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July 2, 2015

Quebec Liberal leaders, a bad sense of what bad people are like. Why?

plq_logo_ Why is it now that the Quebec Liberal leaders, are known to associate with the really bad persons.

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Lu Chan Khuong  had this year become the first elected female president of the  Quebec Bar Association  and she is also the partner of Marc Bellemare, former minister of justice under the Liberal government of Jean Charest.  The board of directors of the Quebec Bar asked the president, demanded her  to resign on Wednesday and suspended her after she refused  after was  reported she shoplifted jeans. In its statement, the board indicated that Khuong confirmed being the subject of a complaint for shoplifting in a store in Laval, and that her file was processed under the “program to deal non-judicially with certain criminal offences committed by adults” in 2014. The non-judicial handling of her  offence can be decided on by the Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales when the act is a minor offence that doesn’t pose a real threat to society. The decision is only taken when it has determined that the fault attributed to the offender is an offence that can be proven. Diverting the charges is often offered in exchange for community service.

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59-year McGill University Health Centre CEO Arthur Porter, the former Canadian spy-agency head and McGill University hospital administrator  has died in a Panama   of cancer on Tuesday , where he was in jail fighting extradition to Canada to face fraud charges.  The Crown wants proof Arthur Porter died in Panama . At the peak of his power, Arthur Porter enjoyed the rarefied luxuries of a Caribbean villa and a chauffeur-driven Bentley, boasting of contacts with heads of state from around the world  — including no less than the present Premier of Quebec,Philippe Couillard .  The Quebec prosecutor handling the multi-million dollar fraud case involving Arthur Porter says she wants Quebec police to verify that he is actually dead, she wants to see official reports verifying accused fraudster’s death Tuesday. Two Quebec anti-corruption officers sent to Panama have been assured  Arthur Porter really is dead.  “The visual identification of the body of Arthur Porter turned out to be sufficient for us to formally confirm his death,” Just to be extra sure, however, UPAC investigators did take fingerprints from the deceased as well as DNA samples.  A week after Porter was first reported dead, of lung cancer in a Panama hospital, the legal case against him is now officially closed.

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But  ” the investigation into the McGill University Health Centre bribery scandal will continue, and accusations still stand against Porter’s seven alleged accomplices. Porter, along with his right-hand man at the MUHC, Yanaï Elbaz, was accused of rigging the bidding process to build the $1.3-billion superhospital in exchange for some $22.5 million in bribes. Also accused are several executives from SNC-Lavalin, which “won” the contract, as well as those who allegedly laundered the money — like Porter’s widow, Pamela Porter, who pleaded guilty in December for her part in the scheme. So far, some $17.5 million in assets have been frozen.”

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Arthur Porter  who so assiduously courted politicians —  including Philippe Couillard (when he served as health minister in the mid-2000s) — later became a political pariah after a warrant was issued for his arrest more than two years ago on corruption charges. Arthur Porter, M.D., also the former dismissed CEO of the Detroit Medical Center, Dr. Porter, whose management style had already raised questions during this job, at the Detroit Medical Centre, was later charged in one of the largest corruption and fraud investigations in Canadian history.  the  Police allege  Porter received $11.25 million in secret commissions for rigging the contract to build the new McGill University Health Centre superhospital in SNC-Lavalin’s favour.   The Crown alleges Porter received part of a $22.5-million payment from Montreal-based engineering giant SNC-Lavalin in order to fix the call for tenders to ensure the firm received the lucrative contract. Porter left the DMC to head McGill University Health Centre‘s hospital network, where he was administrator from 2004 to 2011. In late 2011.

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Porter also quit the MUHC amid concerns he was involved in too many private business deals. He returned to the Bahamas, where he announced in January 2013 that he had lung cancer. Four months later, Porter and his wife were arrested by Interpol agents at Panama’s international airport on the MUHC warrants. Among Porter’s belongings was a passport from Sierra Leone which he claimed gave him diplomatic status.  In total, nine people were charged in the alleged MUHC scheme, including two other former MUHC executives and three ex-SNC-Lavalin ones. Porter was the only one not to appear in Quebec to formally answer to the charges. Porter moved to Nassau, Bahamas, just ahead of a lawsuit filed by McGill and charges by Quebec prosecutors of conspiracy, embezzlement, fraud against the government, breach of trust and related crimes related to the construction of a $1.3 billion “super hospital” in Montreal. Porter, a medical doctor and cancer specialist,   was arrested on an international warrant in Panama City in May 2013,  while in La Joya prison he was fighting extradition to Canada .

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In the  Summer of 2005, Porter flies to Baltimore with Premier Jean Charest and Health Minister Philippe Couillard to persuade the Shriners at their annual convention to keep their pediatric orthopedic hospital in Montreal. Their gambit works and marks the beginning of a working relationship between Couillard and Porter.

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Porter  founded a consulting company with Couillard in 2009, almost a year after Couillard left public office.

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On  June 15:,  2009  Porter and Couillard were elected directors of mining company Canadian Royalties, almost a year after Couillard resigned as Quebec’s health minister and as a member of the National Assembly. The two sat on the board of Canadian Royalties until Dec. 16, 2009.

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Quebec’s anti-corruption task force suspects Porter and four high-profile  executives involved in the construction of the McGill University Superhospital  were part of a massive fraud conspiracy.UPAC issued arrest warrants Wednesday morning for Arthur Porter, Pierre  Duhaime, Riadh Ben Aissa, Yanai Elbaz , Jeremy Morris. UPAC confirmed  Wednesday that Elbaz – the former associate director general of the MUHC – is in  custody and will be charged Thursday. Duhaime — the former CEO of SNC-Lavalin – will turn himself in to Surete du  Quebec headquarters Thursday morning, He has already been charged with fraud. Ben  Aissa — another former executive at SNC-Lavalin — has already been arrested  and questioned by police for his possible role in other plots. All five are wanted for fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, and related charges.   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/high-profile-executives-involved-in-the-construction-of-the-mcgill-university-superhospital-are-charged/

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Quebec’s police task force on corruption is probing the billion-dollar contract for McGill Montreal mega-hospital awarded to a consortium led by Montreal engineering giant SNC Lavalin Group Inc. SNC-led consortium had won the McGill University Health Centre contract. Police raid the McGill University Health Centre . Up until six months ago, the hospital project had been overseen by Riadh Ben Aissa, a former head of SNC’s construction division, and also a central figure in an ongoing scandal. One of SNC’s original subcontractors in the project was a company controlled by construction magnate Antonio (Tony) Accurso – a controversial figure who now is also facing fraud and corruption charges. The hospital deal was put together under the watch of the previous chief executive of the health centre, Arthur Porter who left his own job under a cloud late last year. Arthur Porter had been appointed chair of the federal government’s security-intelligence watchdog agency, when his African business dealings with an arms dealer were revealed. Dr. Porter stepped down from both jobs. The Quebec government has earmarked $2.35-billion for an effort to reconstruct Montreal hospitals, the lion’s share going to the McGill University Health Centre campus. “Quebec’s anti-corruption unit has put several high-profile figures in its crosshairs since being established last year. It has arrested construction magnates such as Mr. Accurso and Paolo Catania, as well as Frank Zampino, a former city councillor who was the right-hand man of Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay.” 

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/finally-police-probe-mcgill-hospital-contract/

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Not much of a surprise? The tip of the iceberg is being revealed only as  the overall depth of corruption will take much more time apparently to uncover, corruptions that likley permeates the whole project. Birds of feathers tend to flock together. And no one should tell us that  these initial suspected persons, now  were even  just isolated individuals acting on their own without the vast help and knowledge of any others now too. Higher education never insures one’s good moral standings.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/mcgill-administrators-likley-run-their-hospitals-the-same-way/

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Former CSIS watchdog Arthur Porter arrested in Panama .Arthur Porter, the well-connected oncologist and hospital administer whom Prime Minister Stephen Harper appointed three years ago to oversee Canada’s spy agency, was arrested with his wife in Panama on charges including fraud against the Quebec government relating to his alleged role in the handling of a $1.3-billion Montreal hospital construction and maintenance contract, awarded three years ago to scandal-plagued engineering giant SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. The head of Quebec’s anti-corruption task force made the announcement Monday evening. In a written statement, Robert Lafreniere said the arrest was conducted after an investigation — code name Project Lauréat — by the Sureté du Québec, the RCMP and the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).Dr. Porter and his wife, Pamela Porter, are in police custody. Mrs. Porter is accused of handling the products of crime and con   Efforts are being made to extradite the couple to Canada, according to the statement. 

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/05/27/arthur-porter-arrested-in-panama/

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Want to read some more about this?  see https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=ca&tbm=nws&q=DR+PORTER&oq=DR+PORTER&gs_l=news-

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Couillard  had   now   distanced himself   from  Porter,   many  years  late..

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Wife pleads guilty to laundering money for former spy watchdog Arthur Porter .The wife of Arthur Porter, the accused fraudster and former head of the federal spy watchdog, has admitted to laundering millions of dollars stolen from the public purse. Yet Dr.  Arthur Porter, and  still insist the whole event is a lie, perverse fabrication, they are  not guilty of any wrong doing.. and Dr. P. Couillard?, 

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Bad Dr Porter’s relationship with Dr. P. Couillard, who was Quebec’s health minister  and now the Premier of Quebec too, at the time, appears to be far more extensive than previously thought.  Couillard, claims he did not know that his long time business partner was a crook must have really really bad jugdement  or is lying.  Not only did Couillard and Porter go on fishing trips when Porter served as chief executive officer of the MUHC, he says, but Porter claims that Couillard phoned him every day for political advice.  http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Arthur+Porter+dishes+dirt+Harper+Couillard/10188705/story.html
Yes the same person Couillard could not spot a crook even as he worked with him for years..  but I can work with a person one day and likely tell you if he is a crook, immoral or not..  and that is why I tend to spell Liberals as Lieberals..
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The really bad  Liberals  including DR Philippe Couillard  who had  allowed this province to go down in a mess, corruptions THEY STILL REALLY do not deserve to be a governing party ever. I am not a politician, but as an ordinary Citizen I knew that Dr Porter was likely clearly corrupt, the MUHC corrupted, and the city of Montreal as well and I had objected to it. And if Pauline Marois and her separatist  party fail to address the corruptions now properly, instead of sweeping it under the table as has been done wrongfully  for decades, they too  do not deserve to be a governing party ever Both the Liberals and the PQ parties had failed to properly deal with English language laws already too..
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Too many persons really cannot face the reality there are things in their life that need serious, drastic changes. These people in denial are the ones who often need professional help for their own short comings, sickness. Their false denial, diversion, distortion does not change the negative reality about their own unacceptable acts. Corruptions occurs now Not just in Churches, amongst the police, politicians, civil and public servants. These People in the state of false denials, clearly also who lie often, they do now also tend to have severe personal, mental disorders next even cause one tends to eventually believe next ones own lies as being the truth, and they can no  longer differentiate their own lies from reality, the truth. By their false denials Who is fooling whom? You cannot fool all the people all the time and now matter how smart you are there is still someone more wiser who can see the truth still too. . Narcissistic, selfish, self centered Mental Disorders too evident now even in many of the so called Professionals even bad pastors, leaders leads these persons to dwell in self-absorption, fantasy, illusion, where she or he has exaggerated claims to talents, importance, or specialness, manifesting evidence of a need for constant admiration from others, a lack of empathy for all others, persistent in this too, have rigid personality traits and coping styles, clearly inflexible, do show a hypersensitivity to any criticism , defeat or negative realities thus they rather are pathological in denial by the their falsity, contrived replacement of the truths which they still must face eventually . These SEVERE PERSONALITY disorders are generally personally ongoing too leading to more impaired social and/or occupational functioning and can make it difficult to pinpoint a clear dividing line between their pathology and their so called normality. Most of these people with their personality disorders may not perceive that there is anything wrong with their behavior and thus they are not motivated to change it. It is important to note that these personality disorders are considered to have their onset in late adolescence or early adulthood and they alone are responsible for it too.
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Again false Denial, it is very   common when many an individual, even amongst so called professionals, even in pastors now included, are openly confronted with their own wrong doings, that they resort to a false denial. When confronted with the truth the denier they often respond with a similar personal counter attack remark as ”you are crazy”. “I reject your reality… and substitute my own.” Their false denial, diversion, distortion does not change the negative reality about themselves still though. Sadly it is a negative natural human tendency to devolve into denial.” It’s not just a moral compass that’s lacking, but the ability to honest, or to stand apart. Denial often comes out of a false pride, a fear of being openly exposed as being wrong. Denial is a false convenient escape, excuse for inaction for persons now facing a situation that requires a decision or action that conflicts with his or her established past policy. Denial too often can be further disastrous upon themselves and others.. for denial is not seeing data at all or seeing it and coming to an erroneous conclusion within oneself. One’s false denial is often based on a false assumption of one’s past great success and often precedes their own severe personal failure next due to a personal disconnect with real life. Illustrated fully by the story of the Emperor with new clothes. .
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False Denial (also called abnegation) is a often defense mechanism in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence, a mechanism of the immature mind that conflicts with the ability to learn from and cope with reality. The subject may now deny the reality of the unpleasant fact altogether (simple denial), admit the fact but deny its seriousness (minimization) or admit both the fact and seriousness but deny responsibility (transference). The concept of denial is particularly related to the denial of one’s addiction to alcohol for example, or to one slandering others, abusing them stealing, lying.. their denial or their minimization of their own wrong doings is the essential part of what enables them next to  continue his or her behavior in the face of evidence that, to an outsider, that is overwhelming. “The American Heart Association cites denial as a principal reason that treatment of a heart attack is delayed. Because the symptoms are so varied, and often have other potential explanations, the opportunity exists for the patient to deny the emergency, often with fatal consequences. It is common for patients to delay mammograms or other tests because of a fear of cancer, even though this is clearly maladaptive.”
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Types of Denial include now Denial of fact: This form of denial is where someone avoids a fact by lying. This lying can take the form of an outright falsehood (commission), leaving out certain details in order to tailor a story (omission), This form of denial involves avoiding personal responsibility by blaming, minimizing or justifying. Denial of responsibility: Denial of impact: avoiding thinking about or understanding the harms their behavior have caused to themselves or others. Denial of awareness: they do not admit any previous awareness of the negative reality. Denial of cycle: Denial of cycle is where a person avoids looking at their decisions leading up to an event or does not consider their pattern of decision making and how harmful behavior is repeated. Denial of denial: This latter form of denial typically overlaps with all of the other forms of denial, but involves more self-delusion. People in a false denial are really nuts, delusional..
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There are tools and practices that we can implement to overcome the psychological trap of anyone’s false denial. The Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too.
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October 5, 2012

The Quebec Liberals and City of Montreal now had the police looking in the wrong place too

Now  this year, the City of Montreal revealed, through an access to information request, that the student protests had cost the city more than $11.6 million in overtime just in the Month  of Aug. All this wasted expenditure  while major rampant corruption was being carried out next to the Justice center, police station all  unstopped and unchecked, the foxes in the Montreal City Hall were continuing to steal money from the taxpayers and City Hall executives, personnel falsely went along with it? 

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The Students next had anway  won still and got their Justice and now we need real justice in our City Halls… and in the meat plants now too

see

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/quebecs-liberals-gambled-sadly-instead-of-providing-good-leadership/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/i-wrote-years-ago-that-anyone-can-and-should-be-held-accountiable-for-their-abuse-of-ou-tax-dollars-anywhere-in-canada-too/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/now-tell-us-all-how-many-of-these-montreal-crooks-will-face-actual-jail-time-and-how-long-now-as-we/

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/anti-corruption-squad-raid-on-laval-city-hall-mayor-s-home-1.983701

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/when-exposed-in-quebec-all-of-the-crooks-start-to-blame-the-others/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/i-was-the-decent-thing-to-do-for-quebecs-first-female-premier-pauline-marois/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/10/03/nothing-has-realy-changed-in-ottawa-and-elsewhere/

September 20, 2012

It was the decent thing to do for Quebec’s first female Premier Pauline Marois

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Marois scraps tuition fee hikes first day on the job Her first day on the job and Premier Pauline Marois didn’t lose any time scrapping former Liberal government policies: University tuition fee hikes were cancelled, a law restricting public demonstrations was repealed.  The elimination of tuition hikes marked a historic day for the province’s student movement. The Liberal plan to increase the fees sparked a four-month strike last spring with nightly demonstrations and social unrest throughout the province. Students campaigned hard to defeat the Liberals in the Sept. 4 election. Student leaders declared victory when Ms. Marois announced that tuition fees would be maintained at $2,168 a year without taking back additional money the Liberals had put into student financial aid in an attempt to make the increase more palatable. Ms. Marois said the measure will not cost more than $20-million in the current fiscal year.The Parti Québécois government also repealed the controversial law banning demonstrations, which opponents called a violation of the right to free speech and public assembly.

  Ms. Marois didn’t stop there. She announced the fulfilment of another election promise, saying that Quebeckers will be reimbursed the $200 health tax they paid this year when they file their provincial income tax returns next spring.   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/marois-scraps-tuition-fee-hikes-first-day-on-the-job/article4558135/

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It is only common sense that all education should be free.. as educated persons are more likley to get a better paying job and thus pay more taxes too. Jean Charest and his liberals were too self centered to see that truth.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/09/05/quebecs-liberals-gambled-sadly-instead-of-providing-good-leadership/

Now watch other provinces in Canada will follow as well..

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Also Quebec’s new Natural Resources Minister has signalled she will move to ban hydraulic fracturing even as she ordered a new inquiry into the practice, a position that puts development of the province’s   resources of natural gas in doubt. “I cannot see the day when the extraction of natural gas by the fracking method can be done in a safe way,” said Martine Ouellet, a   former Hydro-Québec engineer and long-time defender of the province’s water reserves.  “We will impose a sweeping moratorium, both on exploration and on extraction of shale gas,” she said.   During the campaign, the PQ promised to reform the mining regime, which would be costlier to the industry, and to cancel the $58-million loan that the Liberals offered to the Jeffrey asbestos mine. It also wants to raise taxes on Quebec’s highest income earners. And it will ask the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to invest $10-billion more in the economy.   Quebec said it will also close its only nuclear plant, Gentilly II, located near Trois-Rivières. Ms. Marois said the closing symbolized her government’s commitment to the protection of the environment and to a “rigorous management of our finances”.          http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/industry-news/energy-and-resources/quebec-gas-in-peril-as-pq-signals-ban/article4557380/

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The really bad  Liberals  including DR Philippe Couillard  who had  allowed this province to go down in a mess, corruptions THEY STILL REALLY do not deserve to be a governing party ever. I am not a politician, but as an ordinary Citizen I knew that Dr Porter was likely clearly corrupt, the MUHC corrupted, and the city of Montreal as well and I had objected to it. And if Pauline Marois and her separatist  party fail to address the corruptions now properly, instead of sweeping it under the table as has been done wrongfully  for decades, they too  do not deserve to be a governing party ever Both the Liberals and the PQ parties had failed to properly deal with English language laws already too..

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September 5, 2012

Quebec’s Liberals gambled sadly instead of providing good leadership

Sep 5, 2012 Shocking news. Montreal, Quebec, Man apperantly tries to  tried to kill also the newly elected first female   Party Quebecois Premier  Pauline Marois, who is  to become Quebec’s 1st female premier ,  Pauline Marois and the Parti Québécois during her election rally victory speech. Quebec premier-designate was hustled off stage, just before 1 a.m.. A man in his 40s was shot dead an another critically wounded near where Pauline Marois was giving her victory speech to supporters before midnight Tuesday, prompting a swift response from the Parti Québécois leader’s security team and an evacuation of the downtown Montreal concert hall. A man was swiftly arrested by the police present and a rifle seized. A second man was critically injured in the incident, according to Montreal police. The Gun death marrs the narrow win by the Quebec separatists. The party won a minority government with a weaker-than-desired result, of 54 seats won out of 125, that could severely limit its ability to pursue its independence agenda and likley lead to new elections with the NDP to be fully  involved next as well.The PQ’s 54 seats,fell nine short of the 63 needed for a majority in the 125-seat legislature. The  Liberals had a far better-than-expected result and won 50 ridings, holding onto official Opposition status.  Quebec solidaire won two seats. It was certainly the most tragic, and least jubilant, election win in the PQ’s long history. The PQ’s score in the popular vote was lower than any time it has ever governed, with just 32 per cent. That was just one percentage point more than the governing Liberals, who staved off the electoral annihilation many had predicted. The new Coalition party had 27 per cent.

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The stupid, immoral Gamble that did not pay off.. Quebec Liberal  Party leader  Jean Charest placed a big bet and loss his own political seat even in the Quebec provincial election. With all the ridings counted, the Liberals were at 50 to the Parti Québécois’s 54 and the Coalition Avenir Québec party’s 19. Québec Solidaire held the remaining two, the Liberals slid to second place in Quebec’s national assembly, and Charest lost his own seat. PQ Pauline Marois to lead as Quebec’s 1st female premier . Oppostion leader  Pauline Marois and the Parti Québécois claimed victory over the incumbent Liberals Tuesday night, winning a minority government in the provicial election.

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It happened all because the  Quebec Liberal  Party leader  Jean Charest had  gambled that: an unusual summer election would benefit from voters too distracted by vacations and long, torpidly hot days to be whipped up into anti-government fervour. Quebec Liberal  Party leader  Jean Charest gambled that going to the polls during the second week of university classes would spotlight Quebec’s student unrest, an issue on which his iron hand and unwavering resolve gave him the most credibility among the major party leaders.   Quebec Liberal  Party leader  Jean Charest gambled that it was better to head into a campaign now, before the Charbonneau Commission inquiry into corruption in the provincial construction industry starts its autumn hearings — and potentially exposes nefariousness within the Quebec Liberal Party. Quebec Liberal  Party leader  Jean Charest and  his party now gambled, and they  lost. The Liberal party also lost key MNAs: junior finance minister Alain Paquet went down to defeat, as did junior natural resources minister Serge Simard, Agriculture Minister Pierre Corbeil and Natural Resources Minister Clément Gignac. In the entirety of the greater Montreal area, the Liberals suffered a net loss of three seats, but the PQ loss was higher. The péquistes fell from 28 ridings to 24. Overall, the Liberals held all their seats on Montreal Island, keeping the 20 ridings that went red in 2008. Six of the remaining seats went to the PQ, and two to Québec Solidaire. In Laval, the Liberals lost Laval-des-Rapides and failed to capture the new seat of Sainte-Rose.

Jean Charest: Bio Born: June 24, 1958, in Sherbrooke, Que.

Education: Law degree, Université de Sherbrooke, 1980.

Political career: Elected to House of Commons as a Progressive Conservative MP in 1984. Became youngest-ever cabinet minister in 1986. Federal PC leader from 1995-98. Named Quebec Liberal leader in 1998. Elected premier in 2003, re-elected in 2007 and 2008.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebecvotes2012/story/2012/09/05/quebecvotes-charest-liberals-results.html

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

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But before his big false gamble the clearly  Bad premier of Quebec Jean Charest had falsely abused his own Quebec University students… and he now had  paid the big price for it too.

The former Quebec provincial student movement leader Léo Bureau-Blouin who had  become a PQ candidate in the Laval riding hadhas   defeated the Liberal junior finance minister Alain Paquet and next  Léo Bureau-Blouin vowed that his  victorious Parti Québécois will   will revoke the tuition hike imposed by the Liberals that sparked the province’s months of student unrest, and will repeal Bill 78 (also known as Law 12), the contentious legislation that restricts protest.”It shows that when youth mobilize, we can do big things,” Bureau-Blouin said of his victory. Bureau-Blouin was a leader of the Quebec student protest movement until his term as president of the FECQ, the federation of Quebec college students, came to an end June 1.

MONTREAL – A PQ ministerial decree cancelling tuition hikes, taken barely 24  hours after Pauline Marois was elected premier, is being hailed as a victory by  the Quebec Federation of University Students (FEUQ). FEUQ President Martine Desjardins considers the decree to be the symbolic  end of a two-year battle but she vows that the work is not yet finished, as the  group intends to make other proposals at the upcoming summit of higher education  promised by the Parti Quebecois.

Read more: http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/feuq-student-group-declares-victory-1.947796#ixzz25unM5fhX

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/08/06/quebec-election-no-money-available-for-university-students/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/07/20/quebec-mad-dictators-went-overboard/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/quebec-the-province-with-the-most-voter-volatility/

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/2012/05/24/police-who-strike-often-want-public-support-deny-others-the-right-to-strike-this-is-realy-absurd/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/quebecs-realy-dumb-premier-jean-charest-badly-joked-about-the-student-protesters-outside/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/08/30/quebec-taxpayers-money-and-brain-drain-from-quebec/

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May 26, 2012

QUEBEC’S BILL 78 IS A REPRESSIVE FACIST’S LAW CONTRARY TO ALL DECENT FORMS OF DEMOCRACY

From the start an out of touch Quebec Premier and an unrealistic Liberal government has misread the Quebec students. Montreal now is the scene rather of daily increased protests.. More and more persons now are protesting the unacceptable, too controversial law Bill 78 aimed at limiting protests against tuition hikes. Government officials worried about the fast-approaching tourist season have too hastily introduced Bill 78 but it severely and falsely restricts the fundamental rights of all Quebecers to freedom of speech, protest.. The draconian legislation also provides for fines for anyone who prevents someone from entering an educational institution. The student groups, labour federations and a wide range of other organizations rightfully now do claim the law is unconstitutional and a violation of basic rights. 
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Bill 78 is excessively punitive, restricts freedom of assembly and muzzles free speech through the threat of pulling student association funding.
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MONTREAL – three main student groups behind a boycott of classes that is in its 15th week formed a common front Friday with more than 100 unions and individuals against the Quebec government’s emergency legislation, BILL 78, asking the court to strike down the bill that restricts protests, arguing that it infringes on fundamental freedoms. While the court challenge intends to quash Bill 78 permanently, the groups also filed a motion to have key articles in the law suspended until a decision is rendered on the constitutionality of the law. “It’s the biggest constitutional challenge in Quebec history.”

Bill 78 was adopted last week by Premier Jean Charest’s Liberal government in hopes of quelling some of the recent months’ unrest over Quebec’s plan to hike tuition fees  But it seems to have had the opposite effect. People from all walks of life, who hadn’t been involved in the nightly student demonstrations and didn’t necessarily support the student strike, have joined in, denouncing the law as trampling on fundamental rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association. Civil libertarians and constitutional experts have weighed in…

The law suspends the academic term in progress and provides for when and how classes are to resume, as well as restricting protests. “The new law does put a limitation on free expression. The question is whether or not that limitation is reasonable.”The second motion filed Friday asks for the entire law to be struck down because it violates both the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, as well as the Quebec Charter. the fines for not respecting the law are exorbitant and could instill enough fear that a person might avoid all demonstrations altogether. http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Students+unions+join+forces+against+Bill/6681886/story.html
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do see also

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/police-who-strike-often-want-public-support-deny-others-the-right-to-strike-this-is-realy-absurd/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/quebecs-realy-dumb-premier-jean-charest-badly-joked-about-the-student-protesters-outside/

May 24, 2012

POLICE WHO STRIKE OFTEN WANT PUBLIC SUPPORT DENY OTHERS THE RIGHT TO STRIKE ? THIS IS REALY ABSURD..

MONTREAL— A peaceful evening march that began with people banging pots and pans in support of protesting students ended in the early morning hours with police kettling demonstrators and arresting 400 of them after officers were pelted with projectiles. Montreal wasn’t the only city to have roundups Wednesday night.  There were also mass arrests at student protests in Quebec City and Sherbrooke. Kettling is a police tactic widely used in Europe where riot cops surround demonstrators and limit or cut off their exits. It has been widely criticized because it often results in the scooping up of innocent bystanders as well as rowdies. A recent report by Ontario’s police watchdog blasted Toronto police for their use of kettling during the G20 summit two years ago, saying they violated civil rights, detained people illegally and used excessive force. The Montreal demonstration was the 30th since the student protest against tuition fee increases began more than three months ago. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1183346–around-400-people-arrested-as-police-use-kettling-in-latest-montreal-student-protest?

IMAGINE THAT STUDENTS.. CLEARLY IT HAS LOST CONTROL AND CREDIBILITY THE FASCIST QUEBEC GOVERNMENT AND THE POLICE ARE GETTING A REAL BLACK EYE WORLD WIDE.. POLICE WHO STRIKE OFTEN WANT PUBLIC SUPPORT DENY OTHERS THE RIGHT TO STRIKE ? THIS IS REALY ABSURD.. WE ALREADY KNOW THAT THE POLICE THEMSELVES ARE NO SAINTS AND FALSELY EVEN GET AWAY WITH KILLINGS EVEN..

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/quebecs-realy-dumb-premier-jean-charest-badly-joked-about-the-student-protesters-outside/

February 23, 2011

I still do not trust any politician to do what he says..

 

so Quebec promises more English instruction?

Education and jobs are among the top priorities for Quebec’s Liberal government in the second half of its term, said Premier Jean Charest in his speech that launched a new legislative session on Wednesday. Charest laid out five priorities: education, employment, sustainable development, resource development and health care.The big promise is equal time for English and French instruction — Grade 6 students across Quebec will spend half of their school year in intensive English training, Charest said.“Our language is our identity, it’s our strength,” he said. “Our language is an instrument of freedom,” he added, earning a sustained ovation from his caucus. 

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2011/02/23/jean-charest-inaugural-speech.html 
   
                  
But
 
I still do not trust any politician to do what he says.. actions speak louder than words…  in Quebec the English right has been undeniably downgraded especially in Hospitals where too many Quebec French nurses too often do mock senior English speaking patients for not speaking French.
Furthermore the Quebec government in Montreal Hospitals is training new nurses, many new immigrants to Canada who cannot speak French, never mind even English  and these nurses do too often now only pretend they understand and comprehend French firstly as I have also witnessed many times and I have detailed before too. Never mind them learning to speak English..
 
Many Montrealers  firstly cannot even find an english speaking family doctor..
  
  
  
 
                
                                                                                      
                                  
                                           
   
 
                                                      
   
           
 
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December 19, 2010

SEASON GREETINGS AND

 

Long-term care homes  National Post – Residents of Ontario’s longterm care homes and their family members often fear reprisals, including being banned from facilities, if they complain about conditions or treatment at homes, according to the findings of a sweeping two-year investigation.

Serious problems in long-term care home inspections CTV.ca

            

Norovirus hits Sask. health facilities  CBC.ca – Several health facilities in Saskatchewan, including a Saskatoon hospital, are under quarantine as officials try to stop an outbreak of norovirus.

Virus sees hospital close doors to visitors StarPhoenix

          
    
          
Sent: Sunday, December 19, 2010 10:55 PM
 
Subject: Wishing you all the best of the seasons, and merry Christmas and a Happy new year for you and all of your loved ones too.
 
And you did know that many people tend to get more sick around these holidays and often die as well.
 
Which now reminds me can you please tell me specially the statistics per province, and city, as to the actual number of people who had died in 2010 due to a hospital acquired sickness? Specifically
2: Gastritis- food poisonings
3: VRE
 
As you do know already I had the very bad, drastic misfortune of visiting three very bad hospitals in the last year, the Montreal West Island General Hospital, The Montreal Verdun Hospital, and the Montreal Royal Victoria Hospital.
 
As you are undeniably aware the medical personal themselves, the Doctors workers, workers are directly responsible for the majority of hospital acquired sickness acquired by the citizens next and in one hospital triage recently as I saw firsthand too at least 25 percent of the patients were diagnosed with a contagious sickness too.
 
In fact a Rosemount CLSC nurse was apparently spreading the gastritis virus amongst the very elderly patients she was visiting. 
  
What I had also now fully failed to realize still was why when I next had the opportunity to visit 4 other Hospitals, the Montreal Hotel Dieux, the Montreal  St Luc Hospital ( I spoke too soon) , the LaSalle Angrignon Hospital, and the Montreal Notre Dame Hospital. I there next could not find one serious item to complain about , for in fact the medical staff were friendly, competent, polite too, very adequate all  in start contrast to what I had seen and had detailed, experienced before with my Father .
  
These bad  crooks continue confidently to do such immoral acts on seniors cause they know they can get away with it. I will not let them!
  
 
PS I would seriously request that you review the by weekly food distribution, Meal on wheels,  given out to the Montreal  Rosemont elderly persons by the Rosemount Social services. I saw it myself, it sold for 4 dollars to the patients, and it was still unhealthy, preposterous too. It consisted of a dried up small meat pie, 2 cookies, a small apple pudding, and 2 small piece of vegetable. It all together costs about a $1.50 to make up and was sold at 4 dollars.. get real!!!! The grocery chain LOBLOW sells a decent frozen  meal even for $ 2.50 and you charged $ 4.00 for junk food!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 

 
 

 

December 9, 2010

actions speak louder over words

 
Anti-asbestos activists meet Que. minister Group travelled from Asia to protest asbestos mineral’s export
Anti-asbestos activists from Asia make their case to the Quebec government Thursday. (CBC)Anti-asbestos activists from Asia brought their message to Quebec’s minister of economic development Thursday. The group met with ( my  useless  MLA) Clément Gignac, hoping to persuade him not to provide financial support for a Quebec asbestos mine.The Charest government is considering a $58-million loan guarantee to an Indian consortium that wants to reopen the Jeffrey mine near Asbestos Que., north of Sherbrooke. But the Asian delegation is asking the government to do otherwise. “Millions of workers in the developing countries are going to be exposed to the asbestos which is being exported from Canada,” said union activist Anup Srivastava from India. Of 13 original mines there is only one left in operation in Quebec extracting the cancer-causing mineral. Once valued for its heat resistance, flexibility and insulation properties, it is banned in many parts of the world, including the European Union. The delegation from India, Japan, Indonesia and Korea had hoped to meet with Premier Jean Charest, but Charest refused their request. Kathleen Ruff, a human rights adviser at the Rideau Institute, said it’s unacceptable that both Charest and Prime Minister Stephen Harper continue to defend the asbestos industry. “It’s inexcusable on the level of science, and inexcusable on the level of humanity. The only reason is politics, that they want to win the seat where the asbestos mine is located,” she said. http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/12/09/anti-asbestos-activists-meet-with-minister.html
 
“Harper and Charrest should be charged for exporting asbestos, a hazardous material, to developping countries, blocking its listing at the Rotterdam Convention and wasting taxpayers’ money in shameful propaganda with the Chrysotile Institute. Dear Prime Minister, Dear Premier Charrest, THE SCIENCE is there. There is no safe level of exposure to asbestos to anybody, black, white, big or small, male or female.
 
If you don’t listen to science, use your integrity and keep it strong. Do not cause harm to anybody on this planet for 500 jobs. We could buy each one of those 500 jobs with the $58 million gift contemplated to be given to the consortium. The poor workers who had been pressured to drop their earning to $14/hr would be more than happy to start local businesses with a a lump sum of $116,000. This would be a very good use of my taxpayer’s money.
 
All about money – gotta buy those votes! Nobody with money or in a position of power cares one bit about the welfare of people – especially about those who live in poor countries and/or who have brown skin.”
 
http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/12/09/anti-asbestos-activists-meet-with-minister.html
 
 
Mr. Charest, please pass the torch? Mr. Charest, please light the torch at least for you  would like us to be in the dark for a much too long  time..  In every politician’s career, there comes the time to throw in the towel.  http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/12/06/tasha-kheiriddin-mr-charest-please-pass-the-torch/
          
    

All of the governments, Canada wide are to blame for perpetuating the health-care mess, our bad health care systems

 

 
All of the governments, Canada wide  are to  blame  for perpetuating the health-care mess, our bad health care systems are collapsing under the weight of a medical incompetency and medical mismanagements. Our medicare  care is still broken, broken badly and needs immediate attention . People will still have to wait for needed surgeries.

Even the Alberta Health Services – the super board created in 2008 to run the province’s health-care system – gobbles up billions of dollars, funnels it through layers and layers of managers and administrators, and gives whatever little is left over to caring for patients.

Visit the Montreal West lakeshore General  Hospital penthouse and see the life of luxury the Hospital’s administrators  workers work in.

 Alberta Health Services has finally DECADES TOO LATE TOO upped the number of surgeries performed in the province so the announcement made still only  represents a roughly two per cent bump. A drop in the bucket. “ I wonder if Jack Davis, former chair of the now defunct Calgary health region has to “wait’ for his $250,000 per year pension cheque, all for 6 years of dismal and sub-par performance on behalf of the region. Probably not. Stelmach just doesn’t get it,yes people are upset by the state of Alberta’s health care system, however what is upsetting them even more is the continued and seemingly ever continuing mishandling of the problem. ”The new procedures conducted throughout Alberta will include cancer, heart, knee and cataract surgeries. THE REST OF THE PROVINCES IN CANADA SHOULD ALSO FOLLOW THESE BASICS. Always make sure patients are funded first. Former premier Ralph Klein, after leaving office, admitted his biggest regret during his 14 years as premier was caving to the special interest groups and letting them derail his plans to reform health care. “ “Now convince me that you’re REALLY trying to provide services instead of merely responding to public pressure before another election. “ “ Its absolutely incredible the “new promises” that elected officials can make when in front of the firing squad with their jobs on the line and the sweat just pouring off their eyebrows…….ISN’T IT “ “ The problem here is that most of the 5,000 surgeries have already been announced. “The worst part of all of this is that they think Albertan’s are honestly this dense. It’s great that they think they can buy us off with pocket change ($16.7 Million) while making their friends rich with unproven Carbon Capture money ($2 Billion), friends are hard to come buy, peasants are a dime a dozen.” 

  

When Premier Ed Stelmach also now  says “there is no crisis in health care” — his legislature mantra last week — he’s speaking against the direct experience of thousands of Albertans. http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/phoney+news+becomes+good+news/3950143/story.html

  
  Their cold indiffference to the sufferings of others is totally unacceptable.He is just like the other bad premiers, health ministers who only care about their own good welfare and no one else’s! Put them now rightfully all into jail for the criminal abuse of the Citizens, the neglect of their good welfare, health.
 
 
  
Hospital patients are often at least partially immobilized after they undergo a medical procedure. Even a relatively small operation like a minor knee surgery can leave a person bed-ridden for a short time. When a person cannot move around regularly, there is a chance that blood clots will develop in the large veins inside their arms and legs. If these clots break loose and travel through the body, they can end up in the patient’s lungs and cause serious medical complications or death. This is called a pulmonary embolism. Many of the blood clots that people develop while staying in the hospital could easily be prevented.  

Hamilton’s St. Joe’s Hospital  reports 12th C. diff-related death. Another patient with C. difficile at St. Joseph’s hospital has died, bringing the number of deaths during the current outbreak to 12. The total number of C. diff cases rose to 83 late last week — 51 cases in which the infection was acquired at the hospital and 32 who came in with it. The outbreak was declared on Nov. 1 after individual cases of C. diff were noted in October. C. diff is an infection causing severe diarrhea, nausea and painful cramping and can result in serious complications and death. Hospitals normally have about five C. diff cases per month. In 2008, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington had a large outbreak in which 91 infected patients died.  An outbreak would be declared if there are three hospital-acquired cases in one ward or one unit within seven days, At Hamilton Health Sciences, two of its hospitals, St. Peter’s and the General, have no C. diff cases, said spokesperson Agnes Bongers. Both the Juravinski Hospital and the McMaster University Medical Centre have fewer than five C. diff cases each.  http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/308683–st-joe-s-reports-12th-c-diff-related-death

All C. difficile  outbreaks and related deaths at all hopsitals must be immediately reported…

C. difficile breaks out at B.C. hospital. A previous C. difficile outbreak at the hospital ended last summer, involving a total of 49 hospital acquired cases.In two of those cases, C. difficile was attributed to the death of the patient and in another two cases C. difficile was a contributing factor. All patients had underlying conditions. Housekeeping was a factor in the previous outbreak, but Marshall explained that the current situation has been attributed to a hand hygiene issue.Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/01/03/b-c-hospital-declares-c-difficile-outbreak/#ixzz1A31azxi7

B.C. hospital “There once was a time when a person went to a hospital to get better..now the odds of surviving a stay are worse than las vegas betting..meanwhile the health executives are getting bonus’s for saving money. Nanaimo Hospital is filthy. Take a walk down the halls and see the stains, spills, and dust bunnies. The private cleaners are stretched beyond their limits, given more things to do than there are hours in the day, all so VIHA can save money. Health care has gone back 100 years in quality since the Liberals came to power. It’s BC’s “dirty little secret”, but in the end is costing lives.”
          

so see also
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                

http://ezinearticles.com/?Preventable-Hospital-Deaths—Pulmonary-Embolism&id=3830164

September 3, 2010

Racist Quebecers, JUDGES, Politicians and Ministers tend to be too soft on crimes

 

 

Racist  Quebecers, Politicians and Ministers tend to be guilty of false partiality, are too soft on crimes made by other Quebecers and they do falsely still do prefer to prosecute  the federalists, the English Canadians even those  in other provinces. Explains clearly why very  few Quebec Ministers bother to write to me for a start, and why the Quebec Police are too often lazy, no good cops… but the feds, politicians, civil and public servants included,  are not any better it seems  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/19/it-is-still-a-criminal-act-now/
  
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Subject: Media doggedly pursuing political corruption
 
Media doggedly pursuing political corruption AFP – MONTREAL (AFP) – In the face of a passive political opposition, journalists are increasingly becoming Canada’s top public watchdog with searing investigative reports that have put Quebec’s government at risk and led to the demise of another, observers say.
 
The problem lies largely with the lack of strong opposition parties who are perceived as being part of the system, which is itself suspected of being somewhat corrupt, said Christian Dufour, a politics professor at Quebec’s University of Public Administration in Montreal. Consequently, a new Canadian political tradition has emerged: public inquiries, often established following intense media pressure, leading to explosive revelations at hearings. The result: extremely combative investigative journalism in a country where not making waves is a national trait.”In Canada, media often act as political opposition,” Dufour said.
 
Marc Bellemare, who was Quebec’s justice minister from 2003 to 2004, told a public inquiry on August 24 that he was inspired by Radio-Canada’s investigative journalism show “Enquete” (Investigation) to come forward with accusations of influence peddling in the province’s judicial nominations. He first alleged that the ruling party’s bagmen in those years wielded undue influence on various government nominations, including judicial appointments, when he was interviewed on the show in April, prompting Quebec Premier Jean Charest to call a public inquiry.While the facts are still being argued, the Quebec government’s image has taken a battering.
 
Another star of investigative journalism in Canada is an unassuming man who rides his bike every day to the newsroom of Montreal’s French-language daily La Presse.Andre Noel has broken stories on all sorts of scandals in Quebec, where, he says, the mafia’s foray into politics provides endless fodder for his writings. His biggest “scoop” was the discovery that an influential federal minister, Alfonso Gagliano, was once the bookkeeper of a powerful Montreal mafia boss, Agostino Cuntrera.Gagliano was forced to resign after he was implicated in the sponsorship scandal. Cuntrera was shot to death in Montreal in June.

Noel also uncovered that water meters were offered for sale to Montrealers at three times the price of those in Toronto, and that three French firms — Generale des Eaux, La Lyonnaise and Bouygues — had secretly vied to privatize the city’s water services.

But the province’s leader in investigative journalism remains Radio-Canada’s “Enquete,” hosted by Alain Gravel.

Employing nine journalists, the show has uncovered several cases of corruption and collusion, notably between politicians and the province’s construction sector.

Gravel’s most amusing discovery, he recalled in an interview with AFP, was that of a code involving golf terminology in fixing public works contracts.

“Talking about the fourth hole meant that the price offered should be four million dollars,” Gravel said.

“Our role is that of guard dog. When the police, the judiciary, the political system works well, we’re not needed. If they talk to us, it’s because there’s sand in the machinery,” he said. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/100903/canada/canada_politics_justice_media

Do see
  • https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/18/canadas-prime-minister/
  • https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/03/08/bad-ministers/
  • http://anyonecare.wordpress.com/2008/05/25/quebec-canada/
  • Canada’s Health Care fiascos
  • Big bad Mother Bell is still so greedy
  • The RCMP is still the big bad wolf in sheep clothing.
  • THE GREAT DEBATE. PRIVATE OR SOCIALIZED MEDICARE.
  • Canada Pretentious Medicare
  •   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/09/04/rcmp-officer-threatened-critic/
  •   

    MONTREAL – A former Liberal party official convicted on corruption charges has seen his sentence dramatically reduced by a Quebec court. The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled today that Benoit Corbeil should serve 12 months of house arrest rather than the 15-month prison sentence he was initially given for corruption and fraud. Corbeil also won’t have to repay the the Liberal Party of Canada the $117,000 he admitted to having defrauded from it. Corbeil was the director-general of the party’s Quebec wing when he faked a series of invoices in 1999 and 2000. He was sentenced in 2009 after pleading guilty to drafting the invoices and having received a $50,000 kickback in 1997. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100915/national/crime_sponsorship

    MOVE TO QUEBEC, JOIN THE LIBERAL PARTY AND GET YOUR PRISON SENTENCE REDUCED.. 

    MONTREAL – The Quebec government demanded an apology from Maclean’s magazine on Friday . This week’s cover calls Quebec “the most corrupt province in Canada,” The opposition Parti Quebecois has, in fact, protested the cover. But it also says the current Charest government makes it pretty hard for it to defend Quebec, given of its plethora of political scandals. But Maclean’s wasn’t apologizing…. the magazine said, “but we think that the articles should be read and judged based on their own merits of fair and credible journalism.” Two articles in the magazine’s Oct. 4 edition aim to answer the question of why so many political scandals originate from Quebec — looking at a lengthy list of issues that have dogged the Charest government in recent years and also examining provincial scandals since the 1930s. The article makes brief references to the three B.C. premiers who were turfed by scandal within a decade, and to the dozen members of Saskatchewan’s Devine government who were charged in an expense-account scam in the 1990s. But it offers a far more detailed examination of Quebec’s various scandals while pondering the question of why corruption should be so ingrained in one political culture. The article examines the Duplessis reign, the construction scams of the 1970s, the Mulroney era, and the federal sponsorship scandal. It also points to more recent allegations of corruption at Montreal city hall and the current Bastarache inquiry investigating allegations of impropriety in the naming of Quebec judges. “The slew of dodgy business is only the most recent in a long line of made-in-Quebec corruption that has affected the province’s political culture at every level,” Maclean’s Martin Patriquin writes. “It raises an uncomfortable question: why is it that politics in Canada’s bete noire province seem perpetually rife with scandal?” http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100924/national/macleans_bashes_quebec
      
      He got what he deserved clearly  Charest blasts Maclean’s over article  The Canadian Press – Wed Sep 29, 12:53 PM    He Premier Jean Charest of Quebec can clearly now complain all he wants but the damage has been done, the horse have been let out of the barn, and the hay dispersed abroad.. too late to try to get it all back.. a good name is worth more than silver and gold as he too now will find out.. not nice to have other people despising you.. not at all.. He Premier Jean Charest now does not like the world wide negative publicity he got.. but somehow he and his MLA’s seem to still have a hard time listening and dealing with the citizens concerns.. I have yet to receive one decently reply, response to the rightful hundreds of letters of complaints I myself now have sent to the Quebec government this year alone as you all already do know as well Actions speak louder over words.. now how many crooks are the governments really going to put i jail.. or just complain about the publicity they get for doing nothing good again and again and for decades now too.

    My local Quebec MLA’s seem to be so busy chasing the mighty dollar they say they are too busy to talk to me and seem too often to forget about me often, they had not even replied to any of my last letter to them the whole last year now too..

    One of the best way that I have discovered to get to know what a  person is really like, is work with him  just for one whole day,.. and   what   you now saw next.. lying, bullying, control freak..

    One of the too many false reasons too many patients die in Hospitals is that almost none of the medical staff feel any personal, real, negative repercussions themselves.  That also includes the too many bad cops we seem to have now too, and bad civil and public servants too, bad politicians..

    December 7, 2009

    Montreal Police Accountability

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    CANADA  WIDE THE POLICE FALSELY TEND TO HOLD THE VIEW THEY CANNOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND IF THEY DO SOMETHING WRONG THE POLICE BROTHERHOOD UNIONS WILL PROTECT THEM.. THAT IS REAL ABSURDITY.. INJUSTICE.. EVERYONE CAN AND IS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
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    The Montreal police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Fredy Villanueva in Montreal, his version of accounts has not been collaborated by independent witnesses. Lapointe’s report, as well as the one written by his partner, Const. Stéphthe officer drove up to a group of five individuals gathered in Henri-Bourassa Park. The officer said he “saw very distinctly” that the men were playing dice, contrary to a municipal bylaw.Among them, Lapointe said he saw Jeffrey Sagor Mettellus, a known member of the Bloods street gang, as well as another man that he also recognized as a street-gang member.anie Pilotte.  After stopping his car and calling the men over, Lapointe said all of them obeyed his order except one: Villanueva’s older brother, Danny, who walked away.Lapointe said he then got out of his cruiser and ordered the man to identify himself. When the elder Villanueva refused, Lapointe tried to take him into custody. He said he was concerned Villanueva was armed. Lapointe said Villanueva fought back, forcing the officer to push him to the ground. A crime scene technician’s photo shows injuries to Const. Jean-Loup Lapointe’s arm. (Robert Fortin/Quebec Provincial Police)He described how Villanueva kicked Pilotte several times as they tried to restrain him. Lapointe said Villanueva even managed to free his hands and “hit me with his right fist straight in the face, on the jaw.” Then, Lapointe said he noticed the other four men moving in on him. Two seemed to be stretching out their hands toward his neck and his belt, where he carried his gun. When one of them grabbed his neck, Lapointe said he realized his partner “was not in a position to come to [his] defence … and [he] was not physically capable of overcoming these men.” After the men ignored his order to back up, Lapointe said he “saw no other alternative than to fire immediately.”    Lapointe said he was so concerned about the threat of being disarmed by the men that he shot his gun “three or four times,” without even removing it from the holster. Lapointe’s gunshots struck and killed Fredy Villanueva. Sagor Metellus and another man, Denis Méas, were also injured. In her report submitted Aug. 15, 2008, Pilotte said that while trying to restrain Danny Villanueva she was so “focused on the lower part of his body” as he kicked that she “had no knowledge of what was going on around.” “I can’t even say what was the precise position of my partner on the ground,” wrote Pilotte, who had graduated from the province’s police academy 18 months before the shooting. The two reports provide a similar version of the events that Saturday afternoon But we have seen the same thing in Vancouver RCMP where it next became clear to many that the Police lied. The shooting sparked violent riots in the multi-ethnic working class community of Montreal North. Quebec’s Liberal government ordered a coroner’s inquest amid pressure from the Villanueva’s family, friends and community.   
     
     
    UNDENIABLY TOO MANY MONTREAL POLICE OFFICERS ARE ALREADY KNOWN TO BE BULLIES, RACISTS, SEPARATISTS TOO. Excuse me they do not do racial profiling? They are only bigots – a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own.. one who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.. the shoe fits.
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    Some say that the cops were already  looking to beat up someone merely, they falsely escalated the issue, for they could have called for local Police reinforcement beforehand if they knew who these persons now really were like, bad.    Villanaueva did not have previous criminal record nor a gun.  The charter of rights and freedoms does not give police the right to detain for arbitrary reasons.   “Anyone like myself who has Ontario plates on their car and been pulled over by the Montreal police knows they do profile people.. no matter what race you are.” As many local natives, blacks  have also found out now.   If the cop was killed instead, the news media would be flooded with “my condolences to the family of the fallen officer”. Why is it that when a cop kills someone, many people instantly assume immediately that it was a “justifiable” action?  “One less gang member on the street, both police officers who were doing THEIR JOB go home safe. Great ending.” what THE POLICE CAN NOW shoot all gang members on sight  too? The police in Canada now have become judge and jury? Unaccountable to no one?  But not all cops are good Angels for sure now too.
     
    Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well
      
    Tax payer’s money abuses, false expense account statements, stealing, tax evasions,   obstruction of justice, cheating, lying,  drunkenness, impaired driving, pornography,  Adultery, VERBAL, PHYSICAL ABUSES, are all ESPECIALLY unacceptable for any civil and public servants. It is a clearly established fact with good basis as to why our Canadian leaders, politicians, police, military, public and civil servants  who are always to be exemplary are even personally are to held to a higher standard, accountability in reality.  
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    Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too.  
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     People in leadership office do have to face higher penalties as an example now too. It is clearly established, accepted fact by most people that those in leadership civil and public servants cops, teachers, ministers, politicians included  are always to be exemplary in behavior,  conduct and they do need to maintain their high standards even out of their working hours, thus to do so they are also to be exemplary  judged, prosecuted  for their own wrong doings with a higher standard over those of us ordinary folks. Too many police officers are now too often guilty of their most serious neglect of public trust and their duty. The related truth is that neither an independent police investigation, a new police commissioner,  a promised provincial or federal investigation, or just more politicians promises too often still   will not bring the much needed justice. All of the governments can prohibit the initial and further employment of any known racists for any jobs, and can  punish them for their racists acts, views. Police managers continue to promise the reforming of bad cops and the bad cops keep killing, abusing  innocent persons. The possible retaining of bad  police officers is always anyway a false myth. What thus is always needed is the real  the dismissal, criminal prosecution, of the guilty cops. So where is it? Speeding is not the main cause of car accidents, impaired driving is, but too many cops are alcoholics it seems who wrongfully do sympathize with drunks and as a result do not arrest drunks all year
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    And what next more More planned killings?  “It is billed by the London Police Department Chief as “the best (shooting) range in Ontario.” At $22 million, it is certainly modern but one of the features might sit poorly with judges and civil libertarians.  While police can shoot a fleeing suspect that presents an imminent threat to the public, it is relatively rare in most crimes and raises obvious questions under Tennessee v. Garner. The entire project will ultimately cost $32 million and the facility’s gun range is billed as training officers to do a range of shooting”
    http://jonathanturley.org/2009/12/09/canadian-police-department-builds-new-firing-range-that-helps-train-officers-how-to-shoot-fleeing-suspects/  
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    Meanwhile  a Toronto doctor is facing a disciplinary hearing over allegations he approved special meal allowances for people on welfare and disability programs according to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.  Dr. Roland Wong,  said he continues to approve applications for the special diet but only if he believes patients have an underlying medical condition that qualifies them for the financial supplement.  “Today, I signed maybe five, four,” he said. “Sometimes more, depends.”  He accused the auditor general of having a very “slanted view” of the program, and suggested he should be looking instead at the woefully inadequate support payments paid to people in need.  Wong said he wasn’t overly concerned about the disciplinary hearing because it was based on a complaint laid against him by a municipal councillor.  “This is a case of politicians against a physician, not the patient against the physician,” he said.  The Special Diet Allowance provides up to $250 per month to a person on social assistance who requires special foods for such conditions as diabetes.  Councillor Doug Holyday said  . “This can’t go on.”  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/torsun/091209/canada/doc_faces_probe_over_dietary_payouts     Quebec and other provinces have no such adequate help program and why?

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      Next we will shoot any person on social welfare as well? the sick too? CANADA WIDE? WHAT THEY HAVE ALREADY?

     https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/most-canadians-get-uneven-inadequate-diabetes-test-care/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/even-many-doctors-are-mainly-selfish-self-centered-want-to-get-rich-fast-too/

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

     
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