The construction corruption in Montreal is alive and well, despite the ongoing and very expensive commission in said corruption. If you drive by three of the major construction sites on the highways, the ones that cause nightmarish traffic jams, you will notice that no one is working there, all the machinery is gone and the sites are eerily silent. So what’s going on?
First it must be noted that this is not only a municipal issue, Transport Quebec is involved, ergo the princess herself could actually do something. It seems that said companies want more money. Hard to tell who’s telling the truth here, but having done some construction ourselves we know that one has to fork over money up front and then, as the job proceeds and more materials are needed, more money must be paid out. The government doesn’t like that and won’t give any more money. That Blanche, is the story in a nutshell. Someone has to sign some checks or the orange cone festival may extend into the winter – and that will not be a pretty sight.
You probably never heard of Katie Nelson. Neither did we until a couple of weeks ago. She moved here from Alberta last summer to help with the student protests by opening a facebook page targeting police action complete with posting pictures of the police during the ‘protests’.
If you recall, those protests were not only insane, asking for free tuition, but wreaked havoc in the city. It also cost the city taxpayers gzillions of dollars in overtime for the police which we have doubt we are still paying for. Well, it seems that the police got her number (how easy was that?) and targeted her with every citation known to man from spitting to not walking on the sidewalk. Guess what? She’s not happy with the $24,000 or so tickets she has received? No kidding.
Julius Gray, the constitutional lawyer has taken up her case for free. Sorry, we don’t buy it for a second. While she may be young and idealistic, she also had to have some indication that what she was doing was going to come back and bite her you-know-where. How about this? Go and buy a nice new suitcase and pack all of your possessions. Then go to the police, say you’re sorry, make some kind of settlement with them and then go back to Alberta where you came from. And don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
Bradley Manning, the army private who gave wikileaks all its information was sentenced to 35 years in prison for what he did. Unfortunately, he’s a bad smell that just won’t go away.
Seems he now wants to be called Chelsea Manning because he considers himself a woman. He said he felt this way since childhood and wants the prison system to supply him with hormone therapy. And you thought you heard everything? Not only did he decide that he knew better than the entire United States government giving out names and places and putting people’s lives at risk, after being found guilty of said crimes he now wants the taxpayers to fork over money so he can be who he ‘felt he was since he was a child.’ Spoiled brat anyone? Ya should have thought about all of this before you let the veritable cat outta the bag. Next. A flight attendant trainee for American Airlines has been fired after the airline discovered he is on the government’s “no-fly” list for making several bomb threats against United Airlines – a former employer. Patrick Cau aka Patrick Kaiser, 40, allegedly called in eight bomb threats to United Airlines between October 2012 and January 2013. The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing.
Rob Ford, Toronto’s genius mayor is back in the news having triumphed over Hulk Hogan in a friendly arm-wrestling match. Let’s just say the word class is not in Ford’s vocabulary.