
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..
You did notice that CTV News support Bell, BCE here? oh I forgot Bell owns CTV…
PS NOW STEPHEN HARPER GET OFF THE BOOZE AND LOOK AFTER THE GOOD WELFARE OF ALL CANADIANS
December 24, 2012
January 18, 2012
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.
April 26, 2011
April 22, 2011
..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.
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 …
April 21, 2011
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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. …
Building cleaner at our prime minister’s residence allegedly did not pay taxes, she was paid under the table
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;
April 14, 2011
Saanich Const. Kristopher Dukeshire shot Majencio Camaso, 33, three times as he charged at the officer carrying a steel pipe and crowbar in July 2004.
Dukeshire had arrived at the man’s home in the community near Victoria in response to a 911 call from his wife, Theresa Camaso, who told police that her mentally ill husband had threatened to set their apartment on fire.
An external RCMP investigation of the shooting found the use of force reasonable and no criminal charges were laid against Dukeshire.
Theresa Camaso launched a lawsuit against the three Saanich police officers who had responded to her 911 call, former police chief Derek Egan, the District of Saanich and a paramedic at the scene.
Justice Grant Burnyeat disagreed with the conclusions of the RCMP probe, writing in his ruling that, “Dukeshire breached the duty of care owed to Mr. Camaso when he did not use the least amount of force necessary to carry out his duties.”
Burnyeat said he found Dukeshire’s actions “grossly negligent.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/04/13/bc-saanich-camaso-ruling.html
……Let me be clear as to what I think about the too often no good RCMP and bad politicians as well.. they all do need to be fired, replaced, removed permanetly ASAP..
… so now where are the good justice Ministers???????