Sunday, April 26, 2015

--'"Alberta lawyers are calling for an immediate, independent investigation into allegations of mismanagement and negligence within the office of Alberta’s chief medical examiner that could undermine the administration of justice... Justice Minister Jonathan Denis has in the past declined comment on the allegations because he said the matter is before the courts. His press secretary did not respond to an interview request from CBC News today. Savage said Denis can’t ignore these most recent allegations.

Another busy day. I have done older boy's income tax but then I had to go out with him to buy him the gear for his summer job. Exhausted by the search for work boots and work jeans we came home to put a frozen pie in the oven and the potatoes on to boil. It seems rather difficult to get back to the rental expenses. My mind feels like a toaster oven burning bread of ideas.
Where the day vanishes to is not clear.
Once lunch (late) is done, I will go pick up the food with older boy for the next week of lunches; you never know when you will be famished at  a work site and it is best to carry excess provisions just in case hunger overcomes you. Younger boy is oblivious to the drama of the summer job and simply trudges through math. His tutor is due to arrive to exercise his neurons.
I have a great many tasks to do --all related to the horror of taxes.  Once I am done the rental property junk I will be able to tackle hubby's income taxes.  Thank goodness, Kelvin at Clearly Financials has done the corporate taxes; we had the brains to hire someone competent to do the corporate taxes so that my brain would not explode reading Revenue Canada publications. It is bad enough trying to figure out student breaks with reference to RESP payouts and the money earned in a year. I don't want to enter the shark filled paperwork of corporate taxes; how Kelvin does this work without becoming harmed is beyond me.

The income tax forms and expenses for the rental taxes sit like grenades on the kitchen table.  We are all slightly off today because of tax preparation. Next week I have a few other appointments to get through as well so the crusade to help my handicapped sister is slightly delayed in its time table.  I am not the sort of woman who gives up in any area of my life. If I feel that something fishy is going on I simply check it out and report to the powers of life and death in government that they need to do their jobs. It doesn't matter to me if these people are top dogs; to me they are public hires and are working for us (or at least are supposed to be working for us). If they can't do their jobs then it is my humble opinion they need to find other jobs that they can do.

Of course the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta is full of people who talk and do nothing. There is a rumour going round you'd better vote Tory.
http://inagist.com/all/591790709830619136/

Norlaine Thomas    @Norlaine 
Rumour going #abvote - if you don't vote PC they will punish your riding when they win. Seems best reason ever to make sure they don't win. 

17 minutes ago

This rumour is probably fact.  This happens all the time in Alberta. You vote non-Tory and you don't get the flood relief until your MLA goes from Wildrosie to Tory.  This is another accurate comment:
http://inagist.com/all/591790709830619136/

Danno    @___Danno 
A very accurate portrayal of the Conservative party election campaign since it's being lead by a Jackass #cdnpoli twitter.com/BinkyBaxter1/s… 

https://twitter.com/BinkyBaxter1/status/592332148557885440



Now I hear one of them is stepping down from office. It is about time. This particular hire was all fluff and how he became the minister of Justice is slightly mysterious to me.

Alberta PC JustUs Minister, Denis, forced to resign:
Recap:  Alberta's Chief Coroner names Denis specifically in a suit alleging wrongdoing and negligence. "'Dr. Anny Sauvageau has raised concerns interference by provincial government representatives may affect the public's trust in the integrity of the death-investigation system, specifically in relation to deaths of children in provincial care... "Currently, there is regular political and bureaucratic interference in all aspects of the death investigation system, from the determination of cause and manner of death, to the development and implementation of policy related to death investigation," Sauvageau states in a internal letter to Alberta Justice Minister Jonathan Denis... "In the current conditions, I cannot protect the integrity of the death investigation system," Sauvageau states.'" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/anny-sauvageau-alleges-political-bureaucratic-interference-1.2769882 
'"Alberta lawyers are calling for an immediate, independent investigation into allegations of mismanagement and negligence within the office of Alberta’s chief medical examiner that could undermine the administration of justice... Justice Minister Jonathan Denis has in the past declined comment on the allegations because he said the matter is before the courts. His press secretary did not respond to an interview request from CBC News today. Savage said Denis can’t ignore these most recent allegations. “We can’t wait for the outcome of this civil litigation between the former chief medical examiner and the government to get to the bottom of these allegations,” he said.'" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/dr-anny-sauvageau-allegations-spark-calls-for-independent-investigation-1.2988188


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The only ones who have support in this Denis guy is the guy who no one has confidence in:



Denis should resign as a candidate also. These are legal proceedings, not divorce proceedings. Legal proceedings are not personal family matters, divorce proceedings are. Denis brought in the law that says a person is guilty till proven innocent. Denis needs to deal with his legal matters before he asks his constituents for their votes. Of course , Denis still running as a candidate is okay, because Jimmy says it's okay.

"For Prentice, Notley is all about big government, big spending, high taxes and turning away investment."
Could have thought Flip-Flop Jim was looking in the mirror when he made this statement.
He wants to hang on to power so he can reward his supporters with more sole sourced contracts.
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      They are not sole sourced (too many eyes on that now). But they are given to some of the perpetual donors, with a perceived transparency. Funny, how that works.


      Alberta Premier Jim Prentice still confident in Jonathan Denis as candidate, takes time out from stumping to jab at NDP 

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      Jim Prentice Edmonton Sun editorial board April 2
      Jim Prentice. Ian Kucerak/Edmonton Sun/ QMI Agency
      The premier looked like he was having a good time.
      Pressing the flesh, slamming the NDP, telling old jokes.
      But he got the news early Saturday morning.
      Legal proceedings are underway between Jonathan Denis and his estranged wife.
      Denis was, until early Saturday morning, the province’s top cop and Prentice’s justice minister.
      Prentice asked for the resignation of Denis and Denis complied.
      Denis shoots out a statement.
      He resigned as justice minister and solicitor general because of “a court action involving a personal family matter.”
      Denis and his wife have “had difficulties in our marriage over the last several months.”
      Denis says it is a “very difficult time.”
      These are legal proceedings and not divorce proceedings.
      He will soldier on as the PC candidate in the Calgary-Acadia riding, where he’s said to be facing tough competition.
      Prentice spoke to the Sun about how he felt when he heard the news.
      “I’m saddened by it as I think his constituents will be.”
      But obviously Denis had to resign.
      “You can’t be responsible for the administration of justice when you have a justice issue going on,” says Prentice.
      “Those are the rules and I intend that they will be strictly enforced.”
      Prentice says he has “confidence” in Denis as a PC candidate.
      “Jonathan is hard working and will work hard to earn the trust of the people in Calgary-Acadia.”
      “And I hope people will respect the privacy of he and his estranged spouse.”
      Earlier in the day, in a happier mood, the premier whoops it up at a pancake breakfast with PC candidate Rick Hanson, Calgary’s former police chief.
      Prentice is now full-force bashing the NDP.
      He speaks of the people.
      “They know we’re not an NDP province. They know this is not an NDP province and it will not be an NDP province as long as I’m here and Rick Hanson is here,” says Prentice, to a room full of PC party loyalists in northeast Calgary.
      “Alberta’s future is at stake.”
      Prentice says “there’s momentum picking up” and it’s time for leadership, a plan and stability.
      He is intent on making this a two-party race to the finish line. PC versus NDP.
      He bashes the NDP and hopes to bring over enough Wildrose voters to get a majority government.
      To get some people antsy Prentice doesn’t necessarily need to say the NDP will win.
      Instead, he says the NDP see themselves in a government with other parties.
      “Ms. Notley says there’s going to be an NDP coalition government formed in this province,” thunders Prentice.
      “If they think that’s where this province is headed I disagree and I’ll continue to say I disagree.”
      Prentice gets a question, more fuel to the fire.
      Notley says she does not back the Northern Gateway pipeline.
      “I’m not surprised this is another NDP policy,” says Prentice, maintaining the NDP oppose all pipelines — which they say is not true.
      “Couple that with the NDP royalty review, couple that with the NDP corporate tax increase, all of this will be harmful to jobs and Albertans know that.”
      Yes, it is confirmed. This is the pitch heading into the last week of the ballot battle.
      Prentice calls it “two competing visions of the province.”
      “I think that was clear in the debate,” says the premier.
      For Prentice, Notley is all about big government, big spending, high taxes and turning away investment.
      “That’s the wrong course of action,” says Prentice, speaking directly to the many Albertans who’ve lived in provinces with NDP governments. “We’ve learned this time and time again in other provinces and I think Albertans know that and very clearly that’s not what they want.”
      What’s missing in all this is Wildrose.
      Prentice still wants Wildrose leader Brian Jean to explain how the opposition party’s no-tax-hike, no-new-debt plan “will not have cuts that are going to inflict pain across this province.”
      “He has been unable to explain it because it cannot be explained.”
      Jean says he has explained the plan and where the cuts are and where they will get money to build.
      Yes, who knows where this curious election is going? It is a who-would-have-thunk-it battle.
      And Prentice is smiling Saturday, flipping the flapjacks for the faithful.
      He talks about making pancakes but he is also talking about the vote to come.
      “There’s a secret to it,” he winks.
      “You have to wait for it to bubble up from underneath. Patience, all it takes is patience.”