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This pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?


 

As the front page of La Presse helpfully points out this morning, Jean Charest and the Liberals are the sole political party in the province to be against a public inquiry into the construction industry. Two of the province’s four major union federations, the provincial police association, the association of public prosecutors, the Union of Quebec Municipalities (and many more!) are all in favour–including longtime holdout FTQ, which given its presence in the construction industry, stands to be awfully embarrassed by such a thing.

Yikes.

I don’t know enough to jump whole hog on the public inquiry bandwagon. My knowledge of the things extends to having read much of the Cliche Report, which in 1974 outlined in near-surgical detail the level of mobbed-up, strong-armed corruption within the province’s construction industry. The Cliche hearings, co-wrote an idealistic young lawyer named Brian Mulroney at the time, “offered a daily fare composed of tricksters, crooks and scum.” The ensuing report arguably set back the cause of said tricksters, crooks and scum by a decade or more. Surely that’s a good thing, right?


 
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This pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?

  1. " The Cliche hearings, co-wrote an idealistic young lawyer named Brian Mulroney at the time, “offered a daily fare composed of tricksters, crooks and scum.”"

    For an ambitious young Bleu, it was like a how-to manual!

  2. " The Cliche hearings, co-wrote an idealistic young lawyer named Brian Mulroney at the time, “offered a daily fare composed of tricksters, crooks and scum.”"

    For an ambitious young Bleu, it was like a how-to manual!

  3. La Presse left one out on the "Contre" side with the Charest government: Les parasites criminels dans l'industrie de la construction.

    And I think they left out one on the "Pour" side: some brave (and lonely) Quebec Liberal delegate at a recent convention stepped up to a microphone to propose that an inquiry be held… not a single other delegate dared break with Omerta by seconding that motion, so it died right there.

  4. La Presse left one out on the "Contre" side with the Charest government: Les parasites criminels dans l'industrie de la construction.

    And I think they left out one on the "Pour" side: some brave (and lonely) Quebec Liberal delegate at a recent convention stepped up to a microphone to propose that an inquiry be held… not a single other delegate dared break with Omerta by seconding that motion, so it died right there.

  5. By the way, all this mess unfolding in Quebec must make a few Maclean's editorial folks squirm a lot less over a recent brouhaha… but I still believe Bonhomme has every right to be peeved.

  6. By the way, all this mess unfolding in Quebec must make a few Maclean's editorial folks squirm a lot less over a recent brouhaha… but I still believe Bonhomme has every right to be peeved.

  7. ça sent le pourri au Québec, personne ne semble s'intéresser à ce qui ce passe dans le domaine judiciaire.Je vous invite à lire le nouveau livre de Jean-Claude Bernheim ; les erreurs judiciaires. Le Québec est un champion dans le laisser aller. Des policiers mentent un procureur abuse, des preuves sont détruites et le ministère de la justice , le sachant décide de ne pas bouger. Pourtant c'est la démocratie qui est en jeu. Personne n'est jamais puni. Il y a là un scandale judiciaire et on met la main sur le couvercle de la marmite….

  8. ça sent le pourri au Québec, personne ne semble s'intéresser à ce qui ce passe dans le domaine judiciaire.Je vous invite à lire le nouveau livre de Jean-Claude Bernheim ; les erreurs judiciaires. Le Québec est un champion dans le laisser aller. Des policiers mentent un procureur abuse, des preuves sont détruites et le ministère de la justice , le sachant décide de ne pas bouger. Pourtant c'est la démocratie qui est en jeu. Personne n'est jamais puni. Il y a là un scandale judiciaire et on met la main sur le couvercle de la marmite….

  9. More Quebec bashing! Yea!

  10. More Quebec bashing! Yea!

  11. Here is something I came accross yesterday on a political forum….
    http://ww2.quebec101.org:81/images/stories/diagra

    I'd like to send it directly to MacLean's to publish but I don't know how.
    Thank You

  12. Here is something I came accross yesterday on a political forum….
    http://ww2.quebec101.org:81/images/stories/diagra

    I'd like to send it directly to MacLean's to publish but I don't know how.
    Thank You

  13. http://ww2.quebec101.org:81/images/stories/diagra

    Please open before they shut it down again and make a hard copy.
    Curious that Franco Fava and the CSST are nowhere to be found on this organigram of Corruption,

  14. http://ww2.quebec101.org:81/images/stories/diagra

    Please open before they shut it down again and make a hard copy.
    Curious that Franco Fava and the CSST are nowhere to be found on this organigram of Corruption,