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August 6, 2012

Quebec election: No money AVAILABLE for university students

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Ironically and hypocritically  while the  Liberal Quebec Premier Jean Charest faced even still very numerous QUEBEC STUDENT PROTESTS about his plans to RAISE UNIVERSITY EDUCATION COSTS SIGNIFICANTLY and now also  faced  a new political  candidacy, the  anti-corruption hero Jacques Duchesneau, who had just  announced Sunday he is running for the Coalition Avenir Québec party , yes all while  the anti-corruption platform is also still  dominating too  headlines issue  in the Quebec province throughout the early days of this  QUEBEC  PROVINCIAL  ELECTION Campaign,  the same JEAN CHAREST HAD NOW  ALSO  NEXT HAD CLEARLY INDULGED in more corruption  by trying to BUY  VOTES, when he said, would  give $100 per child every year to families with children in public elementary schools. The initiative would begin in 2013 and would cost an estimated $45 million a year, assuming 450,000 eligible children. No money AVAILABLE  for university students Jean Charest  and his Liberals HAD CLEARLY said before his threat of clearly losing the election ehh..
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A hero was born last September, when Jacques Duchesneau’s report for the  Quebec transport department on construction collusion was leaked to the media  (by Duchesneau himself, he recently revealed.) After Duchesneau concluded testifying on the pervasiveness of “dirty money”  in Quebec politics last June before the Charbonneau Commission, created as a  result of his leak, people approached him in public to encourage him to run for  office.They got their wish on Sunday, when François Legault introduced the  anti-corruption crusader as a candidate for Legault’s fledgling Coalition Avenir  Québec party.  http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Duchesneau+potential+game+changer/7049185/story.html

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Jacques Duchesneau presently states that the Quebec government, the Parti Quebecois and the City of Montreal lawyers are all now corrupted, bad but why did he leave out his fellow police offciers who had let the corruption go on the last 50 years at least

A report by French-language Radio-Canada said provincial police cancelled a surveillance operation , the report cited anonymous sources suggesting police get cold feet when an operation gets too close to the government. Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/charest-considers-suing-over-corruption-allegation-

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so this is why corruption in Quebec continued for such a long time? and is this so now in other provinces as well?

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According to PQ MNA Bernard Drainville, a questionable real estate deal  involving a piece of land on the south shore could link the Liberals with the  controversial Catania Construction company. He claims that at least $40,000 in political contributions from Catania was  rewarded with the $600,000 sale of land by the Riverside School Board to the  company. According to Drainville, the deal was approved without public tender by then  Education Minister Michelle Courchesne. At the time of the announcement, the Liberals also pledged $3.8 million in  public funds to support the project. The community centre was never built.  Instead, the company re-sold the land, to a condo developer for about $1.5  million. The PQ alleged that Catania made $1 million in profit. “It is not normal again that the Liberal interest is more important than the  public interest. It is not normal that Catania is making $1 million in less than  a year, while our school boards are crying for money and the south shore  community is asking for a new community centre,” said PQ MNA Bernard  Drainville.“Why is it yet again that the friends of the Liberal Party are cashing in on  public money while all these public needs that need to be fulfilled.”

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What this not the first time Jean Charest’s government was accused of favoritism?  Similar allegations were made in a damning report by Jacques Duchesneau, the  former head of anti-corruption squad. All of those allegations are before a public inquiry being led by Justice  France Charbonneau. The findings from that commission will be released about two  weeks after Quebecers vote-in a new government. The Liberal timing of  of the election took this into account?

Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/pq-alleges-favouritism-from-liberals-in-bad-real-estate-deal-

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see also
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/quebec-mad-dictators-went-overboard/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/05/26/quebecs-bill-78-is-a-repressive-facists-law-contrary-to-all-decent-forms-of-democracy/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/quebecs-realy-dumb-premier-jean-charest-badly-joked-about-the-student-protesters-outside/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/quebec-the-province-with-the-most-voter-volatility/

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