List of ‘accelerated’ TFW approvals reveals widespread abuse of program By: Alberta Federation of Labour | Press Release: EDMONTON, April 9, 2013 – A list of fast-tracked temporary foreign worker applications shows that scandals at Royal Bank and HD Mining are just the tip of the iceberg. The document, obtained by the Alberta [...]
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900ftJesus has some important questions for the Privacy Commissioner re: the new Harpercon plan to randomly audit EI clients for *gasp* fraud, via taxpayer-subsidized bureaucratic fishing expeditions (House calls? REALLY?):
What information are federal employees told to gather through house visits?
How is this information gathered? (silent observation, questions, questioning and/or observing people other than the client at the home?
What information is included on any reports given to HRDC?
What is the format of this information?
To what use is this information put? How is the information applied?
What privacy rating is assigned to this information?
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You can run, Mike, but given your now well-known behaviour at the trough, I doubt that you can hide. Recommend this Post
The worst voter fraud is being committed by 43% of Americans.
With a likely close Presidential election, attention is being drawn to efforts to reduce voter fraud in many states across America. Most states have introduced requirements that voters must present driver licenses or similar government issued identification to vote.
Critics of the Republican drafted Voter ID legislation rightly point out that the real purpose of these laws is to disenfranchise blacks, low income earners, and students; in essence those most likely to vote Democrat. Comedian Sarah Silverman in a recent video (see below) commented, “This attempt to prevent voter
. . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Real American Voter Fraud
And the list goes on. It is no secret that many for-profit health companies in the United States are regularly fined for various forms of fraud, usually cheating Medicare or Medicaid, or jeopardizing patients’ health, or both. This is the second big one I have read about this week, the other being cardiac surgeons working for the hospital chain HCA performing unnecessary procedures on up 50% of patients.
The lower level of for-profit involvement in Canada’s health care system has meant less blatant fraud, though there have been prosecutions and legions of questionable practices involving private companies ‘bonusing’ doctors
. . . → Read More: False positive: private profit in Canada’s health care: GlaxoSmithKline Sets Record with 3 Billion Dollar Fine
Economist Erik Andersen, writing at The Common Sense Canadian, contemplates why BC Hydro
“indulged in its aggressive contracting with Independent Power Producers in BC when domestic demand increases are non-existant.”
I suggest you read through Andersen’s material, then consider whether or not a small number of corporations, enabled by Gordon Campbell and the BC Liberals, scored what might be the largest fraud in Canadian history, malefaction that will amount to billions of dollars over time.
Ruination of BC Hydro could only have occurred by thoroughly planned subterfuge or mismanagement of epic scale. I believe the experience of David
. . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Evidence of corruption mounts
We have another case of electoral fraud where the trail of evidence has led directly to the Conservative Party of Canada’s headquarters. We now learn that Elections Canada has discovered that several key records are missing, records which would have helped them to identify “Pierre Poutine“.
Does this come as a surprise to anyone? When the Conservative Party of Canada has several weeks notice of a coming investigation, why would they not destroy the evidence?
The Conservatives say it’s impossible to delete logs that keep track of access to CIMS. This claim assumes that all Canadians are (Read more…)
Finance expert says speculators are behind high oil and gasoline prices, David Lightman | McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — Financial speculators are gambling on oil the same way they gambled on the housing market a few years ago — a frightening prospect for the fragile economy, a Democratic congressional committee was told Wednesday.
“It is similar to the gambling Wall Street did on whether or not people would pay their subprime (below-market rate) mortgages in the mortgage meltdown,” said Michael Greenberger, a law professor at the University of Maryland and a former federal regulator of financial markets. “Now they are
. . . → Read More: Northern Insight: Fraud is a lie writ large
I am a frequent critic of corporate media but wish I could be an enthusiast rather than a detractor. When ink stained wretches — perhaps today that should be digital savvy geeks — provide incisive commentary valuing common citizens ahead of magnates and moguls, I’m keen to applaud.
Good people at the Globe and Mail BC Bureau have deserved plaudits recently. We’ve seen fine work from Rod Mickleburgh, Justine Hunter and Mark Hume. A few days ago, Gary Mason wrote B.C., Alberta in need of a cure for political heartburn. This is a piece that, without rhetoric, invites
. . . → Read More: Northern Insight: One publication raising the bar
Elizabeth May elaborates on the many accounts of fraud committed by the Conservatives. We need to demand action now.
… to screech that fraudulent calls were the result of a massive solar storm. Possibly caused by Stephen Dion. Or Taliban Bob. Solar system frauds. A proud legacy of the Conservative Party of Canada. Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario
There are strange things done ‘neath the Canadian sunBy politicians lusting for power;The backroom boys have their techno-toysThat would make your blood go sour;The ballot boxes have seen sly foxes,But the slyest they ever did seeWas on election day, the second of MayWhen they butchered democracy.
In two thousand eleven, for the forty-first time, Canadians lined up to vote,But some dirty tricks from some rotten pricks delivered a hell of a note,Nefarious brains launched their robo-campaigns designed to perplex and confuse,And keep opponents away on election day by a scurrilous, (Read more…)
… how to commit fraud? Interesting piece in the Vancouver Observer that is making the rounds on Facebook describing a course given through the conservative think-tank Manning Institute. Again, no smoking gun and I’m not drawing any conclusions about the CPC involvement, but give it a read and come to your own conclusions. Trashy, Ottawa, [...]
Jamie Biggar, from Leadnow.ca, said it all on March 3, 2012, explaining how Canada’s ruling Conservatives since 2008 have continued to “downplay, distract, and delay” on key issues and have created serious breaches in the Canadian democratic process. Canadians are getting mad, finally.
We’re in the worst scandal in Canadian history.
Stephen Harper was first elected in 2006 because Canadians were outraged over the sponsorship scandal. The Conservatives were not chosen because they were the best, but because the Liberals were the worst.
Today opposition parties are focusing on the Robocall scandal, because they know what the Conservatives knew years ago, and current press coverage attests to; scandals galvanize voters like policies and platforms never could.
No new ideas are needed now, they no longer overturn governments. Parties cannot be faulted for pursuing scandals with a monomaniac drive, for they have been so
. . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: The Worst Scandal in Canadian History
Do you think the Conservative Party used Robocalls to commit election fraud? If Yes, Press 1. If No, we’re sorry to have called you again Mr.Mulroney.
Can election fraud be funny? Yes. Is making fun of election fraud in the house of commons by someone who is accused of election fraud funny? No.
Yet on February 28 during Question Period Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre impersonated a robocall while his party is under investigation for using robocalls to commit election fraud. Poilievre illustrated as much judgement as OJ would joking about how hard it is to find a good pair
. . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Election Fraud Suspects Joke About Election Fraud
On a February 28th episode of CBC’s Power & Politics Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro announced his party was investigating the Robocall Scandal; on that same show he went on to say he was not only not aware of possible fraud in a certain riding, but that he was unaware of the riding itself.
Whether the Conservative Party is investigating the Robocall Scandal and to what extent is unclear, but the fact that a party spokesman who is highly involved in the organization doesn’t even know that a riding at the centre of the controversy exists is problematic to the
. . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Del Mastro: ‘Robocalls? Sure. Ridings exist? You’re crazy.’
Will we get our Fone Fraud complaints in under the wire? Is it already too late?
How closely does the Fone Fraud Fiasco emulate the movie Erin Brockovich? More than you think!
Oh for the love of…“In the robo-call affair, time and the law favour the Tories.” It’s not like it’s a mission or anything around here to blog about John Ibbitson columns, but if we must, a quick response.
This column is mal-titled, for starters. Is that a word? Anyway, while they may be able to try an in-and-out strategy on this election cheating scandal and draw it out as long as possible, that’s not totally within their control. The investigative authorities will drive that bus right now. Once they weigh in and things get legal process oriented (if
. . . → Read More: Impolitical: In the robo-call affair, the law will work as intended
Some of the latest developments this afternoon in the robocalls scandal…
There was a bit of a heated exchange between Bob Rae and Harper in the House of Commons today on the robocoon issue. Worth a look to get a sense of how Mr. Harper in particular is reacting. Quel chutzpah to repeatedly demand that Bob Rae apologize on the vikileaks matter when he did in fact do so yesterday. Graceless.
And the Conservatives, in furtherance of that instinct to never miss an opportunity for a pile-on, will do just that: “Vikileaks mastermind to be called before Commons committee.
. . . → Read More: Impolitical: Pierre Poutine to committee, please
Will Canadians finally get our country back now that the lid has come off the Fone Fraud Fiasco? Will Stephen Harper finally accept responsibility for what is happening?
The first wave of dust is settling from the revelation this week that a company hired by the Conservative party made fraudulent calls to voters trying to mislead them about voting day locations. We still don’t know how high up the decision was made to make these calls. I think we can all agree it was someone higher up than Mr. Scapegoat. I’m sure investigative journalists around the country are digging and searching for the next big scoop along this line and there are signs that this scandal will not go quietly as we learn more about the full scale (Read more…)
Kevin Falcon, BC’s soon to be unemployed Finance Minister tabled his “Prudent and Responsible” Budget today. Which would be fine, if it were true, but it’s not. The reason his budget is complete and utter bullshit is his plan to privatize one of BCs few remaining moneymaking corporations, the Liquor Distribution Branch. According . . . → Read More: Christy Clark’s BS Budget