This is getting ridiculous. When it comes to punishment for criminal, unacceptable bad acts Canada for the last 50 years even has double standards, one for the ordinary Joe Blow and one for the Professionals, the Professionals – Doctors and Nurses, CEO’s, Managers, Accountants, Police they all tend to get off Scott free, rewarded even..
For example do take the case of the Hamilton hospital shit disease where people got sick an died no one got punished for neglecting to clean properly the toilets, hospitals again.. or take the case where Alberta health system CFO quits, after his lavish spending revealed and supposedly will get a full severance package too.. Employee gets fired for misconduct and doesn’t even qualify for UI. If an Executive gets fired for misconduct, and so what they next do get to keep the villa, the Lexus and also get a fat severance package.
Even in Alberta the feeling of entitlement with the too often western separatists is similar to those facts also we hear about often happening in Quebec, Ontario as well. Recently in Quebec at the Concordia University many professionals got ridiculous severance packages all at tax payer’s expense too, where “two long-time donors to Concordia University announced they are no longer giving money to the school, in protest of what they consider financial mismanagement.” “Accusations of internal, university financial mismanagement have dogged not only Concordia, but other Quebec institutions in recent years as well. It has been an issue of contention in the ongoing tuition hike debate, with student leaders and researchers arguing that if institutions managed their public funding more responsibly, universities would not be “underfunded,” or in such dire financial straits. Notable examples include the failed Université du Québec à Montréal Îlot Voyageur project of 2005 – which involved the resignation of rector Roch Denis with a $173,000 severance package, a $200 million loan in-trust from the Quebec government, and more than $185 million in cost overruns – as well as a McGill’s 2009 $321,471 severance package to former VP Ann Dowsett Johnston. Since 2000, Concordia has paid out millions in settlements to departing administrators, dismissing two presidents since 2007. In 2010, Judith Woodsworth, received a $703,000 separation package two years into her five-year term as university president. Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Concordia+loses+long+time+donors+because+financial+mismanagement/6960635/story.htm
When are these absurd big severance packages going to stop too? Also now if Joe Blow had stolen from the company at work he in contrast shortly would go to jail or at the very least get fired quickly with no compensation. This resignation of Allaudin Merali in Alberta even came just weeks after he was hired by Alberta Health Services. Now firstly how someone like this can get hired when he left Ontario under similar circumstances?The bad managers who continue to hire these bad individuals need now also to be held to account and fired too. Also how can someone get severance when they have only been with an organization for three weeks? It’s not the first high-profile departure Three years ago, he had even left the Ontario’s health system apparently under a similar dark cloud.In the fall of 2010, then-CEO Stephen Duckett and the same agency had parted ways after he rebuffed reporters at an emergency meeting by saying he was busy eating a cookie. Alberta Health Services later revealed his severance amounted to more than $735,000.
*** update*** The former CFO of Alberta Health Services will not receive a severance after his contract was terminated when details of his expenses were exposed. AHS now plans to publicly post the expenses of the CEO and other senior officials.
“OTTAWA — Members of Parliament aren’t able to properly scrutinize the government’s spending plans and are effectively rubber-stamping billions of dollars in proposed spending without due diligence, a new report says. The issue, the all-party parliamentary report explains, is MPs are expected to perform detailed scrutiny of the government’s spending plans, or “estimates,” but the committees receive little opportunity to review them and are only giving them “perfunctory attention” at best. “http://www.canada.com/news/dark+over+government+spending+parliamentary+report/6937710/story.html
Even the protection of abused seniors in Hospitals, old age homes in Quebec as well is also non existent cause they also do have a pretentious ombudman, Ministers
They all do need in principle, to stop rewarding bad behavior and seriously manage our money a lot better. All clearly even another example of the Conservative government’s immoral double standard now as well and not just the Liberals…