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July 7, 2010

ABOUT TIME A New OPP Commissioner was announced.

 

Ex OPP police chief Julian Fantino  caught my attention when he clearly lied about the causes of car accidents in southern, he lied when he had said speeding is the main cause of car accidents in Ontario , he should have known better, distracted, drunk and impaired drivers, road ragers rather are the main cause of car accidents..  so next it came as no surprise to me when the Devil PM Stephen Harper himself asked Julian Fantino to become a Conservative federal MP candidate He should be right at home with the too may liars we have elected.. it seems we like to continue to elect Liars.   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/let-us-all-stop-electing-liars-or-the-alcoholics/
 
 
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.
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/canadas-police-forces/ 
 
In case you did not know it OPP tends too often stand for an Oppressive Perverse Police concerned mostly with revenue generating speeding tickets, and not rather catching impaired, drunk drivers, the real criminals.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Chris Lewis  to replace Julian Fantino as OPP commissioner  Outgoing OPP chief won’t be missed at all  Outgoing Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino is keeping his options open for his next bad career move. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty   appoints Fantino replacement as head of OPP . The new boss of the Ontario Provincial Police  is now Ontario’s top cop . The new  Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, effective August 1, 2010,

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/it-seems-if-the-opp-and-commissioner-julian-fantino-are-involved-things-tend-to-be-sour/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/ontario-premier-mcguinty-supports-the-bad-establishement/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/ex-toronto-police-chief-julian-fantino-is-one-of-those-bad-apples/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/liberal-ontario-government-allowed-the-mismanagement-of-money-again/

Hypocritical Police and Conservatives want more policing over the Canadian citizens, the same persons who wrongfully firstly do not want to give us a detailed list, copy of all of their own expense accounts  and do note that too. Let the police rightfully start with the rightful better policing of themselves  and next deal  first with  our too often stealing, crooked, lying politicians, civil and public servants who also do steal  and now first also go after all the alcoholics who abuse their spouses, drive impaired … the cops included..  deal first with all all of  of   the persons who abuse any seniors.. and we now do need more cops rather in the hospitals arresting also all of  the bad Health Ministers, bad  doctors and bad nurses who fail to provide adequate medical aid to seniors, others etc
 
 https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/rcmp-officers-faces-impaired-charge/
 http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/05/28/bc-rcmp-officer-assault-charge.html
 http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/07/07/bc-langley-rcmp-imparied-driving.html
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/the-mickey-mouse-rcmp-in-canada/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/06/18/about-time-the-rcmp-reaps-what-is-sowed/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/canadas-two-tiered-justice-system-opposed/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/we-need-full-accountability-transparency-audits/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/03/smoking-alcohol-bad-drugs-bad-food-lack-of-exercise-stress/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/professionals-what-a-joke/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/05/17/no-end-in-sight-to-politicians-abuse-of-tax-payers-money-why/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/07/the-pretend-law-and-order-conservatives-are-hypocrites/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/we-need-more-red-light-cameras-elsewhere-too/
 
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/inevitable-reality/

May 13, 2010

It seems if the OPP and commissioner Julian Fantino are involved things tend to be sour

One a rotten apple always a rotten apple.. Again a serious public rage directed toward Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino.. Veteran Affairs minister 70-minute delay was ‘due to cabinet meeting that ran long’ cause the citizens and veterans are not important enough but veterans who spoke with CBC News are still angry with the cabinet minister, who wound up meeting only briefly with the vets..”What the minister did yesterday was disgraceful. The only thing we want is a commitment to keep open the eight offices and reopen the Prince George office. Veterans have earned that respect,” said a joint statement from veterans Ron Clarke, Bruce Moncur    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/julian-fantino-apologizes-for-late-arrival-at-meeting-with-vets-1.2515303

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Fantino was first elected to the House of Commons in a 2010 byelection. He was appointed to cabinet in 2011 and has also served as minister of international co-operation, minister of state for seniors and associate minister of defence.  Fantino had a long career in policing before entering federal politics, including serving as chief of the Toronto Police Service and commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.

http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/30/how-julian-fantino-went-from-star-mp-to-political-liability-he-has-not-heard-the-pleas-of-our-veterans/

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Next Julian Fantino is out as the federal Veterans Affairs  minister  too.. Jan 5, 2015. He becomes associate minister for national defence.  Julian Fantino  had  become a political vulnerability for the Conservative government in recent months. ” The Conservatives’ troubles on the veterans’ file started a year ago when some former military personnel objected to the closing of several Veterans Affairs offices across Canada. There has also been anger over layoffs and the department returning more than $1 billion to the federal treasury since 2006. In addition, Auditor General Michael Ferguson released a stinging report on wait times for mental health services in November, while the government was accused of trickery after it was revealed $200 million in new funding for mental-health services for veterans was to be spread out over 50 years.”

http://news.nationalpost.com/2015/01/05/julian-fantino-out-as-veterans-affairs-minister-sources/

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I never did like Fantino or Canada’s police forces.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/the-police/

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Ex OPP police chief Julian Fantino  caught my attention when he clearly lied about the causes of car accidents in southern, he lied when he had said speeding is the main cause of car accidents in Ontario , he should have known better, distracted, drunk and impaired drivers, road ragers rather are the main cause of car accidents..  so next it came as no surprise to me when the Devil PM Stephen Harper himself asked Julian Fantino to become a Conservative federal MP candidate He should be right at home with the too may liars we have elected.. it seems we like to continue to elect Liars.
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TORONTO (CBC) – Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley is defending the removal of four government lawyers from a case involving the province’s Special Investigations Unit, the Ontario Provincial Police, and the force’s commissioner, Julian Fantino.  Just hours before the court case began Thursday in Toronto, the government lawyers from the Ministry of the Attorney General withdrew their representation for the SIU, which has alleged that Fantino and OPP officers violated the Police Act regarding SIU investigations. Earlier this week, it came to light that Ian Scott, the director of the SIU, together with the signed backing of the four provincial government lawyers, had taken the unprecedented step of siding with a pair of grieving families of two men shot and killed last summer by OPP officers.  New Democrat MPP Peter Kormos noted other government lawyers are still working on the case, representing Fantino. The SIU has accused Fantino and a number of his officers of breaking the law by failing to properly co-operate with probes into the shootings. The watchdog has accused Fantino of failing to ensure officers promptly notified the SIU of one case last June. In a second incident, Scott has accused Fantino of failing to ensure officers were properly segregated by allowing them to consult the same lawyer and to prepare two sets of notes only submitting a final version of events vetted by their lawyer. The SIU had the four Ministry of the Attorney General lawyers draft its legal position and sign the statement of facts prepared for Thursday morning’s court hearing. In court Thursday. Also in court were about 25 family members and friends of the two dead men Doug Minty and Levi Schaeffer. Minty, a 59-year-old with a mental disability, was shot five times on June 22, 2009, by an OPP officer. Minty had become agitated as the result of a visit from a door-to-door salesman, and police were called to the house. “I want answers to Doug’s death,” said his mother, Evelyn Minty. “It should never have happened.” John Minty, a brother of Doug, said he was astounded at how many police organizations were in court. “I guess if I was in any way cynical, I’d believe they are trying essentially to spend us out of the case, that we’ll run out of money before they will,” he said. Schaeffer, 30, of Peterborough, Ont., suffered from schizoaffective panic and personality disorder. On June 24, 2009, Schaeffer was camping near Osnaburgh Lake when he got into an altercation with the OPP, which resulted in an officer shooting twice and killing him.  The hearing is to continue Friday. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/cbc/100513/canada/canada_siu_opp_fantino_shootings

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TORONTO – Families of two men shot dead by police in Ontario squared off against police groups Thursday in a court battle over how officers prepare notes of such incidents and deal with civilian investigators afterward.  Outside court, emotional family members said they were simply looking to find out exactly what happened to their loved ones. “I don’t want mothers to go through what I’m going through,” said Evelyn Minty, mother of Doug Minty, 59, who was shot dead in June last year. “It’s a year. I can’t forget it. I can’t sleep nights.” The families, through their lawyer Julian Falconer, are asking the courts for a declaration the officers violated the law around how police co-operated with the province’s Special Investigations Unit after the killings. They assert, among other things, that allowing the officer who pulled the trigger and officers who witnessed the incident to consult the same lawyer effectively amounts to collusion. They also say the officers first provided notes to their lawyer, before turning them over to the civilian investigators. SIU investigators expressed concern about police “tampering” with evidence, and the agency’s director, Ian Scott, said he could not determine what had happened because he could not rely on the officers’ notes. “I don’t know what to believe about the circumstances of my son’s death,” said Ruth Schaeffer, mother of Levi Schaeffer, 30, whom police killed in a separate shooting also last June. “I am hoping this may throw some light on it or at least change the situation where the police write their notes in a timely fashion and not two days after the fact, and also that they write their notes before meeting with counsel.”  The proceedings became murkier after the province’s Ministry of the Attorney General, of which the SIU is part, withdrew from the hearing, leaving Scott to find his own lawyer. Attorney General Chris Bentley’s hints at some kind of conflict of interest prompted the opposition New Democrats and Minty’s relatives to accuse him of succumbing to police-union bullying. “In this most peculiar, this bizarre, this astounding turn of events, the attorney general responds to police pressure and this alleged conflict by pulling his lawyers from representing its own agency,” New Democrat Peter Kormos said outside the legislature.  Outside court, Doug Minty’s sister, Diane Pinder, said it appeared the police unions had scared Bentley. “The SIU had backed us, and now they’ve pulled out,” Pinder said. “They’re intimidated by the police union.” Minty, of Elmvale, Ont., who was mentally challenged, was shot five times outside his home, apparently after threatening the officer with a small utility knife. Two days later, Schaeffer, of Peterborough, Ont., who had mental-health issues, was shot dead at a remote lake in northern Ontario following an altercation with two officers.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100513/national/siu_investigations

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Ont. lawyers pulled from SIU case against OPP  CBC.ca –  Ontario Attorney General Chris Bentley is defending the removal of four government lawyers from a case involving the province’s Special Investigations Unit, the Ontario Provincial Police, and the force’s commissioner, Julian Fantino.

AG ‘buckling to police lobby,’ Kormos says National Post

Lawyers pulled from hearing into whether officers break laws Toronto Star

Toronto Sun – TbNewsWatch.com – Minden Times – NOW Toronto

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/mismanagement-the-key-word-in-canadas-civil-and-public-services-today/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/ontario-premier-mcguinty-supports-the-bad-establishement/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/02/top-cop-called-to-be-accountiable-by-the-courts/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/ex-toronto-police-chief-julian-fantino-is-one-of-those-bad-apples/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/toronto-police-accountability-bulletin-no-50/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/now-there-are-good-and-bad-laws-too/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/provincial-police-commissioner-police-personnel-also-known-to-play-dirty-politics-2/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/provincial-police-commissioner-police-personnel-also-known-to-play-dirty-politics/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/its-about-time/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/hidden-municpal-police-taxes/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/no-such-thing-as-a-little-bit-pregnant/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/dirty-rcmp-lays-dirty-again/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/and-who-is-paying-for-this/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/up-to-no-good/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/cops-lie-too/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/06/15/bullies-free-speech/

https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/speed-related-highway-fatalities/

January 16, 2010

Haitian Earthquake

  

Good thing I at least really do try to tell the truth.. it seems too many persons lie, especially politicians.. cops.. pastors.. the false spins and the false praise tends to bring little good results next.. Canada’s Prime Minister Harper delivered his praise at Rideau Hall Friday while handing out the prestigious outstanding achievement award to  senior bureaucrats for their work in security, health and justice –   and yeah not surprisingly contradicting  some of my own very favorite topics I write about here.. the too often rather Inadequate Civil and public servants,   Police, Inadequate Justice Ministers, inadequate health care now as well. It seems the Prime Minister and I live in two different worlds in the same country too..

The deeper historical problem facing Haiti with respect to governance, it is  fragile democracy, and it’s endemic corruptions – was the   “powerful parasitic local elite in Haiti that will need to be watched very closely.” and “Let’s not be naïve about that,” 

Canada and the United States pretentiously warned that all Haitian monetary, goods relief should be carefully tracked but no Project management, accounting firm was given any contract to do this, clearly implying that this was no a serious recommendation..

MONTREAL 25th January 2010, 6:06pm — Political leaders left an international conference making no firm financial commitment but a strong pledge for scrutiny of the expected billions that will go to building a new Haiti in the next decade. Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said much progress was made in setting the stage for more talks, but called it “premature” to talk money. http://www.torontosun.com/news/haiti/2010/01/25/12608881-qmi.html

Yes the Caribbean Islands also lie on an active fault system. Earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis are all facts of life in the islands, past and present.  Haiti’s population of over eight million people occupies a territory somewhat smaller than the state of Maryland in the United States. The devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti has been followed by a series of large aftershocks measuring more than 5.0 on the Richter scale. It was also preceded by  smaller quakes (2.9 to 3.4) in Puerto Rico, across the Mona Passage from the island Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic. The present vast deaths in Haiti due to an earthquake are very tragic. What now has happened in Haiti has no precedent. Hundreds of  of thousands of people are thought to have died in this  7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti Tuesday. This map shows how strong the vibrations were in different areas of the island during the initial quake. Could the many deaths have been reduced beforehand?

Rarely do I write here about non Canadian issues? Is this really a non Canadian issue though? “Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere…”  If you do not know anything about the Haiti culture and their way of life, you will be shocked by their poverty rates. Not only because the Haiti people are so much below poverty, it is estimated that four out of five people in Haiti population are suffering and living in below poverty conditions. They have no electricity, clean water, public services, or anything that is needed for civilized life. While  most are on the edge of dying because of poverty, others there in direct contrast are millionaires.  

 And for the most part  Haiti still has no national building codes. Some international construction companies, a very small minority  do voluntarily follow codes like the French or Canadian standards or the International Building Code.  Sad reality. “Even when developing countries have codes in place to make sure buildings can withstand strong winds or earthquakes, they’re rarely enforced, and construction companies end up cutting corners to save money. (The added cost of earthquake-proofing a building is usually around 4 percent.) After a quake hit Mexico City in 1985, for example, investigators discovered that some of the buildings that were destroyed had too much sand mixed in with the concrete, making them weaker.  Adobe huts, more common in earthquake-prone areas of under developed countries, are especially dangerous, since they not only crush the inhabitants but suffocate them as well.

The last time an earthquake of this present magnitude hit Haiti was about 200 years ago and The same 7.0 tremor hitting San Francisco wouldn’t kill nearly as many people as in Port-au-Prince. “In the more  wealthy country with good seismic building codes that are enforced, you would have some damage, but not very much.” And a poor country like Haiti doesn’t have the equipment, communications infrastructure or emergency service personnel to pull you out of the rubble in time and it will have a significant amount of related deaths And if your neighbors get you out, there’s no ambulance to take you to the hospital–or doctor to treat you once you get there… AND THERE IS EVEN NO HOSPITAL, BECAUSE THE EARTHQUAKES HAD FLATTENED THEM TOO. Ninety-nine percent of the death toll in Haiti is attributable to poverty.

After 1804, Haitians were discriminated against by not only the United States, but all the European powers. And why?   That discrimination meant no availability of resources to educate the Haitian population, no significant trade with any polity outside of Haiti. You still have a population that was 80-90% illiterate – a population that didn’t have any industrial skills, a population that wasn’t allowed to trade its products with the rest of the world in any significant way. Also, the break up of the plantations into individual land parcels meant there’s no longer a coherent cash crop activity going on within Haiti. Today even rough estimates show that Haiti has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS of any country in the region. http://anthropologyworks.com/?p=1070    
 
  
  • Earthquakes common in Caribbean
  • Haiti Earthquake Disaster
  • The Unluckiest Country: A Catalog of Haiti’s Disasters
  • Port-au-Prince: The City Before the Quake
  • Digging through the destruction
  • Why US Military Should Take Charge of Haiti Relief
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  • Watchdogs warn of Haiti relief scams  If you suspect you’re the victim of a scam, file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (www.ic3.gov/default.aspx), a partnership of the FBI, the US National White Collar Crime Center and the US Bureau of Justice Assistance designed to track and match related online criminal complaints.
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    So the question is still relevant. How did  Haiti still become so poor and remain so poor when it was so close to rich north America?? Have we all been guilty of cold indifference to them before this?   and are the Haitian, Canadian government also now going to pretend they are doing enough to help Haiti and all Haitians now  still too? 
      
     
     https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/10/problem-civil-and-public-servants-are-depressed/
     https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/cure-for-stress-high-blood-pressure-heart-attack/
     
     MONTREAL – Canadians horrified by the images of the horrors in quake-ravaged Haiti that are blanketing their newspapers and TV screens are responding with generosity. Donations have been pouring into aid organizations at an astounding rate, aid agencies said Sunday. The Canadian Red Cross reported it has so far received $22.2 million from Canadians for the Haiti relief effort.

    ABOUT 80 YEARS TOO LATE TOO…. OTTAWA – Representatives of about a dozen countries are expected to attend a key meeting in Montreal next week on longer-term help for Haiti. The conference is expected to set the stage for a later meeting of donor nations which will look at a long-term development plan to put the troubled Caribbean nation back on its feet. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100118/national/haiti_cda_conference

    OTTAWA – Canada’s swift response to the tragedy in Haiti hasn’t boosted the federal government’s popularity among voters, a new poll suggests. Voters apparently remain unhappy about Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s unpopular decision to prorogue Parliament and aren’t swayed by the popular effort to help Haiti, said pollster Allan Gregg. The latest Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey suggests the Conservatives and Liberals are in a statistical dead heat, with 32 per cent supporting the Tories and 31 per cent for the Liberals. The gap is well within the poll’s margin of error.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100127/national/tories_poll

    Afghan whistleblower to have legal fees paid: Foreign Affairs The Canadian Press –  OTTAWA – The federal government has relented and will pay the legal fees of diplomat Richard Colvin, who blew the whistle on possible Afghan prisoner abuse.

    Federal government agrees to pay Richard Colvin’s legal fees Ottawa Citizen

    January 14, 2010

    Ontario Premier McGuinty supports the bad establishement

     

     

    McGuinty is too loyal to Fantino, NDP says Toronto Star –  Premier Dalton McGuinty is rejecting NDP pressure to ask Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino to step down over allegations the veteran cop tried to influence municipal officials regarding the aboriginal occupation of Caledonia.

    Activist outmatched in fight with top cop Globe and Mail   I don’t doubt that the Ontario government is embarrassed by the private criminal charge against OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino, and just want it to go away. It is, shall we say, a tad awkward when your top law-enforcement official is facing a charge

    McGuinty rejects calls for Fantino to step aside CTV.ca –   TORONTO — Premier Dalton McGuinty is rejecting suggestions he was trying to play down the significance of the criminal allegations against Ontario’s top police officer. Provincial police Commissioner Julian Fantino is facing one count of influencing or

    Ontario to appoint Crown to prosecute OPP chief National Post – ‎Jan 12, 2010‎ OPP Chief Julian Fantino is facing a criminal charge of attempting to influence municipal officials as a result of an email he sent in 2007 to a councillor in Haldimand County in Southern Ontario, … The Ontario government is going ahead with plans to

    No need for OPP’s Fantino to step aside amid legal tangle, McGuinty says The Canadian Press – ‎Jan 12, 2010‎ CHATHAM, Ont. — There’s no reason why Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino should step aside while the courts probe allegations that he threatened municipal officials, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday.

    • Proceed with Fantino chargeHamilton Spectator – It would be a huge and potentially dangerous mistake if a privately laid charge against OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino does not proceed past a court date tomorrow in Cayuga. That’s not based on any assumption that Fantino is guilty of influencing or

    Fantino case before Cayuga court on Friday Hamilton Spectator – ‎Jan 13, 2010‎ A criminal charge laid against Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino will be before a Cayuga court on Friday, but the province’s top cop is not expected to make an appearance. Activist Gary McHale brought the privately laid charge,

    Ontario appointing Crown in Fantino prosecution Hamilton Spectator – ‎Jan 12, 2010‎ Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino had not yet received formal notice by end of business yesterday after a summons was issued alleging he illegally influenced elected officials in Haldimand County over the ongoing native dispute in

    Ontario’s top cop Fantino facing charges Global Toronto – ‎Jan 11, 2010‎ Ontario Provincial Police commissioner Julian Fantino is facing a charge of attempting to influence municipal officials, an indictable offence, after a justice of the peace yesterday signed a summons requiring the former Toronto police chief to appear

    Fantino allegations put over until Feb. 3 – activist says province unwilling to act  The Canadian Press –   A criminal allegation against Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino was put over Friday until next month, a move the activist behind the charge said shows the provincial government is unwilling to act on the accusations.

     

    This also offers a Canadian window into the state’s overwrought preoccupation with making money at all costs, disregarding the citizens concerns too. Sadly Like too many political parties it seems the citizens mainly do not count, their views or needs, desires. they only count on election days. I was once talking to deputy Minister Ken Kowalski of Alberta about this as to why and he replied cause in Alberta they do not pay the taxes. But rather the real reason is the too often lack of respect for the all of citizens still by our leaders, civil and public servants most political parties Canada wide.. Police, RCMP’s unacceptable, poor attitudes towards most of the citizens now as well

    OPP’s false, bad, Unacceptable two tier Justice System is ongoing

    http://caledoniawakeupcall.com/topics/ReportIndex.html

    http://caledoniawakeupcall.com/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/01/02/top-cop-called-to-be-accountiable-by-the-courts/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/ex-toronto-police-chief-julian-fantino-is-one-of-those-bad-apples/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/toronto-police-accountability-bulletin-no-50/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/03/now-there-are-good-and-bad-laws-too/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/provincial-police-commissioner-police-personnel-also-known-to-play-dirty-politics/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/and-who-is-paying-for-this/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/its-about-time/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/hidden-municpal-police-taxes/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/no-such-thing-as-a-little-bit-pregnant/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/dirty-rcmp-lays-dirty-again/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/up-to-no-good/

    http://crux-of-the-matter.com/2010/01/12/full-day-jksk-ontario-liberal-boondoggle/

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    December 16, 2009

    Police, church, province failed – Ontario abuse inquiry

     

    A $50-million probe into rampant sexual abuse in Cornwall, Ont., ended yesterday without answering the key question it had faced – whether a sophisticated pedophile ring evaded the law for years while its influential members were preying on local children.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/commission-slams-police-authorities-in-abuse-inquiry/article1402004/
     
    CORNWALL – Police, government, the Catholic Church and other institutions failed to respond to decades of alleged and real child sexual abuse here by probation officers, clergy, teachers and others, a public inquiry has found. In a devastating 2,400-word report, Cornwall Inquiry Commissioner Normand Glaude found a combination of systemic failures, insensitivity to historic abuse complaints and an official reluctance to act. “Institutions were reluctant to be forthright and own up to mistakes, fearing scandal or criticism more than they feared the breach of their duty to the vulnerable and the public,” Mr. Glaude said in a speech yesterday while unveiling his four-volume report. “For some, this resulted in revictimization by the institutions from whom they sought help.” He makes it clear, however, he found no evidence of any official cover-ups. Instead, the report says local institutions ill-equipped to deal with allegations about their own employees, whether a probation officer, teacher, priest or child-care worker, acted defensively and often in self-interest.  Mr. Glaude singled out the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services for particular censure. The report describes how the ministry took no action against a Cornwall probation supervisor and another employee who failed to properly report two former probation officers who had engaged in sexual and other improprieties with young probationers.
     The report’s recommendations include:
    – An internal investigation is needed if a probation or parole officer is suspected or has been charged with sexual assault or abuse.
    – Police should be required to inform public and religious institutions and justice partners that an allegation of sexual assault or abuse has been made against one of their employees.
    – Bishops, priests, employees and volunteers should encourage people who disclose sexual abuse or assault to report the allegation to police.
    – The Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall should have rigorous procedures for evaluating candidates it plans to present for study at its seminary.
     
    None of these recommendations are binding so do not expect any positive changes, related justice to improve, in Canada’s often pretentious justice and police system

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    December 11, 2009

    Ex Toronto police chief Julian Fantino is one of those bad apples

     

     

    Ex OPP police chief Julian Fantino  caught my attention when he clearly lied about the causes of car accidents in southern, he lied when he had said speeding is the main cause of car accidents in Ontario , he should have known better, distracted, drunk and impaired drivers, road ragers rather are the main cause of car accidents..  so next it came as no surprise to me when the Devil PM Stephen Harper himself asked Julian Fantino to become a Conservative federal MP candidate He should be right at home with the too may liars we have elected.. it seems we like to continue to elect Liars.

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/05/13/it-seems-if-the-opp-and-commissioner-julian-fantino-are-involved-things-tend-to-be-sour/

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    Although he rightfully had lost his job as Ontario’s top police officer…

    Nov 30, 2010- VAUGHAN, Ont. – “Ontario’s former top police officer, Julian Fantino, won a   federal by election victory for the Tories . He supports Prime Minister Stephen Harper in his battle to scrap the federal gun registry, calling it an “obscene waste of taxpayer money.” The Vaughan riding, which is just north of Toronto and is home to a large Italian community, had been held by the Liberals since 1988.  Fantino, himself an Italian immigrant,  Fantino garnered 19,260 votes — 49.1 per cent of the vote.  A career cop, Fantino rose through the ranks of the Toronto police and served as police chief there, in London, Ont., and York Region — which includes Vaughan — and later served as commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. Fantino came to Canada from Italy at the age of 10. In 1969, the 27-year-old Fantino became a cadet with the Toronto Police Service. He later became a beat cop, working his way up through the ranks to undercover officer, homicide detective and division commander before his times at the helm of the Toronto, York Region and London, Ont., forces. But his storied law enforcement career was not without its share of controversy. Some of his most dogged opponents accuse him of enforcing two-tier justice in favour of aboriginals in Caledonia, Ont., the site of a long-running native occupation. Fantino was recently embroiled in a messy internal disciplinary hearing that stretched over two years and saw him accused of vindictiveness and witness tampering. The hearing came to an abrupt close last year when police prosecutors dropped misconduct charges against the two officers named in the case. Critics called for his dismissal after wiretapped conversations between Fantino and Ontario aboriginal activist Shawn Brant about First Nations blockades were released. They indicated Fantino told Brant he would do everything he could to “destroy” Brant’s reputation. In 1989, when he was a staff inspector, he apologized after releasing statistics suggesting black people commit most of the crime in Toronto’s Jane-Finch neighbourhood. He stood by his decision to release the data to a race relations committee, but said his mistake was to do so without knowing a reporter was present.”  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/101130/national/fed_byelxns_fantino

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    Julian Fantino HAD LIED AS TO THE REASONS MANY PEOPLE HAVE CAR ACCIDENTS, HE SAID FALSELY IT WAS SPEEDING AND  HE LEFT OUT ALCOHOL AND WHY? TOO MANY COPS ARE ALCOHOLICS? As a police chief he should have known the truth… that speeding is a money making generator and not the major cause of car accidents,  impaired driving, road rage are the major causes of car accidents  still.

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    Toronto Police Chief Lies Again To Frame Protesters http://www.prisonplanet.com/toronto-police-chief-lies-again-to-frame-protesters.html

    “”A few bad apples.”  That’s how former Toronto police chief Julian Fantino described the force’s problems when six former officers were charged with conspiring to beat and rob drug dealers of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The officers, all members of Team 3 of the Toronto Police Service’s Central Field Command drug squad, are still awaiting trial after almost six years. “I am deeply saddened and disappointed,” Fantino told a news conference in January 2004, commenting about the charges against the six. “I can, however, tell you that the allegations are isolated and confined.” His comments came at the conclusion of an internal probe headed by RCMP Chief Supt. John Neily into the allegations or wrongdoing, which led to 40 criminal charges against the officers.

    But police documents that surfaced for the first time this week in a Toronto lawsuit show anti-corruption investigators repeatedly briefed Fantino about similar allegations against other drug officers. These warnings came several months before Fantino made public assurances that alleged wrongdoing was isolated to Team 3 of the drug squad. A joint CBC News/Toronto Star investigation has found that Toronto police did not allow Neily and his team to complete their investigation into those allegations.

    “Truth Honesty , justice, Integrity, where have you flown where are you gone, when alas did u die  ” “Dear God, must we find corruption at every turn? I recently welcomed my first child into this world, and whenever I look into his face, I get sad.” “I don’t think this is anything new, unfortunately.”  “This is what the war on drugs gets you. Too much money and there is temptation that will corrupt honest men. It happens to Judges, Crown Attournies, Prison guards, Border guards, Airport security and many others. When will we learn?” ” People across Canada are disillusioned with the police forces. We don’t trust them because men at the top of their brotherhoods care nothing for the people they are sworn to protect. Their concern is to protect cops from facing the justice they deserve.” ” Come to think of it, even the Judges are corrupt, especially the ones in Traffic Court! Just take a look at the Judges’ Offices at Christmas time and watch the number of Turkeys and Bottles of Booze being delivered to the Judges Chambers at Old City Hall! Don’t believe me? Take your video camera down there, or better yet, your Cell ‘Phone, and record it.” ”  police forces are like most every other brotherhood in existence, be it the military or street gangs. Covering one another’s butt is the code they live by, like it or not. And if you are in the ‘gang’ you’d best abide if you plan on sticking around. To ‘serve and protect’ applies as much to themselves as it does to the ruling establishment. ” “We Canadians are a trusting and appreciative lot and worship the ground they walk on. No surprise that secretive and self-serving police cultures persist and flourish.  I doubt that we will ever see a successful prosecution on these charges or any other against our police until the public demands better ethical standards for the police that match Canadian ideals.” “If there was ever a need for a public inquiry this is it.” ”

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/it-seems-every-major-city-has-real-bad-cops-mostly-on-the-force/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/time-for-us-all-to-fight-to-lower-police-costs-canada-wide-rcmp-included/

    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/12/09/toronto-drug-officers476.html

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/canadas-justice-reviews-are-still-a-big-farce/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/07/20/canadas-police-forces/

     

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/11/30/how-julian-fantino-went-from-star-mp-to-political-liability-he-has-not-heard-the-pleas-of-our-veterans/

    This is the result of past bad Housekeeping.. Nothing that a good sweeping cannot clean, solve..   

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    We rightfully  seem to hold the police in Canada as one of the lowest forms of inadequate personnel..

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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.

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    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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    It is always the same old problem, Professionals, civil and Public servants, Doctors and medical staff too often bad continual indifference to the need of others.

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    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, among  professionals and politicians as well.

     

    .Bad Hospitals  waste the taxpayer’s so the Doctors can get more money, even the same very bad who Doctors fail to define the sicknesses soon enough.

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    Law suits and the related bad publicity have been proven to be one of the most effective weapons in dealing with medical inadequacies. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/and-the-quebec-corruption-gravy-train-went-on-and-on/

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    Do see also

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/07/toronto-police-accountability-bulletin-no-50/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/provincial-police-commissioner-police-personnel-also-known-to-play-dirty-politics/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/speed-related-highway-fatalities/

     https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/its-about-time/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/no-such-thing-as-a-little-bit-pregnant/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/28/dirty-rcmp-lays-dirty-again/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/12/and-who-is-paying-for-this/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/cops-lie-too/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/02/11/toronto-councillor-adam-giambrone-lies/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/06/15/bullies-free-speech/

    November 23, 2009

    All Cops need to go after real criminals still

     
     

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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.

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    The self serving political watchdogs, the police forces in Canada  in reality they  still do too  often lie when they say they serve the citizen’s, public best interests..

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    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.

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    Police managers continue to lie with their own promises of the reforming of bad cops and the bad cops keep killing, abusing  innocent persons. The possible retraining 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?

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    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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    Ontario stands firm on street racing law Toronto Star  A judge overturned the stunt-driving conviction of Jane Raham, 62, of Oakville who accelerated past a truck to get out of its blind spot. A second Ontario judge has ruled that the province’s stunt driving legislation is unconstitutional, but provincial police say they will continue to lay charges under the so-called street racing law.A street-racing charge automatically leads to a conviction, which can carry a minimum fine of $2,000, an immediate driver suspension and vehicle impoundment, as well as a maximum jail sentence of six months.Justice Peter West, a provincial court judge in Newmarket, found that an accused driver’s Charter rights are “clearly infringed” by the potential jail time because the law doesn’t permit the person to put forward a defence. More than 15,000 drivers have been charged under the stunt driving laws since they were introduced in 2007, Ont. street-racing law constitutional, says AG CTV.ca

    Judge tosses stunt-driving charge as unconstitutional National Post

    EVEN COPS DO NOT THINK SPEEDING IS A SERIOUS CRIME…

    Feb. 10 2009 4:35:51 PM  The Canadian Press  TORONTO — It appears no one is exempt from Ontario’s street racing law — including the police. A provincial police officer in an unmarked vehicle was stopped on Highway 403 on Jan. 31 for driving 65 km/h over the limit. Det.-Const. Heidi Fischer was charged after an investigation determined she was “not within the lawful execution of her duties at the time.” Because she was charged with exceeding the speed limit by more than 50 km/h, her driver’s licence was suspended for seven days — and her police vehicle was also impounded for a week..

    ALL THESE HARSHER POLICE DEMANDS ARE MAKING CANADA  A  POLICE STATE  Giving more money to the polcie does not increase justice rather it tends to make a police state instead..

    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/

    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?

    It is not the rapists, drunk drivers that mostly  fill the courts calendars, docks it is mostly the revenue generating traffic tickets.. if the government wants to get tough on crime, as it purports, it should go after the real criminals. Drunk, impaired drivers too.  After all speeding is not the major cause of vehicular accidents, what you did not know that yet? and the police Chief himself did not tell you? What is then the cause of major car accidents? Drunk driving, road rage, impaired driving, distracted while driving…. and what the revenue generating traffic division has not gone after all this mostly instead yet too? and why Not? The Cops becoming judge and jury, now taking the law into their own hands  even when they still say ” In most cases, our cops are the best to judge if stunt driving is really stunt driving. Or, is it simply speeding. If that is the case, they should charge accordingly or face more legal challenges.” And them the cops still being continually soft on drunk drivers is cause too many cops do  drink alcohol now too?  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/

    Alcoholic Anonymous  helps  alcoholics  AND EVEN HOSPITALS ARE FOR ALL PERSONS. FURTHER MORE WHEN THE TAXPAYER’S MONEY IS ABUSED BY THIEVES, or bad civil and public servants, AND TOO MANY ALCOHOLICS, IT IS THE PROGRAMS, SERVICES TO THE POOR AND NEEDY PERSONS THAT ARE GENERALLY FIRST MADE TO PAY FOR IT. WE NEED BETTER BUDGET CONTROLS AND BETTER PUNISHMENT OF THE BAD GUYS TOO.IN ONE YEAR 60% of fatally injured drivers in Canada had a positive reading for blood alcohol and 160,000 people were convicted of impaired driving .

    And   generally alcohol-related driving offences account for approximately 25% of all Criminal Code prosecutions. 

    If you drink and drive, it’s everybody’s business  still. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/no-rcmp-alcoholics-it-seems/

    This also offers a Canadian window into the state’s overwrought preoccupation with making money at all costs, disregarding the citizens concerns too. Sadly Like too many political parties it seems the citizens mainly do not count, their views or needs, desires. they only count on election days. I was once talking to deputy Minister Ken Kowalski of Alberta about this as to why and he replied cause in Alberta they do not pay the taxes. But rather the real reason is the too often lack of respect for the all of citizens still by our leaders, civil and public servants most political parties Canada wide.. Police, RCMP’s unacceptable, poor attitudes towards most of the citizens now as well

    http://picasaweb.google.com/anonconformer/Thenonconformer# OR

     

    And do see  also the other posts here about bad cops, alcohol and speeding..
    http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/the-unfortunate-facts-of-life/
    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/06/15/bullies-free-speech/
    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/drink-alcohol-and-die/
    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/
    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/third-police-vehicle-impounded-under-hypocrtical-speeding-legislation/
    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/drunk-driving-arrests-jump/
    http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/a-blatant-tax-on-the-motorist-speed-cameras/
    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/09/16/call-it-what-you-want-but-it-is-not-about-safety/
    http://thenonconformer.multiply.com/journal/item/1/No_cop_is_above_the_law
    http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/paradoxically-despite-all-the-dangers-warnings/
    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/19/pretentious-incompetent-in-real-life/
    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/

    November 15, 2009

    Provincial Police Commissioner, police personnel also known to play dirty politics,

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/time-for-us-all-to-fight-to-lower-police-costs-canada-wide-rcmp-included/

    Canada’s too often bad cops, for  real actions speak louder to me than any words.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/ex-toronto-police-chief-julian-fantino-is-one-of-those-bad-apples/

     When even the  police chiefs, police personnel  even are also known to play dirty politics, who can you trust then?

    A criminal probe of perverse OPP  Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner  Fantino’s abuse of tax payer’s money is in order. If things do not go the way he wants in court, he merely appeals and appeals and appeals cause it costs him nothing, and he knows the taxpayers will pay for it.

    OPP chief ordered to retake witness stand Globe and Mail – ‎Nov 13, 2009‎  Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino has been ordered to go back to the witness stand and pay $20,000 in costs to two officers in whose disciplinary hearing the commissioner had been subpoenaed to testify.  Commissioner Fantino had been in the unusual position of being cross-examined about allegations that he used the internal OPP disciplinary process to wage a vendetta against a high-ranking officer. The allegations were made in the disciplinary hearing of two OPP internal affairs officers, Superintendent Ken MacDonald and Inspector Alison Jevons. Already, the legal saga has cost nearly $500,000 in public money, according to documents that Supt. MacDonald and Insp. Jevons obtained through Freedom of Information requests, said their lawyer, Julian Falconer. The bill is assumed by the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services, an OPP spokesman said. Commissioner Fantino’s cross-examination had been halted after he alleged that the adjudicator in the disciplinary case, retired judge Leonard Montgomery, was biased. But in a unanimous ruling today, three judges of the Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the commissioner’s claim. “The events in this case fall far short of the type of conduct that would give rise to a reasonable apprehension of bias,” the judgment said. The court ordered the commissioner awarded $20,000 in legal costs for the two officers. According to testimony at the disciplinary case, Commissioner Fantino wrongly suspected Supt. MacDonald of leaking information to local municipal politicians. Mr. Falconer alleged in court filings that, as a result , the commissioner pursued a vendetta against Supt. MacDonald by charging him and Insp. Jevons in an unrelated disciplinary matter relating to their investigation of another officer’s acts in a domestic dispute. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/29/no-such-thing-as-a-little-bit-pregnant/

    ” CP TORONTO – Accusations of high-level political interference, petty vindictiveness and tarnished reputations will be on public display this week as Ontario’s top cop heads to court to force an adjudicator he accuses of bias to step down from a police disciplinary hearing.  The Divisional Court case Thursday that has entangled Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino comes years after an act of domestic violence that, at most, would have been a media footnote.  Instead, a years-long process was set in motion that has raised troubling questions about the politics of justice in Ontario.  A dust storm of allegations – witness tampering, personal reprisals, professional wrongdoing, legal chess games and judicial intimidation and judicial bias – still swirls.  Court files and hearing documents show it all began when a frightened Susan Cole called 911 one evening in April 2004.  She said her estranged husband, provincial police Const. Robert Alaire, had taken a baseball bat to her car at their home in Gananoque, Ont.  Det.-Sgt. Mark Zulinski and other officers responded. They asked her to leave her home. They did not arrest Alaire.  Cole complained. Her husband, she said, should have been arrested.  “It should have been a slam dunk,” Cole said in an interview. “(Instead) it’s a nightmare. It’s just not right.”  Cole’s complaint reached the civilian agency that oversees the province’s police. It asked for an investigation.  Two senior officers in the Ontario Provincial Police’s professional standards bureau – Supt. Ken MacDonald and Insp. Alison Jevons – eventually concluded proper procedure had not been followed.  They recommended “education” rather than sanctions.  The union that represents provincial police officers was outraged.  “We may have the ammo to take down MacDonald,” the union’s lawyer, Gavin May, wrote in an email to Karl Walsh, the president of the Ontario Provincial Police Association, in August 2006.  “We may get two for the price of one.”  The association formally complained about the two officers two weeks later. The complaint landed on the desk of Ontario’s top cop – freshly appointed Commissioner Julian Fantino.  Fantino was also dealing with fallout from his plans to restructure the 6,000-member police force he now headed. Someone was leaking the plans to town council in Caledon, northwest of Toronto, and some local politicians didn’t like what they were hearing.  Fantino concluded the leak must have come from MacDonald, witnesses testified.  In a parking lot on March 1, 2007, Fantino said to another senior officer: “Will you execute the disloyal one, or should I?”  Fantino later explained the comment as humour, or “appropriate” police speak, a way of saying he wanted the leak stopped and an end to the distractions it was causing.  What he didn’t know was that Chief Supt. Bill Grodzinski made notes of the conversation.  Fantino charged MacDonald and Jevons, both of whom he transferred out of the professional standards unit without speaking to them or their supervisors, under the Police Services Act.  The two officers stood accused of misconduct and deceit related to their investigation of the response to Cole’s 911 call.  Any suggestion he laid the charges to appease the police union or to get back at MacDonald for the leak were “hysterical nonsense,” Fantino has said.  The first two associates Fantino appointed to preside over the hearing against MacDonald and Jevons both stepped down over issues of potential bias.  Months passed before Leonard Montgomery, a retired Superior Court justice with 33 years on the bench, would step into the increasingly mucky swamp as adjudicator.  Called to testify, Grodzinski produced his notes, including those of Fantino asking about executing the “disloyal one.”  The next morning, the officer found out he was being transferred.  Fantino later said he thought he was doing Grodzinski a favour, although he expressed disdain about the “cheat notes.”  “People who know me do not hold onto these notes for later retribution,” he said.  Grodzinski was blunt.  “I viewed the transfer . . . as an immediate punishment, sanction, reprisal – use what word you wish,” Grodzinski said.  Intervention from Deb Newman, deputy minister with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, undid the forced transfer.  Julian Falconer, acting for Jevons and MacDonald, denounces the transfer threat as nothing short of witness tampering.  The hearings against MacDonald and Jevons proceeded amid increasing acrimony between the prosecution led by Brian Gover, a well regarded, experienced former Crown lawyer acting for Fantino, and the defence.  The defence argued to have the case thrown out as an abuse of process.  During hearings in October in which Fantino insulted Falconer and tensions ran high, Fantino changed some of his testimony. The notion that someone had tipped him off during a lunch break led Montgomery to remark that he was “upset.”  Gover filed a motion – Fantino was in the middle of being cross-examined – asking Montgomery to step down as biased.  He would take the matter to court if Montgomery refused, Gover said, adding the attorney general backed his position.  Within a few hours, the ministry disavowed any such backing and said Attorney General Chris Bentley had not been involved.  A stunned Montgomery branded Gover’s comments as attempted judicial intimidation and refused to step down.  If the ministry had indeed said it wanted him off the case, the political interference was astounding and the conflicts of interest “endless,” Montgomery wrote.  Gover remained adamant the attorney general wanted Montgomery gone and had pledged its support.  Falconer, in the interim, demanded his interrupted cross-examination of Fantino go ahead. Fantino’s new lawyer, Tom Curry, asked Divisional Court to stay the proceedings until the recusal motion was decided.   The court refused to interfere. Montgomery was perhaps just “calling a spade a spade,” the judge said.  Fantino appealed.  A three-judge panel split in his favour, staying his cross-examination until after the recusal motion is dealt with on Thursday.  In the interim, MacDonald and Jevons sit quietly through hours of hearings, seemingly no closer to having their case decided.  Cole, who said the two officers were the only ones who ever helped her, said she was dumbfounded at what her complaint unleashed almost five years ago.  All she ever wanted, she said, was for provincial police to implement a sensible policy when officers are involved in domestic violence.  “It’s gone on to actually hurt some really good people. Like it’s just endless.”” Nasty Fantino battle started with baseball bat, winds through courts 
      

    OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino has lost an attempt to remove a retired judge presiding over a high-profile disciplinary hearing. The Ontario Divisional Court ruled yesterday that Justice Leonard Montgomery did not show bias against Commissioner Fantino in comments made as the adjudicator of a sometimes fractious hearing. “The matters complained of do not give rise to a reasonable apprehension of bias,” said the Divisional Court panel in a 3-0 decision. The court ordered the disciplinary hearing to resume in front of Judge Montgomery and indicated that it would be “conjecture” to suggest he would not act properly in the future, given the removal attempt by Commissioner Fantino. Otherwise, any side unhappy with a judge “could attempt to remove an unwanted judicial officer simply by bringing a complaint of bias against the officer,” the court said. “That would be inimical to the proper working of the justice system.” Julian Falconer, who represents Supt. MacDonald and Insp. Jevons, said his clients want to resume the hearing and the cross-examination of Commissioner Fantino as soon as possible. “This has been hanging over their heads for years. Apparently limitless (taxpayer’s)  resources have been poured into delaying this matter,” Mr. Falconer said, noting that there have been three separate court hearings related to the attempt to remove Judge Montgomery.http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/story.html?id=1375420

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    Here are other interesting blogs about the bad police in Ottawa and in Ontario you can look into more further too. 

    September 10, 2009

    Speeding is not the major cause of car accidents still

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      see also http://picasaweb.google.com/anonconformer
      
    “Studies talk about how distracted driving is the number-one cause of accidents,”
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    We all can easily see how perverse the Justice systems are in Canada, Canada wide,  and the related judges, Politicians  now as well.  For example  the Winnipeg Police Service boasts a record-breaking $14 million in photo-radar fines for 2014,  merely the latest mark of an other  city gone mad with revenue generating traffic tickets,  and it  represents a dramatic increase of 25% over 2013, and is the equivalent of a $22 ticket issued to every man, woman and child in Winnipeg..
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    Too many Canadian medical experts say the goverments do not address a major public-health problem: the overprescribing of opioids that has led to an epidemic of drug abuse and overdose deaths. Canada ranks as the world’s second-highest per capita consumer of opioids. In Ontario alone, more than 500 people die each year from opioids, exceeding motor vehicle deaths, according to the provincial coroner’s office.

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    While Automobile traffic accidents are the number one cause of death for Americans, Canadians  ages 3 to 33 and while Automobile traffic accidents are the most common source of personal injury the reality is that  NOT ONLY IS SPEEDING NOT THE MAIN CAUSE OF ACCIDENTS, RATHER ROAD RAGE AND  IMPAIRED DRIVING ARE. but the  statistics also still indicate that hospital deaths now due to hospital acquired sickness, medical errors, medical negligence exceedingly surpass all of these deaths, numbers. And yet here not enough is being done about this and why is that?
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    Too many people Canada wide do now often complain about still being harassed, bullied by Traffic cops and getting unnecessary traffic tickets, especialy it seems in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba too. the Cops are no angels themselves for sure.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/speed-related-highway-fatalities/
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    Drink Alcohol and Die « The non conformer’s Canadian Weblog   Drink Alcohol and Die or Kill is fast becoming Canada’s preoccupation, main goal, slogan.. Alcohol and alcoholics the unacceptable main cause of vehicular  accidents, domestic violence, and so many other ills… DRUNK DRIVING  KILLS AT LEAST 5 TIMES MORE PERSONS OVER SPEEDING FIRSTLY  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/  
    About the bad drivers.. Now Speed-related highway fatalities are down some 42 per cent in Ontario supposedly  this year, and much of that has to do with the new laws enacted last spring, Ontario Provincial Police commissioner Julian Fantino said.  But since speeding causes apparently less than 15 percent of the overall accidents, and bad cars, bad vehicles, road rage, drunk drivers, impaired drivers, talking on the phone causes the majority of the accidents still so how much did the police help now to  reduce these more important statistics? Nothing again? and why not? and why is it too often unacceptably the bad cops are never found guilty as well?  
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    Alberta drug and alcohol deaths have doubled in the past decade  Edmonton Sun  CALGARY — The number of recorded drug and alcohol deaths in Alberta has more than doubled in the past decade, says the province’s chief medical examiner. From 1998 to 2008, Alberta’s population has grown by only 13% while the annual number of non-suicide deaths attributable to intoxicants has leaped to 437 from 210. Kim Borden, research officer with the chief medical examiner’s office, was at a loss to explain why the number would so far exceed the province’s population increase. “But I do know drugs and drug-related deaths are a huge problem — it’s right up there with car crash fatalities,” she said. “It’s growing every year.” , the figures for deaths caused by drugs are likely much higher because the number of autopsies are so limited.
    So vehicular  speeding is not the major cause of accidents, deaths but impaired driving and yet the police like to go after speeders, over the drunk drivers still and why was that?
    It is not the rapists, drunk drivers that mostly  fill the courts calendars, docks it is mostly the revenue generating traffic tickets.. if the government wants to get tough on crime, as it purports, it should go after the real criminals. Drunk, impaired drivers too.  After all speeding is not the major cause of vehicular accidents, what you did not know that yet? and the police Chief himself did not tell you? What is then the cause of major car accidents? Drunk driving, road rage, impaired driving, distracted while driving…. and what the revenue generating traffic division has not gone after all this mostly instead yet too? and why Not? The Cops becoming judge and jury, now taking the law into their own hands  even when they still say “ In most cases, our cops are the best to judge if stunt driving is really stunt driving. Or, is it simply speeding. If that is the case, they should charge accordingly or face more legal challenges.” And them the cops still being continually soft on drunk drivers is cause too many cops do  drink alcohol now too?  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/speeding-is-not-the-major-cause-of-car-accidents-still/
    VICTORIA — Alcohol consumption has increased almost twice as much in British Columbia as it has in the rest of the country, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Victoria Centre for Addictions Research say British Columbians’ alcohol consumption has risen 16 per cent since 1998. That’s almost twice the nine per cent increase seen in the rest of Canada. http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Drinking+rises+faster+than+rest+Canada/2322114/story.html
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    and if that is true now there should be twice as much arrests for drunk driving and twice as much prison incarceration for drunk driving too? is there or why not?  
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    Saskatchewan has introduced the toughest repeat drunk-driving sentencing policy in Canada, just in time for the holiday party season. As of Friday in Saskatchewan, there will be a minimum mandatory 30-day jail sentence for repeat offenders who have had one prior conviction in the past five years or two convictions in the past ten years.  Further, if a convicted drunk driver has two convictions in the past five years or three in the past ten years, the mandatory jail sentence will be 120 days.  These sentences will be more severe if the drunk driving offences have caused bodily harm or if the offender is found to be driving while disqualified. http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2009/12/09/12098391.html
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    Yet  ex Ontario OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino called it “the Lord’s work arresting anyone except the cops for speeding, thus ” “Saving lives“. The devil disguised as an angel of light again. He said his officers will “make no apologies” for continuing to enforce a law that gives police the power to impound vehicles, suspend licences, and slap high fines against drivers before the driver has a chance to appear in court. After all it is a profitable revenue generating law too.
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    False image of racing.. On Sept. 4, 2009 Ontario Justice G. J. Griffin overturned an earlier guilty verdict on a grandmother caught doing more than 50 km/h over the posted limit of 80 km/h on a stretch of Highway 7 near Kaladar. At the time, Jane Raham, 62, was overtaking a truck. Among many other opinions, Justice Griffin said Raham certainly didn’t conjure up the image of a stunt driver. Griffin’s ruling means convicting someone on excessive speeding alone under the street racing law is now considered unconstitutional.  That makes some common sense. And it doesn’t mean reckless street racers who swerve in and out of lanes endangering others won’t face the strict penalties under the street racing law. Those penalties include having your car impounded as soon as you’re charged and a $2,000 to $10,000 fine. Some may say driving more than 50 kilometres over the posted speed limit is dangerous so it should fall under the stunt driving law. But there are already sufficient fines and penalties, not to mention insurance ramifications, to deter driving at such a high speed. Impounding someone’s car at the scene in a simple case of speeding does seem somewhat onerous. Jailing them – although up to the discretion of a judge – would still be outrageous. 
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    After all speeding is not the major cause of vehicular accidents, what you did not know that yet? and the police Chief himself did not tell you?
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    What is then the cause of major car accidents? Drunk driving, road rage, impaired driving, distracted while driving…. and what the revenue generating traffic division has not gone after all this mostly instead yet too? and why Not?
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    The Cops becoming judge and jury, now taking the law into their own hands  even when they still say ” In most cases, our cops are the best to judge if stunt driving is really stunt driving. Or, is it simply speeding. If that is the case, they should charge accordingly or face more legal challenges.”
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    It’s all very simple: obey the laws.  You broke the law, accept the consequences, and if that hypocritical, absurd, extreme statement was the reality, the truth, everyone would next be in jail, all of the politicians, civil and public servants, cops firstly..
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     In regard also to the  Quebec bill to amend the Highway Safety Code and the Regulation respecting demerit points which was adopted on December 19, 2007.  The rules and measures adopted mainly concern drinking and driving, speeding, photo radars and red-light cameras, driving courses, the use of cell phones while driving, and over-speed governors for certain heavy vehicles. This legislation introduces more severe penalties for repeat offenders of impaired driving and excessive speeding. It allows for the implementation of a photo radar and red-light camera pilot project providing for three photo radar locations and the installation of red-light cameras at two intersections in each of the three pilot regions. These fifteen locations will be announced at a later date. The law also provides for the institution of mandatory driving courses for new drivers and imposes probationary driver’s licenses on all new drivers, including new drivers of 25+ years of age, as well as gradual access to demerit points for new drivers under 25. A driving course will also be mandatory for mopeds. it will henceforth be forbidden for drivers to use a hand-held cell phone while driving but the person can still do text messaging, and what an contradictory absurdity too.. The activation of over-speed governors is now mandatory for certain heavy vehicles, and the maximum speed for these vehicles must be set at 105 km/h.  The law also provides for the obligation to equip vehicles with winter tires from November 15 to April 1, greater latitude for municipalities that regulate speed limits on their territory and the possibility to carry out pilot projects, in particular for new types of vehicles. New road safety measures come into force in Québec on April 1, 2008: The use of hand-held cell phones will be banned from then on .Tougher penalties will be imposed on drivers guilty of excessive speeding  Some of the motives for the false, partial restive applications, implantation of these laws can certainly now still be questioned as well. Some of the motives for the false, partial restive applications, implantation of these laws can certainly now still be questioned as well. 
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    The oppressive police enforcement of revenue generating speeding tickets enforcement is still  basically economically beneficial   to a very small, isolated segment of society, the related cops, judges, lawyers, and it is false  job security approach for them even in Alberta. While the government of Alberta fails to often still to  deal with the still much too many bad managers, bad civil and public servants abusing tax payers money, even stealing,  not doing their jobs properly, unnecessarily taking out of town trips and charging it to the job still, Alberta today  is putting 15 new sheriffs on the road in Alberta. Alberta for decades, and the police  has been falsely preoccupied with putting every person in jail in Calgary, and Edmonton, all of  Alberta for speeding,  it seems and was another main reasons they spent so much money on building new court facilities in Alberta too… this is even all being done while statistics, experiences confirms that speeding does not kill, or cause the majority of accidents, but only drunk or drug impaired drivers, bad drivers, and road rage cause the majority of the accidents the government still wants to purse now mostly  the speeders more aggressively in Alberta.  
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    Police often do calls for tougher rules on others but not upon themselves. Such real hypocrites now still too. .   Do what I say over do what I do is part of the hypocrisy now existing too often too at all levels, federal, provincial, municipal, in cops as well and not just in many preacher’s lives now as well..
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    Wrongful inactions, Cover ups, False denial of bad politicians, bad cops, bad persons, false pastors, false priests are much too common in Canada too.
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    As a citizen I too find it very dangerous when drivers do not stop at the stop signs, run through read lights, speed in residential areas, use a phone in a car and do their drive cars rather now now as well.. so we should ban now all car drivers firstly, practically now.  This is no more absurd than the New Project that hopes to slash the  actual  Edmonton residential car speed limits .  The speed limit will plunge as low as 30 km/h in some Edmonton neighborhoods next year as the city continues to wage its war on all lead-footed drivers.  A committee of council members  gave administration the green light to get to work on the pilot project. It will see the top speed hopefully lowered to between 30 km/h and 40 km/h on residential streets in three to five neighborhoods for a period of six months  for some people  the current 50 km/h top speed is too high for their neighborhood streets, It’s a mostly a quality of life issue for the people. The People want to feel safe.  A quality of life issue mostly  and not really a safety issue. It is cheaper to buy then some medical pills to help them to feel better though.   The reduced speed would not apply to major arterial roadways for now ?.
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    And them the cops still being continually soft on drunk drivers is cause too many cops do  drink alcohol now too?
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    Note AGAIN this important  brief introduction to road safety .. Yes  you always do have to drive safely, in control, not impaired as well and yes there are many, many different factors that now can cause a vehicular, automotive  accident, including but not limited to the actual daily road conditions, even the type of tires you have .. for  it is a fact that good tires lead to a safer drive, and so does a 4 wheel drive.  Next when you start to first drive at any day do first immediately test the road condition by coming to a planned sudden stop at a slow speed too, and see firsthand how your car reacts accordingly.. then next do use this experience to set how you will drive the rest of the day too. And no matter what car, or tires you have, or who is the driver, if you do hit a patch of black ice, due clearly to the failure of others to apply salt and gravel on the icy / snowy road,  it can be very, very hazardous now too. Give them a fine, ticket, they firstly do deserve it too.  And  hypothetical if you do not drive at all you are less likely   to have an   accident, assuming another driver does not hit you while walking.. SEE ALSO https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/research-on-real-world-behavior-crash-factors   
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    The insurance industry itself too  often sleeps with legislators, cops because it wants to make loads of money by finding out reasons not to pay out as well.. they support traffic tickets even though they do not reduce the car accidents significantly cause it gives more money to the insurance firms,  this is immoral gouging of consumers too often rather too.. now what about having some honest watchdogs and legislators rather. Go after the drunk drivers, raise the price of the booze firstly..
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    Even so, snow tires are still a wise choice for motorists in southern Ontario too. However, a snow tire is no surety against the repercussions of reckless or dangerous driving. And that’s the key thing.   More often than not, vehicular collisions on winter roads aren’t caused by the lack of snow tires on a vehicle. It’s (ALSO NOT ) caused by motorists who are driving too fast or not accordingly to the conditions.  This is also what Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino (FALSELY) touched upon this week when he urged the government to increase fines and demerit points for drivers speeding in bad weather conditions – whether it’s snow, heavy rain or thick fog.  Fantino’s pitch came on the heels of a weekend that saw provincial police officers respond to more than 3,000 collisions as large swaths of the province were walloped by two snowstorms. At least 40% of crashes are caused by speeding in poor conditions and not paying attention, Fantino said. (His  unofficial, unreliable statistics, remark NOW  refers to a small period of accidents and not RATHER  the  true statistics for the whole year firstly  since most accidents are caused by rage, impaired driving, poor drivers, vehciles and driver errors). The Highway Traffic Act already has provisions and penalties for speeding and careless driving. Do we really need another section in the Act that specifically addresses bad driving in poor weather?  No, we don’t.  What we do need is the strict enforcement of existing traffic laws – not just about speeding but also signaling turns and taking the proper precautions before changing lanes.”  http://www.tirereview.com/default.aspxtype=wm&module=4&id=2&state=DisplayFullText&item=13392
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    “CP TORONTO – The head of the Ontario Provincial Police says drivers who crash in bad weather because of their own negligence should have to pay the bill.  Commissioner Julian Fantino will propose absolute liability legislation today under the Highway Traffic Act to hold irresponsible drivers accountable. This essentially means making drivers pay for accidents in which they were driving aggressively in poor weather, not insurance companies  Fantino says at least 40 per cent of crashes are caused because people are going too fast in poor conditions and not paying attention.  He says his proposal targets people “who could care less” about how they are driving when the roads are bad.   Fantino says his proposal mirrors laws currently on the books in almost every state in the U.S.” The fact that many of these road accidents had occurred in reality, honesty due to the cutbacks of the snow cleaning, removal  services is ommitted wrongfully.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/cops-lie-too/
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    The current top speed is unacceptable to some local people, especially when the  police generally don’t start issuing tickets until a motorist is driving at least 10 km/h above the posted limit.  “We need to do something to catch people’s attention,”  But  still the upfront cost of lowering the limit on all neighborhood streets would be in the millions of dollars, yes “a staggering amount.” That would include the cost of new signs, photo enforcement equipment, municipal, court overheads.  Most if not all of the costs may be offset by increased ticket revenue. Don’t forget the freebie, the increase of profits for the insurance firms with every police traffic ticket now issued as well. These  desired residential speed reductions are not effective unless they are enforced. Edmonton Police Chief Mike Boyd recently vowed to devote all possible resources to crack down on excessive speeding in the city after officers issued an average of almost one ticket per minute in their latest 24-hour speeding blitz. Generating thousands of dollars. It is still better and cheaper to buy the complaining residents some medical pills to help them to “feel better” though.
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     THE HYPOCRITICAL CANADIAN CONSERVATIVE PARTY, GOVERNMENT LIKE TO BE KNOWN AS THE LAW AND ORDER PARTY, BUT IT ITSELF HAS NOT BOTHER TO TACKLE, TO RIGHTFULLY DEAL WITH THE BAD RCMP, TOO MANY ABUSIVE COPS IN CANADA.. WHY? https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/the-problem-of-doing-your-own-thing/
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    Road rage blamed as car sails off cliff Toronto Star –   rage are believed to be the catalysts that sent a woman plunging 25 metres over a cliff and into the Humber River Saturday.

    Driver facing charges after car plunges off cliff CTV.ca

    Haste makes waste: cutting speed boosts drivers’ life expectancy: study  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100201/national/speeding_life_expectancy
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    Most accidents are caused by drunk driving and the doctor does not mention this still?? what was that? he was paid by the liquor industry not to? or was PAID BY MONEY MAKING REVENUE COPS TO SAY SPEED ALONE MAINLY KILLS.. HOW ABSURD.. THIS Canadian doctor.. and not a Canadian Traffic engineer uses now US statistics ONLY to say speed alone kills? and he what HE THUS HAD considered also the number of drunk, impaired, road rage  drivers, that seem to increase very year as a fact for most of the deaths NO MATTER WHAT THE SPEED?  or what this did not bother him.. only the number of people who speed?  SPEED IS A MAIN FACTOR IN 5 TO 15 PERCENT OF THE ACCIDENTS.. AND WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF THE ACCIDENTS? THE 85 PERCENT.. it SEEMS THE DOCTORS IN UNITED KINGDOM CONTRADICT THIS CANADIAN DOCTOR IN THEIR TRAFFIC ACCIDENT STUDIES TOO.. SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW?  Preposterous COOKED results.. NOW get real..
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    Majority of accidents are caused by the drunk drivers firstly still. Police do not regularly, actively, year around purse them and why?  More people die from alcohol, drugs, hospital neglect, and yet more money is being paid on catching mainly the  speeders.. Police do not mind harassing still the ordinary folks with revenue generating  traffic, parking, speeding tickets though  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/06/25/we-need-more-red-light-cameras-elsewhere-too/
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     The federal justice minister is considering a new law that would allow police to conduct random breathalyzer tests on drivers, regardless of whether they suspect motorists have been drinking. http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2009/10/05/random-breathalyzer-drunk-driving-test-law.html
    I total agree with this law on condition the same test be administered also to all working civil and public servants, senators, politicians in the house of commons as well..
    If you can’t drive effectively while impaired, drunk neither can you do your job effectively  as well.
    Look at this, due to the undeniable Recession, budget and tax cuts,  Municipalities across Canada have  been cutting back even on their services, snow clearing now too, which has been leading up to more car accidents, and cause the police cannot tell the truth about their employers, the police now lie, and divert the truth, saying that speeding vehicles were the cause of most of the accidents. In reality now also  speeding also still is not the main reasons for accidents but driving while impaired is.. http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/drivers-will-face-significant-insurance-rates/
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      And do see  also the other posts here about bad cops, alcohol and speeding.

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/drink-alcohol-and-die/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/third-police-vehicle-impounded-under-hypocrtical-speeding-legislation/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/08/drunk-driving-arrests-jump/

    http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/a-blatant-tax-on-the-motorist-speed-cameras/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2008/09/16/call-it-what-you-want-but-it-is-not-about-safety/

    http://thenonconformer.multiply.com/journal/item/1/No_cop_is_above_the_law

    http://postedat.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/paradoxically-despite-all-the-dangers-warnings/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/19/pretentious-incompetent-in-real-life/

     

     

    August 31, 2009

    It’s about time Ontario cleans house

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    “Oh this is so ugly. The Liberals in Ontario have not only lost control of the various agencies they are supposed to police, they have all but ignored said agencies lack of ethics and the abuse which has ensued. Why can the top brass from eHealth Ontario not appear before a legislative committee? Do you suppose they might “spill the beans” to save their skins? Please tell me this waste of my money is going to end soon.” http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/09/08/ehealth-committee-probe-blocked.html 

     

    Provincial Liberals another word for Liars, thieves, pretenders, incompetents  too..

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/20/bc-liberals/

    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/liberals-politicians-do-lie-too/

    McGuinty says 23 Ont. agencies, boards can no longer approve their own expenses  TORONTO – Top brass at Ontario’s 600 arm’s-length agencies, boards and commissions had better lead by example when it comes to spending taxpayers’ money or they’ll be fired just like the CEO of the Lottery and Gaming Corp. was, Premier Dalton McGuinty warned Tuesday.

    mcguinty says Ont. agencies, boards can no longer approve their …  own expenses  TORONTO – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says new accountability measures will help avoid more spending and expense abuse scandals in government-funded agencies and corporations. Agencies, boards and commissions will have to submit their expense claims to the province’s integrity commissioner for approval, the same practice currently in place for political staff. ( what about all of Ontario’s civil and public servants now too?)

    • We’ll root out government abuse: Liberals Hamilton Spectator

     And why did it take so long to investigate and take action when this was brought out before in the past?  

    The “culture of entitlement” at the lottery corporation appears to be a deep-rooted problem that will not be solved by the new procedures put in place by Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, said Kevin Gaudet, federal director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

    Under the new Ontario Government rules revealed this month , employees with unacceptable expense claims such as alcohol for staff functions and personal items must repay the taxpayers. McGuinty’s move follows the revelations employees at Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp expensed items such as a $3,713.77 dinner for 38 people that included more than 10 bottles of wine and other alcohol. The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.’s 10 highest-paid employees expensed at least $2,533 on alcohol between January, 2007, and December, 2008. A sales and marketing meeting at the Keg resulted in a $260 liquor tab; 38 people at a pre- Sound of Music business dinner drank $885 worth of alcoholic beverages. Any hospitality event at which alcohol was served would have to receive prior approval. The same provincial public-service rules also require written approval before all out-of-province travel, rarely evident in the documents the province made public this week. It all now still reveals a culture of acceptability that is inappropriate in a recession and in any Crown environment. The past provincial directive, which has been in place since 2004, states that “reimbursement of meal costs must not include the reimbursement for any alcoholic beverages.” The Ontario Liberals have also ordered a review of the 600 provincial agencies, boards and commissions to root out spending abuses. New Democrat Leader Andrea Horwath said the added layer of scrutiny doesn’t assuage concerns about widespread illicit spending among government agencies. NOW WHAT ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT?

    Ontario’s finance minister has fired the head of the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation and accepted the resignations of the entire board of directors in an attempt to head off another scandal. Dwight Duncan told a news conference at Queen’s Park on Monday that he was “taking action to ensure protection of taxpayers money.” Duncan said there had been problems with expenses and they represented “symptoms of much larger problems” at the OLG. The corporation’s CEO, Kelly McDougald, was fired “for cause,” said the minister. The entire six-member board stepped down.

    ” Any   wonder why people are so cynical towards their government and don’t vote. The sense of entitlement must end.”  ”  Finance Minister Dwight Duncan.. after HST & OLG  I hereby accept your resignation effective immediately!! ”   ” Audit the entire government staff… I’m sure we cut some of the bloat out for the better of all of Canada!”  ”  Sadly, the degree of complacency in the current government borders on complete incompetence.  To rush around suddenly sounding the alarm that there has been mismanagement in another crown operation, and then to try to claim that only a good government could catch such behaviours, when it is this same government that has completely missed the issues in the first place, is shocking.  McGuinty and most of his team are just not showing much value ” http://www.cbc.ca/canada/toronto/story/2009/08/31/olg-shakeup.html

    Ontario cleans house at lottery and gaming corp., firing CEO, replacing board   TORONTO – Ontario’s problem-plagued lottery and gaming corporation was overhauled Monday as the province’s finance minister fired its CEO and replaced the entire board of directors.  The auditor general was also brought in to review questionable spending at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp., which included one executive charging taxpayers almost $500 for a nanny.  “This is the right (step) to take in terms of the public, and across government we need to make sure that we have rigorous accountability for all Crown agencies, boards and corporations,” said Finance Minister Dwight Duncan.  “We have been trying to create change in this place for some time. Frankly, I’m not satisfied with performance to date at OLG.”  CEO Kelly McDougald was “dismissed with cause” and, as a result, will not receive severance, Duncan said.  The move comes after the government found questionable expense claims filed by executives going back years.  It’s the second Ontario government agency to get a major overhaul in the last few months. eHealth Ontario CEO Sarah Kramer and board chairman Dr. Alan Hudson left the troubled agency following shocking spending excesses by consultants and executives.  Opposition parties say the government is trying to avoid another political embarrassment in the wake of eHealth and before voters head to the polls in a Sept. 17 byelection.  The OLG has been dogged by troubles over the last few years, from questionable insider wins to botched scratch-and-win tickets and malfunctioning slot machines.  Duncan’s announcement pre-empts a deadline set by the Ontario ombudsman for the OLG to crack down on insider wins.  Ombudsman Andre Marin had given the agency until early September to report back to him about cleaning up its act.  Unless the OLG could show him that “rampant fraud” was purged from the system, Marin said he was prepared to press the government to ban all retailers and lottery insiders from playing. He imposed the deadline after a sweeping forensic audit in February revealed lottery insiders in Ontario won prizes totalling $198 million over the past 13 years.  At the time, Marin said he was stunned by the “astronomical” sum revealed by the audit and that the OLG still had a problem with dishonest lottery insiders that must be addressed.  The agency has been trying to rebuild consumer confidence and enhance security since Marin’s 2007 report accused unscrupulous retailers of collecting tens of millions of dollars in “dishonest” winnings – and the lottery corporation of letting them get away with it.  All insider wins have been directly investigated by the police branch of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario since Jan. 1, 2008, and they have since laid several charges. http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090831/national/olg_shakeup  

    and it does not stop there it is clear that Lotto 649 is also too often crooked, the draw results clearly rigged using consecutive numbers and other means  to try to build up a larger  jackpot where more people tend to buy tickets. This too has to be dealt  with now. 

      
    Now do also deal with the bad cops too. 
     
    “It is a weird feeling when those employed to protect us are in fact found to be a part of the problem. I understand that these people are only a small percentage of the thousands of first class men and women who make up the force however it does shake the foundation of our beliefs. ”  “Wasn’t Julian Fantino AKA Mr Accountability supposed to weed out the crooked cops with this special task force?”  ”  It is becoming more and more apparent that police officers are ” Above the Law”  RCMP officers getting away with murder, Local police getting away with theft, etc… Police cars speeding down public roads, without emergency lights on. If you or I were to crack 70 in a 50 zone, you can be sure we would get a ticket, but police are free to drive at that speed. How are we supposed to, in good faith, teach our children to trust police officers? ”  ” The real irony is that any Police force in Quebec finds the Toronto cops crooked! Wow… and then nothing is done about it. ” ” The propensity of police to cover-up and deny when their own are involved does not feel me with a great deal of confidence in the police. Apart from the mentioned corruption above, I have met too many bullies in uniform as well as a bad “us vs them” attitude. Locally, we have at 2 officers that I am aware of who were charged with domestic violence and threatening. The selection process needs to be reviews – especially for mental health. It is ironic someone should mention this drug quad issue happened while Julian Fantino was Toronto chief (Metro Toronto at the time). Under Fantino an OPP officer was caught trumping up charges against drivers to convictions under the new stunt-driving law. The bottom line is – I just do not trust the honesty of the police. The older I get and the more I see, the stronger my mistrust becomes.”  ” It seems power again, corrupts even if you are one of the ‘sacred policemen’.  I guess it’s not just the RCMP who’ve had the rot and festering infection of greed and power infiltrate their ranks. ”      http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/08/31/toronto-police-drug-squad-montreal582.html
      
    “Ex-Ontario attorney general in custody after fatal crash Ottawa Citizen TORONTO — Former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant was in police custody Tuesday morning following a fatal crash between a car and a cyclist that left a 33-year-old man dead. Bryant was detained after the crash Monday evening and was under investigation in connection with the incident, a police source confirmed. The cyclist, a downtown Toronto man, died in hospital late Monday night from injuries sustained after hanging on to the side of a convertible for about 100 metres before falling to the street. Police said the car and the cyclist had initially collided. Traffic Services Const. Hugh Smith said the altercation began at about 9:45 p.m., near the corner of Church and Bloor streets and carried on west to Avenue Road. “There was some verbal altercation and there was some minor contact,” said Smith. “At some point the cyclist became attached to the vehicle without his bicycle.”  Police say they have reviewed a number of independent videos shot, as well as footage from at least two security cameras that place the victim and suspect together. “Apparently it was viewed by many witnesses,” said Smith. Traffic Services Sgt.  Charges have not been laid. Bryant, 43, resigned from his Toronto MPP seat in June while serving as minister for economic development and joined Invest Toronto — an arms-length agency aimed at marketing the city as an attractive place for business and industry to set up shop or expand. “http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Ontario+Bryant+arrested/1950461/story.html
     
    Police source tells The Globe and Mail’s Timothy Appleby that Mr. Bryant will face charges of criminal negligence causing death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death. Those charges will keep the file in the hands of Traffic Services.  • 9:36 a.m.: Mayor David Miller, whose city-run Invest Toronto is led by Mr. Bryant, releases a brief statement but doesn’t name names.
     
    “when will mayor get seroius with aggressive drivers and cyclists? ” Toronto mayor refuses comment on Bryant 
      
     Toronto police said Tuesday that a “magnitude” of charges were being considered following an apparent altercation that left a cyclist dead and a former high-profile Ontario cabinet minister reportedly in custody…. some witnesses also said the driver appeared to try to remove the cyclist by brushing up against trees and poles.  
     
    A combination of scant bike lanes and the high adrenalin of bike riders as they brave heavy traffic makes cities such as Toronto prime for confrontations between motorists and cyclists.
     
    was alcohol now involved as well?  was a police breath analyzer used, after all he  Mr. Bryant just came from a night club?
     
    and what about  Mr. Bryant too?  An illustration of what can happen when tempers escalate beyond the point of reason? Some say Take a brief moment to consider these events to determine what you will do if faced with a similar circumstance. Yes but what about a supposedly mature persons who has even been  a justice Minister. who clearly should have known much better and lead a more exemplary life now too.. or did alcohol have a devious negative effect here too? Drug impaired driving, drunk driving, road age, driving incompetence, and car racing are still the main cause of the majority of all vehicle.. we already do know alcohol and road age is associated with over 40 percent of vehicular accidents.. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/01/02/alcohol/
     
    Police say Sheppard, 33, grabbed onto a car following an altercation with the driver. They say the driver drove way with Sheppard hanging on. He then fell and suffered fatal injuries. Sheppard’s girlfriend says he was drinking the night he died.  Misty Bailey said Sheppard was drunk when he visited her and he rested and slept, then insisted on going home. Bailey said she didn’t ask him to leave and would have loved for him to stay where she knew he’d be safe.  Sheppard, at one point, was in the back of a police cruiser and she asked police to drive him home, but instead they let Sheppard go, she said.  Police have said they responded to a call about Sheppard barely an hour before his death, but added there were no allegations of criminal activity.  http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090902/national/bryant_cyclist_killed 

    Apparently alcohol was involved otherwise why would the girlfriend want the police to drive him home?  likely confirms what I have said.. we already do know alcohol and road age is associated with over 40 percent of vehicular accidents..

    Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 11:27 AM
    Subject: Re:Ex-Ontario attorney general in custody after fatal crash
    police say alcohol wasn’t involved in the Bryant case.
      

     

     Meanwhile in BC

    Officer suspected of driving drunk Globe and Mail -A Vancouver police officer was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of drinking and driving. He has been placed on administrative duties pending an investigation.

    Vancouver police officer arrested for impaired driving Vancouver Sun

      
    A long serving constable in the Vancouver Police Department has been arrested for impaired driving in Burnaby. The VPD aren’t releasing many details about the officer at this point, including his age or identity. .The off-duty officer was stopped at a roadblock on the Trans Canada Highway early Sunday morning by the RCMP’s Port Mann highway patrol..  What they are still rewarding, covering  him too for his  drunk driving?
     
    Our Federal Conservative Politicians also seem to  like to preach about law and order, conserving the good  family values, but do they practice what they preach now to others in reality? Do they themselves support alcoholic beverages now as well? The liberal  Christian & Missionary Alliance Church itself, PM Stephen Harper’s  own church now, contrary to the  fundamental evangelical  Baptists and Pentecostals  churches it does not openly prohibit the drinking of wine or smoking, or divorce.   
     
    Drinking alcohol cause permanent brain damage, it also causes a significant deterioration of one’s mental capabilities, deterioration of one’s inter personal relationship skills, it also causes more car accidents than speeding or not having adequate winter tires, it also reduces significantly one’s work productivity as well undeniably too. It has ruined many families as well.  So do pelase  tell us all now:
     
    – How much money did the Prime Minister, the Premiers themselves now spend on Alcoholic consumption entertainment last year,
    – How Much money did the federal, provincial cabinet ministers now spend on Alcoholic consumption entertainment last year
    – How much money did the civil and public servants now spend on Alcoholic consumption entertainment last year
        
    Many EVANGELICAL Fundamentalist believe that all true professing evangelical Christians are or are to be total abstainers from alcohol, and IN A FALSE DENIAL, A FALSE UNBELIEF they refuse to admit the reality that some professing Christians, Christian leaders still do get drunk, drink alcohol. Why? the shock they have been lied too is too much for a start..
      
    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/03/known-alcoholics-on-the-job/ 
    https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/03/12/stephen-harper-conservative-liars/ 

     see also http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/get-real-now/

    January 28, 2009

    The dirty cops and politicians now too

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    Public exposure and prosecution of the unrepentant guilty persons serves everyone’s best interest, the RCMP now included.  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/a-real-stupid-move-a-liberalized-divorce-solution-still-it-only-seems-like-a-cheap-solution/
     
     
     

    This is how the RCMP falsely subverts justice.. but we all already knew how dirty the RCMP really is..   

    RCMP ‘obstructed’ paramedics, firefighter tells Taser inquiry  VANCOUVER — Richmond Fire Capt. Kirby Graeme, the first responder to reach Robert Dziekanski after he was Tasered by four RCMP officers at Vancouver‘s airport, called the Mounties “unprofessional” for not going to the aid of the Polish immigrant.

     

    RCMP behaviour at Taser incident ‘highly unprofessional,’ fire captain says  RCMP officers behaved unprofessionally after Tasering Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver International Airport, a Richmond fire department captain testified Tuesday.

     

    ‘Nobody seemed to be doing anything’ Richmond RCMP officers who refused to take handcuffs off of an unconscious Polish immigrant they had just Tasered at Vancouver International Airport were described by a Richmond firefighter as “unprofessional” Tuesday at the Braidwood Inquiry.

     

    Taser death inquiry resumes in Vancouver Vancouver Sun,  Canada – 19 Jan 2009 The six-week Braidwood inquiry, which is overseen by retired judge Thomas Braidwood, will examine evidence from the RCMP regarding the four officers
    ‘No way to communicate’ with Taser victim, border official says National Post
    Inquiry vows to learn truth about taser incident Globe and Mail
    No charges against police in BC Taser death Calgary Herald
    Richmond News – The Province
    all 290 news articles »

    It would be easy to form the impression that the four Richmond RCMP officers involved were the only ones to blame for the tragedy at Vancouver International Airport on Oct. 14, 2007.But as the lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother has astutely observed, that’s only because the RCMP’s spectacularly bad PR has stolen the spotlight. RCMP brass and the federal government could have pre-empted a damning report from Thomas Braidwood by stepping up with a genuine mea culpa and an announcement that a major overhaul of the RCMP and CBSA was already in the works. That hasn’t happened. Now, given how much has been exposed in this inquiry, it is hard to believe a few people won’t be held to account. http://www2.canada.com/burnabynow/news/community/story.html?id=8d1d3edf-7582-4031-93f0-d6efddf13a8d

    that includes the and justice ministers, solicitor generals at the federal and provincial levels now too and who is going to hold them all accountable? not the bad PM for sure. 

     

    Three off-duty police officers arrested in Vancouver for assault  The Canadian Press,  B.C. – 21 Jan 2009 The quick flurry of statements by four police departments came after criticism last year that information regarding charges against police officers in the Vancouver region was sometimes slow to trickle out to the public. Several incidents last year involved impaired-driving charges against five officers – one of them fatal – involving three Mounties and constables from Vancouver and New Westminster. New Westminster Const. Tomi Hamner pleaded guilty last month after driving her unmarked police vehicle into a sign while off duty in October. She was fined $1,000 and lost her driver’s licence for a year. The other impaired-driving cases, including one against a Richmond RCMP officer involved in the notorious Taser incident that ended in the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski, are still pending. McGuinness said the officers involved in Wednesday’s incident got no special consideration. “There’s no exceptions made for the fact that they are police officers,” she said. “When we receive information like this, we want to get that out. There’s no reason to withhold it.” Statistics released by the office of the complaints commissioner in November found that 106 municipal police officers were guilty of misconduct between Oct. 1, 2006, and Oct. 1, 2008.  

    and not all guilty officers are charged by their peers and if charged they often get away with it still too. Unacceptable always too.   

    Now I ALSO DO know that   Fantino the  commissioner of Ontario Provincial Police  and of Ontario’s often lazy cops  is a big liar, he had recently  lied as to the cause of the majority of accidents during this winter in Ontario, and he had no real truthful statistical information to back up his lying words, but in my many dealings with cops now  I already DO know that most cops lie, and I rightfully   do not respect them and believe them in the first place now too.. Fantino thus here clearly had lied and said that speeding was the major cause of accidents, whereas in reality speeding is only 15 percent of the cause of  vehicle accidents, but drunk driving is the main cause at  45 percent. The bad cops standard method of operation is to kill the bad guys without a trial and to silence them, as WE SAW THE RCMP DO AT THE VANCOUVER AIRPORT NOW TOO, and to remove any police oppositions. Now  all such bad cops firstly themselves need now FIRSTLY to be removed 

    More  Tax dollars wasted on Fantino’s ‘pathetic’ attempt to oust adjudicator: opposition Ontario’s highest-ranking police officer is wasting public money by pressing on with his fight to have an adjudicator he accuses of bias ousted from a murky disciplinary hearing, the provincial legislature heard Thursday. New Democrat Peter Kormos called on the government, which appointed Fantino as commissioner of Ontario Provincial Police, to put an end to the spending.”How much more public money will OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino be allowed to burn through in his pathetic attempt to oust the adjudicator at his embarrassing disciplinary hearing?” Kormos asked Community Safety Minister Rick Bartolucci. “It’s the taxpayers who are picking up the tab.”  Despite losing two Divisional Court battles for force the adjudicator, retired judge Leonard Montgomery, to step down, Fantino’s lawyer said this week he plans to pursue the matter to the province’s top court. Fantino had three law firms on retainer being paid “exorbitant fees” at the expense of Ontario taxpayers

    Court orders stay of impaired-driving charges against RCMP officer  VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Crown is considering whether to appeal a provincial court judge’s order to stay impaired-driving charges against a North Vancouver RCMP officer. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/02/12/prime-minister-stephen-harper-let-me-repeat-myself/ 

    Dirty too often politicians themselves tend to do nothing good about it all still too. BC dirtied Justice Minister had to resign.. he failed to do his duties properly too.. 

     

    B.C. solicitor general resigns over speeding tickets; still seeking re-election 

    VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Liberal election campaign, which has been on cruise control for much of the first two weeks, has hit a speed bump with the resignation from cabinet of the minister in charge of the province’s traffic laws – over his speeding tickets. 

     

     

     

    (1 Tim 1:8 KJV)  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
     
    (Eccl 8:11 KJV)  Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

    January 14, 2009

    No – Self regulating

    That includes all professionals

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    RCMP Taser deaths face renewed probe  Watchdog to examine officers’ compliance  OTTAWA–The RCMP’s watchdog agency has launched a new probe into the deaths of people who have been Tasered by Mounties. Paul Kennedy, chairman of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP, said in an interview that he initiated this latest review to establish whether there are patterns in the cases where people have died that call for changes.  Kennedy said he is unaware of any comprehensive look at all the deaths that ensued after Mounties began using conducted-energy weapons in 2001. RCMP officers have used the weapon about 4,300 times over those years, he said. Kennedy would not identify which cases he will examine, but said it is about 10 or 11. Amnesty International says 25 people have died after being Tasered in Canada, including 11 who died when RCMP officers used the weapon.  Critics blame many deaths directly on the excessive use of force by police and the Taser’s discharge of a 50,000-volt shock. Kennedy said the goal of the new review is to see whether officers complied with appropriate training, procedures and “statutory requirements” relating to the use of force, and whether RCMP policies are appropriate.  Kennedy’s earlier report urged the RCMP to do a better job of tracking when and how it uses Tasers, called for only experienced officers to be armed with them, and for immediate medical attention for anyone struck by the weapons. The force appears to have acted on some of his recommendations, but not the latter two.
     
    THERE ARE TWO IMMEDIATE IMMEDIATE, VIABLE SOLUTIONS TO THIS RCMP FALSE, CONTINUOUS  NON COMPLIANCE PROBLEMS
     
    – IMMEDIATELY CUT THE RCMP BUDGET BY 50 PERCENT
    – FIRE ALL THE USELESS, PRETENTIOUS RCMP WATCHDOGS, MANAGERS TOO  IMMEDIATELY AND REPLACE THEM WITH DECENT MANAGERS THAT HAVE REAL POWER AND SKILLS
      
    No Professionals should be self regulating, or bluntly masturbating.. That is only common decency, common sense. Self regulating does not work anywhere, not even for Corporations, pastors, lawyers, doctors, Nurses, realtors, accountants…
     
    ” CP Police shouldn’t be investigating themselves in any province: Ontario ombudsman  Wed Jan 14, 2:34 PM  WINNIPEG – All provinces should follow the lead of Ontario and Manitoba and establish a civilian unit to hold police to account or risk more internal investigations marred by favouritism, Ontario’s ombudsman said Wednesday. Andre Marin just completed an investigation into Ontario’s special investigations unit and is advising Manitoba on the creation of a similar body. He said police show bias when they investigate one of their own and Canadians deserve better. “Police should not be investigating other police when there is serious injury or death,” said Marin, who once headed Ontario’s special investigations unit. “When they do so, inevitably the investigations will suffer from favouritism and bring into question the results of those investigations. “The public will never be satisfied.”  Alberta will only allow civilians to observe investigations involving police while officers remain “in the driver’s seat,” Marin said. Despite questionable investigations into police shootings in Quebec and British Columbia, both provinces defend the status quo, he added. Police in Manitoba have come under fire for their botched investigation into a fatal traffic collision involving an off-duty Winnipeg constable. A public inquiry was called after Crystal Taman died in February 2005 when her car was rear-ended by the officer at a red light. Derek Harvey-Zenk, who had been drinking that night, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving causing death and was given two years of house arrest. An inquiry concluded the investigation into Taman’s death was “riddled with incompetence” and recommended Manitoba set up an independent body to conduct similar probes into police conduct. Police who investigate themselves often give officers months before asking for a statement because they “need time” to recover from the trauma, Marin said. The same courtesy is not extended to civilian witnesses, who are immediately segregated and questioned. He pointed to the passengers on board a Greyhound bus on which a young man was decapitated last summer. Although police say civilians aren’t equipped with the necessary investigation skills, Marin said that is a self-serving argument. It doesn’t take a genius – or a police officer – to probe alleged wrongdoing by police, he said. “You don’t have a mass murderer on the loose,” Marin said. “It’s a question of whether there was legal justification for causing serious injury or death.” 
     
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090114/national/police_civilian_oversight
      
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