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Councillor resigns

IRRICANA - Wayne Niblow stepped down June 14 from the position he ran for and won uncontested in January, in Irricana.  Niblow, 36, was arrested on May 25 in Brooks, AB, allegedly in the process of transporting 107 grams of crack-cocaine.  (QMI)

Library credit card

WINDSOR - City councillor Al Maghnieh has revealed even more personal spending on library credit.  Maghnieh resigned as library chair after it was revealed he charged more than $8,400 in personal expenses to a library-issued credit card.   (CBC)  MORE:  KPMG library audit    

   

Mounties called in

OTTAWA - The Mounties have been called in to investigate allegations that a long-time veterans advocate continues to be harassed, even after he won a human-rights case against a federal review panel (VRAB).   (CP)   PREVIOUS:   Board member loses his job   Board member says privacy raided     Harold Leduc 

Gag order

WINNIPEG - The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is seeing an exodus of employees from its ranks, with many staff blaming indecision and political interference on the part of management and the museum’s board.  (CBC)  MORE:   Costs swell while staff leave   Board wants positive spin stories   CMHR

   

Bureaucrats fired

YELLOWKNIFE - Two Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development officials in Yellowknife were fired last year after racking up big personal expenses on their corporate credit cards.   (CBC) 

School director guilty

TORONTO - A judge castigated a greedy director of a disabled school who bilked her bosses of over $91,000 and deprived vulnerable children for her selfish gain.  (QMI)

   

'We're not done'

HAMILTON - The City of Hamilton has fired 29 employees for "neglect of duties, time theft and/or breach of trust."  Another 2 employees received 30-day unpaid suspensions.  (CBC)  MORE:   29 city road workers fired 

MP 'tried to negotiate'

EDMONTON - A police officer who arrested an Alberta MP suspected of drunk driving says the politician tried to "negotiate his way out of it" after he was pulled over.  (CP)   MORE:   MP demands police records   Peter Goldring 

   

Ring in the New Year with hikes

OTTAWA - If you feel a hand grabbing at your wallet next week, calling the cops won't do any good because it's the federal government picking your pocket.  (QMI)   MORE:  Nation wide tax changes   CUPE contracts expire Dec 31, 2011    EI surplus hits $51B   EI fraud manual   There should not be one rule for senators and another for fish plant workers 

Charges laid

CALGARY - The former head of Art Gallery of Calgary is facing serious charges, accused of defrauding the organization of nearly $500,000.  56-year-old Valerie Anne Cooper faces 6 counts of fraud over $5,000, and one count each of theft under $5,000, mischief, obstruction, and falsifying documents. (CTV)   MORE:  Former CEO charged   Defrauding

   

Illegal method

OSHAWA - Durham Region illegally collected rent arrears from low-income tenants in social housing for years because senior management failed to catch the error.  What’s more, a lower-ranking employee in the finance department was blamed and charged with fraud after raking in $175,000 for the region’s coffers.  (Toronto Star) 

Bylaw officer charged

SUDBURY - A bylaw officer in Sudbury is facing charges of extortion, influence peddling and breach of trust.  Sudbury police said 42-year-old John Ryan was arrested following an investigation into allegations that he abused his power and tried to gain personal advantage from his duties.  (CBC)   MORE:  Bylaw officer faces charges 

   

Investigation already underway

SUDBURY - Police are already investigating what happened to hundreds of thousands of dollars that never made it into Sudbury city bank accounts.   (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  Mayor wants police

Auditors detail expense abuses

TORONTO - Provincial auditors have discovered several abuses at the Niagara Parks Commission, including liquid lunches, unapproved international travel and expensive meals.  (Toronto Star)

   

MPP quits

WATERLOO - We don't know why former Tory MPP Elizabeth Witmer chose to end a distinguished career by politically betraying her party, her constituency and her province.   (Sudbury Star)   PREVIOUS:   McGuinty gave job in hopes of majority   Elizabeth Witmer      Appointed 1   Appointed 2 

New definition of 'impeccable'

TORONTO - A prominent union has denied thousands of workers the right to elect leaders in one of its biggest locals for 15 years, but a top official insists the organization’s governing practices are “impeccable.”  (Toronto Star)    Laborers' International Union of North America    LIUNA 

   

Concordia orders audit

MONTREAL - Concordia University says it will order an external audit into $2.4M in buyouts to 5 senior managers.    (QMI)   PREVIOUS:  Severance payments

Financial controls updated

MOOSE JAW - The union represents city workers in Moose Jaw and recently won a lawsuit against Diana Bethke, a former secretary-treasurer for the union.   (CBC)

   

How to bury a $14B liability

TORONTO - The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board - the same WSIB that Tory MPP Elizabeth Witmer is now taking over - is burdened by an unfunded liability of $14.2B that requires “radical and rapid steps” to fix, concluded an independent report prepared for the government.  But whether you wade through the unwieldy full report (.pdf) or the condensed version, the message can still be summed up in a paragraph:  The WSIB has only 55% of what it needs to meet its obligations. (Toronto Star)

Criminal checks slammed

TORONTO - A branch of the Ontario government responsible for ensuring employers act fairly and obey the law has been criticized for infringing the privacy rights of its employees and violating a collective agreement.  In a landmark decision Tuesday, the Crown Employees Grievance Settlement Board found the labour ministry acted unreasonably by conducting secret criminal background checks on its inspectors.  (Toronto Star)

   

AB corruption arrest

LAMONT - Tom Miller, the one-time chief administrative officer of Lamont, AB, has been facing claims that he demanded a 5% commission on construction projects awarded to Quebec developer Gilles Filiatreault.  (Toronto Star)

Nuclear workers to get jobs back

TORONTO - An arbitrator has given 8 fired Ontario Power Generation workers their jobs back.   (CP)  PREVIOUS:  'Drug-related activity'   Ontario Power Generation.   Drugs allegedly behind firings    Taxpayers pick up the tab

   

Councillor gets bail

CHATHAM - A city councillor and federal liberal candidate in Chatham, Ont., is free on bail after being arrested on six charges.  Steve Pickard, 40, is charged with assault, forcible confinement and four counts of making death threats.  (CBC)

Processing fee is not a tax

CALGARY - A new processing fee imposed by the province could cost the city an additional $10M in unexpected expenses.  Every time police or the parking authority requests information from Service Alberta, the city will have to pay a $15 fee.  (CTV)

   

Grow-op is not a city hall investment

SLOCAN - The mayor of a small village in BC's West Kootenay region says she had no idea her family was allegedly running a marijuana grow-op, and she won't step down over what she considers a private affair.  (CBC)

Couple guilty

OTTAWA - Lise Pouliot, 68, and Emmanuel Feuerwerker, 60, were found guilty of fraud over $5,000, possessing proceeds of crime worth over $5,000 and laundering the proceeds of crime.  From 2002 to 2005, they made 109 claims to insurers Sun Life Financial.  (QMI)   

   

Court rejects pension bid

TORONTO - Ontario's highest court has closed the door on a pension increase for fired Hydro One executive Eleanor Clitheroe.  Clitheroe sued Hydro One seeking to have her pension raised to $33,644.21 a month - slightly more than the average Hydro One pensioner gets annually.  (CP)    PREVIOUS:  $25K a month pension not enough   Eleanor Clitheroe 

4 charged

TORONTO - 4 people have been charged with breach of trust and fraud following a police investigation into cleaning contracts at Ontario government buildings in downtown Toronto.    MORE:  OPP charge provincial officials   Politicians silent on police raid    'Irregular transactions'   Criminal probe targets Ontario Realty Corp   OPP probes ministry staff

 

 

$1.5M in false claims

TORONTO - The Canada Revenue Agency says a Toronto tax preparer has been jailed for filing returns with more than $1M in false claims.    (CBC)

Mayor censured

LANGLEY - A suburban Vancouver council has lost confidence in its mayor and has voted to censure Rick Green and oust him from two high profile public committees.   (CP)

 

 

WSIB has been good for me

TORONTO - WSIB chair Steve Mahoney, a former Liberal cabinet minister, is paid $550 a day for the part-time job, and billed taxpayers $141,000 last year. Mahoney is also collecting pensions from his time as an MPP and MP.    (CP)  MORE:  WSIB head not sorry   Part time chair's claims 'outrageous'   WSIB boss in hot water

Official fired

TORONTO - Gravenhurst’s top official has been fired in the wake of allegations the town was hoodwinked by Toronto builders on a taxpayer-funded project.   (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:   OPP to probe kickback allegations   Builder uses loopholes   Dalton Engineering and Construction Ltd    Tony Clement

   

'Tax' on sick

A Marketplace report found many Canadians are missing hospital appointments and experiencing added stress due to the costs of parking at their local health centre.   (CBC)  

Rising costs of hospital parking

Husband refuses to pay for 'substandard' care

BC public guardian and trustee act

How to lose money

   

Tax workers' perks

OTTAWA - Dozens of workers at Canada’s tax agency have been caught snooping on their ex-spouses, mothers-in-law, creditors and others by reading confidential tax files. (CP)

Refocus

OTTAWA - The Harper government is telling the NRC to focus more on practical, commercial science.  (CBC)   MORE:   Business friendly overhaul    John McDougall    Gary Goodyear  

   

Quebec sues

Quebec is suing former Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault for $92,000, in a bid to recoup public funds she spent without justification during her decade-long term.   (CBC)   MORE: Lise Thibault   Trial begins   Auditors challenge spending

$200 fine

OTTAWA - The federal ethics commissioner has fined Defence Minister Peter MacKay $200 because he violated the federal ethics code by serving as an officer in two of his father's companies while he was a cabinet minister.  (CBC)

   

Travel tab catches MPs' eyes

OTTAWA - Lorraine (Lori) Ridgeway, director general for international policy and integration for the fisheries and oceans department, came to the attention of MPs after a Sun Media report on her expenses.   (Sun Media)   PREVIOUS:  Good life all part of the job    Around the world on $400G   Probe of pipeline expense claims ordered   Transport Canada 'fictitiously' expensing

Legal aid lawyers cut and run

TORONTO - In the last 20 years, legal aid lawyers - who receive between $77 and $98 an hour - have had their pay increased by 15%, compared with an 83% increase for judges and a 57% increase for Crown attorneys over just the last 10 years   (Toronto Star)   MORE:  Ontario legal aid boycott, nobody cares   Judges deserved raise   Court rules judges can double dip

   

Canada Post spending

OTTAWA - Canada Post has written "return to sender" on a plan to have the Crown corporation cover the cost of sending union bosses and activists to Brazilian and Cuban resorts for political conferences.  The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has already sent a pair of six-person delegations to two sunny destinations: the World Social Forum's "Free Palestine" conference in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and a confab in Holguin, Cuba.   (QMI)

Union wins pay equity case

Back to work

Changing the culture of the entitled  

Canada Post goes postal  

Strikes highlight Canada's pension problems  

Unions fighting rearguard action   

NDP counts on big labour support  

Canada Post drives thousands to online billing  

Canadian Union of Postal Workers  

Goods shipped by Canada Post found on eBay

   

Premier denounces allegations

CHARLOTTETOWN - PEI Premier Robert Ghiz is fending off allegations of corruption and bribery within his government with just two weeks to go before a provincial election.  Several witnesses have come forward with allegations that senior immigration officials in the province accepted bribes in exchange for the province's sponsorship of immigration bids.  (CTV)   

Premier dismisses probe request  

Immigration program has concerned Ottawa 

Bribery allegations  

Robert Ghiz 

Auditor investigated for potential conflict

PNP companies file audited statements

Agents earn millions    

Super sized scandal  

Immigrant investor program  

PNP companies should remain private   

   

City ordered to open books

OTTAWA - Friends of Lansdowne said the courts ruled the city must disclose financial details of the partnership plan with Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group. Both the city and developers were refusing to produce these documents.   (CBC)   

Lansdowne Park redevelopment 

Prof speaks out against Lansdowne Live

Less shops if taxpayers pay more

Funding sports stadiums a losing bet

How a $91M loan will cost $1.2B

   

Ethics commissioner clears MP

OTTAWA - Labour Minister Lisa Raitt did not violate federal conflict-of-interest guidelines when her local riding association held a fundraising event involving lobbyists, Parliament's conflict-of-interest and ethics commissioner said. 

No rules broken

Past expenses questioned

Lisa Raitt

Liberals want Harper to call audit

Injunction sought

Aide resigns after leaving documents behind

Documents left behind

Toronto Port Authority

Why were board minutes altered?

   

Province to probe man's death

TORONTO - The city of Toronto has asked the ministry of health to investigate how Toronto Emergency Medical Services handled the response to a 911 call that family members believe led to a man's death. (Toronto Star) 

Strike not behind man's death

Delay due to threat, EMS says

EMS delay   Strike blamed for death

Union leader charged with mischief

Threat of violence works

Threat of violence, a new bargaining tool  

Le Parisien

   

Bureaucrats' wireless costs

OTTAWA - Cellphone and BlackBerry use at a major federal department has been out of control, with costs skyrocketing in a chaotic atmosphere, says a new audit.  Natural Resources Canada failed to lay down any rules, lost track of the number of such devices, and let workers cut their own expensive service deals at a cost to taxpayers of up to $500,000 a year in wasted wireless spending.  (CP)

Who's on the payroll?

OTTAWA - The mayor and Stittsville-Kanata West Councillor Shad Qadri want city bureaucrats to clean up the municipality's organizational chart after discovering several shortcomings. They found the chart lists 19,000 jobs when the budget calls for 12,100 full-time jobs, there is no indication whether jobs are full or part time, and there are no definitions of full-time work.  (Ottawa Citizen)

   

Firms funding campaigns

TORONTO - Robert MacDermid says the sheer amount of cash flowing from developers to incumbents - as opposed to coming from citizens who believe in a candidate's platform - erodes the concept of democratic representation.  (Toronto Star)  PREVIOUS:  Crusader targets campaign finances

'Mr. X' wins right to argue PS case

OTTAWA - The mystery bureaucrat who is fighting the Public Service Commission to keep his name and other personal details of his life off the Internet won the right to argue his case under the name of Mr. X.    (Ottawa Citizen)   PREVIOUS:  Former bureaucrat fights to keep name secret

   

$460,000 = 15 months in jail

REGINA - Brenda Oates - once a high-ranking government employee, devoted volunteer and well-respected member of the community - was led out of a Regina courtroom in handcuffs after being sentenced to more than a year in jail for fraud.  (Regina Leader-Post)

Even the taxman needs to go

OTTAWA - William Baker, commissioner of the federal revenue-collecting department, laid out between $40,000 and $45,000 on the project last year, according to documents obtained under access-to-information legislation.  (Toronto Star)   PREVIOUS:  CRA Board of Management

   

Worker paid under table

OTTAWA - A third foreign worker illegally hired by Ruby Dhalla's family has stepped forward with complaints of being severely overworked and underpaid.  Lyle Alvarez, 32, says the MP for Brampton-Springdale promised she would try to help her stay in Canada as a live-in caregiver if she passed a tryout as a housekeeper at the family's Mississauga home.  (Toronto Star)

Ruby Dhalla

Mother a world traveller

Dhalla quits critic's role

'Slavegate'    

Nanny troubles

Authorities should probe allegations

Canadian politician at work

Plan to curb nanny abuse presented to Parliament

Dhalla off the hook in Nannygate

Dhalla case not closed

Image takes a beating

Political agendas everywhere

   

Former Premier resigns

FREDERICTON - Former Premier Shawn Graham announced that he has resigned his seat as the Liberal MLA for Kent, 4 days after the province’s conflict-of-interest commissioner released a stinging report into his handling of the contentious Atcon file.  (CBC)  

Shawn Graham

Premier's ties to Atcon questioned

MLAs forced to disclose financial interests

Conflict-of-interest law broken

Taxpayers lose

Collapse of Atcon

Atcon group of companies filed

Business New Brunswick

Federal salaries key to Atlantic region

RCMP probe

Provincial Nominee Program

MLA pensions to be reduced

Retroactive pension reforms difficult: Judge

Salaries jump for execs   NBSO

Agency refuses to disclose salaries

Outside consultants drew ire of bureaucrats

Business New Brunswick

NB finances not sustainable

2009 report of the auditor general

Politics have been good for us

New Brunswick MLAs

Questions about managers bonuses  

No problem

NB Liquor CEO cleared  

NB Liquor CEO faces conflict-of-interest hearing

Roc Consulting Group

   

Mayor altered her pay

BRAMPTON - Mayor Susan Fennell altered her pay at the end of last year without informing council and before a salary report was publicly released.   (Toronto Star)    

Mayor takes leave of absence     

Susan Fennell

Mayoral mischief 

Mayor also racks up expenses

Highest paid mayor in Canada 

Brampton report

12-page report

City accounting

CD Howe Institute

Baffling budgets   .pdf

Cities have a spending problem

CFIB

City hall looking for money

Mayors ask for cash

Some municipalities 'shockingly secretive'

2011-2012 OMLET Annual Report  

Councils face fines for meeting in secret

How powerful are BC's municipal 'super PACs' 

BC municipalities want carbon-tax revenue

BC municipal spending watch

Municipal spending climbs 80% since 2000

Municipalities need to be reigned in

BC cities spend too much

Municipalities want more money

National infrastructure report card

'Least co-operative' city council

Myth of the poor municipality

Federation of Canadian Municipalities     

Municipalities are richer than they think   .pdf

BC Municipal spending watch  .pdf

   

Hospital probes ER death

WINNIPEG - The death of an 82-year-old woman in the emergency department of Winnipeg's St. Boniface General Hospital in June is under investigation, hospital officials say.  (CBC)  PREVIOUS:  WHSC victim identified  

Mint adviser's payment excessive

OTTAWA - Carpedia International of Oakville will get $2.09 million for a 50-week contract to find $7,635,705 in annual savings at the Crown corporation, which makes coins in Ottawa and Winnipeg.  (Toronto Star) 

   

Fraud charge

WINNIPEG - The province’s former fire commissioner has been charged with fraud for allegedly pocketing more than $55,000 from bogus expense claims and advances.  Christopher Jones was fired in November 2012 after theirregularities came to light.  (QMI)

Grant money improperly spent

Money used to pay salaries 

Auditors expose the dirt

Projects mismanaged 

Mayor wins

Mayor gets to keep his job

Sam Katz 

MPI daycare

Council guarantees loan

Another reason for overruns

 

 

   

Hospital confession sparks lawsuit

TORONTO - A former patient is suing a Toronto hospital that published a study describing how sinks were responsible for the spread of a drug-resistant bacteria in its intensive care unit.    (Toronto Star)  

Trustee accused

Toronto trustee

Doctors skip hand washing

Humber hospital reveals death rate

Hospital mortality info published  

   

Vaughan mess

VAUGHAN - Former Vaughan mayor Michael Di Biase faces 27 charges involving alleged election finance irregularities in connection with the city's 2006 municipal election, in which he lost to Linda Jackson by just 90 votes.  Because Di Biase is no longer on council, the city did not issue a news release detailing the charges, as it did when rival Jackson and Councillor Bernie DiVona were similarly charged.   (Toronto Star)

Bloated campaign costs

Troubles Continue

Charges against husband and campaign manager

Auditor says Jackson should pay

Election probe  

Mayor's critics joined her at the trough

Michael Di Biase  

Bernie Divona

Linda Jackson

   

City tops up pension

OTTAWA - "I don't know how it became public because I said it was an issue that was discussed in-camera and the information that you received should never have been received by you," Alain Lalonde told CTV.  (CTV)

Surge in city business

Mayor acquitted

Court is not a level playing field

Back to patronage as usual

Cunningham decision   .pdf 

The O'Brien trial

Larry O'Brien

Trial done

Dispute over criminal code continues

$1,200 a day

Mayor ready to fight allegations in court

OPP denies politics influenced O'Brien case

O'Brien booked

4 months of advice cost city $80,454

Gordon J. Hunter

   

Ombudsman report

TORONTO -  In presenting his 2012-13, 88-page annual report, the provincial watchdog cited several cases where the governments of Premier Kathleen Wynne and predecessor Dalton McGuinty failed to follow through on recommendations from his office.   (Toronto Star)

2012-2013 annual report   .pdf

Growing culture of secrecy

Government bureaucracy maddening

School board fraudster

Ombudsman calls for more powers

Watchdog pushes for oversight

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Annual report 2011   

Ontario's vulnerable not getting help  

Ombudsman slams province  

Hospitals still running deficits

Ontario commits $20M to clear backlog

Bureaucrats add to crime victims' pain

Victims' board 'colossal failure'

Tories announced $52M to help victims of crime

Crime victims pay price

Ottawa city hall snubs Ontario ombud's offer

Ombudsman can now hear complaints about BCH

Adding insult to injury   .pdf

   

Guess who's running your city

The taxpayers of Vancouver held hostage. The City of Toronto forced into budget crisis. Calgary teetering on the brink of municipal labour unrest. Montreal headed for a major metro-wide service-destroying city workers' strike later this year.  For all this and more we can thank the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the all-powerful radical labour group that uses strike threats and political power to hold real control over most government services across the country.  (National Post) 

BC municipal election donations

Unions put the city under siege

PS unions lose $30B pension case

Unions step up civic election support

Boss carries a big stick and isn't afraid to use it

Sacrifice in face of global financial meltdown

PSAC   

Tale of 2 contracts

   

Inquiry win for lawyers

IQALUIT - Nunavut Premier Eva Aariak asked the Integrity Commissioner, Norman Pickell, to look into allegations of conflict of interest involving South Baffin MLA Fred Schell last spring.  The investigation cost the legislative assembly more than $275,000. (CBC)

Minister stripped of portfolios  

Eva Aariak    

MLA guilty

Fred Schell  

Court spares Nunavut government

Nunavut government

Nunavut unveils changes

Decentralization under fire

Minister linked to loans

Nunavut finance minister linked to companies

Audit unearths chaos at Nunavut lending agency

Ex-minister kept in touch   David Simailak

E-mails not improper - commissioner

Norman Pickell

 

 

Panel has been good for us

TORONTO - Newly released documents show the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel billed taxpayers $526,649 in compensation and expenses between June 2012 and March 2013.    (Northumberland view)  

Cost of horse racing review panel

John Wilkinson   John Snobelen  Elmer Buchanan

Regulators probe exec pay

Woodbine Entertainment Group   AGCO

Tab for scrapping slots

$3.6M sent offshore

Insider win

Western clerks claiming high number of prizes

Insider wins almost double earlier estimate

Lottery 'winner' cuts a deal

Lottery 'winners'

More retailers won lotteries

More 'winners' come forward

$400M isn't enough

Ontario Harness Horse Association

Response to Ontario's 5-year plan

Province gives horse racing industry $400M  

'Insider' jackpots hit $198M

Clean up the system

Lucky

$3.5B lawsuit filed

Lottery winners get a cheque

Bilked lotto winners investigated their own

Gaming body to probe suspicious wins

BC Lottery Corp to send $31M to reduce fraud

Fraud claimed

Loto-Que. to protect identities of jackpot winners

Police foil plot to kill lotto winners

Police find conflict of interest

Fired lotto chief 'in shock'

Accountants hit the jackpot in re-review

Class action planned

Western Canada Lottery beefs up security checks

Officer resigns amid conflict questions at OLG

OLG recalling Bingo tickets

Ex-lotto boss gets $603,000

Gambling creates windfall for government

Interim BC lottery CEO

BC's 'luckiest' lotto retailers

Atlantic provinces to review lottery operations

Class-action suit launched against lotto agency

Ontario lottery executive on leave

Another Ontario senior claims lottery fraud

NS to probe Atlantic Lottery ticket retailers

Police open probe of fraudulent Ontario lottery

Report reveals fraud in lottery corporation

Report reveals fraud in lottery corporation

Retailers luckier than expected

OLG suspected more clerks stole winning tickets

Lotto 6/49 to probe boosted jackpot claims

Lottery numbers online ahead of draw

BC to probe lotto corp

BC lottery clerks win big, often

Lottery scratch tickets also a fraud concern

Lottery instant scratch tickets under scrutiny

Gamblers deserve proof that insiders are clean

Ontario plans crackdown on online gambling

Ontario to boost spending

Luck of the draw

BC man fined for engineering lottery scam

Lottery agency's close ties to retailers 'fatal flaw'

Police open probe of fraudulent Ontario lottery win

 

 

Ford, police at odds

TORONTO - The OPP says the Toronto Police investigation of Rob Ford is at a standstill, sparking a public disagreement between the two forces and a declaration from the mayor that he has been cleared.  (Globe & Mail)

Project Brazen warrant materials Jan 14, 2014  

Nothing he can be charged with

Charge or clear him    

Publication ban lifted    

Strip of powers

Ford stripped of powers

Comics revel in Ford saga 

'Yes, I have smoked crack cocaine'

Toronto mayor admits smoking crack

Mayor getting lots of press 

Project Brazen 2- ITO

Inside Project Brazen 2

Lawsuit

Ticketed for jaywalking in BC

Ford's wife sought help

Part 1   Part 2   Part 3   Part 4  

Part 5   Part 6   Part 7  

OPP taking over Project Brazen 2

New search warrant in mayor investigation

New search warrant  

Project Brazen 2  

City hall aide scheme

Rob Ford 

Poster boy

Rob Ford ITO pages

Red tape probe

Ford shrugs off latest bombshell

Ford calls allegations an 'outright lie' 

Ford: Canada's biggest media export   

Why haven't charges been laid? 

Let it all out

Ford made 'mistakes'

Police revelations

Press council hears complaints

Police may have watched meeting

Photo taken outside 'drug house'

Press Council dismisses complaints

Ford slams Press Council

'Drunk' Toronto mayor in murder rant

Admission called 'legally safe'

Toronto mayor admits smoking crack  

Mayor bought drugs 

Another Ford video

Ford caught in video rant

Transfer of power

Ford has 'come to Jesus' moment

Ford's declaration of war

Judge dismisses request to release crack video

Kelly is in charge

Ford's staff in transition

He said what?

Integrity commissioner investigating

Toronto borrowing costs rise

Video was filmed in Feb

Centre of the universe

Uncensored police documents

Staff allegations

Ford launches legal action

Ford apologizes for coarse language

Ford's lawyer wants video released

Police have the video

Search warrant documents released  

Video 'gone'

'Gone'

Police monitoring allegations

Ford brothers demand apology

Money raised

Crack cocaine video

'I don't use crack cocaine'

Family's history with drug dealing

Toronto mayor denies using crack cocaine

Legal proceedings  

Legal action  

Privatizing a cash cow

Ontario Press Council

Illegal donations

Peter Li Preti 

Partial costs

Diverting money

Toronto District School Board

Social Planning Toronto   

Staffer tipped police about video's whereabouts

Libel suit dismissed

Corruption is a dangerous word

Libel trial

Canadian defamation law

Defamation: Libel and slander

'Commence legal proceedings'

A forensic audit released

Doug Ford says allegations are not true

Tip links killing to drug video

'Bunch of maggots' 

Video forensics

Latenight takes aim at Mayor

Ford's chief of staff fired

Executive committee preparing to run city

PR men resign  

Allegations are 'absolutely not true'

Is alleged video evidence of a set up? 

For sale a video of Mayor Ford smoking crack

Mammoliti denies campaign event

Fundraising

Event was not fundraiser

Triple threat to equity   .pdf

Camelot Group

Teachers pension plan shortfall

NS Teachers' Pension plan underfunded  

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

'Envelopes filled with cash'

Allegations of corruption

Return of stealth taxes

Eco plastic bag fee

City Council at work  

'Ludicrous' move  

'Dumbest thing council has done'  

Can the city actually do this?    

Toronto's bag ban  

New Puritan cause   

Toronto the stupid  

Ford overspent

Newspaper 'going after me'

Forensic analysis of photo  

Councilor overspent on campaign 

43-page probe   .pdf

Pay up

Violated rules  

More increases   

Defamation law can apply to emails to your friends

Jail for libel 

Ford to remain mayor

Ford to remain mayor for now

BC Product Stewardship  

Death by a thousand tax hikes  

Retooling tax  

Mayor broke the rules

Allowed to 'work' in secret

Loans

Loan arranged

Mammoliti has history of involvement in billboards

Faced financial difficulties

Follow the money on Eco fees

Paying top dollar for incompetence  

Public service wage freeze would lead to strikes

CAW warns strikes are likely

Too goofy

Province's wage-freeze talks go off the rails  

Ontario scraps eco cash grab

So many taxes we can't keep track of them

Giorgio Mammoliti 

What's next?

Mayor found guilty

Text of decision

Timeline: Ford's conflict-of-interest case

Conflict of interest case

Mayor testifies

Mayor goes to court

Mayor never read the conflict of interest act

Union says 'Jobs for life' at risk

Toronto document outlines demands

Union vows to protect 'jobs for life'

Sold without tender   TCHC

Health money on lobbyists ok

ON apologizes for consultant hiring  

Jim McCarter 

Little to celebrate

Lawfare

Tax should be buried in product price

Foolishness of allowing appointed to set taxes

Outrage building over new tax

Poor service means nothing

Granite Claims Solutions

How the City Handles Your Claims

Spotlight on another secret deal

Ombudsman to probe eco taxes

Stewardship Ontario

Spotlight on 'Jobs for life'

Toronto bid committee

Council wants money back

Adrian Heaps  

Protest  

Recycling/eco-taxes the new way to hose

Eco-tax overcharging ripped

New eco fees catching consumers by surprise

There is an eco fee for that

Recycling agency boss has eHealth links

$340M, few strings attached

Campaign by advocacy groups

Another health resignation

Policy expert quits board

83,000 health records missing

Report not released

Settlement has been good for me

Former OLG chief settles suit  

McKinsey & Co

New green tax illegal

Magic words  

Eco rules a hazard

Fired lottery boss wants $9M

Fired head suing

Agencies are horror story

Quiet eHealth resignations

Ontario public sector salary disclosure

Crown agencies serve the public

Expenses to be online

Team jackpot axed

Entitlement double standards

Crack down on expenses

Toronto set to slash $343M

McGunity says gov't takes responsibility

Cancer Care audit raises flag

9 MPPs to monitor Ontario's spending

Ontario runs a record $24.7B deficit

As deficit soars restraint looms

Scramble to control scandal

Billions in profits

Rules alone won't fix mess

eHealth squandered $1B

eHealth: the story so far

Health minister resigns

Is eHealth a Canadian norm?

Examining eHealth

New details

Ethics of expenses

eHealth scandal reaches inner circle

OGL awards millions in untendered contracts

Contract scandal

eHealth contract cancelled

Mountain of paper

eHealth has been good for us

Chair latest to resign

Another head rolls

Consultant at eHealth given more work

The story so far

Another untendered eHealth contract

Consultant steps down

Entitlement has been good for me

Consultants making millions

No 'rules' broken

Ontario's eHealth records initiative   .pdf

eHealth probe could force strict rules

Council pays for ignoring legal advice

Hotline uncovers waste

Toronto fraud and waste hotline

Secret parking ticket rules probed

Civic corruption wins again  

No charges in MFP scandal  

City councillors' tax free perks, aren't  

Taxpayers hit with high mileage bills

City paid for trip

Exhibition Place    HK Hotels

Contract goes to insider

Value of being mayor

Mayor David done   David Miller

City hides the numbers

City's AG uncovers waste & fraud  

Tipline success

Poverty group protests at city hall

Taxman wants back taxes

OPP closes books

TTC exec fired

TTC launches conflict probe  

TTC has been good for me  

Double dipping

Councillors sued

Taxpayers pay councillor's legal bill

City considers new fees to cover budget shortfall

Can't stop fare hikes TTC says

'Sheltered' public servants on the radar

City Halls respond in typical Canadian fashion

$200M accounting 'error'

Defeat a city council incumbent?

How to cut down on bad headlines

Ethics reports toothless

Scoundrels, rogues and socialists

Unseen hand behind developments

Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry

Taxpayer's hero reprimanded

City's executive committee

Council's big spenders

Councillors  

Rescue plan for ailing Toronto

City decays as debt climbs

4 depart council with $140,000

Let police board levy taxes

City Hall feels your pain

4% hike is 10% with hidden fees

What meltdown

City unveils hard-times budget

Dec consumer bankruptcies jump 50%

Toronto City Council passes 4% tax hike

$10M parking meter 'deal'

Council needs to toughen up

Council sidesteps TTC debate

CUPE promises labour unrest

Union bosses split    Councillors ignore TTC

Toronto awakes to strike  

TTC workers on strike    TTC strike

Travel ban doesn't apply to politicians

Dysfunctional city hall

Drinks, movies among tax targets

City needs ethics guide, auditor says

Province to probe expenses

Audit city councillors

Parsimony not a virtue at city hall

Toronto firefighters' deal affects other talks

$700K meltdown rocks city hall on eve of cuts

Premier promises cash for cities

Libraries agree to cuts, but police defy mayor

Do responsible thing: tax

Wage rollbacks not in the cards

City about to go broke, staff says

Toronto City Council

Councillor to have expenses investigated

Hydro One boss admits family travels

Attack of the entitled

Mammoliti still spending

Auditor General of Ontario: 2007 Report

TO mulls menu of 8 new taxes

Mayor's move ignites war of words

City cuts quality of life

Cutbacks to the Future

2007 local government performance index

Tracking city slackers

Highest paid officials seek piece of pay hike pie

Liberals On Defensive Over Auditor's Report

Auditor General of Ontario: 2006 report

Improper spending at Ontario children's aid

OACAS members

Toronto $7.8B budget passes, free golf and all

   

Next premier   

EDMONTON - Alberta's Deputy Premier Dave Hancock will be interim premier once Alison Redford's resignation takes effect.  (CBC)   

Alison Redford         Dave Hancock

Interim premier

Severance for political staff  

Personal penthouse suite

Inner circle takes home $1.3M in severance  

Penthouse suite revealed  

7 stumbles and a funeral  

Entitled to entitlements   

Premier resigns    

Search on for new leader  

Salary goes missing 

AB releases 1st 'Sunshine list'

AB Sunshine list   

Entitled above the law

Stormclouds over 'Sunshine' list  

Bonuses after all

Expenses unlikely to be recovered

AHS unable to recover expenses  

Thank you gift

Calgary tax hike

MLA charged

Politician resigns from caucus

Allen speaks about his arrest

Mike Allen 

Gov't doesn't take a pay cut

'Wage freeze' contract

Tentative deal with teachers

Role model

'Do-nothing' head quits

Ray Prins

WCB staffer gets prison

Board fired

AHS board's absurd last stand  

Leaked AHS documents  

Supply of Canadian physicians 2011

Another AHS compensation

Contractor skimmed Alberta Transportation

Raise for AB doctors

Alberta Medical Association

AB imposes raise on doctors

Doctors crying foul over increase

Number of doctors

 

Lobbyist registry

Cookie boss is toast

Stephen Duckett   

More board members flee    

Cookie CEO 'I apologize'  

'I'm eating a cookie'   

Cookie exchange  

AHS board members

AB Health has been good for us

Not enough cash to cover wage increases

Appointment system has been good for me

Early retirement plan for health staff

2010 report of the AG of Alberta  

Severance has been good for us

More Money

Lobbying is good for us

James Blanchard  

Millions cut out of AB budget

MLAs net hefty pay hikes on top of their salary

Wealth shifts to public servants' wallets

AHS code of silence

Hospital Report Card Alberta 2009

MLAs net hefty pay hikes on top of their salary

Probe launched

Alberta, teachers reach $2.1B deal

CHR sounds $115 alarm

Hospital crisis brewing for years

Health region $85M in red

CHR agrees to simplify 'eye-glazer' reports

Extra pay puts health boss in $1M club

How huge severance came to be

New system sees MLAs paid for no work

Perks top up raises

Complaint filed   Stephen Duckett 

Leaders get hefty pay hikes

Public sector pay better than private

Premier defends payout

Premier stands by payout to trade rep

Council salaries up 15% in year

A legislative committee misses a deadline

Poor oversight costs city millions: auditor

Auditor's findings on fraud not shared

Managers tried to identify whistleblowers

How many workers does it take to fill a pothole?

Many hands in till

Corrections worker fired

Hiring spree boosts city staff

City shells out millions

Bridge over budget

Fiscal update includes GST, tax cuts

It's nice, but it's only a start

Ottawa blamed for $125B in waste

DND projects overbudget overdue

Aurora $132M over budget

There's no satisfying governments' greed

City Hall salaries raise value debate

Calgary city hall boss gets raise to $332,000

Calgary property taxes to increase by 4.4%

Skyrocketing taxes squeeze out homeowners

Consulting Services Review 2009   .pdf    

Call for resignations of Health Region CEO

8 health execs fired

8 health bosses sacked

Super health board replaces 9 boards

New board

$550K paycheque

Liberals criticize lucrative contract

Public sell-off, public buyback

Lawsuit filed against Alberta hospital

CEO, other health region execs may go

Ambulances idled 31,000 hours

Top AB civil servants get 25% raises

CHR starting to feel the heat

'Bearers of bad news often become targets’

Rural health regions ailing

CHR executive a bargain

Being appointed has been good for us

Health CEO payouts top $6M

$4M retirement plan

Head of government-owned bank earns $1.2M

Health region's board comes to defence of CEO

Judge faults hospital in death

Health care not in crisis

Albertans condemn ER waits

Foul-up costs Alberta $11M

Province takes over hospital

Hazards abound in rural hospitals

Suing Vegreville hospital difficult

Duckett settlement agreement  .pdf  

Advisory panel   .pdf  

   

Not guilty

MISSISSAUGA - An Ontario Superior Court judge has dismissed a conflict of interest complaint against Mayor Hazel McCallion. (Toronto Star) 

Inquiry report

386-page report   .pdf

Fixer' in the middle  

Mayor wouldn't resign  

Conflict of interest  

Mayor in conflict of interest  

Mississauga's reputation thrown under the bus

Mayor faces judge’s audit

Mayor has only herself to blame

Video contradicts McCallion

Backroom dealers for Hazel's job

Hazel McCallion'  

Mayor to review pay package

   

Government approved loans

HALIFAX - NS's auditor general says a cabinet-controlled business loans program that distributed hundreds of millions of dollars lacks monitoring and accountability and is not well managed.   (CP)NS AG report Nov 2013   .pdf  

Transparency needed

4 months

'Compassion fatigue'

Mental health again delays sentencing  

Politician's mental health cited

Trevor Zinck

Guilty plea

Former NS cabinet minister pleads guilty

Should convicted politicians lose their pensions?

Russell MacKinnon 

House arrest

MLA resigns

Pay to be donated to 2 charities

Manning MacDonald 

Guilty plea

Zinck resigns  

MLAs could lose pensions

Bathroom scuffle

Percy Paris 

Hurlburt pleads guilty

No intent to deceive

Jacques Lapointe 

Little oversight of charitable lotteries

RCMP investigating school board

Sentence for fraud

Strategy doesn't exist

Sentenced to house arrest 

Appointed given term limits

NL AG annual report 2011  .pdf  

Politician gets full parole

Full parole

Randy Collins 

Government has been good to me

Civil servant sentenced

Politician eager to put conviction behind him

Lucrative legal contract

Guilty plea

4 charged

Len Simms 

Shortfall worse than predicted

'Glitch' behind delay in accident probe, police say

'Obscene' patronage

NL Housing Corporation

Report of the AG of Nova Scotia   .pdf

Ex-MLA out of jail

No jail time

9 months for Wilson

Branch pleads guilty

Frank Branch 

David Wilson

Guilty plea to fraud  

House arrest

Plea deal

NS AG to investigate

Politicians charged  

MLAs paid to chair committees that never meet

Fage found guilty

NS cabinet minister resigns

Richard Hurlburt  

Politician sentenced  

Politician agrees to repay $300K

Another guilty plea expected

Guilty of fraud  

Audit scandal  

Another guilty plea

Wally Andersen 

Guilty plea

Reduce pay   report

Taxman fired

Collins pleads guilty to fraud, bribery

Former MHA charged

3 face fraud charges in expense scandal

Newfoundland and Labrador audit scandal

Politician out of jail

Taxman pleads guilty

MLA quitting politics       

Former cabinet minister out of jail

Ed Byrne

Out of jail

Politician gets 2 years

Former NL cabinet minister pleads guilty

Byrne pleads guilty to fraud

Newfoundland and Labrador audit scandal

Newfoundland AG uncovers more misspending

Labrador politician charged with fraud, forgery

Andersen charged

Another politician named in audit reports

NF AG to check books going back to 1989

   

TDSB trustees

TORONTO - Armed police at meetings, locked doors to keep trustees from bothering staff, reports of sexual harassment, temper tantrums and conflict of interest - and that’s just in the past week.  (Toronto Star)  

Toronto District School Board members

TDSB

Audit at TDSB 

'Accountability' law

Use them or lose them

ON to cut number of new teachers

Crackdown on 'sick days'

ON to freeze PS pay

Unions vow to fight bill 

How many cops does Toronto need?

Public sector wage freeze

Freezing, capping top bureaucrats' salaries

PSAC

Public Service Modernization Act

Cuts will be a hard sell  

Report lays out plan to save $1B   

Audit exposes woes

Ottawa's $19B reversal of fortune

Audit finds fault with top appointments

Public Service Employment in Canada 2007

BC government work has been good for us

BC public sector salaries

PS boss wants to end 'jobs for life'

Treasury Board reviews how PS fills top jobs

Renaming corrects 'historical mistake'

Normal Canadian organization  

DND   Andrew Leslie  

Hard time over 

Report calls for cuts to bloated staffing

5-year review

 

18 months for immigration judge

Immigration judge guilty

Judge found guilty  

Sex-for-favours exchange  

Judge sought sex

Trained officers told not to apply for jobs

Ottawa rescinds ban on able-bodied white men

Finance Minister admits Canadians overtaxed

Refugee judge charged with breach of trust

Immigration judge accused of misconduct  

More frauds surface in immigration

The anarchist and the leak

Alleged leaker of green plan a political activist

Civil servant arrested over Green plan leak

Fair pensions for all

Immigration judge caught on video 

Judge's pleas for sex caught on tape  

3rd chance for the gold

That's what friends are for

Dosanjh's bigge$st donors run medical firms

Gun control kickback?

Tone deaf Sarmite 'Sam' Bulte

Excuse for $460K fraud

Ex-city treasurer under fire

MFP follies' little epilogue  

Bad habits  

Wanda's big payday

Feds troubled by reports of waste at Kanesatake

Correctional Service disqualifying whites

Entitled to their entitlements

White males need not apply

Questions raised about native band's spending

James Gabriel

AG blasts criticism of legal meeting at resorts

Court documents official 'enriched himself'

Sentence raised for SK chief

Former chief quits real estate board

Bureaucrat profited in trust case

RCMP charge finance official

Passport officer admits to document scam

Hospital administrator jailed

7 years for $100M fraud

DND fraudster gets 7 years

Operation invoice: Part 1

Operation invoice: Part 2

Charges considered

Convicted bureaucrat implicates 8 officials in fraud

Immigration board judge gets six years

Tailor, 73, jailed in refugee scam

Military contracts awarded without competition

2 year sentence for DND fraudster

Second guilty plea in DND fraud

Fraud sentences well shy of maximum

How an ex-DND employee blew $100M

Guilty plea

Man charged in DND fraud invested millions

Tracking DND's missing millions

Charges laid in DND computer billing case

Defence construction consistently over budget

No bang for the buck   .pdf

   

MP pushes back

OTTAWA - Pierre Poilievre, who represents thousands of federal workers in the riding of Nepean-Carleton, claims he is pushing back after "political threats" by the USW and the CLC.  (QMI)Ready to rumble

PSAC

RCMP, union clash

Unions decline in private sector

Labour leaders on the state of unions

What about the 20%

Pension gap

Officials violated own rules

Fanatical students don't see racism

Academic boycott of Israel takes off in Canada

Israel: Universities helping IDF to be boycotted

CUPE members vote to boycott Israeli universities

Jewish groups slam boycott

Ryan rebuked

Sid Ryan  

Thorny world of Ryan and Semrau

CUPE chief apologizes

CUPE, Ontario

CUPE suggesting members reject offer  

Union wage demands put pressure on

Labour force survey, July 2012

Demonstrators clash

Sid Ryan, you have disgraced our union

Global debt clock

Pierre Poilievre  

Rights complaint

Government work has been good for us

Hostility between politicians and PS

Advisory panel   

Cost of Public Service skyrockets

Review of Federal Public Sector compensation

Public sector pay better than private: report

Ottawa's driven minority

Ottawa slams CUPE

OFL

Conference Board of Canada  

Industrial relations outlook 2012  

Executive pay kept secret   

Union mounts legal battle

CUPW 

Something is wrong with the labour code

PS execs need fixed terms

PS 'phantom jobs' inquiry targets 20

Public hiring binge will exposing soft job market

Feds to probe phantom jobs

Appetite for taxes proving insatiable

PS ordered to hire more visible minorities

Public-sector and private-sector wages  .pdf

   

CBC Indepth: Shawinigan

The controversy surrounding Prime Minister Jean Chrétien's involvement in two properties in his riding is rooted in events that are more than a decade old.  But the details were only made public after a series of media reports, a lawsuit and a barrage of questions raised by a united opposition in the House of Commons. (CBC)  

 

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