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Doug Ford hires Gordon Campbell to review Ontario finances…😂

Good luck with that Doug…..the irony, it burns!! But hey if I get to post this video someone made….😉

 

Everything old is new again. Ain’t politics grand?

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.thestar.com/amp/news/queenspark/2018/07/17/ford-hires-former-bc-premier-to-review-ontarios-finances.html?source=images

#corruptioninquiryBC

( yes still retired but 2 more posts are needed-one on site c & corruption in BC)

11 Comments »

    • Right??? Feels like we live in a bizarro-land….particularly when Campbells actions and connections and deals as premier would absolutely come under scrutiny in a BC corruption inquiry….

      The arrogance of them all. It reeks. It utterly reeks.

  1. Will anyone be doing a review on Campbell government’s finances? We need it more than Ontario. People want to know what happened to their railway and a bunch of real estate that was sold to balance a couple budgets.

  2. Hopefully it won’t take Ontarians sixteen years to discover their folly of hiring Gordon Campbell to cook the books…. oh wait Hydro One it toasted already, what could be left to sell off

  3. Thankfully I read this this evening. had I done so tomorrow morning the keyboard would have been covered in coffee. OMG, I knew ford wasn’t the brightest thing in Ontario, but, Now at least we can get rid of the title, most corrupt province in Canada and bestow it on Ontario.

    So next comes the money laundering, selling off provincial government assets to friends of Campbell and Ford. just a re create of what happened in B.C.

    the voters in Ontario had a decent premier but they wanted the brother of a drug consuming ignoramus. Now they have it and as I say, they can live with it or die because of it.

    the U.S.A. never saw Bush 2 as a good President until they got Trump. Now the people of Ontario will see how good a Premier Wynne was. they didn’t like the sex education program Wynne and her government implemented. they’d rather have the old sex education program. Doesn’t matter how you teach it, all the people in Ontario are going to be screwed. No amount of birth control will stop the corruption which will be born in the province.

  4. All anyone can say is Dumb and Dumber take your pick ?? Crooked or Crookeder choice is yours. Yep your bang on LOL. Great stuff and video thanks Lila

  5. They may also want to test drive a few things in Ontario to see what they can get away with prior to the federal election in 2019. Can you just imagine el gordo as “advisor” to Scheer, along with Harper. “Where would we run to?

    Trump agreed it would let Putin “interview” Bill Browder and all Putin wants to do is kill Browder. Wonder what type of deals el gordo, doug the thug, and harpercon have in mind for Canada, like seeing harpercon slide into the side door of the W.H. was some sick.

  6. Me two years ago in the post above:

    ” Good luck with that.”

    Todays news : https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/opposition-mlas-decry-campbells-compensation-568459182.html
    Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell received nearly $600,000 in consulting fees for about five months’ work as head of a commission examining Manitoba Hydro megaprojects before stepping down in February 2019, the Free Press has learned.

    According to documents obtained through freedom of information legislation, Campbell billed the government for $593,962 for work done between September 2018 and February 2019. His appointment was announced in October 2018.

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    Campbell relinquished the role a few days after a British newspaper reported he was the subject of a sexual assault investigation being conducted by London police.

    In addition to his fees, Campbell’s commission racked up more than $76,000 in expenses, pushing the total cost to $670,755.

    According to a printout obtained by the Free Press, expenses included everything from stationery supplies ($8,467) to legal services ($23,050), teleconferencing costs ($1,290) and jugs of water ($121.78).

    The Pallister government’s decision to appoint a commission to examine decisions relating to the construction of the Keeyask Generating Station and the Bipole III power transmission line was controversial.

    Critics said the two projects had already received a great deal of scrutiny by the Public Utilities Board of Manitoba as well as from a review done by Hydro, with the help of an outside consultant, after the Progressive Conservatives were sworn into government in 2016.

    The government gave Campbell a budget of $2.5 million and a deadline of December 2019 to complete his work.

    In addition to his fees, Gordon Campbell’s commission racked up more than $76,000 in expenses, pushing the total cost to $670,755. (Dan Janisse / Postmedia files)

    After he departed, it took the government eight months to hire his replacement. In October, another former premier, Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall, was brought on to complete the job. His report is due this fall.

    In an interview Tuesday, Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton sought to assure the public that the money paid to Campbell was not wasted.

    He said the government is not spending additional money on the review other than what was previously authorized, and that Wall will complete the work with the roughly $1.8 million that is left.

    Wharton said Campbell “put a lot of time,” into laying the groundwork for the review, developing procedures and “collecting and reviewing pertinent reports and documents.”

    Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton said Campbell put a lot of time into laying the groundwork for the review. (Mikaela MacKenzie / Winnipeg Free Press)

    The former B.C. Liberal premier also did “some key interviews,” with individuals who had “insight into the projects,” he said.

    “(Wall) can move forward with the amount of information that Mr. Campbell acquired,” the minister said.

    Opposition politicians took a dim view of the hefty consulting fees paid to Campbell.

    “That’s two-thirds of a million dollars flushed down the drain,” said Liberal leader Dougald Lamont.

    “Why are we paying political friends of the premier millions of dollars for Monday morning quarterbacking, which is what this is?” he said.

    “That’s two–thirds of a million dollars flushed down the drain.”–Liberal leader Dougald Lamont

    The $4.7-billion Bipole III transmission line is now in service. The $8.7-billion Keeyask station comes on stream late this year.

    Gee. Did I call it or what?? 😂😂

    This is clearly a case of you definitely get what you pay for!!

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