This Blog will discuss politics, government, corruption, police, S.I.U., courts, education, min. of attorney general, min. of labour, v.o.i.c.e. and other current and past events of interest to concerned citizens. In the "About me" section to the right and down I have included the names of persons whom I have tremendous respect for. Their influence on me however has been primarily environmental (and personal) and this is therefore a disclaimer that all words posted on this Blog/Website are mine and I alone am responsible for them. I say this with the greatest respect and affection to my friends.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
CANADA TOO HAS LOTS OF CORRUPTION
It's almost a relief to realize that Canadians don't have to take a back seat to the rest of the world when it comes to corruption. I know for decades I felt almost apologetic for Canada's squeaky clean image. We have however come into our own. We've heard of massive corruption in third world countries, Italy's double book accounting systems to beat their taxes, African and Caribbean funneling of funds to the elites etc. etc. While finally Canada is showing that she too has what it takes to be crooked. A few short years back McLean's magazine on their front cover accused Quebec of being the most corrupt province. Surprisingly Quebecers were much less upset than the politicians and other authority figures. Since then we've experienced the joys of the ongoing Montreal corruption inquiry. Boy if Quebec aren't the worst then at the very least they are working very hard to achive that title. Of course we've also had the Robocalls scandal which reaches to the very heart of democracy in this country. Imagine if you will the attempt to subvert our electoral process. Now that's world scale corruption.
Today's Waterloo Region Record has this story "Federal watchdog finds more cooked deals". This too can only add to Canada's growing reputation. The irony here is priceless. A school that teaches public servants about ethics and values has been caught cooking contracts to consultants. Apparently Frank Brunetta is the federal procurement ombudsman and was tipped off about numerous irregularities. Federal Treasury Board Minister Tony Clement was not amused and stated that "We find the conduct described in this report is unacceptable" further adding "The government will be seeking appropriate sanctions against those responsible.".