Corruption is worth than imagined in Quebec. The head of Quebec’s anti-collusion unit says he’s confident his report on corruption in the construction industry will be taken seriously by the government. Jacques Duchesneau’s report says that crooked civil servants, construction companies and criminal groups such as the Mafia conspire to drive up the price of public-works projects in the province.
As you can see, Brad Wall is making appearances everywhere, especially on Yahoo! Sports and ProFootballTalk. I like Premier Wall but I would like to point out that I am reading sports pages so I don’t have to think about politics. GET OUT OF MY ESCAPE!
Need free art? You can steal it from the Government of Canada. More than $80,000 worth of art has gone missing over the years. 201 works of art have been stolen since the art bank opened in 1972. Crooks struck CBC buildings most. The public broadcaster has been hit 16 times at its bureaus across the country. Public Works has been robbed nine times at its Vancouver, Montreal, Gatineau, Que., Halifax and St. John’s, N.L., offices. Thieves struck the Finance Department six times and the offices of the taxman five times.
David Miller takes a series of pot shots at Rob Ford at TEXxToronto :: I like this line from Miller, Mr. Ford has also repeatedly said that he listens to taxpayers, but Mr. Miller says that term can be “derogatory.” Taxpayers, Mr. Miller says, implied consumers of government. Instead he encouraged Torontonians to consider themselves as “citizens” and “residents” of the city, and to continue to voice their opinions.
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