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March 24, 2009

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Flaherty and Harper are wrongfully attempting to use the current economic urgency to ram through a long-term partisan agenda.
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(Eph 5:5 KJV)  For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them. 8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
 
Stephen Harper doesn’t need to revisit the divisive and hitherto dormant question of gun control, at least not right now. He’s got trouble enough as it is, what with the recession and the bailouts and the war in Afghanistan and steering his minority government through the political shoals and so on. Conventional wisdom has always been that Harper can only get that majority by winning more seats in Quebec. Toward that end he has invested a great deal of his political capital. He might as well have dumped it into the St. Lawrence River. The Conservatives won only 10 of 75 seats in Quebec last October and their support in the province has only waned since then. When the prime minister talks about the gun registry, as he did during the weekend at a fish and game banquet in Toronto, he’s really talking about Quebec. In both cases, he is saying, “Who needs you?”  By opening a new offensive on the gun registry, Harper is all but writing off Quebec, where the registry is most popular. Polls show that 76 per cent of Quebecers support the $2-billion crackdown on farmers and duck hunters. That’s why Quebec Premier Jean Charest has vowed to retain a long-gun registry in that province no matter what Ottawa does.   That Harper would do so suggests he has finally given up on Quebec. No longer will the tail automatically wag the dog. So ends the dream of another would-be national party   http://www2.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/third_page/story.html?id=c25cc6bf-951f-40ab-b1ba-6c601b798b55
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 Liberals launched a new website yesterday called OnProbation.ca  AND this website will allow Canadians to participate in the accountability exercise by helping to ensure the government doesn’t burden future generations with debt and that it continues to help the most vulnerable in society. while Stephen Harper “yearns for division” and “pitting one group of people against another,” Mr. Ignatieff is looking for good government
 
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CBC/Radio-Canada provides TV, Radio and Internet services across the country in two languages, as well as 8 Northern languages. It is the only truly national service and it has done it all on about $1.4 billion per year, including advertising revenue. By contrast, Canwest spent $1.7 billion in 2008 to provide its services…which were not nearly as extensive.
 
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Oil merger raises fears of raw deal at the pump ,Canadians, Ontario drivers face the threat of higher gasoline prices if federal regulators approve Suncor Energy’s monster $19.1 billion bid for Petro-Canada, industry watchers warn.
 
LONGUEUIL, Que. — Police near Montreal are hoping to collar dog nappers who are demanding a $5000 ransom for the return of a snatched Yorkshire terrier.
 

Mountie had ‘no plan’ when approaching Dziekanski Most experienced RCMP  officer involved in fatal confrontation says he ordered tasering, but concedes he was not ‘current’ on weapon. Cpl. Robinson said he was trained in the use of tasers in 2003, but did not go through refresher training until a month after the incident. He was suspended with pay from that post after an October auto accident INVOLVING DUI.‘I was mistaken,’ Mountie testifies after recanting statement at   
 
Robert Dziekanski’s distraught mother tried Monday to confront the RCMP officer who was in charge the night her son was Tasered and died at the Vancouver airport. “I have only one question for this man: Where is my son now?” she asked outside the Braidwood inquiry into Taser use and Dziekanski’s death. Zofia Cisowski said she was no more impressed with RCMP Cpl. Benjamin “Monty” Robinson than she was with his three predecessors, nor did she accept an apology he offered on the stand. “He tells the same story as the other police. His words are empty,” Cisowski said.  http://www.timescolonist.com/Where+Mother+Dziekanski+confronts+officer+inquiry/1420099/story.html
 

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RCMP acknowledges public trust eroded after Dziekanski incident  Vancouver Sun –  By Neal Hall, Vancouver SunMarch 24, 2009 VANCOUVER – The RCMP realizes the level of public trust in the force has dropped as a result of evidence emerging at the Braidwood inquiry, which is probing the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport

 

Mountie fails to have driving ban lifted The Province – By Keith Fraser, The ProvinceMarch 4, 2009 One of the four Mounties at the scene of the fatal Tasering of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver International Airport has lost his bid to overturn a driving ban he received after he was involved in a fatal

 

Cop not certified with Taser  24 Hours Vancouver –  By IRWIN LOY, 24 HOURS The RCMP officer who gave the order to jolt Robert Dziekanski with a Taser stun gun lacked the proper certification to fire the weapon himself, the inquiry into the Polish immigrant’s death has heard. RCMP Cpl. Benjamin ‘Monty’

 

Unbelievable testimony; unknowable pain Globe and Mail –  Just days after the head of the RCMP asked the Canadian public to “walk a mile in the shoes” of his officers, the mother of Robert Dziekanski attempted to get a member of the force to do exactly the same thing with her. The moment occurred yesterday as

  

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Civil rights groups want action on security watchdog OTTAWA – Civil liberties groups say the Conservative government must beef up supervision of security agencies to prevent more innocent Canadians from being tortured in foreign prisons.

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Unlawfull use of authority

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 How also can the inadequate, pretentious  BC Liberal government even think of being reelected   when it clearly for years now too has not dealt adequately with the abused, the poor and needy persons of British Columbia, the homeless, the unemployed, the unemployable, nor even the bad RCMP just for a start.. like it’s bad resigned Justice Minister it clearly was only unacceptably pretending to function in office.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/10/25/canadas-bad-police-officers/

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CITY HALLS, GOVERNMENTS USE SPEEDING AND PARKING TICKET AS AN ADDITONAL FALSE SOURCE OF REVENUES, TO FALSELY EVEN KEEP THEIR  NOW PERVERTED JOBS.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/watch-out-for-the-money-making-speed-traps/
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Every day police officers leave their homes and families and put their lives on the line for a salary, cause this is what they are being paid for, hired for and this does not mean that they are now even free of any negative criticism while they are doing their paid  duties, especially when there are so many outstanding questions regarding their    inappropriate use of authority, force by too many police officers,  plus the unacceptable false  cover ups of their wrong doings and their unacceptable lying now  too.  Plus basically  nothing has even changed in the Vancouver airport customs area since the RCMP’s death of the police immigrant Dziekanski. And there are still concerns about Liberal candidate Kash Heed and his former role as West Vancouver police chief and his unexpected retirement from the force less than two years into his contract, “There’s still a lot of anger about a $40,000 severance payout even though he voluntarily quit in February, leaving many unanswered questions about his status on the force,”  to supposedly avoid legal prosecution too. “The cops have a responsibility to follow moral leadership and let me tell you, the cops do not have that here [in Abbotsford] “NDP candidate for Abbotsford South, Bonnie Rai. These are all valid issues, concerns too.
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Adam Smolcic is hoping a professional data-recovery expert will prove his allegation that a police officer erased his cell-phone video recording of Vancouver police shooting a knife-wielding man.  A civil liberties advocate says if true, it echoes other incidents where supposed video evidence of potential police misconduct went missing. Smolcic,  claims his video will show police didn’t need to shoot Michael Vann Hubbard, who they suspected was breaking into parked cars last Friday. Smolcic claims he captured almost the entire incident on four or five minutes of video with his mobile phone from across the street, 15 to 20 metres away.   He said he voluntarily turned the phone over to one of the officers who arrived after the shooting.  “When the police take your phone you assume you’re not getting it back because it’s evidence,” said Smolcic.  “When he gave it back to me I totally thought I had lucked out and I’ve got this awesome video, and when I saw it was gone I was shocked.”   Abbotsford police spokesman Const. Casey Vinet said his department is aware of Smolcic’s allegation.  “I can tell you all aspects of what happened will be thoroughly examined and we want to speak with everyone who has any information,” he said.  If Smolcic’s allegation proved true, Eby said the officer who deleted the video would probably face criminal charges.  But it may not be the only record of the shooting. Vancouver police said Monday investigators were reviewing security camera recordings of the incident from two separate sources.  Police also interviewed about 50 other people in connection to the investigation. Investigation of the shooting has been turned over to Insp. Len Goerke, head of Abbotsford’s major crime section.  Vinet said the purpose of the investigation is to determine if any offences were committed under the Criminal Code or the Police Act.  But while Goerke is heading the investigation, Vinet said Vancouver police homicide detectives will be doing the legwork.  “We’re confident the findings will be reached in a fair and objective manner,” Vinet said.  The Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner of British Columbia will be providing civilian oversight of the investigation, he added. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090323/national/police_shooting_video

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If the cop cannot handle the job properly fire first his bad supervsior and next fire the cop too.

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Hey we have loads of example of how ruthless, crooked the cops are now in Canada.. their self regulation does not work, and Canada wide now  too. None of this is acceptable. and the overall justice system, Justice Ministers are already known world wide to be really bad too. 

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THE SAD REALITY IS THE LIBERAL BC GOVERNMENT IS NOT MUCH BETTER ITSELF NOW..
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Province refused to release report on welfare leavers, The British Columbia government has suppressed a report on what happens to people who leave the province’s welfare system, the people who are forcefully pressurized to leave it..
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Welfare to work CEO got million dollar raise  April 22, 2009 12:57 pm The CEO of an American company that provides job placement services to British Columbia welfare recipients got a $1 million pay raise in 2008. A single person on welfare in B.C. who is classified as “expected to work” receives $610 a month, or $7,320 a year. The company’s former vice president responsible for government relations and communications, Robin Adair, is now a B.C. Liberal Party candidate in Saanich South.

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Auditor General slams BC failure on homelessness The British Columbia government has so far failed to develop a plan to reduce homelessness, according to a report  released by Auditor General John Doyle  “We found significant activity and resources being applied to homelessness issues but there is no provincial homelessness plan with clear goals and objectives,” Doyle wrote. “The absence of clear goals and objectives raises questions about whether the right breadth and intensity of strategies are being deployed.” The government does not even have a grasp of the size of the problem, he said. “The lack of good comprehensive information about the nature and extent of homelessness in the province” makes it difficult to plan, he said. The only figures available are from homelessness counts conducted by municipalities and regional districts that likely underestimate the problem, he said. Those counts have been rising. “The continuing increase in the number of homeless counted suggests a lack of success in managing homelessness, let alone reducing it.” There is a good financial case to be made for better addressing homelessness, he said. “The cost of public services to a homeless person is significantly higher than to that same person being provided with appropriate housing and support services.”  Justice, social services failed Frank Paul: report    “The evidence requires me to conclude that despite the service of many fine and diligent professionals, our systems of justice and social service ultimately failed Frank Paul,” wrote report author and inquiry commissioner William Davies.  AND Welfare application process ‘unduly complex’: Ombudsman  “The ministry’s income assistance application process is unduly complex and not designed to meet the needs of the people who are applying for assistance,” found Ombudsman Kim Carter in the 121-page report, Last Resort : Improving Fairness and Accountability in British Columbia’s Income Assistance Program.The report is the result of a systemic investigation into the provincial welfare system sparked by a 2005 complaint from the B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre. The Housing and Social Development ministry which administers the welfare system fails to give applicants a clear, written explanation of the application process, the report said, adding the process is unnecessarily onerous. “The ministry’s income assistance application process can discourage people who are in need from obtaining the assistance available to them.” Some policies are particularly unreasonable, she said, such as requiring single parents with kids under three years old—who won’t be required to look for a job if approved for welfare—to spend three weeks looking for work before they can get help.  Nor does the ministry do enough to understand the effects of its policies, she said. “The ministry does not accurately track the number of income assistance applications it receives, approves and denies,” she said. “The ministry lacks evidence to support its conclusion that the reduction in the income assistance caseload is a result of people leaving assistance for employment.” Carter’s report makes 25 recommendations for how to improve the system. A letter from Housing and Social Development deputy minister Cairine MacDonald included with the report says the ministry accepts all but one of the recommendations. The ministry will not compensate people who were denied benefits they were entitled to but did not get due to the government’s delay implementing a policy change.  and based on such stupidty continuing the social welfare minister seeks relection?

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Do  see also Police soaps- make you cry the long awaited changes to B.C.’s police complaint process appear set to die on the floor of the provincial legislature as government dissolvesd parliament   without passing the amendments into law. HOW IS THAT FOR A PRETENTIOUS BC MINISTER NOW TOO. Solicitor General John van Dongen admitted that the changes won’t become law .. and Van Dongen didn’t answer directly when asked if government knew in early March the bill would not pass. ”it’s clear government didn’t view those items as priorities… If the government thought it was important to get re-elected they would have done it, that’s the bottom line, this BC Liberal  government has been fairly clear in pushing through the legislation on things they think are important, they’ve invoked closure…. they clearly have the votes to do so.”.. I  HOPE NO ONE IS FOOLISH ENOUGH TO RE-ELECT HIM TOO?http://www.theage.com.au/national/investigations/minister-told-ashby-be-careful-20090405-9t9l.html 

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The BC justice minister was  clearly scared to prosecute the dirty RCMP because he is guilty himself.. many unpaid speeding tickets.. The citizens expected their Attorney General’s Office to conduct a fair and comprehensive investigation of all police  matters too to determine if there is evidence of criminal wrongdoing but he could not do so cause his hands were tied..  BC Public Safety Minister Loses License For Excessive Speeding   and  B.C. solicitor general resigns over speeding tickets  British Columbia’s top law enforcement official has resigned from the provincial cabinet following revelations that his driver’s licence has been suspended for excessive speeding, Solicitor General and Minister of Public Safety John van Dongen announced his cabinet resignation in a statement released   but unwisely had said he will continue to run as the B.C. Liberal Party candidate for Abbotsford South. “I do understand how my conduct in this respect has reflected poorly on the credibility of the office,” he also said.  Van Dongen wouldn’t say how many tickets he has received over the years. He understands and still runs relection again? What the people of BC are all fools? NDP Leader Carole James said “When you have your top cop in the province charged with offences… I don’t think that is helpful to anyone,” James said Premier Gordon Campbell should “come clean on why it took so long for van Dongen’s driving record to surface,” and why after it did, Campbell did not immediately ask him to resign. A search of court records shows that Laura McDiarmid, B.C. Liberal candidate in Vancouver-West End, has a long list of driving offences, including 10 speeding tickets, one for excessive speeding and one for driving without reasonable consideration.

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In busy Toronto, police say  Drunk driving and careless turning are the main clprits for serious accidents in intersections and red light cameras are not used because of the fear of public backlash..
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 So why are Calgary drivers such chronic lead-foots? or is the question why is it the Calgary city fathers are so money hungry? The  police services are  implementing the   speed cameras as a way of adding to their coffers..
 
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Anyone who thinks the cops  are mostly being honest, are really serving the public is a fool..
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  No  matter how that dirty RCMP weasel spins the facts, tries to weasel out of the truth, the RCMP was clearly wrong on many counts in the Taser death of a polish immigrant at the Vancouver airport.. they were uncompassionate, inconsiderate, used more restraining force than was necessary, and they next also clearly lied to cover-up their own immoral acts, and many times as well, They slander a good man in the process as well.. and so none of this was, is acceptable or forgivable.. none  of it.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/the-mickey-mouse-rcmp-in-canada
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Now the RCMP is so ready to monitor others it firstly cannot monitor itself.. how absurd and hypocritical still too
 

Here is what I found amazing and worth while examining now  in much more detail.. insurance companies in Canada do not mind gouging Canadian consumers in their greed to make more profits..  and we all know that accumulating speeding , traffic infractions, will cause your car insurance costs to go up significantly…   and yet here is what I find surprising, neither the insurance companies, the provincial government, nor the federal government, the police have real, valid detailed statistics on the causes of traffic accidents: such as how many were caused my alcoholic drivers, how many were caused by speeding, how many were caused by poor road conditions, lousy snow clearing as well, etc not even in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, BC as well.. …. so what do the insurance companies do with all the extra money they collect, certainly they of all persons should have firstly the best statistics on traffic accidents now in the first place, or how do they determine their rates??? Even Canada’s police chiefs have to rely on accident statistics from other countries, such as Australia, Great Britain, the US..

‘Speed on green’ cameras linked to rear-end crashes.  Arizona cities, one of the first cities to bring in such technology says the cameras decrease speeding and dangerous collisions, but can increase the number of rear-end crashes. But of course the money hungry police of Calgary had denied this.

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ANOTHER CASH GRAB.. The Calgary Parking Authority is expanding its hold on the inner city by starting to charge for parking on more than 20 blocks of the Beltline.
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CALGARY AND EDMONTON POLICE ISSUE MORE TRAFFIC TICKETS OVER ANY OTHER CITIES  IN CANADA AND  FOR DECADES NOW TOO!
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Most reasonable and reasoning people have seen the folly of speed cameras for decades now too.  
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THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF REAL DEMOCRACY… “Dan Barbour has won a class-action suit against UBC, which towed his car for four unpaid parking tickets worth $200. Vancouver Sun The University of B.C. has unlawfully issued more than $4 million worth of parking tickets since 1990 and will have to pay back the fines to thousands of people, a B.C. Supreme Court judge has ruled. “It’s a major win and it’s a perfect example of why class actions are a good thing,” said Dan Barbour, who launched the class action in 2005 after UBC towed his car for four unpaid parking tickets worth $200. “I couldn’t have afforded to take them to court for $200,” he said. “It’s been a long time and I waited six months for a decision,” added Barbour, a Vancouver chartered accountant. He said the whole thing started when he got a parking ticket at UBC that claimed he had a total of four outstanding tickets. He disputed the number and offered to pay $20. Instead, next time he was legally parked on the Westwood Mall on the UBC campus, his car was towed for the unpaid tickets. He argued UBC didn’t have the legal authority under the University Act to issue tickets and collect fines. Up until the start of trial last September, UBC took the position that it has the legal authority to collect parking fines under regulations created in 1990 and that it has powers similar to a municipality. But on the eve of trial, it abandoned that position. Instead, it argued there are “private law justifications” for the enforcement of the parking regulations and UBC’s collection and retention of the parking fines. Justice Richard Goepel, in a written judgment released Tuesday, found UBC’s parking regulation fines were “ultra vires” — unlawful. “UBC cannot enter contracts or licenses that incorporate the parking regulation fines,” he said. “UBC’s common law proprietary rights authorize the towing and storage of vehicles parked contrary to the parking regulations. UBC is entitled to collect the costs arising from such towing. “UBC cannot, however, rely on its proprietary rights to charge or collect the parking regulation fines. The plaintiff and other class members are entitled to restitution in the amount of the parking regulation fines subject only to applicable defences under the  Limitations Act, towing and storage charges … .”  The judge certified the class-action in 2006. The parties agreed that if the plaintiff was successful at trial, then the class is entitled to pre-judgment interest.  The ruling is available online: www.courts.gov.bc.ca/jdb-txt/SC/09/04/2009BCSC0425.htm   ” http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Judge+rules+parking+tickets+invalid/1451135/story.html

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A toll-free number to help QUEBEC businesses

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“And as of April 1, 2009, a new toll-free number is being introduced to help businesses. Quebec Employers will get special attention through what’s described as “regional intervention teams.” They will bring together several government departments which will work together to provide support for a business or a manufacturer.  “The idea here is to have a special team if a business requires some help,” Jean Charest said.  The Quebec premier also promised to invest more money in the program if the demand increases.  ”

I trust that this support services including sales, marketing consultants, helping to target new products, product, services diversifications, and help in finding new sales areas, opportunity  as well?  

 Quebec  Premier Jean Charest also says Ottawa is finally doing something to help workers and companies in Quebec weather the tough economic times.  Charest confirmed on Monday the federal government is providing 80 per cent of the funding for a $518-million provincial job-support program. The goal of the two-year plan, which was announced in last Thursday’s Quebec budget, is to retrain workers and help companies that may be running into problems staying afloat.  

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