MP Jane Stewart, head lady at HRDC
The recent Auditor Generals report, which came down a few minutes before Jean Chretien called the election, used phrases such as "disturbing," "unacceptable weaknesses," and "breaches of authority," "improper payments," "limited monitoring" and "approvals that had not followed established procedures."
· If the Auditor General used these phrases to describe the Liberal conduct at HRDC, is it possible that this complete lack of financial responsibility with the Canadian taxpayers' money and the deliberate manipulation of this money could involve criminal intent?
· Do any of the 23 ongoing police investigations involve Jane Stewart or Pierre Pettigrew the former head of HRDC?
But this is only part of the story.
Whereas HRDC gave billions of taxpayers money to fellow Liberals in the guise of jobs, jobs, jobs, CIDA gave billions of taxpayers money to foreign dictators, UN, despots and foreign organizations with almost the same abandon.
And believe it or not but this too is only part of the story.
The Annual Report of the Information Commissioner revealed deliberate acts in the PMOs office to avoid compliance with the Access to Information Act.
1. Is this is a case of civil servants trying to avoid compliance with a Canadian law.
2. Were the Liberals and their bureaucrats who were exposed giving billions to friends and left-wing causes trying to cover their tracks?
3. Has anyone ever been charged with an offence under the Access to Information Act?
4. Should the RCMP investigate this?
5. Is this the same RCMP that built a road to the prime ministers cottage?
6. How much of this conduct will tolerant Canadians accept?
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It is almost forgotten now but the HRDC scandal preoccupied question period in Parliament for the short period that parliament was open in this 21st century. The Liberals and government bureaucrats stonewalled as they performed daily twists and turns and defended the handouts of taxpayers money to worthy patrons. The Canadian Alliance Party claimed that the government broke its own spending rules under the Financial Administration Act. The media claims that when and if Jane Stewart, the minister in charge of HRDC, did finally tell the truth, no one would believe her. Billions of dollars had gone unaccounted. Application files for grant money were missing and not a single politician or bureaucrat would admit that there might have been a slight error despite the ongoing 22 police investigations. Or was it because of the 22 police investigations.
Since 1996 Quebec received twice as much from HRDC as any other province. Shawinigan the prime ministers hometown received $8.5 million. That tiny place received more than Manitoba (5.5 million), Saskatchewan ($5.3 million) or Alberta ($3.8 million). This is either blatant systemic favoritism for Quebec or an indication of what another province might receive if or when it started to make separatist sounds.
Indeed the idea of using taxpayers money to create jobs, jobs, jobs, for no apparent reason other than influencing voters, smacks of communist policy and advancing dictatorship. It definitely has little to do with the open market or improving the Canadian economy and is one of the reasons why Canadians pay the highest taxes in the industrialized world the other is CIDA and Indian Affairs.
Canadians who were not allowed to vote for their prime minister nevertheless reelected his Liberal Party despite these scandals. At least they did in the East. The West is another story.
MP Pettigrew who ran HRDC from 1996 to 1999 and may have handed out more $billions of taxpayers' money than Jane Stewart.
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The Liberals just got reelected so they are not in the least concerned about HRDC or CIDA or the missing billion dollars. They are going to tax and spend on their favorite programs like they have done for years. If they give a slight tax break in one area, they will take back twice as much in another area. They can't afford to be giving real tax breaks. Are you kidding? They need the money to funnel it through HRDC and CIDA in order to give it to worthy recipients. And if the majority of those worthy recipients happen to be in Quebec, thats just too bad for those in western Canada. Its called tough love. Those westerners will just have to show more respect for Ottawa.
Just because those westerners elected their own senator-in-waiting, they thought they were going to run their end of the country. Who do they think they are -- Quebecois? Have they got their guns registered yet? There may be some criminals out there who failed to register their guns.
Those westerners are just going to have to get out the little Red Book and find out what its all about. And along with respect, they will just have to show a little discipline. We may have to give most of Alberta back to the Indians just like we did in British Columbia. They should read the Nisga'a Agreement if they want to see what's in store for them. Those Albertans will just have to learn about human rights.
"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt"... Marcus Cicero (0106- 0043BC)
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Even as you read this, bureaucrats at HRDC are handing out millions of Canadian taxpayers money to worthy recipients. Why should the Liberals worry? They were just reelected for another 4 years.
An internal audit showed that HRDC had lost track of a billion dollars. They never did find it or give a reasonable answer to where it went. This is the same organization that collected 2,000 pieces of information on every Canadian and suggested that Canadians should carry identification papers. Have you paid your taxes? Have you registered your gun?
The arrogant Liberals, refused to call an inquiry and denied that HRDC had problems. Their system of delay, stonewall, cover-up, shred, hide, accuse, bafflegab, take long foreign trips under the heading Team Canada, go home on Friday, close Parliament for 3 months intervals and call an election, are normal in their world. And they got away with it. The Liberal backbenchers, the trained seals, the disciplined voting machine, all nodded their heads in unison. Parliament only sat 92 days in 2000.
In 1997, CITEC of Shawinigan, Chretiens hometown, received a $7.8 million grant from HRDC. After a six-month RCMP investigation, a Quebec Crown prosecutor charged Mr Lemire and Pepin, both founders of CITEC and both friends of Chretien, with fraud and theft of $150,000. They were due to receive another $4 million in grants from HRDC but Jane Stewart, the head of HRDC, decided to stop payment.
Only in Canada. God help us.