Three sackings that followed the discovery of computer fraud in the city’s operations in 2008 have also led to huge bills for forensic accountants even before considering the legal bills that will come in.
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Voter cards should start arriving in the mail next week for the May 2 election. If you can, you must vote. Not enough of us get out and express our opinion in this simple but most crucial manner. Elections Canada is the site with all the info about getting registered, advance polls and so forth.
Too many of us give in to frustration and a feeling of apathy born from political impotence, but it’s futile to complain about the government if you didn’t get out and make your wishes known when you had a chance.
Here’s some food for thought: Which Canada will you vote for? summarizes the track record of the Harper government in terse comic panel style; a Le Devoir piece on the role of religious belief in the Conservative party, a role often downplayed in the media; even Arcade Fire is urging us to vote – for anyone but Harper – their message is terse but clear; West Island Tory candidate Larry Smith says it’s normal for more federal money to go to Conservative ridings (although a recent CROP poll says Smith hasn’t got a chance against the Liberal incumbent in Lac Saint-Louis riding).
Here’s an interesting interview of Jim Flaherty by Paul Wells, trying to find out where an unaccounted-for $11 billion comes from in their platform.
I also enjoyed this blog inquiry into who governments owe all that money to; it’s focused more on the UK but it applies to any country where “paying off the deficit” is put before the populace as the most pressing matter and serious duty imaginable.
There was a big drug bust on Friday after a multi-level police action codenamed Acabar: tons of ecstasy, coke and cannabis and heaps of cash were seized.
Brossard’s ever-growing DIX30 has become a tourist destination, at least for folks coming from elsewhere in Quebec, while other south shore malls are in decline. Kind of sad that one of its big draws is indoor parking. Marie-Claude Lortie looks into the phenomenon and finds nothing too surprising.
It occurs to me, reading about the place, that the one thing it really needs is a casino. It’s clearly aspiring to a sort of Vegas sensibility.