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October 16, 2009

Ongoing Cover ups -Construction firms colluded to boost prices: report



A pretentious government is never enough no matter what the excuse. Construction corruptions is decades old still too Canada wide

Corruptions –Construction firms colluded to boost prices: report  A small number of construction firms are colluding to control bidding and keep prices high on major municipal infrastructure projects in the greater Montreal region, with taxpayers footing the higher costs, an ongoing Radio-Canada investigation suggests… several whistleblowers have come forward to say a small group of contractors has cornered many of the contracts. The report suggests taxpayers are paying up to 35 per cent too much. several whistleblowers have come forward to say a small group of contractors has cornered many of the contracts. The report suggests taxpayers are paying up to 35 per cent too much. The federal Competition Bureau suggests collusion in the construction industry can jack up prices 20 per cent and more. The office of Quebec’s Public Security Minister Jacques Dupuis said the government would wait for the results of police investigations before deciding whether further action is needed. But the opposition parties at the national assembly said it is time for the government to launch a public inquiry. “It is urgent,” “We need a public inquiry before the all the money that we want to invest in our infrastructure — $43 billion — is spent,” it cost 43% more to build a road in Quebec than the rest of Canada.
” MONTREAL – Reports of extensive Mafia control over infrastructure spending is prompting calls for a public inquiry into ties between government, business, and organized crime.  A prominent expert on the Italian mob says he hopes Ottawa will be moved to act by riveting accounts of how the Mafia gobbles up public money in Montreal, because he says the problem exists nationwide. The report comes as Ottawa and provincial governments embark on a multibillion-dollar flurry of infrastructure spending that is the most expensive in the country’s history. Quebec’s opposition parties are calling for an inquiry at the provincial level, and municipal politicians also say one might be necessary if police confirm allegations of rampant corruption.   Despite all the public money at stake, the author of several books on the Mafia said he doubts any government in Canada, at any level, will delve into the organized-crime issue.   Antonio Nicaso told The Canadian Press that no Canadian government has ever shown a desire to look into “this grey area where criminals, politicians and businessmen get together.” “I don’t think in Canada there is political will or commitment to fight organized crime,” Nicaso said. “The problem has been here for so long and they’ve never taken action or addressed the problem in the right way.” Early reactions proved him right. The federal NDP refused to comment on the issue. Two spokespeople for the federal Liberals never returned a call and email. And the governing Tories refused to get involved. ”
Decades of such crimminal  practices continue also in Quebec, not just in other provinces  like Alberta and Ontario now too  cause the leaders wrongfully do not do much about it still cause they clearly benefit from government kickbacks, corrupt supporters..   It is a common joke to refiniance a provincial  election just issue some road contracts..
 Face it the Canadian Queen’s Courts Canada wide too are more often now filled firstly with divorce, speeding, parking, bylaw infractions while even under the Conservatives the major criminals, white collared crime criminals, tax payer’s money thefts, abusers,  are often, falsely too,  not investigated, or successfully prosecuted neither by the police or the governments in reality and none of this is ever acceptable, not even in Canada..

What about having  a valid,  real Federal economic development, job creation programs instead?  for  It is not surprising that the same Civil servants under the federal  Liberal government had suggested next again  a federal job creation program that would provide cash stimulant firstly now to their fellow buddies, the civil and public servants at the provincial , municipal levels, but what was rather surprising that the Conservative politicians had gone along with it. There are two rightful reasons for a start that I do rightfully object to all of the major taxpayer’s money abuses in the governments and their related agencies, services, personnel. The first is that the wrong does undeniably will not stop their major corruptions but rather they rather will  to escalate  it next at a significant costs to the tax payers too. Secondly to compensate for the increase costs it is   the services to the poor and sic k people that tend to suffer the most as a result next as well.. for  it is their programs that wrongfully tend to be cut  firstly rather


Gomery wants new inquiry – this one into alleged mob, construction, politics ties  MONTREAL – The man who led a historic inquiry into political corruption thinks another one is necessary amid allegations of criminal acitivity in the construction industry and municipal politics. Mafia experts describe such corruption as a national occurence but so far governments at the federal, provincial, and municipal level have been resistant to the idea of a probe. The retired judge said large donors wield too much influence when it comes to the awarding of municipal contracts, and that an inquiry could explore those links.. Quebec’s highways cost 11 per cent more per kilometre than in Ontario and 43 per cent more than in the rest of Canada… Curbing corruption could save several hundred million dollars every year.. adds 20 to 35 per cent to the cost of public works projects… the savings would pay for better repairs to, and snow removal from, streets and sidewalks. It would reduce pressure on raising property taxes, parking-meter fees, and bus fares. And it would make tram lines (which cost $40 million per kilometre) more affordable. 


Why does more corruption happen in Quebec. Ah yes, a post-Christian society? Hypocritical, It is basically no different from the crooked government contractors, consultants in BC, Alberta or or Ontario now too . Look where much of the Alberta’s Heritage money  was wasted also and why? .  
In Canada commercial and taxpayer’s money abuses are rarely prosecuted by the RCMP, the government’s master’s watch dogs, and the police cause they tend to envy the crooks, and the RCMP itself is known to abuse the tax payer’s money as well.  I know cause I reported commercial crime myself that I had personally witnessed to the RCMP, Police  and it still never was adequately dealt with. Holding anyone Accountable also means them now being open and transparent. Governments and institutions, civil and public servants, RCMP as well. 
do see also

October 12, 2009



 June 2013  Canmore, Cochrane; Bragg Creek and Redwood towns were one of the first to be hit with flooding as well   and now yes  CANMORE the home of the perverse Traffic court, and RCMP  traffic ticket revenue generation as I have already written recently,  the  severe flooding moved on to Calgary and next to many cities along the   rivers of southern Alberta. The RCMP have no time to get money from speeding tickets but instead they have to help instead the flooded citizens.. that must hurt their false pride and economic income.

Now Flood emergency lifted in Cochrane; Bragg Creek and Redwood residents permitted to return.. 

Up to 150,ooo people without a Home to live in or a home that is flood damaged and  NO one will pay for the repairs to it.. Major roads, even bridges damaged, the C-train  put out of action for weeks, accessibility across town, or to downtown extremely difficult, the whole downtown core shut anyway.. Infrastructure damage in the Billions of dollars, months or years to repair too.. and No one had ever thought such a devastation would  ever happen. The Government of Alberta does not have the cash or income to pay for all of this too.
Insurers won’t cover homes hit by overland flood waters.  “There’s no overland flooding coverage in Canada.”   
 Bowness park Where many of the seniors, poor people live, their homes were flooded too.  Flooding impact in downtown Calgary is so dire that some parts of the core may take weeks or months to return to normalcy, Mayor Naheed Nenshi said  on June 20,2013 . Calgary Alberta Downtown business to be shut down at least a month due to floods, power outages    In Alberta  now price gouging is going on . Products such as water and ice  etc ., are being sold at jacked up values. “Under the emergency management act in province of Alberta, price gouging or price fixing above normal levels during a state of local emergency is illegal and it would take some cooperation between ourselves and police but individuals could be prosecuted for that,”  and “the legislation states the cost of goods before a local state of emergency should be the cost of goods during the local state of emergency.” Fire Chief and head of the Calgary Emergency Management Association Bruce Burrell says there are laws against it which protect the consumer. But it is all still  just cheap talk as  no one has been arrested for it so far. Such is the bad  reality.
July 2013 Federal Official Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair himself after visiting Calgary, Alberta said he doesn’t think the rest of Canada has a full understanding of the devastation caused by floods that hit southern Alberta  now. “  it’s easy to forget that there are months, and months, and months of cleanup. And then years and years and years of rebuilding”  Many of the Albertans,  First Nations and even low-income Albertans, including seniors, who were pushed out of their homes NEED TO be put back into proper housing  EVEN before the  Alberta winter hits. Who will help to do all of this still? Almost no one? Donations received  are just a drop in the bucket.
Decades and decades later the police are still  covering up for their own again and again but the police are not the only bad professionals who do this these days as well, so do the Hospitals, doctors, nurses, civil and public servants, governments…
 Royal Canadian Mounted Police Told Not To Aim Tasers At Heart, Chest AHN -Taser International advised the Royal Canadian Mounted Police not to aim their electronic stun guns at the heart and chest due to links of the weapon hit with cardiac arrest.  Instead of the two body parts, the Mounties were advised to taser their targets on their abdomen, legs or back. RCMP officer safety committee chairman Scott Warren expressed surprise at the Taser International’s advice because it decreases their target zone.  It also warned the Mounties to avoid using the Taser when their target is on elevated platforms or other places where a fall could result to more injuries.

At the risk being blacklisted or visited by the police, I would like to voice my grave concern over RCMP investigations of friends and acquaintances of peaceful opponents to the Vancouver Olympics.  I am particular disturbed by B.C. Attorney General Kash Heed saying the RCMP has a duty to “check out” the information they get. Since when do people who disagree with a government policy automatically need to be investigated?  I fail to see the line of reasoning that starts from dissent and leads through to security threat. And more importantly, should the country’s police forces have the arbitrary right to make that equation?  Will authorities one day place under surveillance anyone opposed to the federal budget or the war in Afghanistan, or the RCMP’s handling of the Dziekanski affair? This already happened in the U.S. when J. Edgar Hoover was FBI chief. Canada is on a very slippery slope here and the public needs to be vigilant. Fred Sengmueller, Toronto


Anti-Olympic signs could mean jail: rights group..  A proposed B.C. law would allow municipal officials to enter homes to seize unauthorized and possibly anti-Olympic signs on short notice, civil libertarians say.  Violators could be fined up to $10,000 a day and jailed up to six months, the B.C. Civil Liberties Association said Friday. The proposed law was introduced Thursday as a bill to amend the Municipalities Enabling and Validating Act. The government said in a statement that the changes will “provide the municipalities of Vancouver, Richmond and Whistler with temporary enforcement powers to enable them to swiftly remove illegal signs and graffiti during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.” “Telling people who exercise free speech that local authorities may barge in, rip down signs inside your property, fine you or throw you in jail will underscore the growing impression that our governments care more about their own camera appearances at Olympic events than about people’s rights,”  The B.C. Civil Liberties Association  earlier this week, the association helped two anti-Olympics activists launch a legal challenge of Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics bylaw in B.C. Supreme Court, claiming it was an unconstitutional restriction on free speech.  Wow, this is Canada? Welcome to the People’s Republic of Canada. Welcome to Canada: Where our Government doesn’t want us to have free speech either! Does anyone still believe we live in a democracy?  Yet another reason to totally dislike the Olympics. Now it turns any city in infects into a fascist dictatorship. What about democracy and our rights to demonstrate when we do not agree with the government. This law is a total disregard for human rights. What is the government afraid of? Police state is getting closer. I think I finally understand the reason some are anti-Olympics. This is truly disgusting.
Olympic security follows protester’s friend,  A Langara College student says she was shocked to be approached outside class by Olympic security officers and questioned about her friendship with a high-profile opponent of the 2010 Winter Games. Danika Surm says she has nothing to do with the Olympic resistance movement, and her only connection is a friendship with protester and UBC professor Chris Shaw. Surm said she was on her way to class at the south Vancouver campus last week when she was approached by two plainclothes police officers with the Integrated Security Unit, the force in charge of Olympic security.  Opponents of the Games have been complaining for months that they and their families, friends and employers are being harassed and intimidated by the security unit. We complained about human rights and lack of democracy in China, and seem to trying to perpetuate that condition here in our own country. It is not a crime to oppose the Olympics, and it is not a crime to protest them either. Freedom of speech is a right in this country. Now we have “Olympic security officers” harassing citizens. What is this, the Soviet Union ? People died for opposing the Nazis and other regimes, helping put in place the laws of free speech which are now being trampled! Do not go down this slippery slope! Do not let our rights erode away!
It will also be interesting to see what becomes of a Halifax Police Department probe into last winter’s shooting of a Wagmatcook man by an RCMP officer. John Simon was shot dead at his home by the Mountie after a 911 call from a family member. The family and Wagmatcook officials have serious concerns with the way the RCMP handled the situation. Indeed, the band is now attempting to have its policing handled by the Cape Breton Regional Police as a result of the incident last December.. The RCMP says its report on the force’s investigation into the shooting has been handed over to the Crown. The Crown says Halifax police continue thier investigation. There are calls for a public inquiry into the shooting.
New police complaints office fails to address cops investigating cops: critics Mon Oct 19, 9:58 PM   TORONTO – Ontario’s new civilian agency to deal with police complaints fails to fully address the key problem of police investigating their own, critics said Monday. Police investigating themselves tends to be merely masturbation again and not real justice..
Protecting confidential sources Lawyers Weekly – A journalist is jailed or fined tens of thousands of dollars. The offence? Promising to protect a confidential source. In May, the Supreme Court heard the National Post’s bid to protect a source behind reporter Andrew McIntosh’s “Shawinigate” investigation into federal loans and grants to businesses in the Quebec riding of former prime minister Jean Chrétien. A ruling could come this fall. The McIntosh case has been before the courts since 2002, when the RCMP tried to seize a leaked bank document that suggested Chrétien personally benefited from a loan to a Shawinigan hotel he once owned. The document came from a source McIntosh had promised to protect, but police want to test it for fingerprints and traces of DNA that could identify the leaker. The Post challenged the warrant and won at the trial level. In 2004, Justice Mary Lou Benotto of the Ontario Superior Court described confidential sources as “essential to the effective functioning of the media in a free and democratic society,” and she ruled this particular source should be protected, not exposed (R. v. The National Post et al., [2004] O.J. No. 178). Ontario’s Court of Appeal disagreed and, in 2008, ordered the Post to hand over the document (R. v. The National Post, [2008] O.J. No. 744). The court accepted, as did Benotto, that gathering and disseminating information “without undue state interference is an integral component” of the Charter right of freedom of the press. And in some cases, the courts will recognize the journalist-source relationship as privileged.
Police and security chiefs ARE NOW able to scour the contents of every email and internet phone call  sent in Britain. The program, known as Deep Packet Inspection,  also gives them the ability to eavesdrop on phone calls made over the internet. The proposals,  revealed by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, come amid increasing evidence that terror groups such as those in the Mumbai attacks are using internet telephones to avoid telephone taps on landline and mobile phones. NOW I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE, but I do  rightfully object to a police state and the political watchdogs being used by any of the perverse, crooked politicians to watch over any of their rightful opponents, At least they should get a court order from a judge stating the reason for their search now too and next also their actual findings..

October 8, 2009

Harper finds even more jobs for the faithful –


The federal Conservatives were elected in 2006 on a promise to do better than the Liberals.  Stephen Harper pledged to end an array of Liberal abuses. No more care and feeding of Liberal-friendly lobbyists and cronies. No more fat contracts directed to Liberal firms. No more stuffing public bodies — from courts to the Senate to the bureaucracy — with Liberal fellow travellers. No more Liberal hubris, no more Liberal hypocrisy. Instead,  Mr. Harper’s government resorted to co-opting the Liberal playbook and refining, rather than eliminating, its many tricks. The Conservatives   introduced the Accountability Act, but remain reluctant to hold themselves accountable for much of anything. On Thursday, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson dismissed the latest attempt to improve Canada’s privacy and access-to-information laws, arguing that a collection of proposed reforms were unnecessary and cumbersome. Cumbersome is an apt word for the system Canadians must endure in seeking access to public information. As journalists, we can attest that the delays are lengthy, the user fees are arbitrary and the information — when and if it is eventually supplied — is likely to be heavily edited..  extending a broken system is hardly a satisfactory improvement.  In other areas, the Conservatives have taken the worst of Liberal practices and adapted them for Tory use. Liberal dominance of the Senate has been eroded with a steady stream of Conservative appointees, with the Prime Minister often picking Tory bagmen and partisan faithful. Boards, commissions, advisory bodies and the gamut of rich pickings available for patronage appointments likewise have been “balanced” with obedient Conservatives. A party that used to rail at the Liberals’ willingess to direct public money to Liberal ridings, and its shameless toadying to Quebec, now pours money into Conservative constituencies and laughs off its own egregiously partisan activities in Nova Scotia as just the way the locals like to do business.  The latest uproar, over the government’s propensity for including its party logo on giant ceremonial cheques used to distribute stimulus money, could be dismissed as just more of the same, were it not for the brazenness of the Tory reaction. The Prime Minister’s Office sent out a memo to MPs advising that logos were not allowed, but chief spokesman Dimitri Soudas assured local MPs there was nothing to stop them putting their own names on the cheques, and defended their right to claim credit for successfully funneling public money to benefit their ridings. That’s an attitude we’ve seen before, from haughty and complacent Liberal regimes so accustomed to power they came to treat it as a right. After less than four years in office, the Harper government appears to have similarly lost sight of the fact the money it spreads around so enthusiastically belongs to Canadians, not to Conservatives. The aim of stimulus money is to offset the worst effects of a recessionary economy, not to win votes for the local Tory MP.
  Stephen Harper appoints 5 judges with Tory links
 OTTAWA — The federal Liberals slammed the governing Conservatives on Thursday for handing out government jobs — some of which pay more than $100,000 a year — to failed former candidates, party workers and financial supporters. Just one week after the Liberal Party told the Reform-Conservatives their time was up, this government’s first priority was to guarantee the appointments of top Conservative donors,” Savage said in a release. “[Harper] promised to end political patronage, but clearly this is another promise broken for the government,” he said. Liberals say they’ve identified 37 appointments Harper and his cabinet approved in the last six weeks, where the appointee had a demonstrated link to the Conservatives. “It is an orgy of appointments,” said Liberal MP David McGuinty. “How many more rewards does the prime minister intend to hand out to his Conservative flock?”
 Yes, less than a week after railing against “left-wing ideologues” in Canada’s court system, two faced, patronistic  Prime Minister Stephen Harper had appointed five judges with ties to the Conservative Party of Canada . . but I have been saying along he would do this .. Harper is continually saying one thing to us all and doing the opposite.  The Conservatives campaigned on promises to make the JACs more independent. But once they next do get the power they do the same thign as all the others, absue it.. for they are liars and hypocrites with a hidden agenda.
In early September, in a partisan speech in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Harper said the Liberals, had they won the government last fall, would be putting “left-wing ideologues . . . in the courts, federal institutions, agencies, and the Senate.” But just a few days later, on Sept. 9, Harper and his cabinet signed off on five judicial appointments, one of whom was a Mulroney-era cabinet minister, and four others who contributed thousands of dollars to the Conservatives since 2004. While in opposition, Harper and other Conservatives frequently criticized the Liberals for appointing judges who had close ties to that party. “This is a very serious matter, calling into question the independence of the judiciary,” Conservative MP Peter Van Loan told the House of Commons in 2005. Van Loan is now the country’s public safety minister. “At at time when Canadians are looking to the courts to deliver justice . . . this news corrodes public confidence in the courts.” One of Harper’s key campaign promises from 2006 was to create an independent public-appointments commission. But the Tories wanted one of their own biggest financial contributors, former oil and gas executive Gwyn Morgan, to head that commission. Opposition MPs who agreed with the idea of a commission objected to Morgan’s appointment to run it. After Morgan’s nomination was rejected, the Conservatives dropped the idea of a public-appointments commission and have continued to make appointments, by and large, in the same way the Liberals did before them did. Political appointments are handled by senior political staff working within the Prime Minister’s Office.
 Appointed to Canada Pension Plan Review Tribunals

•Judy Dreeshen – Conservative Campaign Worker
•Joe Spina – Brampton Progressive Conservative MPP, 1995-2003
•Jeffrey Keefe – Donated to Conservative Party Candidate in 2006
•Suzanne Dery – Donated to former Conservative MP Luc Harvey
•Kelley Sherwood – Reform Party activist; appeared in 1997 Reform Party platform
•Arthur Lust – Donated to Conservative MP John Baird in 2008
•James Walsh – Donated to Conservative Party in 2004
•Robbie Grossman – VP of SI. Paul’s PC Association

Appointed to Employment Insurance Act Boards of Referees:

•Nick Katalifos – Donated to Conservative MP Maxime Bernier

•Claire-Marie Jadot – Donated to Conservative Party in 2006

•James Caroeneto – Donated to Conservative MP Pat Davidson in 2008

•Heather Jane Chutler – Former member of the Vancouver Quadra riding association board…S he is the ex-wife of Geoff Chutler, a Tory activist who ran unsuccessfully in Quadra in 1993 and 1997 for the old Progressive Conservative party.

and watch out for more..

More than 3,000 appointments have been made since the Harper government took office.

 Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s named of Raminder Gill as a citizenship judge, a job which has a top salary of $102,800 a year. Gill ran and lost three times as a federal Conservative candidate and had also served as a Progressive Conservative in the Ontario legislature. Kenney made two appointments to the Immigration and Refugee Board. IRB members earn a top salary of $116,800 a year. One of those new IRB members is a failed Conservative candidate, Gilles Guenette, and the other donated $1,000 to the Conservative party in 2004.  All appointments are based on Conservative  merit,  This is the promised Conservative accountability and transparency .


Fed rules lax on ‘sole-source’ contracts: report The Canadian Press – ‎8 OTTAWA — Too many federal contracts are being snapped up by favoured suppliers without real competition, says Canada’s procurement watchdog. Departments hand out plum contracts to lone suppliers   …   MEANWHILE


Big cheque, big logo.. if the money comes from the federal government, it should state so clearly. Now, the Government of Canada has pretty strict rules about how taxpayers’ money can used. The Federal Identity Program makes it clear that it should be issued in an nonpartisan way. No logos, no Conservative slogans, So, it’s not surprising perhaps that opposition parties are making an official complaint to the ethics commissioner In fact, in recent weeks the Liberals have held two press conferences alleging the Conservatives are using government money to promote partisan interests. They’ve pointed to pictures of Stephen Harper featured on government websites and even the shade of blue chosen for advertising the government’s Economic Action Plan. It’s hard to argue with a big cheque and an well-known logo.


Liberals say they’ve dug up 181 examples of partisan cheque presentations going back to 2007 on which Conservative emblems overshadow the Government of Canada logo. The 181 cheques total about $60 million, and for a lying conservative party that had said elect us cause we will do things different makes it even all worse too. I am amazed how the Conservative supporters now falsely , quickly cover it up and say it is no big thing too. No big thing when they do it… hypocrites…

Liberals file complaints over Tory-logo cheques, the ethics commissioner is investigating the logos and signatures appearing on funding announements. Conservatives are  a Hyprocrite: a person who pretends to be something that he is not. There’s nothing wrong with it? Get over it, right? At least while you are doing it? Hypocrites, again!  A mistake, right? No one knows how it happened, right? Right across the country?   For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

“I understand why they would want to take credit … MPs have to get elected, and re-elected. But there has to be a line drawn.” (Howard Wilson, former Ethics Commissioner, October 15, 2009) 
“La seule conclusion possible du commissaire à l’éthique doit être que cette pratique utilisée par 47 députés conservateurs est contre l’éthique parlementaire.” (Jean Saint-Cyr, L’Acadie Nouvelle, 16 octobre 2009)
“There really is sort of layer upon layer of scandal here. You’ve got not just the use of the logos but the use of individual MPs handing out this money.” (Andrew Coyne, CBC The National, October 15, 2009) 
“I’m more troubled in the end by the notion that there might be a pattern to this that has seen money go to Conservative ridings rather than other ridings, and that to me breaks or is more over the line than actually even those cheques.”  (Chantal Hébert, CBC The National, October 15, 2009) 
“The partisan handouts are just the latest game played with your tax dollars by a government that promised to do things differently. It has blanketed the airwaves with government-promotion ads at a pace six times the rate of any H1N1 public education blitz.” (Don Martin, National Post, October 16, 2009)
“It’s symbolic of something underneath it which is a habit… that says that the public’s money is their own, a program of government that says it’s entitled to use that money to the furtherance of its own partisan political interests.” (Andrew Coyne, CBC The National, October 15, 2009) 
“L’argent remis par le député conservateur, Gerald Keddy, n’est ni le sien, ni celui du parti, mais bien l’argent des contribuables canadiens.” (Jean Saint-Cyr, L’Acadie Nouvelle, 16 octobre 2009)
“The Conservative MPs who splashed their names across big stupid cheques are… behaving corruptly by using public funds for personal or partisan political gain.” (Colby Cosh, National Post, October 16, 2009) 
“It goes against everything that Stephen Harper campaigned on and against the notion once again that a new prime minister and a new regime was going to clean up the way Ottawa works.” (Chantal Hébert, CBC The National, October 15, 2009) 
“Beyond the shameful chequebook politics, there’s an apparent tendency to concentrate stimulus funding in government-held ridings.” (Don Martin, National Post, October 16, 2009)
“Gerald Keddy is not a minister of the Crown. He’s got no business anywhere near that ceremony. This is a corruption of their role. They’re supposed to be watchdogs on the public purse.” (Andrew Coyne, CBC The National, October 15, 2009) 
 Government website links to Harper piano video; Libs outraged  OTTAWA – What does Stephen Harper playing a piano and crooning a Beatles tune have to do with stimulating the sputtering economy?



October 7, 2009

Furor over HST


But many of the rich will still pay little or no tax..

” Furor over HST, the HST  the obvious injustice of shifting tax from big business to the consumer,   taking money out of the pockets of the everyday citizen.

The HST dance is a tango, a tango for   governments  that want tax relief for big business even it means hiking taxes on the rest of us,  where  the federal, provincial  Liberal’s Conservative  partner from Ottawa is clearly in the lead and they falsely want tax relief for big business even it means now again hiking taxes on the rest of us. A tax hike where the Consumers, not the corporations, are to pay for this  new policy oof helping the rich het richer,  part of the ongoing fight , the growing economic gap between the very   rich getting richer,  at the expense of the rest of the  poorer persons  in Canada.  

Prime Minister Stephen Harper  his federal Conservative government is awfully fond of the HST.His  2009 budget, backed by the federal Liberals, insisted on harmonization. On page 166, it specifically even mentioned B.C. as one of its targets. Then the feds offered a staggering $1.6 billion to the B.C. Liberals to make the HST happen, and they got stingy when the province tried negotiating any limited exemptions.

Yes  the HST also represents a  sloppy, incoherent public policy. Just last week, the House of Commons approved a new home renovation tax credit that the government deemed so important as to risk a fall election over it. But the HST would negate any benefit derived from the credit by adding tax on renovations.  However, given an opportunity to cut taxes for their pals in big business, all other principles are secondary. It then becomes an issue of who has to pay for those tax cuts.

Over the past decade,  Canadians have had to pay for huge corporate tax cuts by suffering through huge cuts to social services, health care, education, and now arts funding, health research, community grants and parents’ councils. With the HST, we are now paying for corporate tax cuts by paying more at the till — for basic needs like food and vitamins, bicycles, haircuts, funerals, and even taking your pet to the vet. The HST fight is thus the latest chapter in the growing economic gap between the very rich and the rest of us in Canada. By allowing these measures to go through without at least mitigating the impacts on Canadians who are already struggling, we allow that gap to grow again.”

Harmonized tax, the federal government has had its hand in a substantial tax increase that’s coming to residents of Ontario and B.C. After July 1, federal and provincial consumption taxes will be combined into one harmonized tax, or HST, in these provinces, meaning some services that previously were only taxed with GST will now be hit with PST, too.  Prices for haircuts, dry cleaning, utilities, airfares and much, much more will rise by eight per cent in Ontario and seven per cent in B.C. In Ontario, a $20,000 home renovation bill that used to cost $1,000 extra in GST will rise to $2,600 in HST after Canada Day.  Many people in B.C. are already outraged by the planned imposition of the HST, largely because Premier Gordon Campbell just won his third majority by promising, among other things, no new taxes. In Ontario, many people seem completely unaware of the substantial tax hike that’s going to hit them come July 1. Harper claims reducing the GST by 2% under his Tory government but he has indirectly forced Ontario & BC to increase the overall Tax(HST) by 8% by $6 Billion bribe for these govt. So all the boasting of reducing the Tax is in effect is increased tax by 8%. With youth unemployment at around 20% and National one around 9%(excluding the long term jobless), the Canadians are being taxed by further 8% In addition the growing Deficit now standing at $56 Billion – expected to rise to over $60 Billion by Christmas break. Does this Conservative government deserve any credit for handling the Economy & Jobless. The Answer is NO. Come on Uncle Steve! Tax us to death! Bring on more taxes! Let’s all live in poverty! McGuilty AND Flaherty both should be hung out to dry over this one.  It’s time for a full blown tax revolt. How much is enough???? If you’d just clean up the waste, you would not have to keep robbing taxpayers  McGuilty AND Flaherty both should be hung out to dry over this one.  It’s time for a full blown tax revolt. How much is enough???? If you’d just clean up the waste, you would not have to keep robbing taxpayers. Let’s get it straight, the HST is a tax break for businesses and a tax hike for working citizens. Trickle down economics was long ago proven to be a sad idea.  The businesses’ savings will not be passed on to us. As an example, when Harper cut the GST, the movie theatres just raised their prices so the price of admission didn’t change, but they made more money. The more this type of slight of hand happens, the less money there will be around to run this country properly- healthcare, roads, schools, safe food etc. It’s just the latest addition to the corporate welfare plan.  Government corruption abounds, the number of pensioners is increasing at a rapid rate, people working in the private sector are doing so at lower wages to support the public employees and pensioners, putting further strain on an already strained system. This cannot go on.  Stevie Harper is going to turn Canada as a 3rd world country. First the 56 billion dollar deficit that could have wiped out our social programs.   Now the low life conservatives, are trying to tax us to death. After Stevie bankrupts Canada, he will go to Fox news.  God have mercy with the low life Conservatives.

The problem(s) I have are –

1. Who pays what, such as large corporations getting tax funded bail outs in addition to being able to deduct PST and HST and GST and all the other T’s as a business deduction. Not to mention all the other neat deductions they get to make.

2. Politicians who keep giving themselves big raises and very sweet benefits not to mention their friends who get even sweeter appointments or huge grossly over paid contracts. Oh yeah. Let’s not forget that those benefits are indexed so the politico’s never have to worry about falling behind.

3. Government waste – Egad. Why does it allways take a special commission or audit that costs more than the savings realized by the commission or audit to find the waste???? What’s the matter with our over staffed, under worked and over paid civil servants???

We’ve got a corrupt national police force, senior (incompetent) executives that screw things up and then cost us a million dollars to fire and a bunch of hot air ballons in Ottawa that would rather call each other names than get on with running this country efficiently.

I find this all revolting which is what I wish Canadians would do.


First it was the GST, now it is the HST tt causes the Conservatives to be so hated.


October 5, 2009

RCMP officers face impaired charge



“In the case of police, it is in everyone’s best interest that there is full, effective, independent, transparent and objective oversight. It goes without saying that an absence of effective oversight will inevitably result in the erosion of the community’s confidence in the police.”
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. The police themselves now rather too often are  the bad guys where too many persons now  they have more to fear from the police than from criminals! Why?  Too many  cops hired these days it seems are now still the bad  guys, and  not   rather the citizens themselves.
 This is all unbelievable when  there are no RCMP alcoholics in the first place according to the RCMP itself…



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.

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 effectively  as well.



Off-duty RCMP officer faces impaired charge following crash in The Canadian Press –  VANCOUVER, BC – An off-duty BC RCMP officer is facing charges of impaired driving following a crash in east Vancouver. Sgt. Tim Shields says the incident happened early Saturday morning and the officer has been re-assigned to administrative duties

Two Mounties accused of drunk driving Winnipeg Sun

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Two RCMP officers have been charged with impaired driving in separate incidents in Manitoba. Good to see that even police officers are being treated like regular citizens when commiting a crime. They should be treated more severely since they are officers who i bet have stopped many drunk drivers during their carreer. You can’t be breaking the law and then stop and arrest those who do the same crime as you do. These officers need to be taught a lesson!Why is the Nelson House one even on administrative duties?  He should be suspended without pay!  Does this have anything to do with the random breathalyser test story? They want to have a police state in Canada, but someone forgot to tell the cops that they are supposed to be law abiding themselves.

Meanwhile about

VANCOUVER — Just a week before the two-year anniversary of her son’s death at Vancouver International Airport, Zofia Cisowski has filed a lawsuit for damages .  The lawsuit against the RCMP, the Canada Border Services Agency and the Vancouver Airport Authority seeks damages for psychological injury, the loss of her son, Robert Dziekanski, and her inability to work since the incident. The suit, filed in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Wednesday, also seeks punitive damages. Dziekanski, 40, died on Oct. 14, 2007, after being Tasered five times by four RCMP officers responding to a 911 call at the airport. Dziekanski, who was immigrating to Canada to live with his mother, had become frustrated after a 20-hour flight from Poland, then spending about 11 hours in the international arrivals area of the airport. He was unable to contact his mother, who was waiting for him in another area. Cisowski’s lawsuit, filed a week before the statute of limitations would go into effect, said the conduct of the RCMP and four officers breached the Charter of Rights and was “an abuse of power, reprehensible, malicious, oppressive and high-handed.” The suit claims negligence, assault and battery, malfeasance and charter violations by the RCMP.

Poland seeks misconduct finding against Mounties Globe and Mail –  Poland’s government wants the Braidwood inquiry to make “significant findings of misconduct” against the four Mounties who tasered Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski in a 2007 confrontation that led to his death. Poland’s Vancouver-based lawyer made

Lawyers defend RCMP officers against allegations of at Dziekanski inquiry  The Canadian Press – VANCOUVER, BC — Four RCMP officers who have been portrayed as incompetent liars who needlessly stunned Robert Dziekanski multiple times with a Taser are now getting a final chance to paint a different picture at the public inquiry into the man’s death.

Poland’s lawyer calls for criminal investigation  Richmond News –  Serious breaches of duty by everyone from Richmond Mounties to airport staff at YVR require a formal “rebuke,” the reopening of a criminal investigation and an independent body to handle investigations against the RCMP.

Poland disappointed with lack of charges in taser case  Globe and Mail –  Poland remains disappointed that no criminal charges were laid against four Mounties who tasered Robert Dziekanski, suggesting video footage of the 2007 incident encourages an instinctive reaction that “wrong-doers be made accountable through criminal

Reopen Taser case, Poland tells inquiry  Toronto Star –   ‎Oct 6, 2009‎  VANCOUVER–The head of a public inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski should call for a renewed criminal investigation of the Mounties who Tasered the immigrant in Vancouver’s airport, the government of Poland says.

RCMP actions ‘gratuitous, ‘violent,’ lawyer tells inquiry – ‎Oct 5, 2009‎ Robert Dziekanski was jolted five times with a Taser by the RCMP at the international arrivals area of Vancouver International Airport, actions Dziekanski’s mother’s lawyer calls “grautitous” and “violent.” (Paul Pritchard) Final arguments began Monday

Some facts about the inquiry into the death of Robert Dziekanski  The Canadian Press – ‎Oct 4, 2009‎ VANCOUVER, BC — Some facts about the Braidwood inquiry examining the death of Robert Dziekanski: Commissioner: Retired BC Court of Appeal judge Thomas Braidwood. Focus: To provide a complete public record of what happened to Robert Dziekanski at

Mounties give conflicting testimony  – ‎Oct 5, 2009‎  RCMP Chief Supt. Dick Bent testified at the Braidwood Inquiry that an e-mail he sent after the death of Robert Dzieknaski was accurate. Two senior Mounties gave conflicting testimony at the Braidwood

Why do the police not prosecute the drunk drivers all year more consistently now too? “Of the 645 sexual assaults that were reported to our service in 2009, more than 40 per cent were alcohol-facilitated sexual assaults,” A sexual assault is never the fault of the victim. She said no means no the first time, and another drink can’t change that.“ We need people to understand that consent cannot be given if the person is impaired by alcohol: If they’re passed out, if they’re unconscious, if they’re sleeping,”  Supt. Danielle Campbell,   head of the Edmonton Police Criminal Investigations Division. It seems most alcohol-facilitated sexual assault doesn’t seem to be about miscommunication, or misconceptions of consent.  Rather, it is about men who use alcohol to incapacitate women for the purpose of raping them, and who do it over and over again like they know what they ‘re doing and are doing it on purpose. Do even the police do the same thing as well?




October 4, 2009

Allowing the RCMP, cops to use the Internet to spy on anyone makes an unacceptable police state


When you honestly use your own almost non existent right of free speech to point out to the cops how bad they really are, one of the first stages of their personal grief is their  false denial, they need professional help here  too, and they response you are crazy, this diversion tactic does not change how bad they are, how too lazy they are to change themselves now too. Police like to label, bash others as criminals, but as uncorrectable persons, but when they do they same thing, they claim they can be retrained, corrected, such hypocrites they now are as well. One of the first things the police do about their accuser is to harass them, pay them back, investigate the accuser and not the complaint now too. I have been too often falsely police harassed myself.
Allowing the police who falsely too generally are still accountable to no one  to conduct internet surveillance without oversight is the beginning of a police state controlled by the party in power and we should have none of it. What we firstly do  need to set up an independent citizen based police review boards to handle all of the police complaints, honestly and fairly Canada wide now too. The Police are far from being angels as we all can know, the RCMP included.
Imagine this the new email programs inluding windows live and google mail  are now all designed to keep all youir emails on an exterior server for 30 days so the cops can read and access them at any time. The cops reading your email and seeing what you do on the net next as well.. a clear police state.
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The current Public Safety Minister, Peter Van Loan, is allowing the police to get unfettered internet surveillance by the police. Last June, he tabled a “lawful access” bill that establishes new surveillance requirements for Internet service providers, and it also features mandatory disclosure of customer information, including name, address, IP address and e-mail address merely upon request and without court oversight. This is rightfully and totally unacceptable.

The Customs Act gives Canada’s border officers authority to examine people’s personal baggage and goods whether they are arriving or departing from Canada, including scrutiny of electronic devices. “Officers are trained to search electronic media for child pornography, obscene material and hate propaganda,” Border officers have powers of arrest, detention and search and seizure, as well as the authority to take breath and blood samples, issue arrest warrants and operate detention facilities for immigrants. But   the border agency has no independent watchdog to investigate public complaints.

 VANCOUVER, B.C. – The lawyer for Robert Dziekanski’s mother says the B.C. government should replace the RCMP with a provincial police force.  Dziekanski died nearly two years ago at Vancouver’s airport after he was shocked with a Taser by four Mounties.  In his final submission at a public inquiry into the death, lawyer Walter Kosteckyj says the RCMP acts as the provincial police force in British Columbia, but doesn’t want to be held accountable to the provincial legislature.  The RCMP officers themselves have claimed the provincial inquiry has no jurisdiction over them.  And Kosteckyj says the government of Canada will make the same argument in its final submissions this week.  He says that’s undemocratic, and the only solution is to stop using the Mounties in B.C. and instead create a province-wide force.
 VANCOUVER, B.C. – At best, the four RCMP officers who confronted Robert Dziekanski at Vancouver’s airport and stunned him several times with a Taser panicked, the lawyer for Robert Dziekanski’s mother told the public inquiry into his death Monday.  At worst, they arrived with a plan to use what amounted to excessive force, Walter Kosteckyj said in his final submission to the inquiry.  Either way, the Mounties failed to live up to their training and the law, he said.  “The Tasering of Mr. Dziekanski at its best would be characterized as a premature, hurried and panicked response, and at the worst was a premeditated and planned attack,” Kosteckyj said  Kosteckyj said the officers acted improperly from the moment they entered the airport, not taking time to assess the situation or communicate with Dziekanski, and resorting to the Taser within seconds of approaching the man.  Despite the officers’ claims to the contrary, Kosteckyj said the swiftness of their response suggests they approached Dziekanski already planning to use the stun gun. Kosteckyj spent more than 10 minutes listing discrepancies, including the Mounties’ repeated assertions that Dziekanski stood through the Taser jolts, had to be tackled to the ground, and was coming at the officers yelling with his hands above his head when the Taser was fired.  And he said airport officials made the “unconscionable” decisions not to call the facility’s own firefighters after Dziekanski was stunned and to not bring an automatic defibrillator to the scene despite a standing policy to do so.
Can you belive it the number of bad mounties who are still allowed to keep their jobs.. If we did some thing  bad a work we all  would have been fired a long time ago..

Poland disappointed with lack of charges in taser case Globe and Mail   Poland remains disappointed that no criminal charges were laid against four Mounties who tasered Robert Dziekanski, suggesting video footage of the 2007 incident encourages an instinctive reaction that “wrong-doers be made accountable through criminal …


Not just in Churches, amongst the police, politicians, civil and public servants, but I have never seem so many lying, mental people in one place like I have amongst the medical workers I have dealt with this year in  in Hospitals, convalescent, old age homes who really do delude themselves too often about their self importance and the positive role they are functioning in.  When a  professional cannot see what they are doing now is simply  so wrong they themselves do now need real professional help too.
The People who lie often, the  professionals now included, they tend to have severe personal,  mental disorders next cause one tends to eventually believe next ones lies as being the truth, and they can no no longer differentiate their own lies from reality, the truth.
Narcissistic, selfish, self centered  Mental Disorders too evident now even in many of the so called medical Professionals leads  these persons to  dwell in self-absorption, fantasy, illusion, where she or he has exaggerated claims to talents, importance, or specialness,  manifesting evidence  of a need for constant admiration from others,  a lack of empathy for all others, persistent in this too,  have rigid personality traits and coping styles, clearly  inflexible, do show a  hypersensitivity to any criticism , defeat or  negative realities thus they rather  are pathological in  denial by the their falsity, contrived replacement of the truths which they still must  face eventually .  These SEVERE PERSONALITY disorders are generally personally ongoing too leading to more impaired social and/or occupational functioning and can make it difficult to pinpoint a clear dividing line between their  pathology and their so called normality. Most of these people with their personality disorders may not perceive that there is anything wrong with their behavior and thus they are not motivated to change it. It is important to note that these  personality disorders are considered to have their onset in late adolescence or early adulthood and they alone are responsible for it too.  
Denial, it is very very common when many an individual, even amongst so called professionals, even in pastors now included,  are openly confronted with their own wrong doings, that they resort to a false denial. When confronted with the truth the denier they  often respond with a similar personal counter attack remark as   ”you are crazy”.  “I reject your reality… and substitute my own.”  Their false denial, diversion, distortion does not change the negative reality about themselves still though.  Sadly it is a negative natural human tendency to devolve into denial.”    It’s not just a moral compass that’s lacking, but the ability to honest, or to stand apart. Denial often comes out of a false pride, a fear of being openly exposed as being wrong. Denial is a false convenient escape, excuse for inaction  for persons now  facing a situation that requires a decision or action that conflicts with his or her established past policy. Denial too often can be  further disastrous upon themselves and others.. for denial is not seeing data at all or seeing it and coming to an erroneous conclusion within oneself. One’s false denial is often based on a false assumption  of one’s past great success and often precedes their own severe personal failure next due to a personal disconnect with real life. Illustrated fully by the story of the Emperor with new clothes.
Denial (also called abnegation) is a defense mechanism postulated by Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence, a mechanism of the immature mind that conflicts with the ability to learn from and cope with reality. The subject may now deny the reality of the unpleasant fact altogether (simple denial), admit the fact but deny its seriousness (minimization) or admit both the fact and seriousness but deny responsibility (transference). The concept of denial is particularly related to the denial of one’s addiction to alcohol for example, or to one slandering others, abusing them stealing, lying.. their denial or their  minimization of their own wrong doings is the  essential part of what enables them next to to continue his or her behavior in the face of evidence that, to an outsider, that is   overwhelming.   “The American Heart Association cites denial as a principal reason that treatment of a heart attack is delayed. Because the symptoms are so varied, and often have other potential explanations, the opportunity exists for the patient to deny the emergency, often with fatal consequences. It is common for patients to delay mammograms or other tests because of a fear of cancer, even though this is clearly maladaptive.”

Types of Denial include now the Denial of fact: This form of denial is where someone avoids a fact by lying. This lying can take the form of an outright falsehood (commission), leaving out certain details in order to tailor a story (omission), This form of denial involves avoiding personal responsibility by blaming, minimizing or justifying.   Denial of responsibilityDenial of impact: avoiding thinking about or understanding the harms their behavior have caused to themselves or others.  Denial of awareness: they do not admit any previous awareness of the negative reality.  Denial of cycle: Denial of cycle is where a person avoids looking at their decisions leading up to an event or does not consider their pattern of decision making and how harmful behavior is repeated. Denial of denial:  This latter form of denial typically overlaps with all of the other forms of denial, but involves more self-delusion. People in a false denial are really nuts, delusional.. 

There are tools and practices that we can implement to overcome the psychological trap of denial. Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty is one of the best approach serving everyone’s best interest too. It is a clearly established fact with good basis as to why our Canadian leaders, politicians, police, military, public and civil servants  who are always to be exemplary are even personally are to held to a higher standard, accountability in reality.    
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.

You see I can tell the truth cause I do not have a boss, I  am not an ass kisser, I am not running for any office, or selling anything, I am not hiding anything , I  am nothing but an ordinary honest, mature, decent  person.

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