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September 14, 2009

Transport Canada, others stealing taxpayer’s money

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https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/13/stop-the-crooks-in-the-governments/
 
Former Quebec lieutenant-governor Lise Thibault will face six criminal charges in connection with her expense accounts. Not surprised at all… they should audit every single expense claim by people in such positions. Most civil and public servants do it but some do it on a larger scale. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2009/09/25/thibault-charges.html
 
The Federal public servants at Transport Canada are routinely filing millions of dollars in expenses – including overtime, salaries and computers – toward a construction project that doesn’t exist. The Mackenzie Valley pipeline remains a mega-project that is perpetually on the horizon –The project seemed closer at hand when a fund was set up at Transport Canada six years ago so that the department could oversee the expected increase in air traffic and other transportation needs. Though the pipeline remains in limbo, the department has kept the fund alive year after year, using it to cover millions in expenses that have nothing to do with the pipeline. Documents released through access-to-information requests list the expenses, which total $10.7-million since 2004. Expenses continued to be billed to the pipeline project this year. ” So, when you consider that Chuck Guite (Sr. Public servant) and Paul Coffin (ad exec) started running their fake ad invoice scam during the Mulroney administration, it appears that the Liberals inherited AdScam from the Conservatives, does it not?  ”  “This is why our taxes are so high. Take this and the Gold that vanished at the Mint and the tab is through the roof. Anyone want to bet the Mint millions gets swept under the carpet?” ”   Too much time spent electioneering and not enough time spent runnin’ things. ” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/transport-canada-fictitiously-expensing-millions/article1286306/ 
 
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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There’s something deeply ironic about all of this, and previous federal governments; they know that the cities, provinces that suppossedly drive the economy  they know they also do steal a lot of the money too..   Premier’s Letter To The Ontario Public Service
 
No such thing as a little bit pregnant, what other wrongs, thefts  are the civil and public servants doing and falsely covering up now? And now still all this being done while most Canadians now do live from paycheque to paycheque.  Majority of Canadian employees living paycheque to paycheque, survey shows
 
Is this how the rest of the federal economic stimulation  money will be now abused as well? Right under the federal Conservative Minister’s noses now as well?
 
HOW MUCH OF THE CANADIAN FEDERAL CONSERVATIVE RECESSION STIMULATION MONEY IS BUDGETED THIS YEAR ALONE, AND HOW MUCH HAS ACTUALLY BEEN ISSUED, AND HOW MANY REAL , NEW JOBS WERE ACTUALLY NOW CREATED AS A RESULT? NONE, AND THE MONEY IS ALL GONE?
 
The Conservative federal government is an unacceptably very poor manager of the taxpayer’s money now as well. The Federal Transfer payments make up a very large part of federal expenditures. The federal government is a  tax collector,  money expediter and an useless money administrator too, while the federal government’s own regular operating expenses for fiscal 2009-2010 will be only about a quarter of its total spending all the taxpayer’s money expenditures still needs to be supervised, yes held accountable for now as well.
 
Flaherty had said the government would clean up its books by restraining the growth in federal program spending over several years. That spending, now $241 billion a year, has been growing on average at a rapid 7 per cent annual rate since Harper took office. We can see why too.. the liars also all keep on allowing the taxpayer’s money to be stolen..
 
The Conservative federal Government expenditures since Harper came into office, his government expenditures have ballooned by over 30 per cent. They rather had increased spending by three times the rate of inflation in the three budgets before the recession hit, and now spend $40 billion more annually than the last Liberal government.   Consultants. Harper government spent nearly a billion dollars on consultants in its first two years in office: a 42-per-cent increase over the amount the previous Liberal government spent between 2004 and 2006 on consultants (Toronto Star, December 8, 2008). Ministerial expenses. Despite promising to tighten their belts, a Toronto Star analysis found that Conservative ministers are spending more than Liberals ever did in government (The Toronto Star, November 22, 2008), while Harper’s expansion of the federal cabinet last fall will cost taxpayers an additional $3.9 million in salaries alone for the extra ministers and their staff.  Polling. In 2007, the Harper government commissioned more than two polls per business day which totalled $31 million in the government’s first year of government.  Prime Minister’s Office. Last week it was revealed that spending in Prime Minister Harper’s own office soared by 14 per cent in a single year – the tune of a whopping $20 million. (Canwest News Service, September 4, 2009). http://www.liberal.ca/en/newsroom/media-releases/16292_when-pigs-fly-more-huffing-and-puffing-from-harpers-55-billion-man
 
Where is PM Stephen Harper’s promised restraint, accountability now as well?
 
Conservative Ministers merely  like to do all the talking but seem to bring no real, viable acts, actions  on the issues still too. Unacceptable.  
 
And why is it that their only solution to any problem in Canada seems to involve a tax increase? Because sadly that even the Conservatives undeniably too  really are not better economic managers over the past Liberals..
 
The essential needed way to save our taxpayer’s money is still to look at how all of these public services are delivered – and no one  can  tell me that there are no cost-cutting savings to be achieved. Compare  say a city like Montreal or Toronto where exorbitant rates too now are also paid  for useless civil and public servants with their rather unskilled services – sadly this same phenomena can be seen in many federal ministries. 
 
For a start all Ministers supervising better all of their expenditures, and bringing all of the subordinates  salaries and wages in line with the private sector would enable us firstly  to continue delivering public services at the same level, or more! It is the still the too often abusive civil and public servants spending that now also determines the still abusive personal taxes.
 
The sad unacceptable fact is that this type of taxpayer’s money abuse, practice is not an isolated case, but rather repeats itself often,  Canada wide at the federal, provincial, municipal levels undeniably too.. Money allotted is not used where it was originally supposed to be but often is transferred to some other department, account.. and how is it the auditor generals did  not pick it up for 10 years too? or refuse too?
 
Any Abuse of any taxpayers finds should be a criminal offence fully prosecutable by law, and should mean the immediate dismissal of all involved too, after all it is stealing the taxpayer’s money. Police, judges, supervisors  don’t tend to enforce it cause they do the same thing? All Unacceptable  still
 
We need better Policing and “Tougher penalties for sure!” You will get a longer jail sentence for robbing a convenience store of $50 than fleecing investors for millions (billions) or stealing any of the tax payer’s money.   “Also, put an end to double credit for pre-sentence incarceration!!” Put all of the criminals in jail, and their bad supervisors now too,  where they belong, and always do  take way from them all that they have stolen now as well.. and do start with the bad  civil and public servants now as well.

Feds promise mandatory jail time for major fraud. Judges could consider restitution for victims as part of white-collar crime bill

I’ve always found it funny that someone could steal a $2000 car and be sentenced to 20 years in jail. But steal 30 Million and you only do 18 months…. at Club Med. Excellent. There’s plenty of crime on Parliament Hill. Start your crackdown there. Are the politicians going to turn on their masters in Corporate Canada? How long will it take Harper to IGNORE this Law?.. Start with Mulroney. That would be a fine example to lead the charge with. There’s not a word in the legislation about obscene bonuses. Those will remain legal. Lock up all the CEOs! (Start with Bell…) Start with the telecommunication providers, and the banks. That’s great,  as long as the crackdown starts on parliament hill. Rob a thousand people of $100,000 each, that’s a crime. Rob a million people of $100 each by credit card interest rates that’s OK, that’s business. We should have election threats every months, it seems it’s the only way anything happens on the hill. Threaten an election and suddenly the legislative agenda is crammed with draft laws that should have been there months ago.  Harper – just another Calgarian running another Ponzi scheme… promising big returns but producing nothing of value. http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2009/09/15/white-collar-crime015.html

   The government “moving ahead, with more taxes” is not  the most important thing that the province can do to strengthen the economy and create jobs but rather to seriously plug up the leaking  holes in the taxpayer’s pail of money first.

 

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Ontario has announced new measures aimed at putting an end to recent controversies over government expense claims “The move is one of “four additional steps to protect taxpayer dollars and improve accountability,” Starting immediately, Ontario Public Service employees will be issued new, simplified guidelines for travel, meals and hospitality expenses. The province said it is also planning to increase the number of random audits it carries out on the province’s agencies, boards and commissions.   http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2009/09/14/ont-expenses.html  and  about time now too!
        
Quebec says it is intensifying police efforts to tackle corruption and financial fraud in the province amid a growing public furor over white-collar crime. The Charest government says a squad of about 20 provincial police investigators will be assigned to probe potential corruption – including the infiltration of organized crime – in the construction industry and municipal affairs. It will also bolster its police presence to track fraud with Quebec’s securities regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers.  Meanwhile, with Montrealers going to the polls this fall, city hall is under a cloud for allegations of fraud, kickbacks and the inappropriate awarding of contracts. Multiple police investigations have been launched. Last week, a senior civil servant and a computer consultant were charged with defrauding the city of millions in a bogus billing scheme in the city’s computer division. While Quebec rejigs its police manpower, some have called for a public commission into the province’s construction industry and possible ties to organized crime.    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/quebec-cracks-down-or-corruption-white-collar-crime/article1286432/
   
Quebec “coming after” white collar criminals.. I hope they catch Chretien and Martin…   I hope the measures will also include effective tools to get the embezzled money back….  People like Vincent Lacroix and Earl Jones should also spend the rest of their lives making restitution to the people they stole from. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2009/09/14/quebec-fraudsters-white-collar-criminals.html
 
and  why did it take so long to deal with white collared  crimes that have been clearly ongoing even in Quebec too now for decades, not just in all of Canada. Why? The Police  Commercial Crime divisions cops, RCMP included applauded the criminals.. cause they do the same thing?
 
  Meanwhile Thousands of shipping containers enter Canada by rail each year without proper checks for illegal drugs and other contraband, says a new report. I don’t think that drugs is the only thing we have to worry about. Also What ought to be of far greater concern for all Canadians is the entry of illegal weapons into Canada. Perhaps the money wasted on arming our border guards could have been better spent trying to prevent these weapons from getting onto the streets of our cities..  it amazes me as to how much attention is given to taxpayers in arrears,and almost none given to canadian security.why are we paying these elected bufoons so much money,and allowing them huge pensions after so little time in office?expense accounts,vehicles,perks,and they cant even manage a railyard?theres better security at a rock concert! i wish they would work as hard for those of us who voted them in,as they do trying to get re-elected,,it makes ya wonder who the idiots are us or the politicians we voted form,what a mess. Regular citizens are getting worked over like never before and always without a smile! “Never worry, never fear” etc etc.  Not to mention the really top-notch work done by all Harper’s tough-on-crime policies and accountability… [this was a sarcastic comment for those who missed it]   http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/09/14/border-railway-inspect-train-drug.html
 
Ontario Premier McGuinty announced that expenses for cabinet ministers, political aides, top mandarins, and all senior executives at Ontario’s 22 largest agencies will be posted on the Internet as of next April 1. “We’re going to shine a light on all expenses so Ontarians will know who, exactly, is spending what, exactly,” the premier told reporters. The premier is girding for an onslaught of opposition attacks stemming from controversy over expenses and perks at the OLG and eHealth Ontario. NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said voters are tired of an “arrogant” government that seems to make things harder on taxpayers and easier for insiders. The waste of precious tax dollars on these scandals is unacceptable .. people are telling me they are fed up with a government not able to focus on putting the dollars where they belong,” “the Liberals’ “culture of entitlement.” http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/695359
 
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/there-is-no-new-thing-under-the-sun/
 

TORONTO — Ontario’s health bureaucracy is facing yet another scandal in the wake of more revelations of spending and procurement abuses. In a special report released Wednesday morning, Auditor-General Jim McCarter outlines numerous problems at hospitals and local health integration networks (LHINs), regional funding agencies created by the Liberal government. McCarter points to the questionable hiring of pricey consultants, many of which were sole-sourced and often not required to justify the work they did. The report details a litany of questionable consulting gigs at hospitals, including one, worth $700,000, that was so vague it didn’t even list a detailed description of services needed. Another hospital completely failed to account for a $170,000 consultant contract, and was unable to produce the initial request for proposal, the names and number of firms invited to bid, the bidders’ proposals or any evaluation criteria used to reward the contract. The same firm was retained for another, $430,000 contract. Another hospital paid $8.3 million to one consulting firm for IT services over the past three fiscal years, including $180,000 the firm charges for each consultant it provides. The auditor’s report also details questionable expense claims by hospital consultants. They include one temporary executive who, despite his $275,000 annual salary, also billed the hospital nearly $150,000 for other consultants and administrative support, $14,000 for salary bonuses, foreign exchange fees and a Christmas luncheon, and numerous expensive hotels (including one, in Chicago, where he paid $500 for hotel phone charges) and lavish meals around the world. McCarter also questioned the use of lobbyists by half the 16 hospitals he audited.   “We questioned the appropriateness of using government funds to pay lobbyists to help obtain more government funding.”Health minister Deb Matthews reacted swiftly to the report, announcing legislation that will ban the use of lobbyists and open hospitals to freedom of information legislation by January 1, 2012.  The auditor-general also found “significant” problems with consultant contracts signed by LHINs The revelations contained in Wednesday’s report are reminiscent of those unearthed last December, when Mr. McCarter detailed spending abuses at eHealth Ontario. That agency, created by the Liberal government, was found to have given millions in sole-sourced contracts to high-priced consultants with few controls and little oversight.“I’m not afraid to say that I’m really sorry this has gone on,” said Matthews. “I don’t think this is acceptable. I don’t think we’ve been as accountable as we ought to have been. We owe it to taxpayers to ensure that every dollar they spend on taxes gets the best possible value.”   http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Ontario+Auditor+General+slams+hospital+lobbying/3701093/story.html

 
The same bad Liberals never learned to do things right and honestly the first time even.. allow their consultant sins to go on falsely.

September 11, 2009

POLITICAL support softening, poll suggests

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GREAT EXAMPLE OF THE TYPICAL LIE BY PM HARPER TOO…the prime minister has two messages – one for the public and one for Conservative supporters. B.C. Liberal MP Ujjal Dosanjh said the Tory government hasn’t changed its ways and Harper is still “a bully and will be a bully tomorrow.” Stephen Harper’s Conservatives ignore Canada’s multicultural heritage, have little pride in the country’s health-care system, and ignore Canadian cultural workers. Harper also told the Sault Ste. Marie crowd, “Imagine how different things would be if the Liberals were still in power. Imagine how many left-wing ideologues they would be putting in the courts, federal institutions and agencies.”
 
NOW ABOUT THE TOO MANY CONTROVERSIAL POLLS, WE SEEM TO KNOW THAT POLLS SELL NEWS PAPERS, BUT HOW REALLY ACCURATE ARE THEY?  FOR EXAMPLE WE ALL SEEM TO ALSO KNOW HOW POLLS CAN BE MADE TO LIE, CAN BE BOUGHT BY THE HIGHEST BIDDERS IT SEEMS AND CONTRADICT THE REALITY especially depending on what part of the country it was taken.. Election time is when the Biggest liars escalate what they have been doing all year now anyway
 
1  Liberal support softening, poll suggests ” The federal Liberals appear to be losing some ground in popularity, a new poll suggests, with the Tories taking a slight overall lead.” “Not so sure about this poll, I think public opinion is a better barometer of the political climate. And from what I’ve seen on this and other message boards, everyone is pretty much fed up with the status quo.  If there was a vote held today, I wonder which way it would go: “
Liberal = Agree  842     Conservative = Disagree 464
 http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/09/09/ekos-poll.html
 
In its coverage of the opening of a new parliamentary session, La Presse declared that MPs returning to the House of Commons know they won’t be there for long, since an election is now “inevitable.” The La Presse story pointed to reports from sources inside the NDP that there had not been any negotiation talks between the party and Stephen Harper’s conservatives as evidence that NDP support of the government was unlikely.   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/too-late-to-turn-back/article1288516/
  
The truth the news media does not publish” A few years ago, Canada was ahead in this ( internet) field. Then Bell ( and the CRTC) sat back and let the world pass us by, while the Conservatives lacked the vision to notice this was even a problem.” STEPHEN HARPER’S CONSERVATIVE DID NOTHING!   https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/07/07/crtc-farcical-hearings-on-internet-speed-control/
 
The real fact of life is that there is an ongoing need of honest Journalism still,  of separating the fact, truth from the spins, lies, for the majority persons now even in Canada tend not to believe these polls cause we firstly do know they can bought, be manipulated to give the answer you want, to meet a hidden agenda still. Nor do we tend to believe automatically sadly  the too often lying news media, politicians and their associates as well, especially the lawyers. https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/22/spin-canadians-warming-to-minority-rule/
  
” the same day two very dissimilar polls were published. One gave Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative party an 11-point lead over the Liberals while the second showed the country’s two oldest parties in a dead heat. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/08/25/Canadian-Liberals-fan-fall-election-talk/UPI-12571251205605/
  
I wrote before and said that  I once was naïve and believed that the news was honest, professional , objective but now almost daily I encounter contradictory spin doctors lies under the heading of news.. The Conservative and Liberals news media both spin..
  
For another example- Posted for all to know the reality .. the news lies often too..  https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/more-hidden-cash-grabs-higher-taxes/
 

Conservatives maintain slight poll lead Reuters Canada – David Ljunggren, Rob Wilson –  OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s governing Conservatives are still slightly ahead in public opinion polls over the main opposition Liberals, but would have no …

One hour later..  Liberals lead Tories 36% to 33% Vancouverite –  A majority (55%) ‘disagrees’ (28% strongly/27% somewhat) that ‘the Liberal Party is ready again to govern Canada’. However, 45% ‘agree’ (12% strongly/33% …

so what spin do we believe here too?
 
 “It was also irresponsible a year ago when Harper called one, breaking his own election law in the process. Apparently, elections are only responsible when Tories have a lead in the polls.”
 

A penny wise, a dollar foolish.. the same people complaining about the election costs seem to overlook the vast amount of taxpayer’s money the Conservatives are clearly abusing. Why is that?

 
2 RCMP cleared of wrongdoing  RCMP investigates self, finds no charges will be laid. Of course..   http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2009/09/10/nwt-elder-rcmp.html
 
 I wonder also if a realistic poll would be taken of the RCMP as to what it would show now as well?
 
For example do you think the RCMP can be trusted to investigate it’s own officers, personnel for wrong doings?
 
 
Agree  49
Disagree 109
 

3  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..  

 
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4:   Manitoba Liberals  Premier Gary Doer IS GUILTY, for he had   announced last month that he was stepping down and the following day, he was introduced in Ottawa by Prime Minister Stephen Harper as Canada’s next ambassador to the United States. Doer has not given a date for his departure, but the NDP leadership convention is set for Oct. 16-17. As ambassador-designate, Doer is in a “clear conflict of interest” by staying on as premier, said Liberal Leader Jon Gerrard. Doer’s new job means his boss is now Harper, not the people of Manitoba, Gerrard said. “It impacts, for example, the ability of the premier to stand forcefully up against the federal government when the interests of the hog industry are not being well supported or when the interests of people who’ve been flooded in the Interlake are not supported well, or when Tembec workers are locked out,” he said.    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/manitoba/story/2009/09/15/mb-doer-conflict-gerrard-manitoba.html
 
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5: The far right itself, THE cANADIAN cONSERVATIVES TOO,  often still coerces  others who do not go along with them by “Borking” them.   ”Taiwanizing”  means calumniating, ostracizing, excluding and hopefully ultimately de-legitimizing a country. Doing the same thing to a person is called “Borking”. Borking  is “to attack a person’s reputation and views unfairly,” includes the concerted attack on the challenger’s  character, background and philosophy.. Example to fire an honest government official in an attempt to prevent embarrassment to and exposure of a dishonest government officeholder who has conspired to commit high crimes, the 1973 unacceptable firing, massacre of Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox by Solicitor General Robert Bork, orchestrated by both  Bork and President Richard Nixon .  Conservative activists have been making the same action over and over again in regard to the so called liberals, leftists, news media  reporters: The borked opponents aren’t debated but merely  shut  down, censored,  their free speech denied, and often next immediately they are forcibly removed, kicked out, never allowed to be discussed again too by anyone,  and hopefully insuring their person and his views being totally excluded from the rest of the local group, community. The fact this is too often practiced in too many evangelical churches of all places is astounding. The real Irony and hypocrisy is the right wing often claim they rather now are being Borked BY THE LIBERALS even while they are Borking the others.    NOW why is SOME pastors so ready not to talk with others now too? so ready to smite them, to kick them out of church? If you have love for someone you are willing to talk with them, but if you do not have love for them, especially if, when you know they do not support you, do not agree with your presentation, do not agree  with your point of view, you as a pastor too no can personally can instead  refuse to love them, you refuse to talk to them, you find any excuse to reject, ostracize, divorce them basically to deny, to cover up the unacceptable reality that you yourself the pastor actually do not have any love for them. http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/get-real-now/ 
 
 
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September 10, 2009

Spyder Harper is weaving his spins

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Majority government in reach: Harper Prime Minister Stephen Harper believes a majority government “is in reach” for the Conservative party the next time Canadians go to the polls for a federal election. Majority government Steve? Only if you have Elections Afghanistan running your campaign… Consolation: this is the same guy who last time around didn’t see the recession coming, nor did he think a deficit was in the stars…   He needs another crystal ball!   AND WE NEED another PM!.. Harper, you have worn out your welcome, just please leave. A minority, government will be good for Canada, although, the optimum would be the NDP to rule, with a Liberal opposition. Then we would see the middle and lower class Canadians being put first, instead of Corporations and oil companies.  http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/09/09/prime-minister-stephen-harper-video-marjority.html
 
Conservative Prime Minister Harper  damages public perception with partisanship with his majority emphasis “it only exacerbates the concerns some Canadians have with the prime minister — the very concerns that have precluded Mr. Harper from getting the majority he so clearly desires.” ” it creates the impression that Mr. Harper does have a hidden agenda he isn’t ready to share with all voters, and for voters to give the Conservatives a majority just could unleash a lot of other policies the party has shelved from its Reform and Alliance incarnations. ” The StarPhoenix
 
“There have always been two Harpers,” Ignatieff told a news conference Thursday. “The real Harper always comes out when he thinks he can’t be heard.” He said the true Harper is contemptuous of other political parties, the justice system, and the social institutions Canadians hold dear. Ignatieff also scoffed at the closed-door rallying cry for a majority. He said he’s toured the country this summer and met jobless Canadians – who would “laugh in your face” if asked whether Harper deserves a majority. He said it’s no longer possible to work with a man so contemptuous of basic Canadian values, and reiterated his plan to bring down the Conservative government. “(Harper’s) already lost the confidence of the House once,” Ignatieff said, referring to the attempted coalition takedown of the Tories last year. “He’s about to lose it a second time.” http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iR0p08b5Dvq1t7rAD-_6YGDLOEbA
 
“It’s this kind of hyper-partisan description of every adversary as an enemy that makes it difficult to make Parliament work,” offered Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff,   indicative of the PM’s “spiteful attitude” toward the courts and the “institutions which guarantee our freedom.”
 
Prime Minister  Harper how you can get a majority government when Quebec clearly and rightfully  rejects you is beyond most of us… A disenchanted Tory adviser in Quebec is now in talks with the Bloc Quebecois about running for the separatist party.  The loss of Pierre Brien is yet another blow to declining Tory fortunes in the province, and a potential new weapon for the separatists in any coming election. Brien sat as a Bloc Quebecois MP until 2003, when he left the party to run for the Action Democratique du Quebec (ADQ). He was working on contract as an adviser to Public Works Minister Christian Paradis — Stephen Harper’s Quebec lieutenant — until last month. Brien confirmed Thursday that he is in preliminary talks with the Bloc.  His departure is another sign, say Conservative insiders, of a malaise they just can’t shake in the province. Many are concerned about holding on to the party’s 10 seats in Quebec amid flagging polling numbers “The situation in Quebec leaves much to be desired and is worse than last year,” one senior Tory conceded. Quebec’s Le Devoir newspaper reported Thursday that an internal analysis recently commissioned for the party in the province predicted the Conservatives might lose six of their seats in a federal election. http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Politics/2009/09/10/10827031-cp.html
 
“It doesn’t have to be true. It just has to be plausible.” said Tom Flanagan, Conservative Prime Minister Harper’s former adviser,  so more  lies, damned lies, and  , the lies include scare tactics,  as ” he’ll do anything that could get a majority  ” ,   Conservative Prime Minister Harper in desperation, to maintain power, tries  to consolidate his base outside of Quebec and to try to scare enough undecided voters in the rest of Canada to not vote Liberal.  The Gazette (Montreal) 
 
And speaking of personal delusions too sadly.. During last year’s election campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Canada would not suffer an economic recession and the federal government would not run a budget deficit. In the budget, Flaherty had predicted that the government would begin running budget surpluses again in 2013-14 but he now says there will be an $11.2 billion defict that year, followed by another deficit of $5.2 billion the following year. He said the deficit this year will hit $55.9 billion, up from the $33.7 billion shortfall predicted in January. And next year’s deficit will hit $45.3 billion, up from the January prediction of $30 billion.
 
 
 
Meanwhile Police raid ends jetliner hijacking in Mexico. Five Canadians were among the passengers caught up in a bizarre hijacking in Mexico. Right winged ‘Religious fanatic preacher’ hijacked Mexican plane. Christ is coming soon,” he added, smiling. Jose Flores, a 44-year-old Bolivian preacher. ex self confessed drug addict,  who lives in Mexico, said he had gotten the word from God that he had to warn Mexicans of an impending disaster — an earthquake “like none there has ever been,” so he hijacked a plane to tell his message directly to the Mexican president. “He said he had tried to speak to the president for three months and since there hadn’t been an answer he decided to use these type of threats with an airline,”  The jet had been flying between the eastern city of Cancun and the capital Mexico City when it was seized. Jose Flores Pereira,  had threatened to blow up the plane unless he was able to speak to the Mexican president Felipe Calderon.  Mr Flores,  next said he had used a can of juice to look like a bomb when he attempted the hijacking.  He said he had acted on Wednesday, as the date, September 9th 2009, represented the number 9/9/9/ – the inverse of 6/6/6 the “number of the beast”.   Mr Flores had had a “revelation that Mexico was facing a great danger and was threatened by an earthquake”.  A total of 112 people were onboard the AeroMexico Flight 576 including Mexicans, Americans and French. They have been freed by police after the plane in which they were travelling was hijacked in Mexico landed safely.  Mexican officials claim no-one was hurt during the incident.  His wife, Elizabeth Melgar, said that Flores “always told me that he was looking for a way to attract the attention of the media … he always told me that he was waiting for a signal from God to do something.”  Good thing he wasn’t trying to hijack the federal government now too. Now this unfortunate guilty bully, abuser, liar, he can have real time to read and practise the Bible in jail.
 
Wrongful inactions, Cover ups, False denial of false christians, false  pastors, false priests are much too common. 

 
Unemployment will continue to rise and hit 9 per cent next year, up from the 7.7 per cent predicted in the January budget, the government said.
 
Ottawa’s finances are in much worse shape than previously forecast and the Conservatives no longer have any idea when they can balance the books. “Mr. Flaherty has a credibility problem. The Conservative federal government has a credibility problem,” Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff    Toronto Star  

  
Harper’s own hypocrisy is often visible. If others do it, it is wrong, but if he does it it is always justifiable. Doubled standard Harper still too.  Harper was ‘dishonest’: Democracy Watch  Prime Minister Harper is a dishonest lawbreaker because he gave false reasons for calling the snap federal election last September in violation of his own fixed-election-date law,” Democracy Watch co-ordinator Duff Conacher said Tuesday.He did so despite passing changes to the Canada Elections Act in 2007 that set the next vote for Oct. 19, 2009, unless the government fell on a confidence matter first. Federal votes were to be held every four years after that.  Federal justice department lawyers, acting for Prime Minister Harper, told the court that the prime minister doesn’t call an election; rather the Governor General does. And nothing in the fixed election date law restricts the Governor General’s actions nor does it say anything about the advice the prime minister is allowed to give to others. Democracy Watch says Harper’s opportunistic move broke the spirit if not the letter of the legislation – The prime minister’s diversion to the Governor General is merely a distortion, another of the prime minister’s many lies. Harper still lies too often.  It’s now up to a judge to decide whether Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s snap election call a year ago was not just politically self-serving but also illegal.  
 
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Harper names former Tory minister to head appeals court  Canwest News Service September 10, 2009 11:13 AM OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed a former Conservative cabinet minister as chief justice of the Federal Court of Appeal. Justice Pierre Blais, who served in several portfolios in the cabinet of former prime minister Brian Mulroney, takes over from Justice John Richard, who retired in June. Blais, a 11-year-veteran of the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, receives his promotion at a time when the two courts are under increasing scrutiny for their enhanced role of adjudicating high-profile cases involving national security and terrorism. The Conservatives have recently lost several cases in the two courts, including a high-profile defeat last month when the appeal court upheld an order for the Harper Conservatives to seek the repatriation of Canadian terror suspect Omar Khadr from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.    http://www.ottawacitizen.com/Harper+names+former+Tory+minister+head+appeals+court/1979619/story.html
 
 
Harper also described how their party was keeping leftists from being appointed to public institutions – including the courts. The Bloc says it’s particularly bothered by that comment about the judiciary. Leader Gilles Duceppe says, behind closed doors, Harper sounds like a member of the radical fringe of the U.S. Republican party. The NDP calls the remarks low politics that undermine Canada’s justice system.
  
 Stephen Harper, Canadian prime minister has appointed another chief justice of the B.C. Supreme Court.  Robert Bauman, who formerly sat on the B.C. Court of Appeal. Bauman’s appointment takes effect immediately, Perhaps the more important issue isn’t whether or not Bauman is soft on drunk drivers or excessively eager to uphold the interests of powerful institutions. It’s the fact that he was appointed by the prime minister and not elected by his peers on the bench of the B.C. Supreme Court.  As chief justice, Bauman has enormous power. He has sole authority over assigning cases to judges in his court.  Bauman can grant requests for early trial dates and ask for meetings with other judges. He can decide who will hear applications concerning the validity of search warrants or whether the information to obtain these search warrants should be sealed from public scrutiny. In a 1995 book called Judicial Conduct and Accountability, Ontario judge T. David Marshall claimed that the biggest threat to the independence of the judiciary in Canada is the chief justices themselves. They deal directly with provincial governments on securing financial resources to administer justice in their courts.  Marshall also criticized the practice of elevating judges from one level of court to another, suggesting that this created an incentive for some to tailor their rulings to enhance the likelihood of a promotion. Harper likes to talk a lot about accountability, but his insistence on retaining sole authority over the appointment of chief justices of the superior courts demonstrates that his actions don’t always match his words. http://www.straight.com/article-256725/stephen-harper-chief-justice-frank-bauman-and-judicial-accountability 
  
Conservative Prime Minister Harper’s ” federal appointment of a new chief justice of the B.C. Supreme Court without any public debate has led to a call for revamping the process for deciding who heads the trial division and appeal courts in provinces across the country.” As” managerial skills are among the top requirements for the job. “Without demeaning the importance of a judge having a good basis in jurisprudence, what you want that person to do is manage the court as efficiently as possible,” “What I have been worried about is that, given the orientation of this government to introduce more right-wing ideology into courts, they might pick people who do not have those managerial skills and were viewed as more ideologically right wing… appointments should be made after a review by a committee of representatives from the law societies, bar associations, law schools and parliamentarians. The committee would evaluate judges on the basis of criteria that are publicly known,  ” federal NDP justice critic Joe Comartin   Globe and Mail
 
do see
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/the-unfortunate-facts-of-life/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/05/another-federal-election/
https://thenonconformer.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/stephen-harperand-his-conservatives-challenged/
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/economic-recovery-and-who-do-we-believe/
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/08/31/get-real-now/
http://postedat.wordpress.com/2009/06/11/the-prophets-prophesy-falsely/

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