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November 11, 2009

TOO many liars in Canada, thieves too

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Pleasing  the crowd, thinking positive, spin doctoring,  political correctness is a common writer’s demon that tries the patience of the best of us and  the epitome of the writer’s dishonesty. 
Like all the teachers now have to do it seems I continually do have to remind our politicians  and news media what is acceptable, and unacceptable still.. and even what the truth now  is too!
 This isn’t News article, it’s a false brain washing press release, or a commercial propaganda, which seems to apply to too many of of the daily news stories I encounter.. and the governmental handouts too now.

The journalistic positive spins example..


September new house prices up more than expected Vancouver Sun –  New home prices rose more than expected in September as Canada’s real estate market showed further signs of recovery. OTTAWA — New home prices rose more than expected in September as Canada’s real estate market showed more signs of recovery.


Ottawa-Gatineau builders raise selling prices in September Ottawa Business Journal


Job losses sharper but shorter in this recession


now as to the negative reality…


EnCana third quarter profit plunges 99%  Vancouver Sun –  OTTAWA — Earnings at EnCana, Canada’s largest natural gas producer, plunged 99% to US$25-million, or 3 US cents a share, in the third quarter as a result of lower oil and natural gas prices. 


CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as soft commodity prices weigh


Sept. new home prices down 2.7% on the year –  New housing prices were 2.7 per cent lower in September 2009 than they were 12 months earlier, Statistics Canada said Thursday. New house prices increased 0.5 per cent in September over August, Statistics Canada said Thursday.



BCE Inc., Bell Canada Enterprises Inc. on Thursday said lower restructuring costs pushed its main Bell unit to report a 26 per cent rise in operating income last quarter, but warned that a slowdown in the business market and a continued Canadian weak economy will keep revenues at the lower end of expectations into the fourth quarter of 2009.  The company was in the process of cutting jobs and streamlining its divisions. Canada’s largest phone company, reported third-quarter profit  as customers spent a third more to send e-mail messages and surf the Internet from their handsets.  Net income rose to C$558 million ($532 million), or 72 cents a share, from C$248 million, or 31 cents, a year earlier. All because the CRTC helps Bell to suppress competition, decent consumer pricing..  BCE began offering Apple Inc.’s iPhone in Canada last week through its Bell Mobility wireless unit, breaking the monopoly held by Rogers Communications Inc. Bell, which introduced Palm Inc.’s Pre phone nationwide in August, is now using both devices to force consumers to spend more on data after the economic slowdown forced cutbacks in long-distance calling. BCE rose 5 cents to C$27.14 at 4:10 p.m. in Toronto Stock Exchange trading.  Third-quarter revenue increased 0.5 percent to C$4.46 billion. The company said Bell’s revenues from operation increased 1.2% in the quarter to $3.79-billion, but the growth was largely fuelled by the acquisition of The Source stores and the remaining 50% of the equity of Virgin Mobile Canada. Bell said it added 135,000 wireless subscribers and that average monthly revenue per user was C$52.13 in the quarter. Bell TV revenues were also up 10.2 per cent, The company also reported growth in video revenues which offset the natural declines in local, long-distance and wireline data revenues. Bell can never make enough money nor adfully please all of the customers..  

Chief Executive Officer George Cope is putting the savings from about 5,000 job cuts, or 11 percent of the company’s workforce, since June 2008 into marketing and subsidizing  new smart phones. The company also had eliminated 1,100 jobs in the third quarter.  BCE has thus cut about 6,200 people. Bell   recognizes that the slowdown in the business market and a weak Canadian economy will keep revenues at the lower end of expectations into Q4 2009. Average monthly revenue per customer decreased to about $64, down $3.98, as subscribers switched to lower monthly rate plans, used their phones less and lower roaming revenues, customers on average were spending less than a year ago due to the weaker economy, negative price gougings, also there was no intent  of Bell eliminating 911 or service activation fees,





Telus Communications Inc. (T-T33.500.200.60%) launches legal action against Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI.B-T33.00-0.14-0.42%) for allegedly misleading ads claiming Rogers provides “Canada’s fastest network.”  In documents filed in B.C. supreme court, Telus says that since a Nov. 5 upgrade, a network run by Bell (BCE-T27.640.431.58%) and Telus offers faster and more reliable service than the Rogers network.  Telus says Rogers advertisements introduced in 2007 and continuing after Nov. 5 that claim Rogers provides “Canada’s fastest network: two times faster than any other,” are now false and misleading.  Telus also claims similar advertisements that Rogers provides “Canada’s most reliable network,” have also been false since Telus’ upgrade.  Telus is seeking a declaration from Rogers that its advertisements breached Canada’s Competition Act, in addition to injunction from distributing the ads, damages and compensation. Canada’s wireless telecommunications industry, in which Telus, Bell and Rogers control about 90 per cent of the market, is set to become more competitive as Telus and Bell introduce Apple’s coveted iPhone, which Rogers has offered for more than a year.

False misleading advertising has long time been made by Telus, Rogers, Bell and others in Canada whole the Ostrich federal consumer dperantmt, government did nothing.. I even wrote to you about THIS ISSUE  too and what it takes the courts to deal with everything now, AND so why do we need the  government ?

 I remember too recently the spin doctors telling you that in spite of the recession now was a good time to buy a home and for you suckers who next  did get into big debts,  here  is what they say to you now..

Real estate recovery will be weak in Canada due to limp demand, report shows   Canada’s real estate market didn’t fall as hard or fast as in the U.S., but some spots did suffer steep losses and a recovery will be slow as buyers worry about another potential economic dip, a new report suggests. 
Stimulus funds forget high jobless areas   OTTAWA – Canada’s high jobless regions are losing out as billions in federal stimulus money flows into areas that have been spared the worst of the recession, an analysis by The Canadian Press suggests. 
That is what Harper and his gang are realy like too..they are like still.. By their own fruits you tell what they realy are..


(Mark 10:19 KJV)  Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother…(includes do not divorce)  



Quebecers alone in wanting to save gun registry: Poll Wed Nov 11, 12:47 PM  OTTAWA – A new poll suggests Quebecers are alone in wanting to save the long-gun registry.
Cause Quebecers actually are more peace loving persons over those in the rest of Canada. 
Meanwhile   Sarnia, Ont., police officer arrested and charged with sexual assault  SARNIA, Ont. – A member of the Sarnia, Ont., police force faces sexual assault charges.In a brief news release, Chief Phil Nelson says an officer, currently before the court on other criminal matters, has been arrested and charged following an investigation by Chatham-Kent police. The officer, whose name is not being released to protect the identities of the alleged victims, is charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference.  The officer has been remanded in custody pending a bail hearing Thursday in Chatham.

BC home inspector ruled ‘negligent,’ must pay nearly $200,000 to buyers  VANCOUVER, B.C. – A home inspector has been ordered to pay nearly $200,000 to a North Vancouver couple who were told the house they wanted to buy only needed basic repairs. A   B.C. Supreme Court judge ruled Imre Toth was “negligent” and provided “woefully inadequate” estimates after his inspection of the house in September 2006. Toth’s report estimated house repairs would only cost about $20,000, when in fact they totalled more than 10 times the amount at $200,000.  The judge found the buyers wouldn’t have purchased the $1 million home had they been made aware of the extensive rotting beams and other structural problems.

QUEBEC – The outgoing leader of the Action democratique du Quebec blames the federal Tories for helping to destroy his party. In a scathing open letter, Gilles Taillon says his decision to sever ties with the federal Conservatives prompted a harsh response. Taillon says he met with Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos, a key player in both federal and provincial politics, and that he told him the tiny ADQ would be cutting ties with the Tories. Taillon suggests that meeting prompted a putsch, in which the Tories and former ADQ leader Mario Dumont orchestrated his ouster. Members of Taillon’s caucus began abandoning the party until, just 23 days into his leadership, he agreed to quit. The embattled ADQ leader writes that his leadership was undermined when he tried to end that “untouchable alliance” with the Tories. He also says he’s found troubling financial irregularities in the party’s books that he plans to report to police.   

 PS Someone should  do us all a favour and shoot the National Post, for it is a very sick horse, whose Conservative party  biased  lies and spins are visibly disgusting… Maybe the CBC now as well.. 


Trading Day: TSX follows crude oil prices down  Vancouver Sun –  november 12, 2009 The main Canadian stock benchmark gave back most of its triple-digit gain from the previous day as an unexpected rise in crude oil stockpiles shook confidence on both sides of the border.



Stephen Harper’s often one step forward, two backwards approach

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For all kind of detail examples, reasons, explanations Canadian Senator Mike Duffy is a TREMENDOUS example, illustration  of the wrong type of managerial DECISIONS Stephen Harper OFTEN MAKES:
Duffy P.E.I.’s most expensive senator. during his first three months in the red chamber, Conservative Senator Mike Duffy racked up more than $100,848 in travel and office expenses, more than double the average of what the other three Island senators spend in a typical quarter. Duffy’s rate of spending puts him in the top rank of senatorial expenses.
Mike Duffy is a mercenary hack.
His sheer audacity in comparing himself to an elected MP is breathtaking.
Two days ago Mr. Duffy loudly told us that Mr. Stoffer’s criticisms were the ramblings of a “faker”.
But yesterday he wasn’t returning calls…..
It doesn’t matter, of course.
Mr. Duffy is there representing ‘us’ until he is 75.
Whether we like it or not.
A thousand thank-you’s, Mr. Harper.
How can we possibly repay your kindness……..?
I expected better of Mike Duffy, but I guess winning the lottery, I mean being appointed to senate, changes you.
Mike Duffy is a total embarrassment. His earlier crude comments on the fitness of P.E.I.’s premier revealed the attack dog he is. It is totally in character for him to smear Peter Stoffer, one of the most respected M.P. s, a man of obvious integrity. Read Don Martin’s recent column on Mr Duffy in the National Post (also carried in the Guardian). Maybe Duffy has a mission from our P.M., but whatever his reasons, he is a partisan political hack, and I resent his role of representing P.E.I. Harper should remove him for his own protection.
Duffy thank you for opening my eyes to Harpers wish to abolish the senate. Your such a fake and a sad sad senator.
As far as I am concerned the Senate is not the problem because one way or another we need an Upper Chamber to balance the Commons. The problem is its structure and how it is politically manipulated by Prime Ministers without the consent of the Canadian electorate.   Mr Duffy’s nomination is crass for two reasons:  first this Prime Minister made all kinds of promises and flip flopped on all of them and second as a journalist Mr Duffy was supposed to be non partisan so all those years he was pretending to analyze the political scene with an open mind it turns out this was a fake – including his opinion of the Senate before being named a Senator.
Duffy thinks he is entitled to whatever he can get, believes he is smarter, better educated, more important and of higher class then the rest of us.  By calling Stoffer a faker and saying he doesn’t care about the military, Duffy proved he will say anything at all, lies, fabrications etc, as long as it is in an attempt to help his good buddy Harper. How can anyone who has spent more then 10 minutes covering Stoffer question his loyalty to Military families.   Duffy is taking taxpayer money, using it to insult ALL NON Con/reformers, and spending big money on food and travel   what a joke, be a man Duffy and resign…mind you a MAN isn’t something you will ever be accused of being, because you aren’t  kids starve, doughty spends hundreds of thousands on foods and flights
Whether one believes the Senate should be abolished, reformed or maintained as is, it is incumbent upon those who are appointed to conduct themselves with dignity, professionalism and honour. Mr. Duffy has been, since day one of his appointment, an embarrassment and has no place in this Senate or any other version which may replace it some day.   Not a good choice Mr. Harper

Alleged CONSERVATIVE mis-spending and influence-peddling


NDP MP Olivia Chow and lawyer Brian Iled ARE  seeking federal investigations into alleged mis-spending and influence-peddling by its Conservative Party loyalists.  If true, recent published allegations reveal “a shocking disregard for the public interest and normal rules of governance on the part of Stephen Harper’s appointees to the TPA board,” Iled told reporters in his law office.  Instead of rousting members who were accused by former colleagues of undefendable expenses and accomodating unacceptable party lobbying, he said the PM’s people “shot the messengers, replaced them with more loyal Conservatives and ignored the whistleblowers.”  Iled, head of Community Air, a group devoted to grounding the TPA-run Toronto City Centre Airport, said the Authority “has become a playpen for Stephen Harper’s political appointees with their own agenda and no accountability for their actions.”  He and Chow called for a return to mainly city appointees — similar to those who ran the old Toronto Harbour Commission — until the government restructured ports in 1999.  NO ‘SIGNIFICANCE’  Costing taxpayers $10 million a year, they said Toronto’s port authority status can’t be justified as having “strategic significance to Canada’s trade.”  Chow said she was mostly stonewalled after earlier seeking disclosure of expenses, including “outrageous entertainment and travel,” such as steak dinners at a leased restaurant in its Harbour and Bay Sts. headquarters and “lavish lunches” by ex-president and CEO Lisa Raitt, now minister of natural resources.  Chow and Iled have targeted such spending at previous press conferences.
‘BLATANT’ INTERFERENCE  In September, she blasted John Baird for “blatant” political interference after the transport minister appointed two new TPA members to replace two who criticized board practices.  Chow yesterday called one new member “another Conservative fundraiser,” with no experience in Toronto waterfront issues.  After a newspaper published leaked documents and last week reported altered versions of TPA board minutes, the Authority issued a statement saying the articles contained “many inaccuracies and falsehoods.”  

OTTAWA-Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his government have been using taxpayer-funding announcements to boost the fortunes of unelected Conservative candidates, critics charge.  While Conservative allies and would-be MPs are welcome at public announcements to splash taxpayers’ money around Canada, opposition MPs say they’ve been pushed to the sidelines and even left in the dark about funding announcements taking place in their ridings.  Some New Democrat and Liberal MPs say they have only learned about funds going to their ridings when they looked in the local paper after the fact and saw unelected Conservative candidates prominently featured at government-financed events.  Liberals believe that if Elections Canada looks into the practice, Conservatives could be held in violation of strict laws intended to keep partisan and government spending separate.  “This is one more example of abusing government resources to benefit the Conservative party,” says Liberal MP Martha Hall Findlay (Willowdale), who is in the midst of filing multiple official complaints to the Treasury Board and Elections Canada over the government’s advertising and promotional practices. “This is another attempt to buy Canadians with their own, taxpayer money,” she said.  This fall, Moncton Liberal MP Brian Murphy was barred from entry to an announcement by the Prime Minister at the Irving shipyards in New Brunswick.  Hall Findlay says of the Conservatives: “These guys just don’t seem to get it. It’s not their money.”  Andrew MacDougall, a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, said the government “makes Economic Action Plan announcements with our provincial and municipal partners.” In Edmonton-Strathcona, the only Alberta riding the Conservatives do not hold, local Tory candidate Ryan Hastman has participated in at least five government announcements over the past few months, while the local NDP MP, Linda Duncan, says she has been excluded from all of them. Hastman boasts of his participation in pictures on his Facebook page.  Duncan, who calls the “whole process offensive,” says it becomes doubly irritating when a Conservative candidate claims credit for funds she helped to get for the community, as the duly elected MP.  “What I find reprehensible about all this is that they just can’t seem to accept the fact that Edmonton-Strathcona voters elected me, not a Conservative,” Duncan said.  Hastman was on hand, posing for pictures with Labour Minister Rona Ambrose, when the Conservatives gave a $14.8 million cheque to the GO community sports centre in Edmonton in September, for example.  Duncan had worked with the centre to get the application into the government before the deadline elapsed earlier in the year – and says she only found out about that deadline because someone accidentally sent her an email directed to the Alberta Conservative caucus.  The same thing happened recently in the riding of Welland, Ont., held by New Democrat MP Malcolm Allen. When the Prime Minister stopped in to announce federal stimulus money going to Niagara College last month – which came with a provincial contribution as well – there was pointedly no mention of either Allen or the provincial MPP, Peter Kormos, who is also a New Democrat.  “It’s kind of disappointing,” said Allen. “It’s the taxpayers’ money.”  The local Conservative candidate, Leanna Villella, was apparently involved in the event and the organization of it, as she explained in a blog entry.  “After the press conference, we headed over to the local restaurant M.T. Bellies where I got the chance to sit and talk with the Prime Minister, Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson, and (St. Catharines) Member of Parliament Rick Dykstra. Together we discussed the challenges facing our riding, and also got the chance to outline the possible solutions,” she wrote.  “I would like to thank the members of my campaign team who worked so hard all week to make sure that this event ran smoothly.” It is not clear from Villella’s blog entry whether this visit to the riding was financed by the federal government or the Conservative party, since the event appeared to be part official, part political business for the Prime Minister.  But MacDougall, the PMO spokesman, said that at the Niagara event, “the mayor of Welland, Damian Goulbourne, regional chair Peter Partington, Liberal provincial cabinet Minister Jim Bradley, and the president of Niagara College all participated in the announcement in question.  “The local New Democrat MP, Mr. Allen, voted against the EAP and its investment in Niagara College,” MacDougall added. “However, just like other community leaders, he could have attended the event.”

Critics cry foul at Tory photo ops. Conservatives use announcements to boost profile of candidates, opposition says  Conservative candidate Ryan Hastman, shown with Labour Minister Rona Ambrose in September, has participated in at least five government announcements over the past few months in the riding of Edmonton-Strathcona. LEFT OUT: Riding’s NDP MP Linda Duncan.  

Chris Alexander, future Tory candidate in Ajax-Pickering, was on hand when Harper announced a funding boost for the Toronto Reference Library in October. LEFT OUT: Riding’s Liberal MP Mark Holland
Denise Ghanam, Conservative candidate in Windsor-Tecumseh, participated in a $1.3 million funding announcement for Essex County in September.
LEFT OUT: Riding’s NDP MP Joe Comartin
Troy Desouza, Tory candidate in Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, B.C., was on hand in August when Harper rolled out a funding plan for community colleges in B.C.
LEFT OUT: Riding’s Liberal MP Keith Martin
Bernard Trottier, who will run for the Tories in Etobicoke-Lakeshore, joined Harper at a Tim Hortons in September to welcome the firm back to Canada.
LEFT OUT: Riding’s Liberal MP Michael Ignatieff
Rudy Husny, Conservative candidate in Outremont, Que., participated in the announcement of $1.7 million in funds for Montreal’s World Trade Centre.
 LEFT OUT: Riding’s Liberal MP Thomas Mulcair
Really good people now do not and should not do these bad things Conservatices especially

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Exemplary – mostly the wrong type of example..

I really hate these types of replies.. 

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Exemplary, rather you mostly still do mean the wrong type of example.. All of our leaders were to set examples not merely to farcically, hypocritically prosecute  all the other wrong doers.. It seems we are too often still hearing that too many our civil and public servants are abusing others, only pretending to be doing their work, stealing, cheating, lying, even guilty of drunk driving and none of that is acceptable.. and we just see the tip of the iceberg

And everybody else does it is also still never a justifiable excuse..


Because the guilty persons are wrongfully not being punished, terminated, fired, they continue to do their wrongs too..

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We can often know too often our civil and public servants, governments. Medicare now are pretentious and none of that is very acceptable still as well, especially when they take their pay form the taxpayer’s money but show little good for it still too.

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