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May 19, 2009

Going overboard with the law

  
Now in reality the Police who are often lying and saying they are serving the public good by going overboard with their law enforcement are just merely being selfish, self centered, trying to promote themselves at the citizens expense and that is now true Canada wide, with the local police, RCMP, sheriffs now too.  The Montreal woman who was handcuffed and fined $420 for not holding a subway station escalator handrail is planning to fight the tickets, saying she was treated like a “criminal” for trying to avoid germs. “They are dirty!  
 
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Dumb   male cop gives his first ticket to a women not respecting him and for not holding the handrail on the escalators in Laval, Quebec.

 A $100 ticket handed to a woman for failing to hold the handrail on an escalator in the Montreal metro system was a first for the young officer and the police in suburban Laval, where the 2007 subway extension is still sparklingly new. But the besieged police department just north of Montreal still wrongfully maintains the officer named Camacho – it wouldn’t confirm his full name – did the right thing as the force revealed new details to explain why the officer handed out the fine, along with another for $320 for obstructing police work. Mr. Camacho, a six-year officer who works the metro looking for fare-jumpers and other scofflaws, was walking past Bela Kosoian when he suggested in French that she hang on to the handrail. Ms. Kosoian says she didn’t understand the officer and, at first, didn’t recognize him as a police officer. When she did, she admits she refused to follow his order. She refused to give her ID for the ticket, saying she’d done nothing wrong.   Neither Ms. Kosoian nor Mr. Camacho are native French speakers. The police department has been besieged with angry calls from citizens . Ms. Kosoian,  has been overwhelmed by interview requests and calls of support, including from a lawyer offering to take her case. The criminologist Eric Beauregard said a wider public interest in rousting Ms. Kosoian is tough to see. “Just what other criminal behaviour are the police trying to prevent?” and how many people actually have been killed by not holding a handrail? 

Quebec woman gets ticket for refusing to hold handrail

CBC.ca –  A Quebec woman fined $420 for not holding an escalator handrail in a subway station is traumatized by the experience but vows to fight police once she finishes her university exams, her husband said. Bela Kosoian, 38, was fined last Wednesday at

STM holding on to escalator policy

The Gazette (Montreal) –  Bela Kosoian at the Montmorency metro station in Laval after she received two Montreal Municipal Court tickets for refusing to use the handrail on the down escalator at the Montmorency metro station. The Société de transport de Montréal says it will

Laval police are the ones who should get a grip

The Gazette (Montreal) –  When a Laval police officer first suggested to Bela Kosoian – who was on an escalator headed down into Montmorency métro station – that she should hold onto the handrail for her own safety, it seemed to be done in a spirit of friendly concern.

Quebec woman fined for improperly riding escalator

Daily Gleaner –  One of the survey questions in the Globe and Mail this week was, “Do you always hold onto escalator handrails?” Seventy-one per cent said no. The story behind the poll is a woman, Bela Kosoian, who last week said she was cuffed and dragged into a small

Woman to fight $420 fine for not holding subway handrail

National Post – ‎May 19, 2009‎
MONTREAL – The Montreal woman who was handcuffed and fined $420 for not holding a subway station escalator handrail is planning to fight the tickets, saying she was treated like a “criminal” for trying to avoid germs. “They are dirty!

Laval police defend metro handcuffing, fine

The Gazette (Montreal) – ‎May 19, 2009‎ Laval police said yesterday they issued three separate warnings to Bela Kosoian that she was obliged to hold onto an escalator handrail in a métro station before they handcuffed her briefly and issued two tickets totalling $420 against her.

Police justify cuffing commuter

Globe and Mail – ‎May 19, 2009‎ MONTREAL — Police in Laval, Que., are denying allegations by a subway commuter that they went too far when they cuffed and ticketed her for refusing to hold onto an escalator handrail. “There is nothing here to indicate that the police officers didn’t

Look, Ma!

The Gazette (Montreal) –  I’m still laughing. So here is a picture of Bela Kosoian in the Laval métro station (Gazette, May 20) where she was given three warnings for not holding onto the handrail. She was handcuffed. She was given two tickets and fined a total of $420.

Woman cuffed for not holding escalator handrail

Globe and Mail – ‎May 16, 2009‎ MONTREAL — Anyone who has ridden an escalator and bothered to pay attention has seen – and likely ignored – little signs suggesting riders hold the grimy handrail. In Montreal’s subway system, the friendly advice seems to have taken on the force of

Police defend fining woman for not holding handrail

CTV.ca – ‎May 16, 2009‎ Laval police say they handcuffed a woman for not holding an escalator handrail because she refused to heed their warnings. The incident — and the resulting fine — has sparked criticism of the officers for being too aggressive.

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HERE IS MY FREE SPEECH.. TIME TO FIRE THESE DESPOTIC COPS.. ALL OF THEM

2 recently retired police officers testified that they had a quota to meet daily, 40 traffic tickets and at least 25 percent of them were undeserving.. and the corrupt policing system goes on nation wide.
 
Government Workers Earn More but do less work as well, police included, too many civil and public servants many use their government work to do their private, personal activities. I used to go out for lunch with a municipal lawyer 3 times per week, and I visited his office often too, most of his work he did at his job was unrelated to his job.
 
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. 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.

Double dipping. Police dip into victims’ cash

 http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/702444   TORONTO STAR Sep 29, 2009 04:30 AM   41 victim cash award decisions by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board in the last three months of 2008, but the incidents in question occurred from 1999 onwards. Taxpayers paid $1.5 million to officers hurt on job out of coffers meant for civilians  A police officer received $10,000 as compensation because he can no longer enjoy gardening, visiting flea markets and collecting carnival glass. Another officer was awarded $1,000 after a suspect bit his arm but not hard enough to break the skin. A third broke a finger while making an arrest and received $6,500 after he claimed the fracture led to arthritis and a lower quality of life. A provincial fund that compensates civilians victimized by violent crime is routinely and increasingly paying “pain and suffering” cash awards to police officers who suffer minor injuries on the job. Workplace insurance already compensates these injured officers. A Toronto Star investigation has found that since 2005, more than 400 officers and prison guards across Ontario received a total of $1.5 million from the taxpayer-funded Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).  The board released 10 per cent of its decisions to the Star, and an analysis shows the officers who receive the cash often return to full duties, carrying a gun. A Star analysis shows the number of payouts and the average amount of each award have risen dramatically over the past four years. The amount of money given annually to officers has more than doubled since 2005, with $623,000 awarded in 2008. The number of payouts has also jumped, from 92 in 2005 to 137 last year. That’s a 49 per cent increase.  “I’m absolutely appalled,” said Dr. Leslie Balmer, a Peel Region psychologist who counsels families of murder victims. “I thought this is a fund … for victims of crime, not police officers … doing their job.”  Alan Young, law professor and author of a 2003 report on victim compensation systems across Canada, said: “I am somewhat shocked by the audacity that police forces feel they can tap into money that (is not) intended to assist them. It seems like this is double-dipping going on.” Toronto Police Service employees top the list with 133 cash awards since 2005. Ontario Provincial Police is second with 71. Peel Regional Police is next with 25. Ottawa Police ranked fourth with 20. The forerunner of the current law, the 1967 Law Enforcement Compensation Act, was meant to compensate civilians injured while assisting police, like the widow of Jack Blanc, a Toronto resident who was killed helping police try to stop a bank bandit. Over the years the law changed and has become widely known as a fund for civilian victims of violent crime who lose wages or suffer out-of-pocket expenses. It is now the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act. Ottawa Police Chief Vern White said   “I am surprised. I always thought it was for civilian victims.”

“The police force and prison guards have a very strong union. They have unbelievably strong benefits. They have additional resources that ordinary citizens do not have if they are injured by violent crime,” The Police have abused the system. By the shear results, percentages alone, the police have falsely taken advantages over the citizens, victims of crime.. “Police have the same right as any other citizen to apply for compensation if they have been the victim of a crime.” but the Police have unfair advantage they have an inside track, and free legal counsel as well.. paid by the taxpayers.. all clearly an abuse of what was definitely meant for all of the citizens.  The Ontario Liberal government undeniably allows the false abuse of the system again too.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/the-police/

 

Albertan Sheriffs GENERATE A VAST REVENUE

 
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 and for me the Sheriffs are sponsered by the pits of Hell itself.. Cops seem to have it too easy in Canada, they do what they want, they abuse citizens and tend to get away with it too. Too many COPS, persons distort  the LAW. it’s meaning still too.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/10/12/rcmp-warned/
  
Drink Alcohol and Die « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog 2 Sep 2009 Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. Alkcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehcular  accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills… DRUNK DRIVING  KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/
 
Liars, pretenders claiming to serve the public best interests the Albertan Sheriffs nab scores of drivers FOR SPEEDING GENERATING VAST REVENUES over long weekend even though less than 15 percent of car accidents are caused by speeding. Modern cars and drivers are able to sustain the higher speeds than a decade ago too. Police like to project the lie that speeding is unsafe driving.. and is the main reasons for car deaths, accidents, even though speeding is not the major cause of car accidents in Alberta , or in Canada, Rather 45 percent of accidents, realted deaths  are caused by drunk, impaired drivers that the police fail adequately to deal with as the police own statistics do show this too . Distracted drivers, bad drivers, road rage also cause more road accidents over speeding..
  
Too many COPS, persons distort  the LAW. it’s meaning still too.
 
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Motorists were forced to watch their speed over the long weekend after the Alberta Sheriff Highway Patrol buckled down on drivers.

More than 4,000 charges were laid across the province over Victoria Day long weekend, over 3,000 of which were for speeding.

Sheriffs also caught over 20 suspected impaired drivers as well as arrested over 30 people pulled over with outstanding arrest warrants.

Some of the charges break down as follows:

3,020 speeding violations,

154 Gaming and Liquor Act violations,

113 seatbelt infractions,

47 failure to stop at a stop sign violations,

135 other hazardous violations like careless driving or stunting,

589 non-hazardous violations like no insurance and suspended drivers.

More tickets equals more money for the province, this does nothing to make the roads safer. CASH COW, HIDDEN TAX …thats all it is…….230,000 violations @ $80 ea… = $18,400,000.00

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Supposedly Unsafe drivers in Whitecourt, Wetaskawin, Olds and Airdrie were also stopped at the wheel by traffic enforcement pilot projects. Sheriffs and RCMP laid over 800 charges in those rural areas alone, mostly for speeding too even though speeding is not the main cause of accidents .The Alberta Sheriff Highway Patrol has issued over 230,000 traffic tickets violations since its inception in 2006 generating millions and millions of dollars. The police should go instead after the real criminals, the real murders, robbers. starting with the police themselves..

Now in reality the Police who are often lying and saying they are serving the public good by going overboard with their law enforcement are just merely being selfish thugs, self centered, trying to promote themselves at the citizens expense and that is now true Canada wide, with the local police, RCMP, sheriffs now too.  Monday June 15,2009 Canadian Press  VANCOUVER — A judge has decided the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski will be allowed to make findings of misconduct against the four RCMP officers involved. The officers who stunned Dziekanski with a Taser at Vancouver’s airport challenged Commissioner Thomas Braidwood’s authority to make findings of misconduct against them. Braidwood had warned the officers he would consider allegations made at the inquiry — that they acted improperly and then lied to cover up their actions. The officers claimed those allegations amount to criminal offences, which public inquiries can’t do. They also argued that federal police officers are outside the jurisdiction of a provincial inquiry. But Justice Arne Silverman rejected those arguments, which means the inquiry can resume as scheduled this Friday with closing submissions. Now go after the rest of the bad cops too.

 

HEY I ONCE HAD WRITTEN A LONG TIME AGO THAT THE PEOPLE OF ALBERTA DO REALLY NEED TO STOP BASHING THE POOR PEOPLE, AND THOSE ON SOCIAL AID, FOR A DAY WILL COME THAT THEY TOO WILL BE NEEDING SOCIAL AID AND THAT DAY HAS COME..

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/pride-comes-before-a-fall-in-alberta-too/

The specific  Laws are created for a reason and given a certain set of conditions and circumstances.  When the circumstances or situation are not present then the law is basically not applicable. (2 Cor 3:6 KJV)   for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.

WE ARE NOT TO WALK  “Not of works, lest any man should boast.”  Ephesians 5:9 

Jude 18-19 “”How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.”

Drink Alcohol and Die « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog   Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. Alcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehicular  accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills… DRUNK DRIVING  KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/

Haste makes waste: cutting speed boosts drivers’ life expectancy: study  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100201/national/speeding_life_expectancy
 
Most accidents are caused by drunk driving and the doctor does not mention this still?? what was that? he was paid by the liquor industry not to? or was PAID BY MONEY MAKING REVENUE COPS TO SAY SPEED ALONE MAINLY KILLS.. HOW ABSURD.. THIS Canadian doctor.. and not a Canadian Traffic engineer uses now US statistics ONLY to say speed alone kills? and he what HE THUS HAD considered also the number of drunk, impaired, road rage  drivers, that seem to increase very year as a fact for most of the deaths NO MATTER WHAT THE SPEED?  or what this did not bother him.. only the number of people who speed?  SPEED IS A MAIN FACTOR IN 5 TO 15 PERCENT OF THE ACCIDENTS.. AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE ACCIDENTS? THE 85 PERCENT.. it SEEMS THE DOCTORS IN UNITED KINGDOM CONTRADICT THIS CANADIAN DOCTOR IN THEIR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STUDIES TOO.. SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?  Preposterous COOKED results.. NOW get real..

ALBERTAN RCMP, SHERIFFS, POLICE ARE BUSY

  CALGARY – Alberta is suffering an “image deficit” over criticism of the province’s oilsands and provincial Conservatives called for a new campaign to minimize the damage to business and tourism.  A resolution introduced at the Alberta Progressive Conservative Convention on Saturday argued that sophisticated and well-financed environmental organizations and special interest groups are having success in attempts to redefine Alberta’s image in “extremely negative” terms.   http://postedat.wordpress.com/2010/10/29/alberta-concerned-only-lately-about-its-image-reputation/

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 A NEW ALBERTA-

RCMP.OUTING

A POLICE STATE

  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/hidden-municpal-police-taxes/

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June 2013  Canmore, Cochrane; Bragg Creek and Redwood towns were one of the first to be hit with flooding as well  and now yes  CANMORE the home of the perverse Canmore Traffic court, and RCMP  traffic ticket revenue generation as I have already written recently,  the  severe flooding moved on to Calgary and next to many cities along the   rivers of southern Alberta. The RCMP have no time to get money from speeding tickets but instead they have to help instead the flooded citizens.. that must hurt their false pride and economic income.  http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/alberta-today/

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Statistics Canada has  found that Canada’s police force expenditures grew for the 12th consecutive year, to about $11-billion, or $344 per capita. About 1,800 new officers were added, the third-largest annual jump in the past 30 years. The provinces adding the most new officers were Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. In a recession too.. No one cares to manage the bad cops or make them work effectively, efficiently still.. so they sock it to the taxpayers again and again.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/we-need-more-red-light-cameras-elsewhere-too/

WE NEED ROBIN HOOD AGAIN…

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I am only following orders is not a valid response for anyone, any  cop now too… then maybe they should quit this bad job.. while the truth is that in most communities, the bulk of the ticket fees do go to the   general funds while next a  portion is also sent to the city or county who wrote the ticket. Still, it is  your  bad police force that does writes thousands of tickets a month and that income can quickly add up to millions of dollars and be very beneficial to the bad governments especially in these sour economical times as well, and also  as lead for more  raises, promotional for  these bad, abusive  cops now too..   It’s really still a perverse  form of generating revenue without spending much additional money to get that much wanted additional income even if they now also are taking it also now from the unemployed, disabled, very poor drivers. Bad judges , bad lawyers, bad politicians too are part of these traffic revenue corruptions now too.

Liars, pretenders claiming to serve the public best interests including the Albertan Sheriffs nab scores of drivers FOR SPEEDING GENERATING VAST REVENUES.  Police like to project the lie that speeding is unsafe driving.. and is the main reasons for car deaths, accidents, even though speeding is not the major cause of car accidents in Alberta , or in Canada, Rather 45 percent of accidents, realted deaths  are caused by drunk, impaired drivers that the police fail adequately to deal with as the police own statistics do show this too . Distracted drivers, bad drivers, road rage also cause more road accidents over speeding.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/research-on-real-world-behavior-crash-factors/

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CASH STRAPPED ALBERTA GOVERNMENT LOOKS FOR ANY EXCUSE TO GET MORE MONEY FROM ALL OF IT’S CITIZENS OFTEN TOO

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 They use the Calgary police, Edmonton police, traffic light cameras, Radar cameras, RCMP and Sheriffs to collect as much traffic ticket revenue, other ticket revenues,  that they can and have also  build big court houses to handle the larger court volumes as a result too, all done by  using a distorted  letter of the law approach.  

POLICE.THUGS

WE ALL REALLY NEED PROTECTION FROM THESE SELF SERVING CONSERVATIVES

Weekend Infractions revenue recorded in the RCMP district of Cochrane
Traffic Safety Act 467
Gaming and Liquor Act 143
Environmental Enhancement and Protection Act 1
Forests Act 24
Provincial Parks Act 25
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act 30
Criminal Code 13
24-hour suspensions 16
Serious motor vehicle collisions 2
Arrests in field 25
Warnings 200
Abandoned vehicles 6
Other 8
Total 960

Southern Alberta RCMP recorded an increase in violations at backcountry campsites and on rural roads as enforcement officers were out in full force over the long weekend. All supposed infractions generate much need revenue for the cash strapped Albertan government.

Preliminary statistics for the RCMP district of Cochrane, which includes the popular McLean Creek area, indicate a total of 960 incidents from Friday until noon Monday, said RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb.

Almost 500 of the cases were violations of the Traffic Safety Act, 200 were warnings, and 30 were seizures of small amounts of drugs that did not warrant charges.

Officers, including fish and wildlife staff and provincial sheriffs, can now issue tickets on the spot for infractions such as a messy campsite. Charges like that used to require an officer witnessing the violation as well as a lengthy court process.  Campers who don’t clean up their site face a new $172 fine.

Now in reality the Police who are often lying and saying they are serving the public good by going overboard with their law enforcement are just merely being selfish thugs, self centered, trying to promote themselves at the citizens expense and that is now true Canada wide, with the local police, RCMP, sheriffs now too.

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/pride-comes-before-a-fall-in-alberta-too/

And this EXTREEME POLICE ENFORCEMENTS also cause the profits,  revenue for the insurance industrry to go up as the insurance firms raise the driver’s rate now next too.. that is really socking it to them..

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/albertan-sheriffs-generate-a-vast-revenue/

Quebec’s pension fund IS NOW IN REAL TROUBLE

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“Former Quebec pension fund boss roasted at hearing probing losses  by the CBC News  

Quebec’s pension fund has fared well in recent years despite the latest massive losses caused by the collapse of the asset-backed commercial paper market, said the former head of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2009/05/19/quebec-caisse-hearings.html

“Quebecers can still have every reason to be proud of the Caisse,” said Henri-Paul Rousseau in his opening statement Tuesday at a parliamentary commission probing the pension fund’s staggering $40 billion losses last year.

Rousseau spent Tuesday morning deflecting a steady stream of accusations from commission members who reproached him for quitting his job at the Caisse, just as the pension fund was bleeding profits. Rousseau announced he was leaving the fund in May 2008 and remained on as an adviser to the board until the end of August 2008.

The former Caisse boss showed a “deep contempt for the interests of our nation” when he chose to accept a $400,000 departure bonus, said Amir Khadir, the legislature’s sole Quebec Solidaire MNA.

“As arrogance and contempt often hide a certain disregard, you preferred to resign in the middle of the storm,” Khadir added before being brought to order by the commission president.

wallpapers-quebecRousseau responded by saying he left a lucrative job in the private sector to serve Quebecers at the pension fund from 2002 to 2008, a choice that involved “heavy sacrifices,” he told the commission.

He is not to blame for the pension fund’s dismal returns in 2008, Rosseau said.

The fund was broadsided by the global economic crisis, and if it wasn’t for its investment in asset-backed commercial paper, it would have weathered the downturn much better, Rousseau said.

The Caisse has other issues, Rousseau added, including trouble “training, recruiting and keeping competent staff,” he said.

The new head of the fund is Michael Sabia, former head of Bell Canada Enterprises, who took over in March of this year.”

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QUEBCERS AND THE Quebec’s pension fund IS NOW IN REAL  TROUBLE,  JUST LOOK AT THE BAD EFFECT THE SAME PERSON SABIA  HAD ON BELL, WHOSE STOCKS, SALES, SERVICES, CUSTOMER SATISFACTION  HAVE GONE DONE DRASTICALLY. I HOPE THEY ARE ALL NOT STUPID ENOUGH TO LET HIM INVEST OUR MONEY INTO BELL AS WELL 

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/09/the-mulroney-schreiber-affair/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/16/quebec-the-second-largest-province-in-canada-holds-75-seats-and-cannot-be-ignored/

Dumont says Charest hiding Caisse losses Montreal Gazette  November 29 2008

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.

 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/a-serious-warning-for-quebecs-premier-jean-charest-too/

Transport Minister Julie Boulet is the third minister in the Charest government subject to a “verification” by the chief electoral officer, after suggesting that companies are financing the Quebec Liberal Party. Boulet, like Education Minister Michelle Courchesne and Norman MacMillan, the junior transport minister, said the Quebec Liberal Party does accept financial contributions from companies. Québécois leader Pauline Marois called for an investigation into how the Liberals raise campaign money when she heard the news about Boulet. “One slip of the tongue is okay, two slips is okay, three slips, it starts to get worrisome,” Marois said. “It’s against the law.” Quebec’s 1977 party financing law established the principle that only Quebec voters may give to a political party, setting the maximum contribution at $3,000. That means companies, unions or people living outside the province may not give to Quebec parties. http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Boulet+eyed+electoral+officer/2614662/story.html

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