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December 21, 2010

Thousands and thousands of crooks, pretenders still exist in Montreal Quebec

 

MONTREAL – Eight Quebec companies and five employees were charged Tuesday with bid-rigging amid allegations that they colluded on $8 million worth of contracts to install heating and air-conditioning systems in five new Montreal condominium highrises. The Competition Bureau laid 27 criminal charges after a major five-year investigation that may fuel renewed calls for a public inquiry into the seemingly endless corruption of Quebec’s infamous construction sector. “The companies charged today are accused of inflating the cost of their goods and services, depriving consumers of the benefits of honest competition, including competitive prices.” The bureau said its probe started in 2005 thanks to a tip from a former employee of one of the eight companies charged. A bureau spokeswoman refused to identify the tipster.The heating and air-conditioning companies were charged for secretly co-ordinating bids between 2003 and 2005 to rig or pre-determine winners of the contracts for five major condo highrises, while blocking out honest competitors, according to the bureau.

If guilty, the companies and employees face court fines and up to 14 years in prison.

The bureau said its evidence includes thousands of documents that were seized during 14 different raids and includes interviews with numerous witnesses.

Criminal bid-rigging boosts construction costs on projects by up to 20% , bureau officials said, citing research studies.

WHO WAS CHARGED?

The companies and their employees charged include:

1. Garanteed Industries Ltd. & Houmam Nashar, bid estimator (4 counts each)

2. Les Entreprises Promécanic ltée. & Joel Perreault, a bid estimator (3 counts each)

3. Entreprises de Ventilation Climasol Inc. & president Roch Raby (2 counts each)

4. Lys Air Mecanic Inc. & France Sergerie, a vice-president (2 counts each)

5. Groupe SCV Inc. & president François Lemay (1 count each)

6. Kolostat Inc. (1 count)

7. Ventilation G.R. Inc. (1 count)

8. Ventilex Inc. (1 count)

 
and you did note that it took 5 years before the charges were brought forth too..
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 Quebec now is Dealing only with one leaking hole of many in a bucket full of holes even Canada wide .. issues of ethics, integrity and just who is calling the shots at ALL city halls, provinces,  and what about the rest of the iceberg too… Ongoing Cover ups -Construction firms colluded to boost prices: report 
 
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Any Abuse of any taxpayers finds should be a criminal offence fully prosecutable by law, and should mean the immediate dismissal of all involved too, after all it is stealing the taxpayer’s money. Police, judges, supervisors  don’t tend to enforce it cause they do the same thing? All Unacceptable  still. The government “moving ahead, with more taxes” is not  the most important thing that the province can do to strengthen the economy and create jobs but rather to seriously plug up the leaking  holes in the taxpayer’s pail of money first.
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On the way to visit my mother in the Hospital the last week as I leave or enter the Montreal Subway, metro exit  entrances, I continually encounter too many young people standing there all the time, and many homeless people there begging for money.. the sad reality here is that many of them are also here selling drugs. Obviously The Canadian federal and Quebec Justice Ministers, Solicitor Generals, education, health, manpower resources Ministers don’t care to solve this problem cause it is very clear  that had they realy wanted to they would have done so already too. Since all this too has even been going on for a long time.
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Until people start getting fired and criminal charges are laid, these type of under the table deals will continue.  And we wonder why services continue to go down as taxes continue to go up. I say amend the criminal code to include a mandatory 5 year minimum jail sentence and a fine not less than 10 times the money involved, for breach of public trust. This amendment would cover all forms of corruption from conflict of interest to false accounting. By the time the first dozen or so of these crooks have been banged up – the rest won’t find public office so attractive once they know they can’t fleece the taxpayer. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/corruptions-people-still-rightfully-do-blame-the-governments/
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Also all of the  governments should now step in given the justified rising anti-competitive, anti monopoly sentiment nation wide, curbing their monopoly sectors from grabbing, gouging  exorbitant profits from the customers,  and preventing these monopoly sectors from taking advantage of their market position to overcharge consumers.  Encouraging real, valid competition, for example, is the ultimate way of breaking up monopolies. But the government some times instead  sticks to price controls or no controls to tackle the monopoly problem. The governments can deal  with monopolized interests only if it gathers adequate political will.  
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Face it basically crime, theft, tax evasions, tax payer’s money abuses are rampant for decades too in CANADA and Canada wide  because the too often pretentious police are firstly are not doing their jobs, they are not only incompetent, but their political masters would not let them do it as well.. the RCMP included now..
 
 
 
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Thousands and thousands of the crooked persons still exist in Montreal Quebec just for a start..
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Ever notice how the old age homes, or the Hospitals in Montreal now tend to get the same amount of money to feed the sick persons and how  next the quality of food actually now served differs greatly?
 
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In a generally bad, pretentious hospital and I have seen, witnessed, experienced  now in 4 Montreal Hospitals too,  they tend to do a superficial cure, they generally deal with the prevalent symptoms, not the main root medical problems, causes and  so next it is likley the patient continues to return too many times to the hospital because of their sickness..a wasteful, cost full  approach now too.
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 Which now reminds  me when was the last time actually that a medical administrator,  doctor, nurse, hospital worker was charged with criminal abuse of a sick person too?

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Now  a St Luc Hospital nurse too easily this week quarantined my mother as having a contagious disease in the hospital as a merely hunch, prevention medicine, a bad nurse practicing medicine, being a doctor without a license. So when I personally  next asked the nurse what specific disease my mother  had that  she was caring, curing her for, was it a Novavirus? Next the nurses had  replied that she did not know, and she did not read the charts,  and what was she treating my mother then for? Merely going through the pretentious motions of caring for the patient again and again?   So next  I had asked the visiting Gastritis doctor as to what proof he had that my mother was sick with a contagious disease and  what the disease was called and he next replied to me that was a good question, he needed to look into it for he did not know himself.. The doctor next lifted the quarantine. Wow.. What about getting real medical care.
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Now a very elderly sick person  who had attended a local Montreal Hospital St Luc,   off and on for the last 5 years,   was told yesterday she was well enough to return to her old age home. The same old lady told me next firsthand that she did not want to go there because she was abused there, served inadequate food. But her nurse told me it was none of her concern, and the next time any Quebec nurse says they are underpaid I will also have to reply this is not any of my concern.
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NEXT  THIS ELDERELY PATIENT’S doctor told me she was aware of the issue and so what did she do!!  Nothing
busted medicare (2)
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Now in the last year I not by choice have spent about half of my time sitting, waiting, looking, and listening in many of the Major Montreal Hospitals. I have observed how doctors, nurses, head nurses, orderlies, even the housekeeping personal interact, do work as well. I amongst others at St Luc had even specifically witnessed  a doctor  lie about the quality of his actual medical care for a patient. Furthermore   St Luc  was the only hospital  where I noticed that the nurses seem to systematically, too often,  throw their disposable gloves directly onto the floor  missing the waste bins, and this indicated to me their clear lack of respect for others, and the housekeeping  personal now included. Explains  to me why their patient care lacks a lot too.
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Now here is some more of  my own undeniable witness this week too.
1: For the second time this week a Montreal Quebec CHUM St Luc Hospital geriatric 3rd floor nurse approaches an elderly English speaking patient and says next to her, I will be your nurse for today, or this evening, I only speaking in French, for she lies when she says she cannot speak English, and I reply that is unacceptable since the elderly person by Quebec law now has a right to be spoken in the language of her choice which is English. Otherwise I will be contacting the news media, ombudsman, the justice ministers as well, and remarkably the nurse next learns to speak English profusely even in five minutes too.
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Two days later next the same circus repeats itself when another new nurse approaches the same  elderly English speaking patient and says to her, I will be your nurse for today, or this evening, I only speaking in French, for she says he cannot speak English, and I again reply that is unacceptable since the person by law now has a right to be spoken in the language of her choice which is English. This nurse still  maintains she cannot speak English. So I rightfully suggest she go and find another job, even a present replacement for herself, and I rightfully request a nurse that can speak English. She next goes and speak to her supervisor and the supervisor next  came with her and when I explained to the supervisor the right of an English speaking patient by Quebec, Federal law to an English speaking nurse the supervisor replies she is not sure about that, I point out to the supervisors that it is now much too late to try to teach an 84 years old patient to speak French and she agrees. So she agrees to be a translator.
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Now this type of fiasco had repeated itself in my witness four times already  this year even at the Montreal west Island General Hospital and that is always still unacceptable. Now do contact the Hospitals and make sure it never happens again!
busted medicare (1)
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2: Now in the same hospital yesterday afternoon  another 84 year old patient who is receiving a narcotic pain Killer regularly is brought to the Hospital, to the same room where I am present all day, and the patients two daughters are there met by a medical examining doctor. The doctor asks the daughters what they exact form the hospital and they replied the uttermost care possible, insuring in the process that their mother does not experience any pain at all. The doctor replies that he does not fully understand the demands since an infinite amount of medical care is possible. But even to a stupid, dumb person like me supposedly the demand is very reasonable. After further discussion the doctor next agrees to the request. The daughter leave and check into a local hotel. That evening no attempt was made to help the patient to eat any food, the next morning as well, and even the whole day, in fact as I saw firsthand, a nurse even does takes the food for herself, which was a cheese sandwich. When the daughters arrive to see their mother they are horrified to see her suddenly in a totally degenerated state not surprisingly since she has not eaten in 2 days, and no more food or water was even given to her since I was there the next three days at all the meals too. The daughters do in my presence next inquire of the nurse as to what was happening to their mother’s pain killer shots that she was to receive  and the nurse said they had to see the head nurse. The head nursed replied that the doctor had prescribed that the pain killers be given as requested but since the mother can  no longer can talk, is mostly sleeping all the time no pain killers was given. The daughters openly express dismay to me as to the bad, degenerated  state of the medical care in Quebec today. Now what Kind of unacceptable crappy medical treatment of  a sick senior was, is this.
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Deal fully, rightfully with the head nurse and the doctor now as well.
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Still the police spend most of their time and energy on revenue generating traffic tickets, which are not even the major causes of accidents too.
 
Public exposure and exemplary prosecution of the guilty serves every one’s best interest, the guilty persons included now.
 
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Our own  Health authorities are continually reminding all of the people about personal hygiene measures like hand washing during THE GASTRITIS AND  flu season.. THE Montreal ST LUC  HOSPITAL HAS THIS WEEK HAD A MAJOR OUTBREAK OF GASTRITIS AMONGST IT’S PATIENTS RESTRICTING THE NUMBER OF VISITORS.
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 Hospitals seriously now need to do a much better job here in helping the sick patients..
MY HAVING 2 VERY SENIOR , ELDERLY PATIENTS,   MEANT THAT I SPENT MORE TIME IN EMERGENCY, TRIAGE, HOSPITALS OVER WHAT I WOULD NORMALLY. I COULD NOT HELP BUT THERE ENCOUNTER MANY PATIENTS WHO HAD OR DEVELOPED A PREVENTABLE INFECTIOUS DISEASE, EVEN  ,GASTRITIS IN HOSPITALS AND I WAS THUS NEXT INTERESTED IN THE MAJOR CAUSES OF THE INFECTIOUS DISEASES, IT’S SPREAD, GASTRITIS INCLUDED AND THE TOO OFTEN INFECTIVE APPROACH IN CURING IT TOO IN OUR HOSPITALS.
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Gastritis means inflammation of mucus lining of the stomach.
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Gastritis is a common medical problem. Up to 10% of people who come to a hospital emergency department with abdominal pain have gastritis and yet most hospitals still tend to respond very poorly to it. Why?

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Gastritis is a very troublesome disease and can give rise to many life threatening problems, if it is not treated in time.
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There are several causes of gastritis. The most common causes of gastritis are: Aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, Potassium supplements, Iron tablets, which may explain why many elderly patients have it too. Infections with bacteria, viruses, or fungi can cause gastritis. Worldwide, the most common cause of gastritis is infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Viral or fungal gastritis may develop in people who have had a prolonged illness or an impaired immune system. For some people, a drug allergy or food poisoning can cause gastritis.
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Many  of the households who used sodium hydrogen sulphate amogst many other products  could face next  gastritis. Sodium hydrogen sulphate is used In  a variety of food products includes beverages;dressing sauces and fillings. In the processing of meat and poultry, in detergents, swimmin pools too, and  in the metal finishing;cleaning products and also it lowers pH for effective chlorination.
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Atrophic gastritis is a form of gastritis found particularly in the elderly, where stomach cells are destroyed, potentially leading to pernicious anemia.The main symptoms of gastritis are loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, headache, and dizziness. There is pain and discomfort in the region of the stomach. Other symptoms are a coated tongue, foul breath, bad taste in the mouth, increased flow of saliva, scanty urination, a general feeling of uneasiness, and mental depression. In more chronic cases, the patient complaints of heartburn and a feeling of fullness in the abdomen, especially after meals. Generally, treatment for gastritis involves antacids and other medications aimed at reducing stomach acid, relieving symptoms, and promoting the healing of the stomach lining, as acid irritates the inflamed tissue.
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Helicobacter pylori is a type of bacteria that infects the stomach. Infection with this bacteria may lead to chronic gastritis. Doctors use several different types of method to treat H. Pylori infection. Most use a combination of two antibiotics and a proton pump inhibitor. Sometimes bismuth (Pepto-Bismol) also is added to the mix. The antibiotic helps destroy the bacteria, and the acid blocker or proton pump inhibitor relieves pain and nausea, heals inflammation and may increase the antibiotic’s effectiveness.

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1 Although I had seriously suspected my mother had gastritis, EVIDENT due to her major vomiting, LIKELY GIVEN TO HER BY HER CLSC NURSE, so on  December 18,2010  I also had face to face told the head nurse at the Montreal St. Luc hospital that fact. But next it took at least 5 days for the hospital next to confirm it. By that time the disease had spread to the whole Hospital floor. While the doctors were treating one of her symptoms they too easily forgot the others even very apparently because of lack of coordination, communication between the various medical specialists now here involved too which increased her hospital stay period.but EVEN AFTER SHE WAS NO LONGER SICK THEY NOW FALSELY KEPT HER UNDER QUARANTINE FOR DAYS AS WELL.
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2 Studies do tend to show that the medical Risks are  higher for weekend, holiday admissions even for gastritis. People get ill 24/7 so hospitals should be adequately staffed 24/7.
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“Being admitted to hospital with internal bleeding on a bank holiday pushes up the risk of dying by 41%, researchers have said. Inadequate staff cover and a lack of access to hospital tests means patients are more likely to die than those admitted on normal week days.  Admission on a weekend also increases the risk of death by 13%.

The research, by experts at the University of Swansea, looked at admissions for upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, which can be caused by a range of conditions including ulcers and gastritis.

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It confirms other studies which show a higher chance of dying if a person is admitted to hospital on weekends.

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In June, a review found that the death rate among NHS emergency admissions across England increased by 7% at weekends in 2005/06.

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Experts said one reason was a lack of consultants and fewer specialist services available at the weekend, including diagnostic tests.

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And last week, the Royal College of Physicians warned that patients are being left in the hands of junior doctors because of inadequate consultant cover on weekends.

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 Dr Stephen Roberts said: “The higher death rates for weekend and public holiday admissions could not be explained by differences in the patients admitted and may be down to reduced staffing levels or delays in investigative procedures such as endoscopy (an internal examination). It is very clear from our research that further studies are needed to understand why death rates are much higher at weekends and on public holidays than during the week.”  http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gqXaAAjHmonAd8ZGciO3h-72mKCw?docId=N0054981291900032172A 

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Gastroenteritis (also known as gastro, gastric flu, tummy bug   and stomach flu, (although unrelated to influenza) is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, involving both the stomach and the small intestine (see also gastritis and enteritis) and resulting in acute diarrhea or by severe vomiting.. Infectious gastroenteritis which can often be seasonally common even in Hospitals now too may be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites.
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And it is important to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections in regard to the treatment as well.. Bacteria, and parasites  can be treated with antibiotics but Viruses do not respond to antibiotics . 
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Noroviruses are the leading cause of foodborne disease outbreaks worldwide, and may soon eclipse rotaviruses as the most common cause of severe pediatric gastroenteritis. Norovirus gastroenteritis can cause significant morbidity and mortality among children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised.
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Also rotavirus, norovirus, gastritis, gastroenteritis, C-DIFFICILE, ARE ALL VERY QUICKLY SPREAD BUT NOT SO EASILY CURED and what many media fail to report is that both doctors and nurses themselves are too often the biggest carriers.  
 
 
                
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More People have to take the responsibility for their own actions and consequences.  That includes all of the doctors, nurses who abuse, neglect their patitents now too.  I have encountered too many pretentious, lazy, no good doctors, nurse too often the last year in fact still in Hospitalss even.
 

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