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February 15, 2011

Political corruptions is still a Canada wide event



Look we already can tend to know that many have gone into politics expecting to get rich and are not there to serve the good welfare of others and political corruptions is still a Canada wide event.. and the best solution still is to put the crooks into jail captiously and Canada wide now too.. Public exposure and prosecution of the guilty serves everyone’s best interest, the tax payers and the crooks included..

Charges against politicians rock Nova Scotia perks system Globe and Mail – Nova Scotia was once known as a province where vote-buying and personal enrichment by politicians was accepted, even expected. Liquor handouts were an easy way to grease election campaigns, and public employees could be fired en masse when the …

 Deeper MLA probe needs more evidence: NS auditor

Former integrity watchdog in Florida Ottawa Citizen – The disgraced and “evasive” former public-sector integrity commissioner is in Florida and has contacted a lawyer, a parliamentary committee heard Tuesday.


Secrecy blinding Parliament on budget, watchdog warns

Toronto Star – OTTAWA—Parliamentarians are losing their ability to assess government measures because of the Harper government’s secrecy, says Canada’s budget watchdog.


We can all readily supervise the expenditure of our tax dollars, and all of our civil and public servants, including the reporting of their inadequacies. There are also the good and bad civil and public servants and there are also good bad bad  news media personnel now as well.
Speaking of inadequacies such as those paid persons who clearly fail to clean the snow of the sidewalks adequately. But we all still do know how to readily city hall also is to give out revenue generating  fines,  tickets to the citizens and not to the bad civil and public servants who do too often deserve it.
What about the undeniable fact that too many of our civil and public servants do their own personal business, travel, entertainment or are guilty of budget misappropriation even at the tax payers expense, or those who go home early and do not do a full day’s paid work too? Or what about those false costs saving measures where the speedy sanitary workers spill the garbage they are collecting onto the streets?
Too many of our bad and civil servants are still being paid, even are being given significant raises for doing a bad job and this is never acceptable for they rightfully should rather be firstly fired, removed from work. There is no doubt about it too that our taxes at the federal, provincial, municipal levels  falsely keep on increasing because too many of our civil and public servants and their expenditures are not being generally fully, properly supervised.
You can now also  easily spot the no good, lying , pretentious news media, for they like to falsely praise what good news reporters they now are but also to put a false positive spins on the negative realities and in the process falsely justify, cover up the acts of the no good, wasteful  civil and public servants.
Of course there are always still  those sensationalized glory hunting desperate news reporters who also like to make mountains out of mole hills even because  they are too lazy , afraid to deal with serious, important issues…so some issues never get reported like when was the last time you heard about a bad nurse being disciplined, punished?

October 11, 2009

in BC also demand resignations, terminations

Dr. Jonathan Burns, head of Pixalere Health Care,  in RCMP probe gets $320,000 annually. The RCMP alleges that Burns bribed two provincial health-care bureaucrats in the process of getting the Pixalere adopted for use. The RCMP also allege former Fraser Health Authority manager James Roy Taylor allowed Burns to fraudulently submit more than $500,000 in invoices while the Pixalere was being tested, in return for a $70,000-a-year job for Taylor’s wife and free use of the Kelowna condo. There is nothing lower than a corrupt public official. Insider information, Unfair and restrictive trade practices, double billing and much more…There is corruption at every level of government where money is involved. The citizens get told their health care must be cut and meanwhile the executives are busy lining their pockets. He and his insider chums should be sued, if necesssary, to recover all the monies they have skimmed from this province over the years. I don’t believe that any senior B.C. government bureaucrat necessarily knows even the meaning of the word “ethics”, Dr. Burns certainly should. .
 It’s time to pry off the greedy fingers off what is left in BC and demand some resignations! The fact that this creep was hired after already being found guilty of fraud is disgusting!  It only shows how corrupt those in control really are.  And that would include the Campbell government.   “two years’ night-time house arrest for fraudulently pocketing more than $40,000 while president of the White Rock Sea Festival” …so this thief steals $40,000 and then is “punished” by having to sleep in his own bed at night… these health boards are nothing but high paying jobs for the liberals friends. we don’t need them.
All of this is just the tip of the icebergs, it seems when it comes to computer vendors, computer consultants the mostly immoral persons surface, and get the jobs Canada wide as well, Ontario included now,  and for decades in the federal, provincial, municipal  levels now too.. 0CANADA.MEDICARE (6)

By the way the government of British Columbia, Canada   is already well known for not caring about the poor people, the citizens good welfare or legal, human rights.. they seem to be self centered, selfish  and crappy.
No one in BC for sure voted for now the poorer health care or health care cuts.. destructive  measures that hurt patients, increase long-term costs and ignore the important real health issues. including now fewer surgeries and diagnostic tests, cuts to care for seniors and the addicted, reduced community programs — it’s a list of measures that reduce the level of care in the region. The people now had voted in May without knowing next the negative effects of Liberal policies.,  by the Campbell government to limit health-care funding; for these the consequences were never made mentioned at all in the recent pas  election campaign. On the the contrary. Premier Gordon Campbell promised that despite financial pressures, core services like health would be protected. These  cuts to services. That’s another  Liberal promise — an important one — broken. The health authority is also cutting grants to community organizations that deliver front-line services.  It was  dishonest for the government have promised to protect services during the election campaign.

We read continually in the news how pretentious government ministers do a bad job of managing the health care system, as well as the pretentious Hospital managers now as well. For a few years I was not getting enough looking after from the local Quebec medical establishment, while they were busy charging with their services with my health card. So I next had merely informed my main doctor that I was writing a report to the federal and provincial health minister of how I was being treated by him, and well next the doctor started to take his work seriously and to give me adequate care..

October 7, 2009

A very sick Ontario EHealth scandal


  EHealth scandal a $1B waste:   


 We all do  pay high  taxes and also high prices for fuel, food, transportation. services, phones, internet, cable  but also do still receive poor health care and high costs education  and all of this is unacceptable.
    dalton-mcguintY (3)
 Opposition calls for Smitherman’s head. Ontario’s opposition parties called Wednesday for the resignation of Energy Minister George Smitherman, saying he must be held accountable for his role in the expense scandal at eHealth Ontario , report slammed the government for allowing eHealth to waste millions on unused computer systems and give out millions more in untendered contracts to consultants. Some of those contracts were doled out when Smitherman was health minister from 2003 to 2008. “The auditor general’s report makes it quite clear that many of the biggest abuses of taxpayers’ money occurred under the watch of minister George Smitherman,” Hudak told reporters. “And George Smitherman has escaped any sanction or any scrutiny by the premier for his role in this affair.”A scathing report into the eHealth Ontario spending scandal has claimed the job of the province’s health minister with its charges that successive governments wasted $1 billion in taxpayer money. Health Minister David Caplan is stepping down because of the report. Children and Youth Services Minister Deb Matthews would take over the health portfolio. The report is damning in its criticism of the way governments have allowed eHealth and its predecessor, Smart Systems for Health, to let spending go out of control with few safeguards to protect tax dollars. And favouritism was shown toward certain companies “without giving other firms a chance to compete were largely true.”
dalton-mcguintY (7)
The Ontario people have been robbed by their elected representatives for Billions of dollars and that is just wrong. We need to see people serving jail terms for this and we want to see justice. McGuinty had better see this as we will soon be getting to the point of massive civil demonstrations where we will not only call for the removal of people but the laying of the charges under the criminal code. This has got to the point where the voters are being fleeced by the government appointed heads of boards and such , and when huge sums of money are wasted or improperly spent, there should be charges and not just inquiries. Just the money lost could have guaranteed the pensions of many people and the severance of even more. Instead we wasted this money on all sorts of unnecessary spending and expense accounts that these criminal boards were approving for their members. It is time to force the crown attorneys to do their jobs and charge all of those people and sort it all out in the courts and the sentences should be all the maximum allowed by law in the highest security prisons. Who’s going to repay the money? …. 

McCarter’s probe, which went back to 2000, criticized unnamed consulting companies for driving up each other’s fees to artificially create a higher rate for their services and putting too much power in too few hands in awarding of contracts.

The auditor general also slammed unnamed senior health bureaucrats for thwarting his efforts to get investigators into eHealth for a routine audit in the summer of 2008, which didn’t happen until February 2009.

EHealth expenses

  • Some of the consulting costs incurred at eHealth:
  • $2,700-a-day consultant, charging $3.26 for a muffin and tea.
  • $300-an-hour consultant, charging for reading an article on electronic health records given to her by her husband, another consultant.
  • Two consultants serving as vice-presidents and flown regularly from homes in Alberta.
  • $1,700-a-day executive assistant.
  • Consultants charging to watch an eHealth episode on TVO’s The Agenda and “debriefing” on the Toronto subway.
I hope you’re happy Mr. McGuinty. You have permanently destroyed the Liberal Party in Ontario in a way that is reminiscent of what Bob Rae did to the NDP in Ontario. It will take YEARS for people to forget this. In one fell swoop, you have just handed the Progressive Conservative party the reigns in Ontario for years to come.  Well done, Mr. Premier. Well done. This is just disgusting… a Billion dollars recklessly wasted in this economy? When people are suffering more than ever? This is just sickening. if this was the real world the fraud squad would be called in.  fraud is fraud , prosecute it.
 $1 billion spent but little to show in Ont.’s push for electronic health records  TORONTO – Ontario taxpayers have poured $1 billion into an electronic health-record system that’s years away from completion, a mismanaged effort the provincial auditor general said allowed consultants to run amok with little oversight while millions of dollars in untendered contracts went out the door.
Ont. gov’t ‘should have known’ about scandal at eHealth, McGuinty says  TORONTO – Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty says his government should have known about the eHealth debacle before the scandal surfaced.
Cancer Care Ontario broke rules: audit. An internal audit of Cancer Care Ontario shows the provincial agency handed out consultant contracts in some of the same questionable ways as eHealth. It gave a consulting firm $18.7 million in deals over two years, some in the form of so-called “follow-on” agreements, a practice that allowed them to be added on to current contracts without being opened to bids. The audit found the number of follow-ons “excessive” — with at least 26 recorded. “The findings of this audit clearly indicate that the procurement processes, file organization and consistency of documentation require substantial improvement,” the audit says. “It is also apparent that required competitive tendering rules have not been consistently applied for all contracts of significant value.”

Other revelations in the documents included:

  • Details of some contracts were ironed out after the deal was done.
  • Contracts without tender accounted for 49 per cent of examined contracts for non-capital goods and non-consulting expenses, such as computer equipment, software and equipment rental.
  • About $1.6-million worth was paid out over 14 invoices to a company with no written contract.  
  • Several employees recruited were offered between $17,000-23,000 over the maximum salary range.
  • CCO employee files were kept in an unlocked cabinet accessible to unauthorized employees.
  • Even though policy forbade paying for parties, Cancer Care paid for two staff picnics, a farewell function and gifts for staff, one holiday party and a baby shower.
I want my money back! Can’t trust the government to be good stewards over the funds they tax from hard working folks, Every dollar to fight cancer is badly needed. To waste a penny is criminal.   this was only the tip of the iceberg and that every department in this government needs to be audited.  It is only common sense, that the rot permeates this government in many departments.. look at filing criminal charges against those in office that are responsible if criminal activity took place. Their personal bank accounts should be frozen and an investigation into whether they have off shore accounts. We are talking billions of dollars here, with no proper accountability. The same should apply to the people who were, and or are, in charge of companies such as eHealth, and Cancer Care Ontario. This list is going to grow. This is more than disturbing. I’m absolutely blown away. A minister resigns? What about the premier? Today’s revelations involve hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars. I’d lose my job for mismanaging 5 grand.
 dalton-mcguintY (14)

More than a third of Ontario hospitals didn’t balance their books, figures show The Canadian Press –  hospitals couldn’t balance their books last year, amounting to a $154-million shortfall, newly released figures show. Sixty-one of the province’s 159 public hospitals, or 38 per cent, were in deficit in the last year…  Ontario is behind every other province except British Columbia and Quebec when it comes to hospital funding, according to statistics collected by the Canadian Institute for Health Information. In 2008, Ontario’s funding of hospitals was $1,209 per person, lower than the national average of $1,290.


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Many of Ontario’s Crown agencies have forgotten they serve the public – a systemic problem in need of quick attention to prevent further erosion of government services
Agencies are horror story: Ombudsman Toronto Sun Government agencies must remember who they serve: Ontario ombudsman Calgary Herald
Hamilton Spectator – The Canadian Press – 580 CFRA Radio –
 It is always the same old problem, Professionals, civil and Public servants, Doctors and medical staff continual indifference to the need of others, Almost since my first job after graduating from university I had learned that people are not to be trusted, need to be supervised, and corruption still exists in construction, universities, municipalities, governments, corporations, amongst professionals and politicians as well. Hospital costs savings so the Doctors can get more money, even bad who Doctors fail to define the sicknesses soon enough. Law suits and the related bad publicity have been proven to be one of the most effective weapons in dealing with medical inadequacies.
You know I get a kick out of those lying spin  doctors,    bad PERSONS   who STILL DO say that ALL OF  bad people, INCLUDING the ALCOHOLICS, thetax money abusers and their bad supervisors too they  can always be rehabilitated, retrained.. and how many millions of them now has this happened to them.. almost none.. a bad apple tends to get worse..  permanent dismissal is what is always needed with the bad persons and their clearly bad superiors who had managed and hired them too.. Bad Ministers as well should be fired ASAP.

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

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