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April 9, 2009

The Quebecer Mulroney – Schreiber Affair

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In Canada the powerful few SEEM TO  too often to abuse public trust, offices   obviously. Six days of Brian Mulroney testimony  from  a man who rose to Canada’s highest elected office only to plunge to the depths of pocketing suspect cash gave the honest  law-abiding, taxpaying citizens morbid facts about the abuse of the legal, tax system again in Canada.. Brian he destroyed any of our remaining public faith in public officials, and our false   assumption that we all equally share the burden of paying income tax. It would be unwise for you to tuck $225,000 in household safes and a bank deposit box, keep silent about it for six years and then expect to pay taxes on only half. And yet this is what Brian Mulroney admitted to doing and he was wrongfully  given a tax break for doing so as well.” Brian Mulroney paid income taxes on only half of the $225,000 he received in cash from German-Canadian businessman Karlheinz Schreiber, a public inquiry has heard. Next “The most disturbing of those deals – and the one now most likely to trouble Stephen Harper – is the decision to pay Mulroney $2.1 million to settle a lawsuit over the 1995 letter Canada sent to the Swiss about the RCMP Airbus investigation. What the federal government didn’t know when it wrote that cheque was that Mulroney’s relationship with lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber went well beyond the occasional cup of coffee to three memorably large cash payments.’ Now on top of all that  Mulroney’s legal bill to cost taxpayers $2 M Brian Mulroney’s six days of testimony have left taxpayers on the hook for $2 million in legal fees. Taxpayers will again pay Brian Mulroney’s legal costs.  

“Since Mulroney said he raised Schreiber’s business interests with foreign officials, Wolson wanted to know why he hadn’t treated some of the $225,000 as earned income and declared it for tax purposes. Not only that, Wolson said, but Mulroney could have deducted some of his travel expenses from the income and reduced his tax bill.

Mulroney told the inquiry he hadn’t been sure he documented the expenses in enough detail, so he didn’t try to reduce his tax owing by claiming them on what he earned.

He also said his activities were in turmoil in the mid-1990s because “three years were blown out of my life” when word leaked that the RCMP had named him in an investigation of alleged wrongdoing in connection with the $1.8 billion sale of Airbus aircraft. Mulroney successfully sued the government for libel over the investigation”

“Brian Mulroney served as Prime Minister of Canada, head of our government, from September 1984 through June of 1993.  Now, years after Mulroney has left office, another political scandal harkening back to his days in office is causing him and his successor much discomfort. 

Brian Mulroney was the last man to hold the prime ministers office as the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.  That party fractured into multiple pieces partly as a result of Mulroney’s failures and unpopularity.  His failed attempts to amend the constitution and bring the province of Quebec on board as a signatory led to the departure from his party of several Quebec based members of parliament to form the separatist Bloc Quebecois, a movement which still holds significant representation in the national parliament after six federal elections.  The other major movement born out of disaffected Progressive Conservatives was the Western based Reform Party of Canada.  Reform wanted to bring the party and the country further to the right of the political spectrum.  The party ran candidates in three federal elections, becoming the Official Opposition party at its peak, before attempting to merge with the remaining rump of the Progressive Conservatives.  That first attempt, through a process called the United Alternative created a new party called the Canadian Alliance (officially the Canadian Conservative Reform Alliance party, but the acronym CCRAP quickly led them to abandon most of their name).  The Alliance ran candidates in only one election, barely advancing the seat count of the old Reform Party.  This led, finally, to the real merger of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada and the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance (the order of the words changed to avoid the CCRAP tag) into simply the Conservative Party of Canada.

After years in the wilderness, the Conservatives returned to power in 2006 with the election of current Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, leader of the Conservative Party, in a minority parliament situation.  Harper has since won re-election in 2008, but still only managed to secure another minority government.

In the interim, the details involving former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and German-Canadian businessman Karlheinz Schreiber slowly started to come to light.  About a decade ago Canada’s national police force the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) accused Mulroney and a provincial politician of accepting kickbacks fom Mr. Schreiber over the sale of Airbus passenger jets to Air Canada, then a publicly owned airline.  Mulroney launched a very public lawsuit against the government for $50 million for defamation, and an out of court settlement won Mulroney a public apology and millions in legal fees.

Since then it has emerged that Mulroney did accept some $300,000 in cash payments from Schreiber (money exchanged hands in envelopes in places like New York city hotel rooms), though the two men disagree as to what the payments were for and Schreiber is reportedly suing Mulroney for the money claiming non-performance.  At least one of the payments was made while Mulroney was still a sitting member of Canadian parliament, though after he’d left the prime minister’s office.

A government inquiry into the whole sordid affair is now getting underway.  Stephen Harper, current leader of the reconstituted Conservative Party and prime minister of Canada, has tried to distance himself from Mulroney to avoid being tarnished by any whiff of scandal.  Reports say he has ordered his MPs to cut off all contact with Mulroney and his office approved a leak to the media claiming that Mulroney was no longer a member of the party.  Mulroney’s spokesman has denied that his boss had left the party, claiming that he would “always be a Conservative for his entire life”.

A brouhaha has opened up within the party between Mulroney loyalists and the old Reform Party members who came into politics because of their loathing for the man.

The scandal, as it unfolds, could lead to criminal charges against a former Prime Minister of Canada, could lead to the fracturing of the Conservative Party of Canada that took a decade to recover, at least in part, from the last mortal blow Mulroney helped deliver to it and could alter the Canadian political landscape significantly.  Of course, its also possible that the whole things will blow over, that Mulroney will not be found to have broken any laws and that the Conservatives will patch over their differences and carry on.”

Let’s be fair about it, Brian Mulroney had already  a long time ago had become one of the most despised Prime Minister of Canada, Despised so much that his whole Progressive Conservative party next failed to exist as a federal part..  and this latest is just the crumbs on an already bad cake…. Conservatives are no virgins now as well..
Hey Quebec civil servants, in the federal taxation department , the Simard Beaudry affair have also clearly proven recently to be corruptible. Mayor Gérald Tremblay to suspend a $355-million water-meter contract this week while the Canada Revenue Agency investigates three companies owned by Antonio Accurso for alleged tax fraud. One of Accurso’s companies, Simard-Beaudry Construction Inc., is part of a consortium that was awarded the meter contract – the largest the city has ever awarded. The suspension is in place until the city’s auditor completes an investigation into how the contract was awarded.

This isn’t the first time the Simard-Beaudry construction firm has been embroiled in scandal. In 1994, Mario Beaulieu, Simard-Beaudry’s then-owner, was forced to resign from the Canadian Senate after the federal ethics watchdog discovered that his company had received a lucrative contract to repair the Champlain Bridge. At the time, sitting senators were not allowed to “be party to federal contracts.” Simard-Beaudry continued to win a slew of municipal and provincial public works contracts after Beaulieu, a former Union Nationale finance minister, was appointed to the Senate by Brian Mulroney in 1990.  Beaulieu resigned quietly.

And we have the alleged corruption of another Quebecer now too.. Lawyer claims former Liberal minister offered contracts for party fundraising  A Vancouver lawyer claimed under oath that former Liberal justice minister Martin Cauchon offered him federal prosecution contracts if he bought a table at a fundraising dinner for ex-prime minister Paul Martin, according to documents filed with the Supreme Court of Canada.
 The Liberal Shawinigate  and  Adsam affair has already given Quebec a bad reputation in the WEST. 
The controversy surrounding former prime minister Jean Chrétien’s involvement in two properties in his riding is rooted in events that are more than a decade old.  But the details were only made public after a series of media reports, a lawsuit and a barrage of questions raised by a united opposition in the House of Commons. Chrétien sold his stake in the Auberge Grand-Mère resort just before becoming prime minister and sold his shares in the Grand-Mère Golf Course shortly after that.   But he wasn’t paid for the golf course shares until 1999. The issue at the heart of the debate was, when exactly did Chrétien stop having an “interest” in the properties? Years after opposition members first cried foul, the owner of the Auberge Grand-Mère faced bankruptcy and arson charges, and the former president of the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) successfully sued his old workplace for wrongful dismissal. 
The former executive director of the Liberal Party’s Quebec wing, Benoit Corbeil, has been arrested and charged with fraud.  The serious criminal charges Mr. Corbeil faced are part of the fallout of the Sponsorship Scandal where, under the watch of the previous Liberal government, millions of taxpayer dollars disappeared, with much of this money later turning up to fund the partisan activities of the Liberal Party itself. Unsealed warrant shows Montreal firm made enormous profits Documents reveal Le Groupe Polygone Editeurs got $475,000 from Ottawa for television ads that cost $7,300
The sponsorship scandal, “AdScam”, or Sponsorgate, is a scandal that came as a result of a Canadian federal governmentsponsorship program” in the province of Quebec and involving the Liberal Party of Canada (mostly its Quebec branch), which was in power since 1993 up to January 2006. The program was originally established as an effort to raise awareness of the Government of Canada’s contributions to Quebec industries and other activities in order to counter the actions of the Parti Québécois government of the province that worked to promote Quebec separatism.

The program ran from 1996 until 2004, when broad corruption was discovered in its operations and the program was discontinued. Illicit and even illegal activities within the administration of the program were revealed, involving misuse and misdirection of public funds intended for government advertising in Quebec. Such misdirections included sponsorship money awarded to ad firms in return for little or no work, which firms maintained Liberal organizers or fundraisers on their payrolls or donated back part of the money to the Liberal Party. The resulting investigations and scandal affected the Liberal Party of Canada and the then government of Prime Minister Paul Martin. It was an ongoing affair for years, but rose to national prominence in early 2004 after the program was examined by Sheila Fraser, the federal auditor general. Her revelations led to the government establishing the Gomery Commission to conduct a public inquiry and file a report on the matter.

In the national spotlight, the scandal became a significant factor in the lead-up to the 2006 federal election where after more than twelve years in power the Liberal Party of Canada was defeated by the Conservatives who formed a minority government that was sworn in on Monday, February 6, 2006.

It was later proven that a small part of the money, nearly $100,000, was indirectly funneled from Groupaction and Jean Brault to the Parti Québécois in illegal donations. This is ironic because money destined to promote Federalism was donated to a separatist party, and because the separatist movement was using this scandal as an example of federal corruption. As soon as the Parti Québécois received the information they immediately refunded the money.  

 QUEBEC – ADQ leader Mario Dumont claimed this morning that Premier Jean Charest had a “grand strategy” to hide “unprecedented” losses at Quebec’s pension fund manager. In a news conference Saturday, he came close to calling Charest a liar, claiming that Charest’s statement that he has no information on the Caisse losses is “not honest” and “in itself unbelievable.” He claimed that Charest had deliberately blocked in September the nomination of an ADQ supporter, businessman Jean-Guy Desjardins, in favour of a Liberal supporter, Richard Guay, as president of the Caisse in order to control information coming out of the Caisse. “He planned in advance that during the campaign he would be able to keep the information hidden,” Dumont said. “He put in place the mechanism and the people that would allow him to hide the truth from the people until the end of the campaign.”  Charest has stated that he wants the Caisse to remain autonomous and doesn’t want to politicize the Caisse by forcing it to reveal how much money it has lost because of the financial crisis.  “I agree it should remain autonomous,” Dumont said. “It’s him who has politicized the Caisse. It’s him who blocked a nomination in favour of a Liberal.” Dumont claims the Caisse, which manages $155 billion in pension funds and automobile insurance contributions, has lost about $30 billion in the last few months because of the collapse of global markets. The Caisse is reported to have sold at a loss about $10 billion in securities to meet its financial obligations. The Caisse has stated that the figure is smaller but refuses to give an exact number.Caisse president Guay took an unexpected leave of absence Nov. 12 claiming “fatigue” even though he assumed command only three months ago. He is supposed to return Dec. 10, but there are rumours that he will not come back. 

Now also add to this Quebec’s Minister of Finance, Monique Forget, who always seemed to forget me too,  her  sudden resignation  from politics and thus who will not be around to answer what she also knows about this affair.. It sure looks like a cover-up…

The average, Illiterate computer users are taking a great risk

I am also still amazed as to how much maintenance time you have to give to one’s computer system, spyware, viruses, security system now as well. It seems we now  also  have to spend much more time on computer maintenance too then over when computers had first come out in the 1980’s too.. Microsoft Antivirus is a new rogue anti-spyware program – a fake spyware remover, which uses trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, to enter the system. This parasite appears to have been made by Microsoft, which is completely untrue. Microsoft Antivirus uses disinformation to trick the user into purchasing it’s “licensed version”. Once inside and active, Microsoft Antivirus will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. While this may coincidentally be true, Microsoft Antivirus has neither the ability to detect nor remove any of the threats. To remove these fake threats, the user will be asked to purchase the parasite’s full version. Microsoft Antivirus is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block it’s homepage using your HOSTS file.  Microsoft Antivirus is Extremaly dangerous

Spybot has to be one of the all time favourites which many users still haven’t got around to installing. Spybot Search & Destroy is a free program which detects and removes spyware which is not covered by antivirus programs.  This includes many of the new rogue antivirus programs which install silently in the background  I too have ve used Spybot for years. I usually combine its services with CCleaner and Hijack  for a squeaky clean computer.
A  separate back up computer also   seems to be an essential  reality these days too.Not only have the software programs also  become too often more complicated, often not user friendly as well, they now take a massive hard disk space and seem to also require a computer system upgrade too, so one now basically needs plenty of time, even  a degree in computer science if you really want to use your computer for much more then just browsing the internet.  Thanks to this imperfect world, viruses, bad people, the continually need of a reliable computer  data back up software even due to  the short comings of Windows Back up and  restore is another serious problem now as well.  It is thus now a very well-known fact that most computers are  very susceptible to failures still,  hard drive crashes or virus attacks.  The average, Illiterate computer users are taking a great risk  these days in using a computer on the net...  see first  
The  security engineers were cleaning up on   following a series of worm attacks  including at least two credited to a bored 17-year-old.  And the company would take legal action against the worms’ creators.  The worms exploits a common vulnerability in Web applications called cross-site scripting which allows someone to inject code into Web pages others are viewing. In this instance,  the  users who clicked on the name or image of anyone sending the worm messages would get infected and then send the message on to all that person’s followers. Anyone viewing an infected user’s profile would also get infected and pass the worm on. To avoid such Javascript-based attacks, you can turn off Javascript in your browser. Instructions for doing this are here.  As is frequently the case with XSS-based attacks, the worm was unable to prey on those using the NoScript add-on for the Firefox browser. “Media darling Twitter was hit with a series of worms this weekend, a scam that was the brainchild of a bored 17-year-old Brooklyn resident. The micro-blogging site fell prey to four worm attacks between 2 AM Saturday Pacific time and early Monday morning, according to Twitter. “We believe things are now under control; we’ll be continuing to monitor the Mikeyy situation,” the company said Monday via its @spam feed. Mikeyy is the Internet handle used by the worm’s creator. received an e-mail from an individual identifying himself as Mikeyy – or Michael Mooney – a 17-year-old high school student from Brooklyn and creator of”Yeah, I am the coder of the worm this weekend,” Mooney wrote. “The worm spread through multiple XSS exploits, which then reposted data with AJAX after getting their auth token. I did this … through infuriation with Twitter’s lack of security and popularity.  Mooney acknowledged that he hoped the stunt would result in a job, “but I doubt I’ll get any job offers,” he said.He has not been in contact with anyone from Twitter or law enforcement. Mooney is a “little bit” concerned about prosecution, but said he hopes he can “get out” of it since he did not cause any actual damage. Should we expect any more Twitter attacks from Mikeyy?”    ” In 2005, Samy Kamkar exploited a bug in MySpace to add as a “friend” anyone who viewed his account profile. He then copied a snippet of JavaScript to that user’s profile to continue the hack. Within 24 hours, he had accumulated over a million friends. MySpace sued, and in January 2007 Kamkar pleaded guilty to a single felony count. He was sentenced to three years probation and 90 days of community service. “
But if you or a well-meaning helper has turned off JavaScript and you want to turn it back on (or if you’ve decided, for whatever reason, you really want to turn it off), you’ll find instructions below for doing so in the four most popular web browsers. You can also use utilities such as NoScript open source Firefox extension, “The latest and greatest sites on the web–including this one–require JavaScript to be enabled in your web browser to give you the best experience. If you’ve got JavaScript turned off, read on for instructions on how to turn it back on (or, if you really want, the other way around) in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, or Safari. Once little more than a novelty, JavaScript has become one of the main technologies driving innovation on the web. JavaScript (not to be confused with Java, a mostly unrelated technology) lets web designers make their sites more interactive, more visually appealing, and more useful. JavaScript isn’t all good–it enables pop-up ads, for example–but modern web browsers eliminate those nastier aspects, and browsing with  JavaScript turned off, in  excludes one from experiencing the best of what the web has to offer–including much of the functionality of this site–without offering much benefit.”
“There’s no hope for you and no point in looking for security enhancements, while you keep using an unsafe wannabe web browser… Get a real browser first!  There’s a browser safer than Firefox… …it is Firefox, with NoScript! The NoScript Firefox extension provides extra protection for Firefox, Flock, Seamonkey and other mozilla-based browsers: this free, open source add-on allows JavaScript, Java and Flash and other plugins to be executed only by trusted web sites of your choice (e.g. your online bank), and provides the most powerful Anti-XSS protection available in a browser.  NoScript’s unique whitelist based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities (known and even not known yet!) with no loss of functionality…  You can enable JavaScript, Java and plugin execution for sites you trust with a simple left-click on the NoScript status bar icon (look at the picture), or using the contextual menu, for easier operation in popup statusbar-less windows. Staying safe has never been so easy! Firefox is really safer with NoScript! PC World‘s Ten Steps Security features using NoScript as step #6. (cite bite)
PC World   »Security  Recommends   ” 10-Step Security

If you have about an hour, you can batten down your machine’s hatches against Net threats new and old. Here’s how.Each new wave of computer viruses, spies, and spam may have you ready to dust off your typewriter, but PC security can be effective without being a chore. To keep your computing safe from current and future threats, we’ve distilled our security advice down to the basics. These ten quick and easy tips will help protect your hardware, software, and data.  

1. Patch automatically: Ensure Windows is set to update itself. In XP, click Start, Control Panel, Security Settings (if you’re in Category view), Automatic Updates. In 2000, choose Start, Settings, Control Panel, Automatic Updates. In both versions, verify that ‘Automatic (recommended)’ is selected. You can also have Windows notify you before it downloads an update, or you can install the update manually. (The steps and options are only slightly different in Windows 98 and Me.)

2. Don’t wait for Windows: If your PC has been off for more than a few days, don’t wait for Windows’ automatic update to kick in. Make the Windows Update site your first Internet stop. Also, there may be a lag between when a patch is available and when Windows Update pushes it to you. Microsoft releases Windows patches on the second Tuesday of each month, so to be safe check for updates manually every couple of weeks. And don’t forget to set your antivirus and anti-spyware tools to update automatically (or check weekly for updates yourself).

3. Use XP’s security monitor: Windows XP Service Pack 2’s most welcome addition is the Windows Security Center, which alerts you when your PC’s firewall and antivirus protection are disabled or out of date. Still, XP’s own firewall protects you only from inbound pests; it doesn’t alert you to suspicious outbound traffic (see “Tweak Windows XP SP2 Security to Your Advantage” for more). We recommend that you disable the XP firewall and instead use Zone Labs’ (ZoneAlarm) or another third-party firewall program that protects both ways.

4. Make your file extensions visible: Some viruses masquerade as harmless file types by adding a bogus extension near the end of their name, as in “funnycartoon.jpg.exe,” in hopes your system is set to hide such extensions (the default in Windows XP and 2000)–you see ‘.jpg’ but not ‘.exe’. To make these troublemakers easier to spot, open Windows Explorer or any folder window and click Tools, Folder Options, View. Ensure that the option ‘Hide file extensions for known file types’ is unchecked.

Bonus Tip 1: To get the most complete picture of your Windows setup, check Show hidden files and folders and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

Bonus Tip 2: Click here to play Microsoft’s video guide to Windows XP security settings.

5. Keep Internet Explorer safe: Many people find IE 6’s Medium security level too obliging to ActiveX controls and other small programs, or scripts, that the browser runs on your PC. ActiveX and JavaScript enable such useful Web features as order forms and security scans, but they also may run malicious code and give attackers access to your system. To make IE safer, click Tools, Internet Options, Security, Custom Level, select High from the drop-down menu at the bottom of the Security Settings dialog box, and click Reset, Yes, OK.

Unfortunately, setting IE to the High security setting can lead to the browser’s unleashing a fusillade of warnings and permission pop-ups every time you visit a site. The solution is to add the sites that you access often to IE’s Trusted Sites list: Choose Tools, Internet Options, Security, click the Trusted Sites icon, and then click the Sites button. Enter the Web address, click Add, and repeat as necessary (see the Trusted Sites screen below). Be sure to uncheck Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone. When you’re finished, click OK twice.

6. Make Firefox more secure: The only way to block JavaScripts on a site-by-site basis in the Mozilla Foundation’s free Firefox browser is to download and install the NoScript add-in that was created by Giorgio Maone. NoScript places a warning bar at the bottom of all the Web pages you visit that use JavaScript. Click the bar to see options for allowing scripts on the site (permanently or temporarily), blocking scripts, and other operations (see the NoScript screen below). The program can also stifle Flash animations and other Firefox plug-ins, but keep in mind that going Flash-less means you’ll be missing out on some of the Web’s richest content (along with all of those great dancing ads). Although NoScript is freeware, the author does accept donations at

7. Handle e-mail links with care: If a virus infects your PC, chances are good it arrived piggybacked on e-mail. To reduce your risk of an e-mail-borne infection, don’t click links in suspicious messages (the text in the message may mask the actual Web address). Instead, enter the URL in your browser’s address bar manually, or go to the site’s home page and then navigate to the page in question.

8. Scan attachments for viruses: Run each of the e-mail attachments you receive through your antivirus software before you open them. Rather than double-clicking the attachment to open it instantly, save the file to a drive on your PC, open Windows Explorer, right-click the file, and choose the option to scan it for viruses. (Better yet, set your antivirus software to scan incoming and outgoing e-mail automatically.)

9. Close the preview pane: Some maleficent messages need only be opened in your e-mail program’s preview window to do their dirty work. That’s why we recommend that you close the preview pane in all of your inboxes. In Microsoft Outlook 2003, click View, Reading pane, Off. In Outlook Express 6, click View, Layout and verify that ‘Show Preview Pane’ is unchecked. In Mozilla Thunderbird, click View, Layout and confirm that ‘Message pane’ is unchecked (or press <F8> to toggle the preview pane on and off).

10. Read your mail in plain text: Since many e-mail pests rely on HTML code to achieve their nefarious goals, you can stop them in their tracks by viewing your messages as plain text. In Outlook 2003, click Tools, Options, Preferences, E-mail Options and check Read all standard mail in plain text. In Outlook Express 6, choose Tools, Options, Read and click Read all messages in plain text. In Mozilla Thunderbird, select View, Message Body As, Plain Text.

Security Tool Kit

A well-stocked PC security toolbox goes beyond the basics of firewall and antivirus software to include protection from phishers and snoops as well. Bolster your system’s defenses with these security utilities.

Firewall: ZoneAlarm, free (for individuals and not-for-profit charities), Zone Labs

Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus System, free (for noncommercial use), Grisoft

Anti-spyware: Spy Sweeper 4, $30, Webroot Software; see review in “Best Defenders”

Antiphishing: Anti-Fraud Toolbar, free (currently in beta), Cloudmark

Encryption: PGP Desktop 9, $199 or $70 annual subscription, PGP

Wireless Safety

Encrypt your Wi-Fi network: When you install a wireless network, it’s tempting to keep the vendor’s default network name and leave the network unencrypted. But doing so is an open invitation to your neighbors and anyone else within range to help themselves to your Internet connection. Open your network’s configuration program to rename your network and apply Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption. And check the maker’s Web site regularly for driver and security updates.”

Now the top 20 threats encountered by computer users in the recent time, four out of five of them were NOT Conficker.  It is still true that the makers of the Conficker, the worm virus  that has infected millions of PCs, it also downloads several new malicious files to the infected system  has begun now to do what all botnet owners hope to do — make loads of money — security researchers said today . And the PCs that are infected with the Trojan horse — are now also rented out to spammers. Conficker.e is downloading and installing fake security software. Often called “scareware” for its habit of trying to spook users with bogus infection warnings — then dumping them with endless pop-ups until they fork over up to $50 to buy the useless program — sadly such rogue antivirus software has become a huge business.. It makes no sense to protect yourself or your business from Conficker and forget the other threats.
As many users are aware there is an epidemic of fraudulent anti-malware products which are targeting all internet users.  . They are delivered through various website links, pop-ups, drive-by downloads, email links etc, and in many cases, once the fake program has started to scan your machine you are infected, then it is a battle to get rid of this scourge. The trend of rogue software sites is increasing all of the time, changing names every few days once users realise that they have been snared which reduces the chances of claiming refunds for those who have actually purchased these fake programs in the belief that they will help them.  Fake anti-malware software, marketed under hundreds of different names, scares users by giving false spyware alarms and then tries to deceive them into paying for removal of non-existing malware. The goal of these criminal software makers is to make people pay for the “full” version of their bogus anti-malware product and to collect financial information that can be used for phishing. The fake security product often installs malicious software to download itself or executes other unwanted actions. The user is shown fake messages such as, “Warning! Your computer is infected with spyware”, followed by a promise that the chargeable version of the tool will remove this non-existing threat. These tools are promoted using hundreds of different names, such as XP Antivirus 2008 and XP Antivirus 2009.
This list contains known malicious sites that WILL download malware to your computer.
Rogue security software, also known as “scareware,” is software that appears to be beneficial from a security perspective but provides limited or no security, generates erroneous or misleading alerts, or attempts to lure users into participating in fraudulent transactions

Downloading and installing any one of the following free tools will assist you in removing most rogue application. The individuals/companies who wrote and developed these free tools, are to be congratualted for giving back so freely to the Internet community.

Rogue Fix at Internet Inspiration

SmitFraudFix available for download at Geekstogo is a free tool that is continuously updated to assist victims of rogue security applications.

Bleeping Computer is a web site where help is available for many computer related problems, including the removal of rogue software.

Malwarebytes, a reliable anti-malware company has created a free application to help keep you safe and secure. RogueRemover will safely remove a number of rogue security applications.

To  any casual, or inexperienced Internet users, the  advice that is critical. 

To help protect yourself from rogue security software:

Install a firewall and keep it turned on.
Use automatic updating to keep your operating system and software up to date.
Install antivirus and antispyware software, such as Windows Live OneCare, and keep it updated. For links to other antivirus programs that work with Microsoft, see Microsoft Help and Support List of Antivirus Vendors.
If your antivirus software does not include antispyware software, you should install a separate antispyware program such as Windows Defender and keep it updated. (Windows Defender is available as a free download for Windows XP and is included in Windows Vista.)
Use caution when you click links in e-mail or on social networking Web sites.
Familiarize yourself with common phishing scams.

The freeware Windows Defender detects and removes spyware.  Windows Defender is software that helps protect your computer against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software by detecting and removing known spyware from your computer. Windows Defender features Real-Time Protection, a monitoring system that recommends actions against spyware when it’s detected, minimizes interruptions, and helps you stay productive.


How to tell if your PC has been infected by a Rogue Anti-Spyware such as Microsoft Antivirus?

Numerous undesirable and annoying pop-ups: A typical Rogue Anti-Spyware parasite keeps track of your internet browsing habits, sending your browsing history data to remote servers, owned by third party companies that use this information to advertise their products via numerous pop-ups, toolbars, hijacked homepages and spam letters. All these undesirable advertising methods are used on the victims of Rogue Anti-Spyware.
Changed or new icons: Sometimes, Rogue Anti-Spyware installs unwanted software to a victim’s PC without user’s knowledge and consent. This may lead to slower PC performance and stability, as well as more unwanted programs you can’t remove. 

If you think you might have rogue security software on your computer:

Scan your computer. Use your antivirus software or do a free scan with Windows Live OneCare safety scanner. The safety scanner checks for and removes viruses, eliminates junk on your hard drive, and improves your PC’s performance. 

Additional precautions you can take to protect your computer system:

When surfing the web – Stop. Think. Click

Don’t open unknown email attachments

Don’t run programs of unknown origin

Disable hidden filename extensions

Keep all applications (including your operating system) patched

Turn off your computer or disconnect from the network when not in use

Disable Java, JavaScript, and ActiveX if possible

Disable scripting features in email programs

Make regular backups of critical data

Make a boot disk in case your computer is damaged or compromised

Turn off file and printer sharing on the computer.

Install a personal firewall on the computer.

Install anti-virus/anti-spyware software and ensure it is configured to automatically update when you are connected to the Internet

Ensure the anti-virus software scans all e-mail attachments 

How does rogue security software get on my computer?

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Conficker Gets An UpdateE Canada Now –  Toronto (ECN) – BEWARE of a pop-up on your computer for Spyware Protect 2009, which is a fake antivirus program offered to supposedly remove the Conficker C worm.

Lately supposedly  the reason many even Vista personal computers seem to freeze up  is that some people have not updated all of their software, especially their Adobe software,  that Microsoft explorer also uses such as

see also   Basic computer troubleshooting
Tech-savvy users willing to put up with an at-times annoying interface, as well as a daily pop-up ad, might prefer the stronger malware detection rate in Avira AntiVir Personal, which took top billing in the free AV ratings. Microsoft’s New Free Antivirus Hits the Streets. MSE, now available for download, Microsoft Security Essentials is a rerun no one should watch.   The free Security Essentials can be downloaded for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 from the Microsoft Web site.

I was asked years ago by a computer user as to who would benefit from installing computer virus on the computer, and my reply was the computer dealers, consultants themselves..
One of the most common causes for a misbehaving PC is malware—viruses and other malicious apps that spy on you and slow down your computer. Unfortunately, no single app can find 100 percent of malware, so we recommend keeping at least these three cleaning programs in your toolkit.
Run Malwarebytes’ ( and SuperAntiSpyware ( first, and then Combofix ( if the problem  persists.   MAXIMUMPC | OCT 2010 |

April 7, 2009

Dirty Canadian cops, dirty Pastors, dirty Cabinet Ministers

Dirty Canadian cops, dirty Pastors, dirty  Cabinet Ministers are all fair discussions, topics for me too.. Any kind of professional abuse of the citizens is also unacceptable.. Any kind!!! I DO NOT HIDE THAT MOST COPS TOO READILY LIE, ABUSE OTHERS IT SEEMS.. RCMP INCLUDED. MANY LAWYERS LIE AND WHEN THEY NEXT BECOME JUSTICE MINISTERS THEY CONTINUE TO LIE, ARE IN REALITY POOR, GENERALLY PRETENTIOUS MINISTERS AND CANADA WIDE TOO NOW. NOW THE BC JUSTICE MINISTER CLAIMED HE WAS LOOKING INTO THE  JUSTICE MATTERS HAD TO NEXT RESIGN HIMSELF CAUSE HE BROKE THE LAW TOO MANY TIMES HIMSELF. BC Public Safety Minister John van Dongen’s driver’s licence has been suspended for speeding.
B.C. Attorney General watches Taser inquiry to see if new evidence arises Tue Apr 14, 12:46 AM  VANCOUVER, B.C. – RCMP officers who testified at the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport could still face charges after the inquiry but so far there is nothing to suggest that might happen, B.C. Attorney General Wally Oppal said Monday.
    .. and poor, bad, pretentious, usless  Wally lost relection.. great! we need more losers out of office too..
Clearly all 4 RCMP officers now  lying to a judge, being guilty of obstruction of justice, perjury to the courts,  wrongful  use of force, excessive use of force, disrespecting a  persons rights, incompetency, are  not a punishable offence now even because all the justice ministers, too many politicians seem to do it regularly..  and again in reality the majority of the citizens now do know, do see the RCMP as very guilty but the bad BC justice minister cannot? Get real. I hope he now loses his reelection .. he Wally Oppal does not deserve to be reelected. 

Police do not like it when the table is turned upon them..  “Police routinely call the media together for a show-and-tell display of video or pictures of the latest brazen criminal act, but lately, a similar spotlight has been shining on police and the picture isn’t pretty.  Vancouver news photographer Jason Payne summed it up as the “Robert Dziekanski syndrome” after police twisted his arm behind his back and seized his camera as he tried to take shots of a police-involved shooting.  Dziekanski, a Polish immigrant who was behaving erratically, died at Vancouver’s airport after RCMP Tasered him several times in October 2007.  The death went mostly unnoticed until it exploded onto the national stage after a bystander’s video of the incident showed officers using the weapon on the agitated man armed only with a stapler. A public inquiry which has been further embarrassing to the RCMP is currently underway.  Since Dziekanski’s death, New Brunswick police have been chastised by a court for not only arresting a blog photographer, but deleting a picture from his camera.  In December 2007, just weeks after the Dziekanski video was released to the public, Vancouver television cameraman Ricky Tong arrived to the scene of a police-involved shooting minutes after the gunfire and started filming.  He was held after refusing to give up his video and only released after the station sent a live truck to the site so a copy of the video could be made on the spot.  After a fatal police shooting on the street last month, Adam Smolcic, told a Vancouver officer he had taped the incident on his cell phone.   He said he gave the officer his phone and when it was returned, the video had been erased. The phone is now with experts in the United States to see if the video can be extracted from the phone’s memory.  Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu has apologized to both Payne and Tong.  “My personal feeling is this is the Robert Dziekanski syndrome,” said Payne, a news photographer for more than a decade.  “If that person hadn’t of videotaped what happened in Vancouver airport the inquiry probably wouldn’t be going on.”  Payne said he was threatened with arrest. “And I really thought they were going to do it.”  The Vancouver incidents have prompted a formal complaint from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association to the Vancouver Police Board.   Chu has admitted police held on to the photographer’s camera an hour longer than they should have.  “The officers were acting in good faith, they were acting in the heat of the moment,” he said.  This comes at the same time as the City of Vancouver considers beefing up it’s surveillance during the 2010 Winter Olympics with street cameras and the B.C. government invests $1.8 million to put video systems in police cars.  It’s an irony not lost on David Eby, of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.  “It’s almost like the police only want the cameras turned in one direction. That is on the citizens and not on the police,” said Eby.  “But the reality of cellphone cameras and surveillance cameras is that they capture everybody equally.”  No one, including police, should have the expectation of privacy in a public place, said Simon Fraser University criminologist Neil Boyd.  He agreed it appears recent police actions indicate they’re concerned about public perception.  “Whether this is true or not is a question – but the images do suggest that they’re more interested in how police are portrayed than using this material in the course of a police investigation,” said Boyd.


The department also sent out a bulletin warning officers they can’t take cameras or video equipment from members of the public or the media. It says officers can only take equipment in the instances where there is an arrest, a warrant, or officers have a reasonable concern that the person might destroy the evidence.  Eby said police often use the potential destruction of evidence as an excuse to seize the tape.  “The issue is control of the videotape and who gets to see it and more importantly who doesn’t get to see it.”   He said he can’t think of a member of the public who would videotape a police-involved death and then erase it.  “More likely they would sell it to a media outlet or they would put it up on YouTube. The concern that the police have is that the videotape would be distributed and there would be people criticizing their conduct,” he said.  Eby said it was no coincidence that the conflicts between police and media concerned police-involved shootings.  “I think the Dziekanski video really drives home the sensitivity that police have around these things.”  All four officers involved in the Taser incident told the inquiry into Dziekanski’s death that the man was aggressive and waving a stapler when they arrived on the scene and that the officers had to wrestle him to the airport floor.  All the officers later admitted after watching the video during the inquiry that those statements were incorrect.  


Police seizures of cameras prompts BC complaint  Globe and Mail –  VANCOUVER – The BC Civil Liberties Association wants Vancouver police reminded that they can’t just seize photos and videos from witnesses. The association said there have been three incidents where police have tried to seize cameras and video cameras — all three in cases of police-involved shootings. In a complaint to board chairman Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, association executive director David Eby outlined his concerns that police officers are interfering with the rights of those taking pictures or video.“What’s particularly troubling to us is that the three high-profile allegations … all involve police using lethal force against citizens,” he said.


The most recent of the complaints involves a newspaper photographer whose arm was twisted behind his back by an officer when he refused to give up his camera outside a police shooting on Sunday.Last month, a man who claimed he recorded the police shooting of a homeless man on his cellphone said an officer asked for his phone and when it was returned the video had been erased. The third incident involves a TV cameraman who was held by police for several hours after he refused to give up his videotape after a police shooting at a Vancouver gas station in December 2007.Mr. Eby said police only have the right to take a camera under limited circumstances, including if the person consents or if police have a warrant.  Mr. Eby said currently police believe they can seize cameras that might give evidence of a crime, but the courts have dramatically limited the scope of that law.  “As a citizen, probably the best thing to do is to refuse to turn the camera over and to identify yourself to the police officer and say you’re preserving the evidence.”  Mr. Eby said the association is not only demanding clarity on the issue of when police can take someone’s camera, but also believes police should stop investigating themselves when officers use lethal force.



“It’s still Canada,” said a young man in the crowd.
The cop wheeled around.
“You say something?” he demanded of the young man.
“Yeah,” he replied, “I said ‘It’s still Canada.’”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” demanded the cop.
“It means,” said the young man, “that we have rights here. She can take a picture of anything she wants and she doesn’t have to delete it just because you say so.”
“Oh yeah?” demanded the cop, “I told her I work undercover and I don’t want my picture anywhere, but she doesn’t care what happens to me.”
“Maybe she cares about what happens to that person lying unconscious on the sidewalk,” suggested the young man.
“You a lawyer?” demanded the cop, “Cause if you’re not a lawyer then mind your own business.”
Then, inexplicably, the cop said, “You own property? Eh? You own property? Cause I own property. That means I pay police tax. If you don’t own property, you don’t pay police tax!”
Then he wheeled around and stomped back to his cluster of officers and the unconscious woman who was being tended to by the paramedics. 


Vancouver police chief apologizes for press camera seizure – Vancouver police Chief Jim Chu said on Wednesday that officers have been told they don’t have blanket authority to seize cameras from the media or the public.

This false, immoral, unethical obstruction of justice, unlawful use of police authority, etc., had also been done in many other cities in Canada by many other cops too now.. It has to stop!!!!!!!! do see also 

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 AND Welfare application process ‘unduly complex’: Ombudsman   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,
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.
 “I do not expect to ever again have any confidence in any police force, in particular, the RCMP. Especially worrisome about the Taser related revelations of police indulgence in heedless violence and duplicity is that such police are the sine qua non of the formation of a police state, something I daresay Stephen Harper, as a basically committed neoconservative, would be quite happy to see this country turn into. Will the police, under the proposed new internet surveillance legistlation, soon be reading e-mails like this to identify their enemies — those opposed to their possessing a license to operate free of democratic restraint.  “

Here is what I know for sure in Canada proper policing, management ,  supervision  human rights commissions are a real fact of life, society, in schools, life,  in churches, governments, commerce, institutions, civil and public services, professional services too,  and elsewhere, even on the net,  for you will always have those 30 percent at least of the persons who will try to cheat, lie  , steal, bend the rules, falsely believe they are above the laws, Self  regulation alone is too often pretentious, farcical, often not applied as well. That applies especially to the professionals, civil and public services, police, municipalities, politicians now as well..

 Bad  leaders, bads pastors, bad politicans  continue to exist  cause likely the congregation is bad too.  (Jer 5:31 KJV)  The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?

April 5, 2009

Police soaps- make you cry

  see also
Sadly too many police officers these days,  AND NOTE THIS THE BAD POLITICIANS, JUSTICE MINISTERS ESPECIALLY Canada wide now too, abuse citizens, obstruct justice, and/or unlawfully use their authority, positions to bully, abuse citizens, others too.. We are hearing testimonies of this in a present Toronto case as well.. Dirty local cops, not just really bad RCMP, and so what else is new? Well none, none of it is acceptable. See also   
Cop accused of leak that sank chief  After a six-month investigation, the RCMP said the chief   Battershill had   discredited the force by having an  affair. Subsequently, the police board said it lost confidence in Battershill and he resigned on Aug. 13. Under the Police Act’s code of professional conduct, anything an officer does while off duty “in a manner that is likely to discredit the reputation of the municipal police department with which the police officer is employed” can be considered improper. A letter was written by Victoria lawyer David Mulroney, on behalf of local businessman Gerald Hartwig, to the Victoria police board. It expressed concerns that a law firm representing Battershill had intervened in a freedom of information request for the chief’s expenses and the cost of severance packages for senior officers. While in the end that information proved largely unimportant, the letter triggered a meeting in which senior officers brought forward other concerns, including Battershill’s affair with a labour lawyer contracted to provide advice to the police board. OnSept. 11, an investigation began into Simpson’s actions. He is also the subject of two other allegations of distributing confidential material. None has been proven.   
The former BC Victoria police Chief Paul Battershill’s downfall, included his supposed affair with a lawyer hired by the police board, and the controversy over information leaked from the department about the case, which led to his subsequent resignation from the force. The Law Society of B.C. is investigating a complaint against Victoria labour lawyer Marli Rusen, who allegedly had a sexual relationship with this former Victoria police chief Paul Battershill while she was hired by the police force to negotiate severance packages for employees under Battershill’s command. The allegations are central to Battershill’s resignation, the “loss of confidence” the Victoria Police Board publicly cited in his leadership, and the RCMP’s investigation of him under the Police Act.  As chief, Battershill had the ability to hire legal counsel to advise him on human resources issues, such as firing and dispute resolution, for the 222 people in his police force. He then took his recommendations, and legal opinion, to the police board for approval. Rusen denied the affair.  Battershill, who is married with children, admitted to the affair when asked by the RCMP during the course of its six-month investigation into his conduct. Investigators recommended Battershill be disciplined for the infraction. But he resigned Aug. 13, five days before a scheduled disciplinary hearing. Battershill and the Victoria Police Board signed a non-disclosure agreement about the circumstances of the resignation. While the RCMP investigation failed to uncover any criminal acts or financial wrongdoing, Victoria Mayor Alan Lowe, who is chairman of the Victoria Police Board, said the board suffered a “loss of confidence” in Battershill as a result of the investigation, which is why it accepted his resignation. Rusen, who clerked with the B.C. Supreme Court and federal Department of Justice in Vancouver, specializes in labour relations, employment law, sexual harassment cases and mediation. A brief biography on the Lancaster House labour law website says she also helps companies diagnose, prevent and eliminate workplace conflict.
Victoria police Sgt. Jim Simpson returns to work in about a week after serving a suspension that began last November. Simpson was suspended with pay after an investigation began into allegations he leaked a letter to the media that sparked the probe into former police chief Paul Battershill.  Battershill was initially put on leave in October 2007 over misconduct allegations raised by senior officers, who objected to his leadership style and his affair with a police board lawyer. Battershill resigned from the force last August when the Victoria police board said it no longer had confidence in his leadership. Simpson, who has been with the force for more than 25 years, is being investigated for improper disclosure of classified information under the Police Act, said Victoria police spokesman Sgt. Grant Hamilton. Concerns over Simpson’s alleged conduct initially led to discussion of possible dismissal “but the investigation has determined that that’s not the case,” Hamilton said. Simpson has been assigned to a patrol shift. There will be some restrictions surrounding his duties, but Hamilton could not say what those restrictions are. Prior to his suspension, Simpson was in charge of the department’s operational-planning unit, which deals with such major events as Canada Day. Central Saanich Deputy Chief Clayton Pecknold was originally asked to be the disciplinary authority to avoid any conflict of interest, but Victoria’s new chief, Jamie Graham, will now take on that role.

The B.C. government now has moved  to strengthen the power of the province’s police watchdog and close loopholes in laws governing municipal police, ensuring officers will no longer be able to avoid discipline by resigning. Proposed amendments to B.C.’s Police Act will boost the authority of the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner, an independent office that oversees complaints against the province’s 11 municipal police departments. (Note The pretentious RCMP operates under its own federal complaint process.) Among the most significant changes is one stipulating that the commissioner can continue disciplinary proceedings even if an officer or police chief resigns. Any discipline is added to their service record in case they try to become an officer again. Currently, there is no such power.

Other changes to the Police Act include:

– An officer is required to co-operate with an investigation within five days or risk a misconduct charge. Currently, they can avoid co-operating.

– The commissioner, not the police force, will decide whether an allegation should be investigated. Currently, the department makes that call, and the commissioner can overrule it.

– The commissioner will oversee all investigations in real-time using computer software. Currently, he has to request police files.

– An officer will be entitled to appear before a police board before being suspended without pay.

– The maximum suspension without pay increases to 30 days from five days.

Former Victoria police chief Paul Battershill avoided suspension last year by resigning prior to a disciplinary hearing into his affair with a police board lawyer. The case also saw former Victoria mayor Alan Lowe acting as discipline authority over Battershill, despite suggestions he was in conflict due to being a witness in the investigation. Lowe said he had no power to recuse himself. The changes will allow a retired judge to take over as discipline authority in such a conflict. Also Jamie Graham, the current Victoria police chief, retired from the Vancouver police force in 2007, before being found guilty of discreditable conduct for failing to encourage officers to co-operate in an investigation of misconduct allegations in the Downtown Eastside. Under the proposed changes, he would still have been disciplined and his record marked before he was hired by Victoria. “I think it goes for [former] chief Battershill and myself that when we did leave office … we were prepared to waive those provisions of the act to allow discipline to fall,” Graham said in an interview. He applauded the changes for increasing transparency.

A public hearing before a provincial court judge would have compelled all 37 witnesses to give testimony under oath, with the appropriate authority weighing the evidence and making a determination of that evidence, according to the standard of law. A public hearing would have forced the truth out. Evidence would have been properly weighed and the rumour mill would have been silenced….  The police board and the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner must acknowledge that there is a high threshold of public accountability for a chief of police. Any misconduct or inappropriate behaviour resulting in the removal of a chief should have an expectation of full disclosure. see also

David Eby, executive director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, said the complaint process still inadequately involves the police investigating themselves. Eby was also clearly disappointed that documents relating to investigations will continue to be exempt from Freedom of Information requests.  But the government will look at the value of civilian oversight, similar to Ontario, as part of an audit of the complaints process set for 2013, said B.C. Solicitor General John van Dongen. The government bill includes “virtually all” of the 91 recommendations made by Justice Josiah Wood in his 2007 report into the system’s failings, said van Dongen. Bob Rich, president of the B.C. Association of Municipal Chiefs of Police, said, if passed, the reforms will increase public confidence in the complaint process.  overnment house leader Mike de Jong said he hopes the bill is approved in the current legislative session, expected to end in late March or early April. Farnworth, NDP critic  criticized the government for taking almost two years to write the legislation.    

Now this 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?

If what we have been told about the fatal shooting of a Vancouver man by a female police officer is true, it appears front-line cops have learned little from the Robert Dziekanski incident at Vancouver International Airport in 2007. It is ironic this happened just days before the Braidwood inquiry resumed with testimony from the RCMP officer in charge the night Dziekanski died. There are striking similarities to both incidents.   In both cases, we have a witness who disputes the official police version of what happened. And in both cases, a witness apparently caught the incident on camera. Adam Smolcic claims police seized the cellphone he used to record the fatal shooting. He also alleges that police deleted the video capture. In the Dziekanski incident, Paul Pritchard also had his video camera seized by police, and only got it back after he threatened a lawsuit. (Police say they needed to hang onto it until all other evidence they were looking for was in their possession.) Smolcic is making some pretty serious allegations: that police shot and killed someone who could have been subdued with pepper spray or a baton, and that police then tried to cover their backsides by tampering with evidence. Abbotsford Police have now been tasked with investigating the shooting. That investigation should also delve into Smolcic’s allegations. Smolcic is reported to be a marijuana activist. In the past, the word of a pot advocate wouldn’t have counted for much when weighed against the word of a police officer. Sadly, it may be easier for the public to believe Smolcic than the police. That’s how badly the Dziekanski incident has shaken the public’s trust in the police.
 US Police Officers Accused of Involvement in Promotional Cheating  Wednesday, March 18, 2009;  Two Fairfax County police officers accused in a cheating scandal involving promotional exams have left the department, and two others have been placed on administrative duties with pay, according to police sources.  First Lt. Susan Lamar, 44, an assistant commander in the organized crime-narcotics unit, retired last week after 23 years with the department, sources said. Sgt. Keela M. Lowry, 39, the county’s first black female police supervisor, resigned last month, they said.  The scandal erupted last month when Lamar was accused of offering questions from the police department’s upcoming sergeant’s exam to an officer studying for the exam. Instead of taking the questions, the officer turned in the lieutenant, prompting an internal investigation. Lowry, who was on the testing committee, has since been accused of leaking the questions to Lamar.  Two other sergeants — Eric P. Leeds and Michael J. Guston — have been placed on administrative leave with pay while the investigation continues, the sources said. Both declined to comment.  The police internal affairs unit is also investigating the 2006 sergeant’s exam, on which Lowry did well and was soon promoted. The written test is given every three years, along with an oral “assessment center,” and a promotional list for each rank is created based on the total performance on all test phases.  Mary Ann Jennings, a Fairfax police spokeswoman, confirmed that four people had been linked to the cheating allegations and that one had retired and one had resigned. An officer who retires is allowed to collect pension and benefits, but an officer who resigns cannot, Jennings said.   

Meanwhile in Australia… “A VICTORIAN Government minister tipped off former assistant police commissioner Noel Ashby in 2007 that then union chief Paul Mullett might be under investigation, according to a secret briefing paper prepared on behalf of Ashby. The paper, marked “private and confidential”, gives the first example of the alleged political corruption that Mr Ashby has threatened to air since he was charged with corruption offences last year. It reveals that Ashby had a “private meeting with a minister of parliament … on or about the 2nd April” in 2007. The document states that the minister “disclosed to him (Ashby) that he should be careful talking to Mr Mullett on the telephone”. At the time of the conversation, Mullett was the secretary of the 11,000-member Police Association. The document states that after meeting the politician, “Mr Ashby was left in no doubt that there were moves afoot to remove Mr Mullett from the political environment prior to the next election”. The document also states that Ashby, who resigned from the force in late 2007, has information to expose “a corrupt conspiracy … (involving) the highest levels of the Victorian Government”. The document, which does not name the minister who met Ashby, was written in order to convince the police union to fund his legal fight against corruption charges connected to allegations that he leaked sensitive information to Mullett. The claims in the document suggest that the politician who met Ashby knew that Mullett’s activities were being scrutinised by authorities with the power to tap phones. At the time of the April 2007 meeting, a detective who was a close friend of Mullett’s was the subject of two police corruption probes, including one that tapped the detective’s phones and recorded all conversations he had with Mullett. That ongoing inquiry is examining whether the now-suspended detective and union delegate Peter Lalor was linked to the murder of a male prostitute, Shane Chartres-Abbott.  The second inquiry in 2007 into Detective Lalor concerned his improper use of the force’s email system to run a smear campaign against a union rival. This police inquiry also examined whether Mullett had any role in the creation of the Lalor emails. The disclosure in the Ashby briefing paper of the April meeting raises questions about the appropriateness of a politician discussing potentially sensitive issues with a senior policeman and whether the meeting was authorised by anyone in the Government or force command. Ashby’s corruption charges arise out of allegations that he leaked sensitive information to Mullett, including the existence of the secret probe into alleged links between Detective Lalor and the Chartres-Abbott murder. Ashby is facing 13 counts of perjury, 13 of misleading the director of the Office of Police Integrity and three of breaching OPI confidentiality. The decision of the union to fund Ashby’s defence from its $17 million cost fund has angered some union members, who claim he rejoined the union only after learning that he was likely to be the subject of a corruption investigation. Ashby rejoined the union after an eight-year hiatus on September 27, 2007, two days after he learned that the OPI might be targeting him. But the Ashby briefing paper contends that he had tried to rejoin the union in December 2006 during a discussion with Mullett. The paper states that “it was decided it was not an opportune time” to rejoin due to Ashby’s role negotiating a pay deal with the union. A group of police officers is gathering signatures to force the union to call a meeting to challenge Ashby’s legal funding. Mullett also is facing corruption charges arising from OPI hearings into the information leaks and will have his defence funded by the union. He has also denied any wrongdoing and resigned from the Police Association last month, leaving him entitled to a retirement payout of more than $1.2 million.”

THE failure of the ombudsman and auditor-general to properly investigate AUSTRALIA’S Victoria Police’s bungling of its information technology earlier this decade has directly led to today’s compromised systems, the original whistleblower says.  Richard Kennedy, who managed the police’s technology contracts from 2001, exposed problems in the IT department after he and the Department of Justice could not account for $60 million police paid to IBM, the force’s major technology provider.
 I too rightfuly  have 5 major complaints about the Police in Canada based on my decades of experiences:



  Under the police act any professional policeman can be fired from his job for any of his bad behavior, even for anything he or she does after working hours, if his personal acts specially bring ill repute to the police force in general, and that includes adultery, alcoholism, drunken driving, abusive behavior now too.. and for sure should include stealing, expense account abuses, lying to his superiors and others.. for the RCMP as well.

 We also still do  need better police managers, beter Justice Ministers Canada wide too.    The British Columbia police also have proved particularly adept at finding loopholes in the BC Police Act, the most common of which is to resign or retire just before a disciplinary hearing, since the act has no wording on how to deal with former officers. B.C.’s outgoing police complaint commissioner   Dirk Ryneveld  who wrapped up his six-year term with the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner last week had now  spent most of his time lobbying for reform of the province’s Police Act, which would boost the powers of his office as it wrestles to assert independent civilian oversight over B.C.’s municipal police departments.    

 police chief job Job listing for police chief Description: directs and coordinates activities of governmental police department in accordance with authority delegated by board of police: promulgates rules and regulations for department as delegated by regulating code. coordinates and administers daily police activities through subordinates. coordinates internal investigation of members of department for alleged wrong doing. suspends or demotes members of force for infractions of rules or inefficiency. directs activities of personnel engaged in preparing budget proposals, maintaining police records, and recruiting staff. approves police budget and negotiates with municipal officials for appropriation of funds. may command force during emergencies, such as fires and riots. may make inspection visits to precincts. may address various groups to inform public of goals and operations of department. may prepare requests for government agencies to obtain funds for special operations or for purchasing equipment for department. in smaller communities, may assist one or more subordinates in investigation or apprehension of offenders. in communities having no board of police, may be designated police commissioner (government ser.) ii. 

 …denial of bad cops and coverup of the bad acts of the bad cops is more likley..

Race group accuses Montreal police of brutal arrest of teenager Tue Apr 7, 7:44 PM  MONTREAL – A Montreal anti-racism group is accusing city police of being brutal in their arrest of a 14-year-old boy last month.
Family of Sask man who died after making 911 call says RCMP failed to respond Tue Apr 7, 5:38 PM   SASKATOON – The brother of a Saskatchewan man who died after making a panicked 911 call is criticizing RCMP for not responding.
Former Saskatchewan MP says Human Rights Commission shouldn’t exist SASKATOON – A former Saskatchewan MP has racheted up his war of words with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, saying the body shouldn’t exist.
BC Appeal court orders Ottawa to amend discriminatory sections of Indian Act Tue Apr 7, 8:02 PM   VANCOUVER, B.C. – The B.C. Court of Appeal has given the federal government a year to amend sections of the Indian Act it says violate equality provisions of the Charter of Rights.
Sadly under the false guise of equality we do rob the Indians, Canada’s original settlers, original immigrants, original natives  some more in Canada, of their lands, culture, etc… and an clear imbecile who does not understand this wants to be a MP too?
Police cartoons





April 3, 2009





“The Liberals have only one person to thank for their good fortune – Stephen Harper. “If Harper hadn’t tried to put the Liberals out of business, by ending public subsidies to political parties in last fall’s economic update, the Liberals might have done it to themselves. “Instead, Ignatieff leads a united party to Vancouver at month’s end, to a convention that’s been transformed into a coronation. And a party that would have been drained financially by the fundraising demands of several leadership camps is instead raising millions toward the next election. The Liberals are also going to Vancouver resurgent in the polls, particularly in Ontario and Quebec, the two keystone provinces of Liberal dynasties since Laurier’s time. … “Looking back on the seven-day parliamentary crisis, the question is why Harper risked so much when the Liberals were already broke and in disarray. Quite apart from rescuing the Liberals from the incompetent Dion, and sparing them a divisive leadership campaign, Harper’s actions renewed suspicions in the country of a certain meanness of spirit, to say nothing of hidden agenda.”
There’s plenty of head-scratching speculation as to why Prime Minister Stephen Harper suddenly took leave of his media-averse senses to seek the spotlight of international television news.– Stephen Harper could be sending out job applications. His being an economist these days isn’t exactly a profession worthy of a prime ministerial retirement given that  Mr. Harper, didn’t see this recession coming….  against the backdrop of a resurging Liberal party and a recession blame game that may stick to the Conservatives if there’s no rebound before the next election, there’s little sign of a Tory majority in the future.. a power-seeker like Stephen Joseph Harper. But it’s almost as uncharacteristic as his sudden affinity for international media attention — which does little to impress U. S. or U. K. television viewers, but sure polishes Mr. Harper’s resume for future foreign considerations.

People need to stop lying, to others, themselves 

and Coke, sex, adultery, divorce, Coca-Cola, wine, alcohol, beer or what ever they they are  not the answer to having a happy life! Following after Jesus Christ alone is!

Why are so many people still obsessed with  fantasy, romance, divorce,  drugs, alcohol, even TV, movies, sex, pleasure, pornography.. for most of them personally it is an initial lazy,  false escapism approach from the too often real negative aspects of life that we firstly all tend to have, particularly due to our own unrepentant sins and due to  Satan’s buffeting, harassment of them.. the grass may appear greener in the neighbors yard cause you do not know what hardships they are facing now, the supposedly rich persons included. While God for his faithful few give them the grace to endure hardships and even to overcome them, we are all nevertheless bound to have trails and tribulations, hardships, all of us..  Instead of personally first learning how to use the Bible to oppose Satan, obtain peace in their own life, too many persons turn to the flesh.. The problem also  with the common graphic misrepresentation of the pleasure of sex but the reality is that even the Gays, lesbians, adulterers tend to have even more negative consequences, oppressions in their life to force them into deeper bondage with Satan.. Jesus sets us free from all that.
(Gal 5:16 KJV) 
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
(Gal 5:17 KJV)  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

(Eccl 7:8 KJV)  Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

(Eccl 7:9 KJV)  Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

(Eccl 7:10 KJV)  Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not inquire wisely concerning this.

(Eccl 7:11 KJV)  Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

(Eccl 7:12 KJV)  For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

(Eccl 7:13 KJV)  Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?

(Eccl 7:14 KJV)  In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.




April 2, 2009

lost faith in Canada’s justice system

Filed under: News and politics — thenonconformer @ 2:48 pm
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so they have a zero-tolerance policy in effect
“Our RCMP members, sheriffs and other agencies, bottom line is they have a zero-tolerance policy in effect.”
5 to 15 percent of all accidents and related deaths  are caused by speeding, so who deals with the remaining 85 percent in reality? No one! Even though most accidents are still caused by the other  revenue generating traffic offences such as drunk, impaired driving, bad drivers, distracted drivers, road rage, and unsafe vehicles.

Albertan solicitor general attempts to quash the citizens democratic rights to complain.


It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks. The police themselves now rather too often are  the bad guys where too many persons now  they have more to fear from the police than from criminals! Why?  Too many  cops hired these days it seems are now still the bad  guys, and  not   rather the citizens themselves Tax payer’s money abuses, false expense account statements, stealing, tax evasions, obstruction of justice, cheating, lying,  drunkenness, impaired driving, pornography,  Adultery, VERBAL, PHYSICAL ABUSES, are all ESPECIALLY unacceptable for any civil and public servants. It is a clearly established fact with good basis as to why our Canadian leaders, politicians, police, military, public and civil servants  who are always to be exemplary are even personally are to held to a higher standard, accountability in reality.  Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too.

  Here is a basic simple introduction to the context of many of my messages, in Canada there are much too many liars, crooks, cheats, perverts, ungodly persons everywhere, in the church, police stations, in politics,  and elsewhere. There are too many also who are disguised as wolves in sheep clothing, including crooked, dishonest professionals, doctors, lawyers, accountants, business persons, cops, RCMP, pastors, priests as well.. dream on if any of them wrongfully do think I will accept their evil deeds quietly.. Exposure and prosecution of the bad, guilty persons serves everyone’s best interest.  
  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.
The scathing indictment of RCMP,  “the truth about what’s really going on inside the force. The short answer is an inept, insular and archaic group of RCMP executives has let the Force fall out of step with 21st Century policing.” “Unfortunately,” the idea of intimidating people is entirely consistent with the RCMP management’s way of managing conflict, not only with the public, but also with its own membership“ “The idea of protection is reflective of the RCMP executive’s view of the public they police. We have become the ‘enemy’ and they go to ‘war’ with us each day, rather than collaborating with us to form a cohesive and consistent approach to policing our communities.”. “It is a psychologically unsophisticated idea to believe that the RCMP can investigate itself,”  “When I say this, I’m not questioning anyone’s integrity. I am stating a fundamental principle of human behaviour. Human beings are highly subjective organisms … we don’t like to see things that make us look bad…..  The RCMP is in need of significant transformational change in order to genuinely re-connect with the public and its own membership.” ” Mike Webster  police psychologist.  
These comments apply to all of Canada’s police forces that are mostly mismanaged generally, they today mostly have bad police chiefs, bad police sergeants and too many rotten, bad subordinates too. All because we have mostly bad, pretentious  justice ministers  as bad and not rather good managers.  Do see all the many other posts about the bad cops, RCMP, OPP here as well. Now there is a really great gap between how the cops see themselves and how the citizens DO see them,
Anyone reading this site knows I really also do not put up and rightfully so.. with  the acts of the too often bad, crooked cops, RCMP included who wrongfully, clearly abuse their jobs, positions, authorities that includes all the cops in Alberta, Ontario, BC, and elsewhere who claim they are serving the public good when they clearly are generating revenue  to keep their own jobs, and hopefully get a promotion, raise. This applies still to the OPP now as well who lie and like to mislead you that most of the traffic deaths are caused by speeding, when the reality is far from this.. speeding is the least cause of car accidents, rather impaired, drunken drivers, road rage and distracted drivers are..
 we are all not that stupid and we tend to know what an pretentious, dirty, incompetent, immoral cop does.. they call themselves trained professionals but too often they  wrongfully are still mere thugs here in Canada now too. 
  Hey look at all those prosecuting municipal lawyers, cops who are claiming to be serving the public and now we get a good example of how really corrupt they themselves firstly are now..
Yeah we STILL ALL DO NEED HELP WE NEED SOMEONE TO DEAL WITH THE DIRTY RCMP,  and the dirty lying Albertan justice minister  WHO said that many of the citizens did not complain about the bad RCMP and their unneeded use of the Taser.. he is a liar like the RCMP
The OPP also say that will be keeping a close watch on our driving over the next week, they kicked off the annual Road Safety Week campaign,  and what about drunk drivers, will the OPP wrongfully still go just mainly after the revenue generating speeders?     When the Ontario Provincial Police announced two days ago that one of their senior officers was charged with defrauding Bombardier of $15 million, they failed to mention the sergeant was also accused of conspiring with prosecutors and accused criminals. The 28-year veteran allegedly assisted in helping accused criminals avoid prosecution and fixing charges with the help of Crown attorneys.
Here ALSO 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..
Sadly too many police officers these days,  AND NOTE THIS THE BAD POLITICIANS, JUSTICE MINISTERS ESPECIALLY Canada wide now too, abuse citizens, obstruct justice, and/or unlawfully use their authority, positions to bully, abuse citizens, others too.. We are hearing testimonies of this in a present Toronto case as well.. Dirty local cops, not just really bad RCMP, and so what else is new? Well none, none of it is acceptable. See also    
 I too rightfuly  have 5 major complaints about the Police in Canada based on my decades of experiences:



  Under a police act any professional policeman can be fired from his job for any of his bad behavior, even for anything he or she does after working hours, if his personal acts specially bring ill repute to the police force in general, and that includes adultery, alcoholism, drunken driving, abusive behavior now too.. and for sure should include stealing, expense account abuses, lying to his superiors and others.. for the RCMP as well.

 We also still do  need better police managers, better Justice Ministers Canada wide too.

Now I was raised in Canada to respect law and order, and the ten commandments, I made mistake I thought everyone else did as well,  and I next also expected honesty, integrity justice from our peace officers but that dream was quickly shattered in real life, even in city hall,  in police stations and in the courts. It is when you actually go to use theirservices that you find out sadly how bad they tend to be.  The religious  fundamentals would have us all to believe that all Justice, police are ordained by God, but that clearly these days is a vile distortion, for some of the biggest liars, most immoral persons I have personally encounter are in our justice system not just in our medical systems,  including the mostly self serving  justice ministers, lawyers, police, as most of us easily find out too. Simple back and white, law and order issues take on hidden political , politically correct agendas rather too, to maintain the empire building justice establishments. Asking a cop firstly to do some real work tends to be a farce as well since they are know to be lazy, pretentious as well. My advice is stay away from them all. you cannot\ win playing with the crooks., the bad guys who change rules to suit their own purposes, agendas.
The PRETENTIOUS TOO OFTEN Police really cannot CATCH  the crimminals so they go after the car speeders instead..
Stock well Day cites ‘alarming’ rise in unreported crime to justify new prisons 

false Canada’s Conservative PM Stephen Harper

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A picture is worth a 1000 words? so what about a movie?

April 1, 2009

Canadian conservative government is not democratic

Filed under: News and politics — thenonconformer @ 12:40 pm


PM Stephen Harper’s Canadian conservative government is not democratic since he does not have a full majority, it is only a minority government that is subject to the approval of the opposition as well.. But Harper lies, acts  and pretends he is a majority government he is being a dictator instead

For the second time in a year, Stephen Harper has shut down the Canadian government in order to save his own ass. The first time, it was to stop the three opposition parties from uniting to form a coalition and overthrow his leadership – a highly controversial move, but completely legal.

Yesterday, in the midst of a scandal involving torture, Afghanistan and a major cover up, he decided to SHUT DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT until March 3.

Imagine if Obama tried to pull this shit.

Harper is a conservative hypocrite. The question is, are there any other kinds? I hope he pays for his lazy governance.

He behaves like a dictator and he doesn’t even have a majority …. But it seems like every time I hear about Harper he’s committing some horrendously undemocratic act,

I agree with all the arguments being made about how Harper is tucking tail and running, thumbing his nose at parliament, ignoring the democratic will of the people.  
Really, though, as much as it saddens me, it doesn’t really matter much. It’s no coincidence that this announcement came during the post-Christmas, pre-New Year week when people are paying even less attention to politics than usual. And it’s no coincidence it comes on the same day the Canadian Men’s Olympic Hockey roster is being unveiled.   they’re embarrassed and are trying to low-key this thing


Canadians still in serious vulnerability, risk in this recession

The Good or bad news which do you want first?
An ostrich based Conservative government that falsely denies reality, is self centered can never effectively help Canadians in time of their need..
-Also  Serious Cuts to social assistance, unemployment insurance, and other government transfers have weakened Canada’s automatic stabilizers, which kick in during recessions to cushion the blow for vulnerable citizens and help maintain consumer demand. 
Now Prime Minister Stephen Harper  he will undoubtedly tell others   that Canada is well positioned to manage the crisis domestically. 
Now  in reality while  Canada is certainly better positioned than most to implement an aggressive fiscal stimulus package to cushion the blow of the recession, for we have one of the lowest debt-to-GDP burdens of any industrialized country. This advantage, however, is still mostly  meaningless for Canada enters this recession in a far more vulnerable state than in past recessions 
.– Furthermore Historically, a large Canadian public sector provided stable jobs and vital public services, making it an effective counterbalance to contraction in the private sector. This stabilizing force in the Canadian economy is now dramatically smaller  down from 50 per cent of GDP in 1994 to 34 per cent of GDP in 2004. Without the full  supportive mechanisms, the recession will be deeper and more prolonged than in the past.

-Plus changes over the past decade in the structure of Canadian production and exports have resulted in a dramatic proportional rise in resource exports and a corresponding decline in manufacturing exports.  Always a trade-dependent country (accounting for about one-third of our GDP), Canada is now even more vulnerable to volatile commodity price and volume swings. This vulnerability is heightened by the fact that more than 80 per cent of our exports go to the U.S. In the last six months alone, these exports have fallen by one-third… Counting on a U.S. recovery to spark a revival of Canadian exports and free-ride our economy out of recession may have worked in the past, but the U.S. is not likely to come out of the current recession any time soon.


Harper also falsely  has been peddling an upbeat  type message that economic recovery is just around the corner, a message that flies in the face of a deteriorating economy., real economic vulnerabilities underlying Canada’s economy.  So with an intervention-averse Conservative government at the helm, Canada’s recession will be deeper and more prolonged than it needs to be. Many more people will suffer. And the cost to the economy  and to our way of life  will next be profound.

  There  0recession-2is no good news in these matters yet..

-For many Canadians, stagnant wages and low interest rates depleted savings and led to the ballooning of personal debt as a way for many as a way  to maintain to their standard of living.

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