January 27, 2007

Jan. 27, 2007: #2

See Update Jan. 28, 2007.

There have been problems posting on Blogger lately. With any posts labelled Memory Lane, assume these are excerpts with [...] after any or all.

Immigration Refugees Criminal Gangs

Five Montreal men have been found guilty of gangsterism, in what is believed to be the first time a street gang has been recognized as a criminal organization under the law. , CTV.ca staff, With a report from CTV Montreal's Stephane Giroux


[....] Some of the guilty face deportation while others face a maximum of 14 years in prison.

"It may not be the end of their troubles, because a lot of these people -- although they've lived in Canada for most of their lives -- they're natives of Haiti and they don't necessarily have Canadian citizenship," Giroux said.

Search: Haiti , appeal

How many children and baby mommas do they have who would find it a hardship to do without the ... putative father? That has generally been enough to keep the scum of the world in Canada ... "hardship", along with "privacy" ... or they might face some violence ... Send them packing before they turn Canada into what they came from ... and before the "natural governing party" is returned to office and allows into Canada more of the same. Another gift that keeps on giving.

The following may have some relevance, along with articles by Martin Collicott who has commented on immigration into Canada. Search Google.

Frost Hits the Rhubarb Nov. 13 - 18, 2005


"The findings surprised the study's author...a pro-immigration Democrat."

The Myth Of No-Cost Immigrants -- check the graph "On The Dole" investors.com , Nov. 14, 05

[. . . . ] Chief among the government services they were consuming were education and Medicaid.

Charest, Harper annoyed by French politician , Canadian Press, Jan. 22, 2007


PARIS -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Quebec Premier Jean Charest have taken French presidential candidate Segolene Royal to task for saying she sympathizes with the idea of Quebec sovereignty.

The Socialist hopeful was asked about her thoughts on Quebec's national question after a short meeting with Parti Quebecois Leader Andre Boisclair in Paris on Monday.

Royal said Quebec and France have common values, including "sovereignty and Quebec's freedom.''

From the Prime Minister's website

“Experience teaches that it is highly inappropriate for a foreign leader to interfere in the democratic affairs of another country. We look forward to marking the 400th anniversary of the founding of Canada at Quebec City with the next President of France.”

“We expect in turn that the next President will display an understanding of our shared history, and the respect for Canada and Canadians that such an important partnership requires.”

PM Harper expressed Canadians' displeasure. It might be productive to look at other incursions of France into Canada via those who would like Canada to be under the aegis of France again.

Canada's New Government recently introduced a bill in the House of Commons to establish a national process for consulting Canadians on their preferences for Senate appointments. Are you looking forward to choosing your preferred Senate candidates?

Yes: 64.39%

No: 19.70%
Undecided: 3.03%

Source: www.victoews.com

Memory Lane: Mosbacher Energy Co.

Frost Hits the Rhubarb July 16 - 22, 2006 -- July 20, 2006: Big oil ... targets Greenland


July 20, 2006: Big oil ...

targets Greenland
-- fields of 500M barrels: EnCana among 13 firms eyeing bid for offshore rights -- invited to Ilulissat , Jon Harding, Financial Post, July 19, 2006


CALGARY [....] Greenland is auctioning exploration rights to eight blocks covering 92,000 square kilometres in the Davis Strait between the huge island's west coast and Canada's Baffin Island.

Search: Richard Dingwall, an Arctic exploration expert and geologist with Mosbacher Energy Co.

Search Google also for: North Sea Lifting Ltd. , Richard Dingwall

Would this have anything to do with rushing agreements with natives in the North or Nunavut in the era of Paul Martin and Andy Scott, then-Minister for Indian Affairs?

Update Jan. 28, 2007


Frost Hits the Rhubarb Nov. 13 - 18, 2005


[Paul Martin] PM & Team "Priorities"

Parties agree to give four bills priority , Alan Woods, CanWest, Nov. 15, 05

- Bill C-53 [. . . . organized criminals and property ]

- Bill C-54 -- an act to allow First Nations to manage and regulate oil and gas management currently being carried out on their behalf by the federal government. [....]

Search: Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine

[My comments] Why do I think Bill C-54 so important? Think about it. Aboriginals, mining, North, oil, gas? Water purification? Culture and language for northen natives? Is the following in any way related? ....

Related to a previous post this week in which I mentioned the Deh Cho:

Aug. 2, 2006: Cdn. wishful thinking, "neutrality", Deh Cho


Deh Cho declines share of multi-billion dollar MacKenzie Valley Pipeline , Financial Post, August 02, 2006


[My Comments] What do the Deh Cho want? Just a thought ... Have they been encouraged to block the pipeline until the political party which buys their loyalty and their votes returns to its rightful position ... standing for nothing but being re-elected year after leftist year using taxpayer dollars? Is that too cynical. Well, gee ... why would I be cynical?"

Memory Lane: FINTRAC Money Laundering

Is this also related to IMET?

Frost Hits the Rhubarb Nov. 13 - 18, 2005


Scroll down to:

Every day is laundry day & Related, Queen, Shovelgate, Discrimination, Kelowna-Drugs-Lax Courts, Energy, Fugere, Gagliano, Chretien &

The real issue is the illicit drug trade and the turf wars that go along with it. Organized crime in its many forms is at the centre of all of this and any attempt to deal with the gun violence in our cities needs to recognize this at the outset. And it is on the issue of organized crime that this government fails miserably.

Look at the report [link and excerpts ...] released by FINTRAC last week ....

FINTRAC Identifies Over $ 2 Billion in Suspected Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)

[....] Highlights of the 2004-2005 Annual Report

Consult the 2005 Annual Report [....]

And there is much more.

Media: CBC - Canadian Television Fund - CTF

Videotron becomes second cable company to withold CTF contribution -- over the CBC "tax" -- follows Shaw cable , CBC Watch, January 23, 2007


Coming a week after the Shaw Cable president, Jim Shaw, withdrew his company’s contribution to the Canadian Television Fund (CTF), another cable company Videotron (owned by Quebecor) is following suit with a similar suspension.

In a letter sent Tuesday to Douglas Barrett, the fund's chairman, Quebecor CEO and president Pierre Karl Peladeau expressed "deep dissatisfaction with the fund's governance, performance and direction" and complained that "fund managers pay little heed to the main private-sector contributors to the fund and give little consideration to their point of view in decision-making.

Maria Babbage of Canadian Press reports: [.... details ....]

If CBC wants to pretend that it doesn’t benefit financially in a significant way from CTF revenue streams then give up the envelope and let people have the shows, like Rick Mercer, aired commercial free.

Granted, CBC may not make back 100% of the CTF contribution earmarked for CBC productions, thanks in large measure to low audience numbers (a factor of the inherently unappealing nature of the fare). CBC does however collect a significant percentage of that CTF contribution back in advertising revenue and foreign sales.

End of Update

A disturbing, but excellent, program

See if it will be re-run. Worth watching -- polygamy

In God's Country


A Mormon woman fights to protect her children from their dominating religion and its determined and vengeful Bishop.

This was shown Tuesday Jan. 23 at 9pm ET.

Liberals - Media

I learned of this story on Punted Posters and last night I read that Stephane Dion may be re-thinking this, given the bad optics of allowing back into the Liberal Party those who were involved in corruption (Gomery Inquiry). What is significant is what was missing in one of these stories.

CTV.ca -- Mr. Cote's first name was missing -- How strange; maybe it has been inserted since. Liberals may allow disgraced organizer back in -- [? Cote] , 24/01/2007


During the Gomery inquiry into the sponsorship scandal, Cote testified that he received $120,000 in $100 bills from the executive director of the party's Quebec wing. He distributed that money to 12 Liberal candidates in the 1997 federal election.

Liberal Leader Stephane Dion is facing questions about whether he supports welcoming back in to the party one of the key figures from the sponsorship scandal.

Cote, a former party organizer in Quebec, was one of 10 members banned for life from the party by former prime minister Paul Martin in the wake of the sponsorship scandal.

Search: [Liberal] MP Marlene Jennings

CNEWS.ca: Dion could welcome back some sponsorship organizers , By Joan Bryden, Jan. 24, 2007


QUEBEC (CP) — The sponsorship scandal came back to haunt Liberals Wednesday after newly minted Leader Stephane Dion suggested at least one of the organizers disgraced by the affair should be welcomed back into the party.

Dion told a Quebec newspaper that he has no objections to Marc-Yvan Cote, a former key party organizer in eastern Quebec, being allowed to resume his Liberal membership. [....]

Cote testified that he received $120,000 in $100 bills from the executive director of the party’s Quebec wing. He distributed that money to 12 Liberal candidates in the 1997 federal election.

Search: Montreal MP Denis Coderre , [Liberal MP] Marlene Jennings , Jean Pelletier , Alfonso Gagliano , paying millions in kickbacks to the Quebec wing , Jean Pelletier, former prime minister Jean Chretien’s chief of staff

Memory Lane May 27, 2005: Corriveau makes second appearance before Gomery inquiry


The balance was delivered to another organizer, Marc-Yvan Cote, he surmised. ...

Crime , Youth - Without Conscience

Shocking phone call
B.C. man tells court of conversation with one of teen's accused killers
, Tony Blais, Jan. 24, 2007, Sun Media


[....] Laboucan, 21, and Michael Briscoe, 36, of Edmonton, are on trial on charges of first-degree murder, aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping in the April 3, 2005, slaying of Nina Courtepatte, 13, on a golf course near Stony Plain.

Two female youths are also charged ....

A 19-year-old man, who was 17 at the time of the slaying, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in Stony Plain provincial court on Dec. 18.

According to a court document made an exhibit during the guilty plea, Courtepatte was raped and fatally beaten after being chosen at random at West Edmonton Mall.

According to the document, Courtepatte was raped twice, beaten with a wrench and a sledge hammer, stabbed with a pair of throwing knives and choked with a wrench.

Memory Lane: Bombardier

Search: Oct. 24, 2006: Bombardier and Related


Memory Lane: Banking , UNSCAM , PetroKazakhstan , Oil , Sinochem

Frost Hits the Rhubarb Nov. 13 - 18, 2005


More international banking info here: Inquiry names major firms in Iraq bribe scandal -- US report reveals 2,253 firms gave Saddam's regime kickbacks on humanitarian-related goods shipped to Iraq. , Oct. 28, 05, Middle East Online

The French bank BNP Paribas, which was supervised the escrow account for the program on behalf of the United Nations, came in for detailed criticism.

BNP faced a clear conflict of interest [. . . . ]

Search: Siemens, Texaco, Volvo Group , Chinese state company, Sinochem

Is/was that Chinese company involved in Canada? Kazakhstan? Bernard Isaultier sold his company in October to a Chinese company? With state control, how much separation, if any, is there between CNPC and Sinochem?

PetroKazakhstan shareholders OK CNPC bid
Reuters, Updated: 2005-10-19 08:43


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