Canada is a 'feudal system' disguised as a democracy. Since 1931 we’ve been 'governed' by cozy deals brokered between politicians running amok. Canada is bereft of a constitution & we have little effective control over government, its abuses and its waste. To become a real country, we must become a nation of united inhabitants who understand it is we who are the masters, and the politicians and bureaucrats are the servants. Until then we’re nothing more than a 21st century feudal society and modern-day feudal serfs. This blog will remain largely Canadian-focused. For international issues visit

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Friday, November 18, 2005

Canada prepares for a Christmas Season Election

…. and what to expect from the ‘Naturally Dishonest Party’ of Canada

I just have to share these ‘leaked’ items with you!

But first, your favourite serf enjoys a diverse readership, including the House of Commons, RCMP, Agriculture Canada, DOJ Canada, HDRC, BC Systems and others world wide. Interestingly, the most common search that leads to my site is "what is a feudal serf?" In answer …a Feudal Serf is someone in chattel service to someone deemed more powerful. Sound familiar? Basically, feudal serfs paid a ‘duty’ to their ‘masters’ for the right (and opportunity) to make a living. Sound familiar?

In Canada we will soon be asked to elect some new masters …ones we trust to abuse us in the most enjoyable way … I’ll leave it up to you to decide what position you prefer.

The incumbents, the Naturally Arrogant and Dishonest Party of Canada, will be desperate to hang on to their precious power …after all, without that precious power; How can they possibly look after their friends and benefactors??? Obviously they have a lot at stake!

The RCMP motto is "Mantiens le Droit" (Maintain the Right) and the Mounties are very adroit at always getting the bad guy …as history confirms. The Liberal Party motto is "Mantiens le Power" (Stay in Power No Matter What it Takes) …and the Liberals are very adroit at always getting their election ...regarless of what it takes!

Now we have to make a distinction here! The RCMP "get their man" on the basis of good investigation and good evidence. The Liberals, on the other hand, have usually ‘got their election’ on the basis of good fear mongering and good BS.

With that in mind I will share with you the ‘leaked’ logo of the upcoming Liberal election campaign.

Also, a ‘leaked’ secret illustration of the ‘Primary Weapon’ in the Liberal Election Arsenal.

Shhhhhh …you’re not supposed to know this … but pass the images around anyway.

The Serf

PS: Our fun little graphics here are thanks to Tactical Graphic Design who came up with these for me on VERY short notice ...and your donations made it possible ...thank you all!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Tax Cuts are Bad


…at least according to the Liberals!

Correct me if I’m wrong, but my memory seems to recall that in the last election the Liberals accused the Conservatives of planning the death of social programs because the Conservatives promoted tax reductions.

Correct me if I’m wrong … but haven’t the Liberals just offered $30 BILLION in tax cuts? I guess the social programs are safer now than they were a few years ago …so now the Liberals can campaign on the same platform!

Speaking of “tax cuts” …whatever happened to the George Radwanski debacle? Remember him? A half million dollars in tax forgiveness because he was a buddy of Coach Jean Chretien! Have you heard anymore about it? Did he pay? What kind of salary did the feds pay him that he would owe so much? What kind of pay plan was he on that deductions weren’t automatic to cover the tax load? Seems to me I’ve read of people who have had their whole financial lives frozen over less than a thousand bucks in tax discrepancy! Guess it all depends on who you know!

I was talking to an acquaintance recently and the subject of taxation & collection came up. Seems my acquaintance was being garnisheed and his employer was taking 30% off his gross income to satisfy the garnishee order. To me that seemed abusive and I said so. My acquaintance then brought out his papers and showed then to me.

The first thing I noticed was that there was NO accounting for the sum demanded …just a figure. Most importantly, though, all I saw was a ‘CRA document’ that was rubber stamped (it was obvious) with a supervisory signature. There was no proof of claim, nor any court order …just a rubber-stamped piece of paper issued by a tax collector. (I wonder what ever happened to “due process”?) Furthermore I was taken aback and quite offended to notice that a substantial part of the document involved THREATENING the payroll officer/clerk with personal penalties if he or she did not comply with the "order”. By the way, the amount was just over three thousand dollars (not half a million!).

Speaking of ‘tax collection methods … I have another anecdote to share with you regarding who the feds hire to collect their demands of us. Picture this … two employees of Revenue Canada showed up one day at a friend’s office. One of them was quiet (the supervisor) and the other was a loud-mouthed thug who threatened my friend with a number of dire consequences and throughout managed to use the “F” word in all its glorious variables.

My friend was offended and simply asked them to leave … they did …without even bothering to close the office door behind them. Bad mistake. You see, this particular friend is someone who has risked his life (on behalf of the feds, by the way) to ensure you and I are sleeping a little safer …and he was offended deeply by the unprofessional and loutish behaviour of these two “civil servants”. So, he wrote a formal complaint to the regional head of Revenue Canada, explaining the behaviour and details.

This resulted in a meeting wherein he said to the regional head that the behaviour and deportment of the one individual in particular was on the level one would expect from a mouse-house collection agency as a means of applying perspective. Then came an amazing admission from the Rev Can boss …apparently Revenue Canada had gone on a hiring spree for collectors and had farmed all the high-interest finance houses (Avco, Household etc) and had hired all their knee-buster collectors … to represent the federal ‘government’. How nice!

OK …one more poignant anecdote about this abuse. Another acquaintance fell behind on GST remittances by a couple thousand dollars … paying wages first, government second. The business folded due to a downturn in the economy and then the ‘collectors’ showed up with one of those rubber-stamped garnishee orders to present to her new employer. Three years later she was still living in relative poverty ...surviving on what was left over of her salary after usual deductions taken off after 30% of her gross had been skimmed to satisfy the rubber-stamped garnishee order!

Finally, on the insistence of friends & family, she expended more of her precious retained dollars to hire a tax accountant …this being after she did some math and concluded that she would never get past his with the accumulation of penalties and interest being assessed along the way! Fortunately she hired a good accountant. It took a few months but the accountant go results …payments were halted to start with and then finally an admission from the feds that she’d paid too much … $5,000 & change too much!

Had she not hired the accountant (a good one) she would likely still be paying today, three years later. Oh, and as a post script to this anecdote, there are two points …One: She learned from the accountant that the CRA pays commissions to collectors …in other words they get a percentage of money collected so it serves their selfish purposes to have you pay as long and as much as possible. (Talk about privatization!) Two: If you or I were to try to raise or collect money in the same fashion as the feds, we’d be facing criminal charges for fraud and extortion!

OK …so back to Radwanski …apparently the half million dollars he ‘owed’ has just gone away because he has the right friends. Just like so many Quebec-based ad agencies and individuals profited because they had the right friends. Just like a certain golf courses in Shawinigan got special treatment … all because they had the right friends.

Who are those friends? The Liberal Party of Canada ..that’s who. And friends like mine and friends like yours have been intimidated and defrauded out of the money to cover George’s shortfall …not to mention that there was enough left over to slide some financial ‘grease’ to political allies as well. The Naturally Fraudulent Party of Canada seems to have a great little thing going for itself!

So now the Liberals are on the hot seat …but they are confident that if they can stall long enough you and I will forget …especially when they hold out $30 Billion of OUR dollars to entice us to put their arrogant and corrupt party back into power.

If you think I share these stories with you just to we can whine about outcomes .. you’re wrong. I share them to encourage you to think about the causes. Nothing is going to change until Canadians grow a collective backbone and take those elected employees by the scruff of the neck to the wood shed.

WE (you and me) own this country …not politicians and senior civil servants who treat themselves as royalty at our expense. Until that gets straightened out, look forward to bending over time and time again.

Til Next Time
The Serf

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The Final Gomery Report

… and Liberal election politics (usual tactics)

This will be a short post because there isn’t much that needs to be said … outside of logically dismantling the “save our political asses” spin you’ll be subjected to compliments of the Liberal Party of Canada and their media pals.

REMEMBER THE PRIORITIES ... If you're a verteran who fought for our 'freedom' and 'democracy' you're entitled to be swindled out of your benefits and to live on a 'cat food pension' ... however, if you're a federal politician you're entitled to lie and cheat for six years so that you will get a fully indexed life-long pension that allows you to live well for your "sacrifice." With those contrasting priorities in mind, put all you hear from the so-called 'government' in Ottawa into clear perspective.

POINT ONE: The Gomery Commission was NOT a criminal investigation (although it rightly should have been) and therefore cannot and did not implicate people criminally … regardless of how much criminality was involved.

POINT TWO: Phase One of his report has been released and delivered clearly establishing that the Liberal Party of Canada (those ‘naturally governing, moral and social beacons of Canada) conducted a sneaky, self-serving, arrogant and criminally ripe operation to funnel funds stolen from you and me to the best interests of the party that assumes it is Canada’s royalty. As if we need royalty!

The latest spin is that Canadians NEED to hear the second Gomery Report before being sent to the polls.


Phase One of the Gomery Report said it all …the Liberal Party of Canada engaged in deceptive, dishonest, illegal and criminal activities to promote its own politics. PERIOD.


Phase Two of the Gomery Report will simply make ‘recommendations’ about how to avoid a repeat of those same CRIMINAL activities … nothing more.

THEREFORE, CANADIAN VOTERS … if anyone attempts to suggest that your right to make an informed election decision before Gomery has released report number two is premature is lying to you and you can bet your last ill-taken tax dollar that person also wears a Liberal Party of Canada label.
  • Are you not tired of being lied to and cheated?

  • Are you not sick of listening to the self-serving, inaccurate drivel that drools out of the mouths of desperate, incompetent failures like Paul Martin and Ujjal Dosanjh … who have nothing more in the ethical store than to tell you whatever story serves their political designs at the moment?

  • Are you not sick and tired of being regarded as “so stupid” as to buy into that drivel?

  • $30 Billion in tax cuts suddenly promised! ... How does it feel, Canada, to see desperate criminals try to buy your vote with your money ... money taken from you excessively and unlawfully ... (Supreme Court of Canada, 1951, ORDERED the federal 'government' OUT of the income tax collection business by 1962 ... since then, the "feds" have been operating 'in contempt' of the Supreme Court of Canada.[Lord Nelson Hotel Case]) ... wouldn't you or I have gone to jail for that contempt????

  • Canada is already regarded as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism” (international opinion) … Do we also want to continue being regarded as a “Banana Republic” because we allow politicians such as the Liberals to continue ‘governing’ and abusing this beautiful country?

YOU CHOOSE next time you mark your ballot …and after you do, go right home and look in the mirror at who cast your ballot ... a patriot or a self-centered sell-out ... because all of us, in our hearts, know the difference between right and wrong ... regardless of how we may be tempted to rationalize at times.

It's up to only you who you choose to be!

For now
The Serf

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Liberal War Machine Prepares ‘Crude Missiles’

…in typical ‘slander-based electioneering tactics.

Here we go … an election is looming, and whether its over the Christmas season or delayed so that Paul and Company can spin more excuses and veiled threats (i.e. no fuel cost relief, the end of medical coverage as we know it or the end of Canada as a sovereign nation!)

We’re in for a ‘political feast’ … financially, our own dollars (that have been skimmed excessively) will be held out as an offering for votes … our fears will be exploited via the threat of medical coverage loss, private health care, and the evil Conservative-right who will end all those failed social programs and run right out to purchase aircraft carriers, Hum Vs, orbiting laser battle stations and a statue of George Bush to place outside the House of Commons!

Does that sound ridiculous? Probably. However, when the election campaign begins and all the allegations, illusions, pontifications and speculations start gushing out of the mouths of the well trained Liberal seals … oops …meant ‘candidates’ … it won’t sound ridiculous any more! After all …a politician will have said it ...especially a politician representing the self-proclaimed ‘natural governing party’ of Canada.

One of the benefits of having a popular (political) blog (web site) is that a lot of wonderful people contribute thoughts, content and links. From where I’m sitting, it’s really encouraging to know that Canadians are talking …on the back-channels … about the deceit and dishonesty that ‘governs’ our beautiful country …that is destroying our beautiful country. ‘United’ we can take a stand, and reclaim the country that belongs to us (not the politicians) … divided we will indeed fall and those we’ve hired to manage certain affairs (politicians) will effectively own and control that which belongs to us! What a horrible waste that would be!

The “Natural Governing Party of Canada” (their claim) has a demonstrable history if winning elections with lies, distortions of truth, threats and slander … and a good measure of arrogance on top of it! I mention ‘arrogance’ because despite the Gomery inquiry and subsequent revelations, the Liberals are conducting business in exactly the same sneaky, dishonest and arrogant (assuming Canadians are ignorant and gullible) manner. Now, it’s one thing for me to say that, however, unlike your Liberal heroes, I am prepared to offer you more than just words to substantiate my position! Paradoxically, in this case, the words I offer in substantiation are from the Liberals themselves … even though these are words you were never meant to hear!
Peter O'Neil
CanWest News Service

Monday, November 07, 2005

OTTAWA - An exasperated B.C. businessman has gone public with misdirected e-mails he regularly receives detailing inside information from the Liberal government, which included party tactics and sensitive data such as credit card numbers.

Bill Sadar's final straw, he said, was an e-mail last week outlining a scheme involving Ruth Thorkelson, one of Prime Minister Paul Martin's closest political advisers, aimed at discrediting two of Conservative Leader Stephen Harper's star candidates.

Thorkelson, who left her post as Martin's deputy chief of staff in August, sent a message to Liberal MP Judi Longfield outlining plans to leak to "a friendly media outlet" accusations Tory candidates Jim Flaherty and John Baird are violating the Canada Elections Act. Thorkelson proposed that Longfield, whose Ontario seat of Whitby-Oshawa is being challenged by Flaherty, issue a news release the day after the leak to take advantage of the controversy.

The e-mail, however, ended up in Sadar's computer because Thorkelson copied her plan to John Brodhead, a political aide to Infrastructure Minister John Godfrey.

"Today I got some guy asking someone else for lunch. You know, I get a variety. I get baby pictures, I get jokes, I get lunch dates, I get Liberal announcements. I get all kinds of crap," Sadar said. "What pushed me over the edge was the Thorkelson thing. That was too much for me. I don't want to see that crap and I don't like it, because it sounded underhanded.

"I don't like the way they do business that way. I guess I'm slightly influenced by the Gomery thing that's going on."

The worst part it, the Liberals don't really see anything wrong with this. Thorkelson's major sin is that she got caught trying to do it.
Yup … they just don’t seem to have learned that Canadians are smarter than given credit for, are more aware than given credit for, and are talking amongst each other more than ever before. The truth of these matters is that the biggest threat the Liberal Party of Canada faces …and the one they cannot defeat honestly … unless they simply admit to decades of fraud, deceit and deceptions … is that they have been caught red-handed. Yet they haven’t the common sense to just take their punishment … the defensive ‘spew’ coming out of them is insulting …I’m insulted that anyone would expect me to believe such transparent BS … you should be insulted to!

There is an old expression that says: “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance; baffle them with bullshit.” Expect a lot of that out of the Liberals as we ramp up to an election. Something from a valued Modern Feudal Serf reader is something you should read and read again. Why? Because when you read the list you will see 199 reasons the Liberal Arrogance of Canada should be wiped off the political map. For those of you following this blog you will have seen this already thanks to a comment by NL-ExPatriate. Other information is available at

I’m reprinting them here for you to think about …and think you should before casting your next ballot … will you be supporting positive change, or supporting historic corruption and deceit?

Til Next Time


1. Canceling the Sea King replacement
2. Sponsorship scandal
3. Gun Registry
4. HRDC boondoggle
5. Problems with Transition Job Funds program
6. Tainted blood
7. Radwanski Spending Affair
8. Pearson Airport
9. GST Flip Flop
10. Airbus Investigation
11. Voting against Red Book promise of independent Ethics Commissioner
12. Irving fishing lodge stays/travel on Irving jets for cabinet ministers
13. Martin traveling on private corporate jets as Finance Minister
14. Don Boudria’s stay at Boulay owned chalet
15. Denis Coderre staying with Boulay
16. Alfonso Gagliano being appointed Ambassador to Denmark
17. Shawinigate
18. Claude Gauthier (PM’s friend)’s Transelec getting CIDA grant that was questioned by the Auditor General and even CIDA.
19. Liberal fundraiser Pierre Corbeil charged with fraud by RCMP after he approached several Quebec companies seeking federal job training grants and asking for payments to Liberal Party, having gotten the names from senior Quebec Liberal Minister, Marcel Massé.
20. Michel Dupuy, Heritage Minister, lobbying the CRTC.
21. Tom Wappel refusing to help blind veteran
22. Gagliano’s son benefiting from contracts from his father’s department
23. Gagliano’s former speechwriter, Michèle Tremblay was on a $5,000 a month retainer with the Canada Lands Company to provide speeches for the Minister. Former President John Grant let her go saying “we got nothing in return.” Grant claimed that all Crown Corporations reporting to Mr. Gagliano were told to put Ms. Tremblay on a monthly retainer.
24. Iltis replacement
25. Purchase of new Challenger jets for the Prime Minister and cabinet
26. NATO Flying Training program contract
27. Liberal friends appointed as IRB judges being investigated by RCMP
28. Hedy Fry’s imaginary burning crosses
29. Maria Minna’s improper municipal vote
30. Minna giving contracts to two former campaign staffers for public relations work for a conference that had already been held
31. Lawrence MacAulay and contracts directed to Holland College
32. Lawrence MacAulay and Tim Banks
33. Lawrence MacAulay hired his official agent, Everett Roche, for $70K, but Roche never did any work for it. (Oct 2002)
34. Art Eggleton and contracts to his ex-girlfriend
35. Copps’ aide Boyer’s spending habits
36. Collenette resigns for breach of ethical guidelines involving a letter he wrote to the Immigration and Refugee Board
37. APEC Inquiry
38. Andy Scott's 1998 resignation that came eight weeks too late, after a media circus wore him down for indiscreetly shooting his mouth off on an airplane.
39. Anti-American comments by Liberal MPs, officials, and the former Minister of Natural Resources.
40. Rock and the Apotex/Cipro affair
41. Rock giving Health Canada contract to car cleaning company.
42. Manley lobbying CIBC on behalf of Rod Bryden
43. Manley’s fundraiser suggesting donors to his leadership write it off as a business expense.
44. Manley using his pre-budget consultations as Minister of Finance to solicit support for his leadership bid.
45. Coderre’s relationship with Group Everest
46. Martin’s fundraiser/employee of Finance Jim Palmer
47. Martin’s “blind trust” and his relationship with CSL.
48. Gerry Byrne requesting fundraising money be sent to his home address, with no records kept.
49. Gerry Byrne pouring bulk of ACOA money into his own riding.
50. Virginia Fontaine Addictions Foundation
51. Prime Minister’s former assistant, Denise Tremblay’s huge travel expenses on Veterans Review and Appeal Board as Minister pleaded poverty to veterans’ widows.
52. Chrétien appointing Hon. Roger Simmons (former Trudeau minister convicted of income tax evasion) as Consul-General in Seattle
53. Chrétien trying to bring hit-and-run driver Carignan back into caucus.
54. The RCMP is investigating possible fraud and bribery within Industry Canada, involving possible "overpayments" to recipients of federal business grants. The probe centres on the National Research Council, which hands out federal grants to small- and medium-sized businesses.
55. More than half a dozen bureaucrats have been "removed" from their jobs at a Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) in Toronto following a police investigation into projects funded under one of the department's grants and contributions programs
56. Revenue Minister Elinor Caplan called in the RCMP and ordered a sweeping security review after four tax department computers were stolen containing confidential personal information on more than 120,000 Canadians.
57. More than $7 billion stashed in Foundations by Finance Minister Paul Martin with little or no accountability
58. Dhaliwal overseing Richmond-airport-Vancouver transit line while being owner of the airport limousine service
59. Tom Rosser, former Dhaliwal advisor lobbying Natural Resources department and minister on environmental issues only months after leaving government.
60. $5.3 million GG northern travel
61. GG budget doubles in 5 years
62. Robert Thibault giving a grant as ACOA minister to a wharf and boatyard where his brother-in-law has a monopoly.
63. Royal LePage contract, which the government was forced to cancel in the wake of serious concerns being raised.
64. Shutting down the Somalia Inquiry
65. Home heating rebate, which was sent to prisoners and deceased.
66. Martin firing Bernard Dussault, Chief Actuary of CPP
67. Ethel Blondin-Andrew buys fur coat on government credit card
68. Chrétien’s imaginary homeless friend.
69. Liberal MP Rick Laliberte’s extensive travel budget
70. Liberal Senator Thompson living in Mexico
71. Vendetta against former BDC President François Beaudoin
72. The flag give-away – which estimates suggest might now have cost $45 million instead of the promised $6 million, and reportedly involved fake invoices.
73. Gagliano’s two week trip, at taxpayers’ expense, for a two day event with the head of the Royal Canadian Mint and Maurizio Caruso.
74. Secretary of State for multiculturalism and status of women Sheila Finestone using government car (which junior ministers are only allowed to use for government business) to drive home to Montreal, which even Sheila Copps criticized. (Ottawa Citizen, May 22, 1994)
75. Liberal MP Jag Bhaduria’s hate mail to his former employers, wishing that they had been shot by killer Marc Lepine
76. Liberal MP Jag Bhaduria making false claims about his academic qualifications.
77. Paul Martin and Maria Minna attending fundraising dinner for group linked to Tamil Tigers in May 2000 (National Post, Sept. 8th, 2001).
78. David Anderson, as National Revenue Minister, suing the government for lost wages after being removed as IRB appointee by Conservative government seeking $454,000 from a deficit-ravaged federal treasury. (Vancouver Sun, July 24, 2004). Anderson eventually agreed to drop the suit.
79. David Anderson suggesting that the BC doesn’t need extra House of Commons seats, because they wouldn't be worth much given the poor quality of most West Coast MPs. (Vancouver Sun, July 24, 2004)
80. A consultant on an executive interchange program persuaded Natural Resources to undertake a $700-million reorganization of its research facilities for which no business case had been made. The program was fast-tracked because he had developed a social relationship with the deputy minister. He was eventually charged with diverting $525,000 to a numbered company he controlled. (Globe and Mail, May 30, 2005)

And the list continues under Prime Minister Martin:

81. Raid on reporter Juliet O’Neill’s home by RCMP
82. Permanent Resident Cards
83. Judy Sgro going on vacation as cards became mandatory and landed immigrants were left stranded
84. Minister Frulla’s renovations
85. Pay raises for chiefs-of-staff in ministers offices, while spending is frozen for public service.
86. The government’s changing numbers on how much money has gone to CSL
87. Lobbyists in Paul Martin’s transition team being allowed to return to lobbying immediately, after being involved in process of picking new cabinet and senior staff.
88. Minister Comuzzi’s anti-Quebec comments
89. Martin government using closure after only six days in the House of Commons, followed by using time allocation in the Senate.
90. Problems with DND’s contracts with Compaq Computers that may have cost taxpayers up to $159 million for work not performed.
91. Martin using government jets to tour the country campaigning before election, spending up to $1 million for air travel alone.
92. Martin’s relationship with Earnscliffe
93. Questionable contracts to Earnscliffe
94. The appointment of former Liberal MLA Howard Sapers as the Correctional Investigator of Canada
95. Pierre Pettigrew’s flip flopping on health care
96. David Dingwall’s expenses as head of Royal Canadian Mint
97. Liberals planning to give David Dingwall a severance package after he resigned
98. The secret National Unity Fund reserve
99. Calling an early election after earlier promising first to get to the bottom of the sponsorship scandal
100. Martin suggesting changes to legislation and introducing bill that benefited CSL, despite concerns from his own Deputy Minister that he was in a conflict-of-interest (Ottawa Citizen, May 26, 2004)
101. $99 million Public Works contract that went to company overseen by Liberal fundraiser and future Senator Paul Massicotte (Montreal Gazette, June 26, 2004)
102. Parliamentary Secretary Dan McTeague’s 3-person, $224 trip to a Pizzeria
103. Immigration Minister Judy Sgro’s staff being allowed to stay on “extended travel” benefits, letting them bill taxpayers’ for thousands of dollars in hotel rooms and meals, because they didn’t want to move from Toronto to Ottawa until after the election.
104. Correctional Service of Canada Commissioner Lucie McClung’s travel expenses
105. Contracting irregularities on more than two dozen projects at DND worth tens of millions of dollars, showing over-billing, profit excesses, unauthorized additional work, lack of accounting records, spiralling cost overruns, etc. (Globe and Mail, July 14, 2004).
106. ACOA Minister Joe McGuire canceling ACOA loan and grant to ABL Industries Inc. because it would compete with company in his riding. (Fredericton Daily Gleaner, July 17, 2004).
107. Andy Mitchell’s chief of staff’s $22,000 in expenses to commute to Ottawa (Toronto Star, August 2, 2004).
108. André Ouellet’s travel and hospitality expenses at Canada Post.
109. Government delaying release of audit on Ouellet until after the election (Globe and Mail, July 31, 2004).
110. Martin’s principle secretary Francis Fox’s sister getting untendered contracts (The Province, July 27, 2004).
111. Continuing problems in advertising files at Public Works (Ottawa Sun, July 26, 2004).
112. A Liberal Party of Canada fundraising letter signed by Paul Martin, asking potential contributors to offer $7,000, $7,100 or $7,200 in contributions – far in excess of donation limits passed by the very same Liberal government
113. Liberal Senator Raymond Lavigne violating municipal bylaws. Municipality pursuing legal action against him. (Ottawa Citizen, August 19, 2004).
114. Spa Days for inmates approved by the Correctional Service of Canada, which on Aug. 21 invited inmates at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ont., to dabble with manicures, pedicures and aromatherapy, not to mention cups of tea served in fine china, all accompanied by a harp serenade. (National Post, September 9, 2004).
115. Five employees in the ''overwhelmed'' immigration section of Canada's embassy in Iran have been fired over the past year after they each were caught breaching federal ethics rules (National Post, September 13, 2004).
116. Questionable contracts and spending from the Canada Investment and Savings group set up by Martin in 1996 (Globe and Mail, September 13, 2004)
117. Questionable contracting practices at Canada Information Office (The Hill Times, September 13, 2004).
118. A top Canadian diplomat based in China has resigned amid reports he is being investigated for allegedly taking bribes to help Chinese nationals enter Canada illegally. (Vancouver Sun, September 22, 2004).
119. Abuse of government credit cards by staff at Fisheries Department (CP Wire, September 24, 2004).
120. Canada’s questionable hiring of the niece of Syria's foreign affairs minister to work at the embassy in Damascus (Globe and Mail, October 5, 2004)
121. Hélène Scherrer using Challenger to fly to Banff during election to give partisan speech
122. Abuse of Challengers by Paul Martin and various ministers (eg. Andy Mitchell, Claudette Bradshaw)
123. Abuse of Challenger jets for political business instead of government business (Le Devoir, October 4, 2005)
124. Paul Martin taking Challenger jets to Liberal fundraisers
125. Challenger food bill of $508 per flight
126. Expenses during election filed by aide to Ralph Goodale
127. Questionable expenses during election filed by aides to Judy Sgro
128. Ongoing problems and safety concerns with the submarine program
129. Various federal departments reported in excess of $1.1 million in theft of computers in 2003, but the information is potentially more valuable than the hardware (Vancouver Sun, October 14, 2004).
130. According to the latest public-accounts-of-Canada reports for the period March 2004 and March 2005, over 700 laptops, desktops and central processing units went missing from 35 federal government agencies -- worth $6 million. (The Province, October 19, 2005)
131. Federal government has lost track of $587 million a year in EI overpayments and underpayments at the Department of Human Resources. (Ottawa Citizen, October 12, 2004). However, the government defends itself by stating that in fact it has only lost track of $25 million a year and collects the other overpayments. (Ottawa Citizen, October 13, 2004)
132. $133,000 grant to a Toronto film company that used classified ads to search for the "perfect" penis. (National Post, October 14, 2004).
133. Man convicted of fraud against government hired to teach ethics course to public servants (National Post, October 20, 2004).
134. Public Works selling confiscated grow-op equipment to drug traffickers. (National Post, October 21, 2004).
135. Pressure by Liberal MPs and ministers on ACOA to make funding decisions based on politics (New Brunswick Telegraph Journal, October 25, 2004).
136. Paul Martin’s Director of Communications Scott Reid insulting Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador (Toronto Star, October 28, 2004)
137. The Martin government spent $127,223 on a poll last February testing ways to diffuse negative reaction to the bombshell auditor-general's report -- which included the finding the Liberals ignored their own rules prohibiting the use of tax dollars on partisan polls (Vancouver Sun, November 8, 2004).
138. Judy Sgro’s campaign volunteer (a stripper) getting ministerial permit
139. Sgro’s senior policy advisor going to strip club to meet with owner to discuss bringing more strippers into Canada. (National Post, November 25, 2004). Subsequent revelations indicate that he went to at least one other strip club to conduct similar meetings (Toronto Sun, December 7, 2004)
140. Sgro giving out details of private immigration files, violating Privacy Act
141. Allegations that Sgro broke the elections law in failing to properly identify the source of a campaign contribution. (Toronto Star, December 8, 2004).
142. Revelations that the program to bring in foreign exotic dancers was created under pressure from organized crime (National Post, December 18, 2004)
143. Irwin Cotler appointing his former chief-of-staff to federal court (National Post, November 23, 2004).
144. Heritage Minister Liza Frulla giving grant to magazine that put her on the cover and made her honourary president (Ottawa Citizen, November 25, 2004)
145. Despite promising an end to cronyism and patronage, Martin appointing Liberal MP John Harvard as Lt-Governor of Manitoba, in order to get him to step aside for “star” candidate Glen Murray.
146. Despite promising an end to cronyism and patronage, Martin appointing Liberal MP Yvon Charbonneau to UNESCO, in order to get him to step aside for Martin crony Pablo Rodriguez.
147. Despite promising an end to cronyism and patronage, Martin appointing former Liberal MP Karen Kraft-Sloan as Ambassador for the Environment. (Department of Foreign Affairs Press Release, February 16, 2005).
148. Despite promising an end to cronyism and patronage, Martin appointing defeated Liberal candidate Dave Haggard as the chair of a newly created Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship. (OIC 2005-0001)
149. Despite promising an end to cronyism and patronage, Martin appointed his friend Dennis Dawson to the Senate
150. Despite promising an end to cronyism and patronage, Martin appointed his former Principal Secretary Francis Fox to the Senate
151. Despite promising an end to cronyism and patronage, Martin appointed disgraced former cabinet minister Art Eggleton to the Senate
152. Martin and his wife complaining about having to live in 24 Sussex (Edmonton Journal, November 17, 2004)
153. Millennium Bureau spending done with same lack of controls and oversight of sponsorship program
154. The RCMP has charged a senior Immigration Canada manager and four accomplices in an alleged bribes-for-status scheme in which Arab immigrants paid up to $25,000 to have their claims fast-tracked and approved (National Post, December 17, 2004)
155. Making widows of RCMP officers killed in the line of duty pay for their husbands’ funerals (Under pressure from the Conservative Party, the government reversed this policy)
156. Martin patronage-appointee Jim Walsh breaking ethics guidelines and attending Liberal Christmas Party (St. John’s Telegram, January 20, 2005).
157. Port authority losing more than $60,000 in public funds on the stock market. When Central Cape Breton Community Ventures took over the port in Iona in 2000, the private agency deposited only $5,000 of the $245,000 it received from Transport Canada into a designated bank account. The federal funding was meant to cover the port's maintenance, insurance and professional services costs (Chronicle-Herald, January 31, 2005).
158. Canadian flag lapel pins being made in China. Only under pressure, Scott Brison flip flops and agrees to have them made in Canada again.
159. Questionable dealings around the privatization of the Digby Wharf, which even Liberal MP Robert Thibault wants the RCMP to investigate (Chronicle-Herald, February 10, 2005).
160. Adrienne Clarkson spending $17,500 to evaluate cleaning at Rideau Hall (Ottawa Sun, February 19, 2005)
161. Martin patronage appointee Glen Murray breaking ethics guidelines and attending Liberal Convention as delegate
162. Martin ignoring parliamentary committee and appointing Glen Murray as chair of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy
163. Marlene Jennings, the Parliamentary Secretary for Canada-U.S. relations, making anti-American remarks
164. Government knowing about details of torture and murder of Zahra Kazemi back in November and still sending ambassador back to Iran
165. Government knowing about details of torture and murder of Zahra Kazemi back in November but doing nothing
166. Tens of thousands of dollars were spent on questionable acquisitions at CFB Borden (Ottawa Sun, April 18, 2005).
167. Joe Volpe keeping stripper visa program operating, despite having promised to shut it down (, March 5, 2005)
168. Jean Lapierre acting as lobbyist without registering
169. Joe Volpe trying to intimidating Sikh community
170. In the spring of 2003, the RCMP investigated allegations that Liberal MP Gurbax Malhi had requested favours and financial support for Paul Martin's 2003 leadership campaign in exchange for helping Indian nationals get these temporary resident permits (Globe and Mail, March 10, 2005).
171. Liberals spending $443,237 to change the name Passport Office to Passport Canada (Montreal Gazette, April 21, 2005).
172. Ken Dryden’s chief of staff charged with careless driving (Ottawa Citizen, March 22, 2005)
173. Liberals trying to buy off Conservative MPs with offers of patronage positions
174. Liberals handling of the submarine program
175. Public Service Integrity Officer’s travel expenses (Ottawa Sun, May 4, 2005)
176. Liberal Senator Michel Biron going to hearing to support killer Karla Homolka (CTV News, June 9, 2005)
177. Public Works contract watchdog Consulting and Audit Canada violating contracting rules (Toronto Star, July 4, 2005)
178. Technology Partnerships Canada rules being violated to pay lobbyists (Globe and Mail, June 24, 2005)
179. Former Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Robert Nault is working as a paid lobbyist for Nelson House First Nation in what some allege is an apparent violation of a federal code of conduct. Among the federal departments Nault is lobbying is the Indian and Northern Affairs department he headed until December 2003, according to a lobbying report Nault filed with the federal government. Nault registered as a lobbyist for Nelson House, now known as Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, on July 18, 2005 -- one year and seven months after leaving his cabinet post. Under the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders, Nault is barred from working for any entity with which his department had "direct and significant official dealings" for two years after leaving office. He is also barred for two years from lobbying his former department or any of his former cabinet colleagues (Winnipeg Free Press, September 14, 2005)
180. According to documents obtained by the Globe and Mail, Pierre Pettigrew billed Canadian taxpayers for $10,000 for trips for his driver in 2001 and 2002. Pettigrew took his driver to South America and Europe, even though the driver didn’t do any driving on the trips. (Globe and Mail, September 14, 2005)
181. Joe Volpe’s questionable hospitality expenses (Globe and Mail, September 21, 2005)
182. According to media reports, Industry Canada has frozen federal financing for research projects by an Ontario biotechnology firm pending the outcome of an investigation into the company's agreement to pay $350,000 in lobbying “success” fees to former Liberal cabinet minister David Dingwall. Such contingency fee payments violate Technology Partnership Canada rules. (Globe and Mail, September 23, 2005)
183. Expenses of chairman of the Royal Canadian Mint Emmanuel Triassi, who also approved David Dingwall’s expenses (Globe and Mail, October 4, 2005)
184. Last week, Public Works was also silent on details of another case involving forensic accounting. Government accounts published on Thursday showed a department employee had embezzled $3.45 million from Public Works office in Koblenz, Germany. Even though the employee was convicted and jailed in Germany, Public Works will not name him or give any details of the crime (Ottawa Citizen, October 4, 2005)
185. The federal government inadvertently revealed yesterday that it is conducting a large-scale forensic accounting probe into "possibly criminal matters" when it published details of a contract intended for a Quebec accounting firm. The notice awarding a $2-million contract for forensic accounting services was published on the government's tendering website, MERX. It gave notice that Consulting and Audit Canada was planning to award the sole-source contract to Leclerc Juricomptable, a Quebec City firm specializing in forensic work and litigation support. The contract award notice said the work had to be sole-sourced to Leclerc because it is "not in the public interest to jeopardize the current investment in the investigation or to significantly increase the risk to a successful completion of the investigation into possibly criminal matters." A spokesman for the Department of PublicWorks and Government Services said yesterday that the notice was published "prematurely" and would be withdrawn last night. He could not say, however, what is under investigation, but said the contract was not tied to another scandal that has kept Quebec forensic accountants busy over the past years. "It's not related to sponsorship or Gomery, that I can tell you," said spokesman Pierre Teotonio (Ottawa Citizen, October 4, 2005). It was subsequently revealed that the department involved was CIDA (CP Wire, October 4, 2005)
186. Questions about campaign funds from Raymond Chan’s campaign going to his companies (Vancouver Sun, October 7, 2005)
187. Questions about a possible conflict-of-interest between Chan’s activities as minister on behalf of possible business associates (Vancouver Sun, October 7, 2005)
188. Questions about the report that Chan filed with the Ethics Commissioner (Vancouver Sun, October 7, 2005)
189. Government giving out contract that specifies no paper trail to be left in government offices (Vancouver Province, October 11, 2005)
190. Questionable travel expenses at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (CP, October 16, 2005)
191. Two employees at DFO fired for making fraudulent travel claims (CP, The Province, October 18, 2005).
192. Lobbyist registrar Michael Nelson has launched investigations of four people for eight possible breaches of the ethics guidelines for lobbyists, the first such investigations ever launched under the code. (Globe and Mail, October 18, 2005)
193. According to media reports, the federal government has terminated two contracts with a consulting firm that used to be run by Liberal MP David Smith and now run by his wife, following a forensic audit of the contracting practices at a federal agency (Globe and Mail, October 19, 2005)
194. ATI requests by prisoners for information on prison system and guards, when information is actually disclosed
195. Liberal candidate Richard Mahoney lobbying for satellite radio company for a month before registering (Ottawa Citizen, October 19, 2005)
196. Delays and ballooning costs mean a giant software project at National Defence will eclipse its original budget and won't meet its goals until 2011 -- if at all. An internal audit obtained by Canadian Press raises red flags about a new system designed to streamline computer tracking of military inventory and purchases. MASIS -- or Materiel Acquisition Support Information System -- started in 1997 as a $147-million undertaking. What began as a focused effort to cover a single equipment category in each of the navy, army and air force soon mushroomed. By 2003, Defence officials estimated MASIS would be in place by 2006 at a cost of $325 million, more than twice its forecast budget. A full introduction of the complex software has now been extended to 2011. The heavily censored May 2005 internal audit, released under the Access to Information Act, catalogues a litany of "revised planned milestones.'' "The prime contract has been amended six times, each time increasing amounts for professional service fees,'' it says. (CP, The Record, October 24, 2005)
197. Hospitality and travel expenses of executives at CMHC (Journal de Montréal, October 24, 2005)
198. Questions about Squamish land deal lease (The Province, October 26, 2005)
199. Liberals handling of tainted water at Kashechewan First Nation

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Jean Chretien Didn’t Know!!!

… that he and his equally arrogant cronies would get caught!

What an amazing exclamation from Canada’s (gratefully) former Prime Minister!

Take a walk back through your memories to a couple ‘elections’ ago and picture the arrogant and gleeful Jean Chretien hugging his successful candidates and exclaiming “I am the Coach!” … taking credit for the political success of those candidates. Remember also that Chretien (a.k.a. Cretin) was also widely known as a control freak who managed everything. Control freaks ensure they KNOW all that is going on …of course, now that the lid is off the pot, the self-proclaimed “coach” knew nothing! Uh huh.

The little street scrapper from Shawinigan plans to fight the evidence given in the Gomery inquiry …after all, none of his pals got to sit down and applaud their buddy … apparently the commission was too busy collecting facts and evidence! What a shame … for Jean Cretin …but not for Canadians on the whole! Personally, I’m not to interested in having a “street scrapper” represent me internationally. I’d prefer a wise, reasonable statesman who has integrity!

Jean Chretien believes he has integrity (it would seem) because his job conferred upon him the title of ‘Right Honourable.’ Unfortunately for Mr. Chretien, “honourable” is something you EARN …not just have conferred upon you by your equally self-serving buddies.

Jean Chretien has had a long run in Canadian Federal Politics and has distinguished himself with arrogance, pomposity and the willingness to deceive the Canadian people. In my opinion, his most notable act (in that regard) was to sign his name to a document orchestrated by his idol (Pierre Trudeau) that ‘repatriated’ a constitution that never existed to start with! Jean Chretien knowingly and willingly participated in a fraud against the Canadian public because he wanted to feel important, wanted to curry favour with his idol (Trudeau) and knew that the document he signed was a vehicle to (ill-gotten) political power.

Jean Chretien didn’t know what was going on with his hand-picked, exempt, close staff? You’d have to possess an IQ below 8 to buy into that story! Jean Chretien and his pals raped the public trust and the public coffers as knowingly as his step son raped women … no wonder Chretien didn’t allow the sex offender registry to be retroactive … apparently he doesn’t want retroactive responsibility to apply to himself either! Chretien was the “coach” … the guy in control …the political mastermind with an agenda … but he didn’t know what going on right under his controlling nose! Gee ...he’s a politician …he said something …so it must be the truth and for the greater good! If you believe that, your IQ score just dropped below zero.

Paul Martin got off with a slap for being asleep at the wheel and not asking enough questions as the finance minister responsible for public funds … ya … this is a guy we need directing national affairs. A real Canadian who made his billions running ships registered off-shore to avoid Canadian taxes (however illegitimate they largely are) and who got his break to gain those billions from a political mentor who is actively promoting global de-population …Maurice Strong. For you doubters, check Strong’s speeches at the UN.

The paradox is that Paul Martin’s most obvious ‘claim to fame’ is that he is adverse to Chretien. Does that make him different from Chretien? … NO … just adverse, because the two men are of the same political and ideological stripe …the struggle was only ever about POWER.

Even more paradoxical is that the REAL POWER is, and has always been with us ..the hard working people who have allowed ourselves to be fleeced, controlled and mismanaged by our elected employee (who we have failed to control adequately because we didn’t think we could!) After all … Chretien and Trudeau “repatriated” a false and non-existent constitution in the 80’s that allows ‘government’ (using the British System) to do whatever the hell it wants because we (in trust and naivete) believed their claims and speeches! We’re just feudal serfs on account of it …however taxed far more than the original serfs were!

The Gomery Inquiry was to result in two phases. Phase One ... the report (on Monday, Nov 1st) regarding ‘Culpability’ for the sponsorship scandal …Phase Two … the report on ‘Remedies’ (in February 2006) regarding counter measures to ensure this sort of thing cannot happen again.

It seems to me that the ‘Remedies’ phase (2) is non-essential to the credibility of Liberal governance and whether or not we should go to an election … which has been clearly established in the ‘Culpability’ phase (1) which was November 1st. Now, unless I’m mistaken, Paul Martin loudly proclaimed he would call an election after the release of the report (culpability) in the fall. It seems that now that call is being deferred to 2006 after the ‘remedies’ report. Once again the Liberals are counting on the typically short Canadian memory.

They are also counting upon our typical willingness to get bought off with our own money …notice the recent financial relief offerings from Paul Martin … the guy who stole more from pay cheques than was reasonable or necessary … guess he’s glad for THAT little slush fund during this time of political need!

Read or listen to the press since Monday … talk about the likelihood of another Liberal minority … the possibility of a majority! WHAT????? Reasonably the talk SHOULD be confidently about the EXTINCTION of the Liberal Party of Canada and a well-deserved extinction on the basis of PROOF …Phase One, Culpability … we don’t need to wait for Phase Two to make THAT decision!

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) said “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men [people] to do nothing.”

  • The abuse of the sponsorship scandal was as evil as it was self-serving.
  • The abuse of the poor and families through over-deductions and over-taxation is evil.
  • To provide our children to sex predators in the future to protect a rapist step-son from being included in a registry (Chretien) is evil.
  • To outlaw Canadians from spending their after-tax dollars on their own health care is evil.
  • To allow terrorist organizations to raise money for fear of losing votes is evil.
  • To put ‘power’ ahead of ethics, honesty and truth is evil.

So … are we Canadians ‘good men’ [people]? … or will we do nothing by allowing proven cheaters, thieves and frauds to continue collecting huge salaries and benefits with our votes next time we are allowed to select out federal employees?

Till next time
The Serf.