Tory ridings get more stimulus money: Chrétien was known to dish out government money to Liberal-held ridings. But Harper he promised to do things differently. “Promised to do things differently.” Is there anything Harper has ever said that is true? Are Harper and his Cons Politically Corrupt? I say Yes! Worth noting is the Cons hold 46% of all ridings. 46% of ridings getting 60% of funds suggests something more then coincidence The depth of the sheer partisanship and dunious ethics of the cons never ceases to amaze me Pretty obvious political maneuvering. http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2009/10/22/stimulus-spending.html ,
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.
Forget the crap that the Canadian Governments, especially municipalities are serving the public, including all of their civil and public servants, in reality they are mostly self serving, and basically not at all trying to control the tax payer’s costs, as a result major rampant uncontrolled money abuses, thefts, corruptions, etc continues occur Canada wide too..
Rather also now what real effort has been made to work with the private sector to stimulate more valid, effective new job creations programs, that just do not benefit the often corrupt, incompetent municipalities and related contractors? The Conservative government’s economic stimulus spending spree that is pouring billions of tax dollars into road construction projects and infrastructure is just not good enough.. Real employment, and our actual economic outputs are the much better, practical gauge of Canada’s, our present well-being.
And it is also an undeniable fact now that too many Politicians in Canada, both Members of the provincial legislatures, and members of parliament, do lie, they make false claims that they the servants of the people, they thus are mainly looking after the needs, concerns of the citizens of Canada but mainly instead wrongfully do now use tax payer’s money, do use governmental resources and personnel to distribute unsolicited material to others to promote firstly their own re-ELECTION and TO PROMOTE their own political party as we clearly all have seen the New Conservative Ministers wrongfully also now doing OFTEN NOW as well.
OTTAWA – Stimulus money earmarked for Quebec is only trickling down to communities in the province, while other provinces are awash in federal funds, an analysis by The Canadian Press shows. the analysis was able to count, locate and evaluate 4,833 projects that have been announced coast-to-coast. Far fewer than 10 per cent of those projects are in Quebec, Canada’s second most populous province. Of the 4,833 projects published on the government’s centre piece map as of Oct. 25, less than 300 are in Quebec. Ontario claims more than 2,500, while Alberta and British Columbia both have more than 300 each. officials at both the municipal and federal levels were quick to admit that stimulus has been slow to get off the ground in the province. There have been lots of announcements, but the work seems more and more problematic for they have taken so much time to finalize agreements. Most of the federal stimulus money requires agreement and matching funds from between the provincial and municipal governments. Several broad agreements have been announced in principle, but individual projects are not getting the go-ahead quickly.
Pressure also is now mounting on the federal government to relax its two-year limit on much of the stimulus spending. The Parliamentary Budget Officer validated the case for an extension last week, saying the two-year limit is causing a rush to build infrastructure, possibly forcing cities to make hasty decisions, and prompting construction prices to soar.
The federal government preaches accountability, but is being only selectively transparent about its own spending activities. Compare this cloaking to Stephen Harper’s boasting about his stimulus package. Even here, there is less transparency than meets the eye. Considerable work by opposition parties and the media, including this newspaper, have shown patterns of spending to favour Conservative ridings, and suggest that less money has flowed to actual construction projects than the government would like the public to believe. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/editorials/keeping-secrets-hurts-democracy/article1337775/
It really causes us to think as to what is the federal Conservative government wrongfully hiding here from us all as well… The Conservative government was accused Thursday of playing an elaborate shell game to prevent Canadians from following the billions of dollars being spent on federal infrastructure stimulus. New Democrat Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre) told a parliamentary committee the government has done everything possible to hide how much of the $12 billion earmarked for infrastructure has been spent or how many jobs created.
We all in Canada already could be facing more taxes, severe service cuts as the federal and provincial governments do brace some more for a “long, slow grind” to economic recovery that included already unacceptable government wastes, high deficits that even will take years to over come..
Now about having a valid, real costs controls, what was rather surprising that the Conservative politicians had gone along with it. What is also surprising is the new federal Conservative Government like it’s Liberal predecessor does not want to regulate the taxpayer’s money abuses.. surprise , surprise…
Just a Small Detail.. CBC contacted the office of Natural Resources Minister Lisa Raitt to ask about the lobbyist who helped organize a fundraiser on her behalf on Sept. 24. Michael B. McSweeney is vice-president of the Cement Association of Canada. Both he and the association are registered with the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada. And a search of the registry shows that on Sept. 24, the Cement Association reported having lobbied Raitt directly. In an email to Raitt’s new communications wrangler Jocelyne Turner, CBC News asked for more information about McSweeney’s involvement in the fundraiser, as well as whether McSweeney was paid for his services. “Minister Raitt is committed to working with the Ethics Commissioner and is cooperating fully. The Minister will abide by any ruling by the Commissioner. “The issue is now being examined by the Ethics Commissioner and therefore it would be inappropriate to comment further.” http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/politicalbytes/2009/10/just-a-small-detail.html
and is this related to the Quebec corruptions scandals going on presently as well.. after all some of of the biggest cement companies are in Montreal.. Lafarge Cement included.. and is this why the Conservative federal government does not want to get into Quebec’s legal affairs too?
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.
“Now it’s fair to say my experiences in politics over the past four years have reminded me why 97% of Canadians do not belong to a party”
It has always confounded me as to why the crooks, abusers too often do still do think they can get away with now, next and forever.
Canada fell to 19th place this year from 13th last year on Reporters Without Borders’ index of freedom of the press. The analysis includes print, broadcast and online journalism in 175 countries.
It is also a vintage Conservative PM Stephen Harper style, as a wolf in sheep clothing, that now continually still falsely evades, evades, evades facing his own negative truths too, for when it comes to dealing about what he actually does, what he actually stands for, he the Great Evader demonstrates openly to all his own extraordinary lack of honesty, forthrightness and any credible intellectual weight
FOR WE TEND TO KNOW THAT THEY THE CROOKS, ABUSERS TOO, NOW ARE NOT ABOUT TO STOP THEIR WRONG DOINGS. RATHER THEY WILL NEXT EVEN ESCALATE, CONTINUE IN THEM. AND THAT IS ANOTHER VALID REASON THEY DO NEED TO BE EXPOSED, PROSECUTED AND STOPPED. EVEN FOR THE GOOD OF US ALL
It is not the rapists, drunk drivers, tax money abusers that mostly fill the courts calendars, docks rather it is mostly the revenue generating traffic tickets..
Ottawa vows tougher white-collar sentencing OTTAWA – The Conservative government says legislation to be tabled Wednesday will set a two-year mandatory minimum federal jail sentence for fraud over $1 million. What a joke.. Steal one million dollars, go to jail for 2 years only, and when you come out you can likley spend the money you have hidden as well..
Harper finds even more jobs for the faithful –