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(NYPost)   While we were pointing and laughing at the corruption in Illinois, Louisiana, Florida and New York, Quebec's been racking up so many political perp-walks that even New Jersey and Detroit are impressed   (nypost.com) divider line 48
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2013-11-23 08:24:39 PM  
True.  It is almost less work to list the politicians who haven't been charged with something.
 
2013-11-23 09:10:58 PM  
We kind of expect it from Quebec though.

If you're not in the midst of some scandal in Montreal, it's probably because you've got something to hide.
 
2013-11-23 09:20:57 PM  
Damn frenchies!
 
2013-11-23 09:24:39 PM  
Sacrebleu!
 
2013-11-23 09:25:45 PM  
Gang de voleurs.
 
2013-11-23 09:28:24 PM  
Sacre Bleu!  and Goddamn   those Quebec folks take Corruption to levels not often seen since Al Capone control Chicago
 
2013-11-23 09:32:12 PM  
Porter, who is now in Panama fighting extradition, was also charged with conspiracy and money laundering.

Nothing says corrupt crooked prick official quite like fighting extradition charges for money laundering from some hotel Panama.

I swear if Porter swallowed a nail he'd probably shiat out a corkscrew an hour later.
 
2013-11-23 09:33:02 PM  
Yeah, but that's Canadia. They don't really have a government as such. Just a bunch of people who wear hats and drink syrup or something.
 
2013-11-23 09:33:50 PM  
I was born in Montreal and lived 10 years (5 to 15 y.o.) in Quebec City.  Moved to Ottawa in 1985.

Anyways, most people knew how Quebec (especially Montreal) was pretty corrupt.  Starting in 2012 most people were shocked to find out exactly how corrupt it is.  They literally need a task force a la Untouchables from outside of the Province to come in and clean it up.
 
2013-11-23 09:34:13 PM  
Pennsylvania pipes up and says "Hey! What about us?"
 
2013-11-23 09:37:28 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Yeah, but that's Canadia. They don't really have a government as such. Just a bunch of people who wear hats and drink syrup or something.



We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.
 
2013-11-23 09:40:40 PM  
The Rob Ford stuff has really sparked an interest in the US about how corrupt Canada really is. Canada hates scrutiny from the US and often uses the US as a scapegoat or a cautionary example. Conversely, all this attention means that we (Canadians) might not have all that much to be smug about after all. Without our smugness all we have left is selling out to the Chinese.
 
2013-11-23 09:52:48 PM  

two towns over: The Rob Ford stuff has really sparked an interest in the US about how corrupt Canada really is. Canada hates scrutiny from the US and often uses the US as a scapegoat or a cautionary example. Conversely, all this attention means that we (Canadians) might not have all that much to be smug about after all. Without our smugness all we have left is selling out to the Chinese.


I know this might be hard for you to understand but there is a lot more to Canada than Toronto and Quebec.
The rest of Canada gave up on Quebec a long time ago and nobody really gives a rats ass about Toronto.
 
2013-11-23 09:53:13 PM  

mrshowrules: Gyrfalcon: Yeah, but that's Canadia. They don't really have a government as such. Just a bunch of people who wear hats and drink syrup or something.


We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.


There you go bringing class into it.
 
2013-11-23 09:57:56 PM  
They politely make you an offer you can't refuse.
 
2013-11-23 10:11:48 PM  
IL controls the Corruption leaderboard.  Our first Corruption trials were two years after becoming a state.
 
2013-11-23 10:14:44 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Yeah, but that's Canadia. They don't really have a government as such. Just a bunch of people who wear hats and drink syrup or something.


We don't call them hats. We call them toques. Toques are cool now.

*takes a swig of pure maple syrup from the ole syrup jug*
 
2013-11-23 10:18:56 PM  
You should see how much welfare that Queebec gets from the rest of Kanuckistan.

/Government: "Heres a bunch of money so you don't leave"
//queebec: "Thats ok for now, but we need more or we'll leave for sure and when we leave we'll still need to get welfare to support our country"
///Rest of Kanuckistan: "Get the f*ck out you lazy moochers"

////PM Harper last seen crying as he suddenly realizes the U.S. news is now looking at Canada and will now reveal more funny and corrupt shiat.
 
2013-11-23 10:27:04 PM  

Rigger1955: two towns over: The Rob Ford stuff has really sparked an interest in the US about how corrupt Canada really is. Canada hates scrutiny from the US and often uses the US as a scapegoat or a cautionary example. Conversely, all this attention means that we (Canadians) might not have all that much to be smug about after all. Without our smugness all we have left is selling out to the Chinese.

I know this might be hard for you to understand but there is a lot more to Canada than Toronto and Quebec.
The rest of Canada gave up on Quebec a long time ago and nobody really gives a rats ass about Toronto.


Yeah, this.  Northern Alberta doesn't even consider them Canada, really.
 
2013-11-23 10:37:49 PM  

Rigger1955: two towns over: The Rob Ford stuff has really sparked an interest in the US about how corrupt Canada really is. Canada hates scrutiny from the US and often uses the US as a scapegoat or a cautionary example. Conversely, all this attention means that we (Canadians) might not have all that much to be smug about after all. Without our smugness all we have left is selling out to the Chinese.

I know this might be hard for you to understand but there is a lot more to Canada than Toronto and Quebec.
The rest of Canada gave up on Quebec a long time ago and nobody really gives a rats ass about Toronto.


The latest Senate corruption scandal is noteworth because it involves politicians from outside Quebec.

Mulroney?  Corrupt as hell, anglo-Quebecer.
Chretien?  Corrupt as hell, incomprehensible Quebecer
Martin? Up to his eyeballs in corruption yet seemingly unaware of it, all of it from Quebec

Duffy, Wallin and Harb?  Not Quebec.

/selective memory is the best memory
//this is where everyone buries me in ROC corruption scandals
///notice how I conveniently forgot to mention every BC provincial government ever?
 
2013-11-23 11:41:26 PM  

quatchi: Gyrfalcon: Yeah, but that's Canadia. They don't really have a government as such. Just a bunch of people who wear hats and drink syrup or something.

We don't call them hats. We call them toques. Toques are cool now.

*takes a swig of pure maple syrup from the ole syrup jug*


Man, I love my Canadianites. You guys rock. Or is it "rocque" up there? ;)
 
2013-11-23 11:42:14 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope:

Yeah, this.  Northern Alberta doesn't even consider them Canada, really.

Yeah, pretty much.

Forget it, Jake, it's Poutinetown.
 
2013-11-23 11:51:39 PM  
Ha-ha, the article refers to Justin Trudeau smoking pot like we care. It's not a big deal.
 
2013-11-23 11:53:43 PM  

Haplo127x: Ha-ha, the article refers to Justin Trudeau smoking pot like we care. It's not a big deal.


Yeah, I'm pretty sure we respect him for not lying about it. Also, he's pretty dreamy ;)
 
2013-11-23 11:55:31 PM  

Mr_Ectomy: Benevolent Misanthrope:

Yeah, this.  Northern Alberta doesn't even consider them Canada, really.

Yeah, pretty much.

Forget it, Jake, it's Poutinetown.


Although, poutine is mighty tasty.  Being from the States, I'm kind of obsessed with it.  Which sucks, because I'm trying to lose weight, so it has to be a once-in-a-blue-moon kind of thing.
 
2013-11-24 12:10:54 AM  

mrshowrules: True.  It is almost less work to list the politicians who haven't been charged with something.



In New Jersey that would be a very very short list


It is bad when school board members are facing charges
 
2013-11-24 12:15:33 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Man, I love my Canadianites. You guys rock. Or is it "rocque" up there? ;)


Well, personally I spell it "rawk" cos I'ma cool like that.

Rocques are the things you curl with.

*rings cowbell at the very thought of watching some exciting curling action*

Hurry! Hurry hard!!

Mr_Ectomy: Haplo127x: Ha-ha, the article refers to Justin Trudeau smoking pot like we care. It's not a big deal.

Yeah, I'm pretty sure we respect him for not lying about it. Also, he's pretty dreamy ;)


Not sure about the dreamy thing but I do like the fact that he punched Patrick Brazeau right in the kisser.

A thing of beauty was that.
 
2013-11-24 02:02:48 AM  

Rigger1955: two towns over: The Rob Ford stuff has really sparked an interest in the US about how corrupt Canada really is. Canada hates scrutiny from the US and often uses the US as a scapegoat or a cautionary example. Conversely, all this attention means that we (Canadians) might not have all that much to be smug about after all. Without our smugness all we have left is selling out to the Chinese.

I know this might be hard for you to understand but there is a lot more to Canada than Toronto and Quebec.
The rest of Canada gave up on Quebec a long time ago and nobody really gives a rats ass about Toronto.


At best, the rest of Canada gave up on Quebec a long time ago. At worst, we want Quebec out. Gone. Independent. Give us a shovel-ready project where we build a wall between Ontario and Quebec, and New Brunswick and Quebec, cut Quebec off of the Canadian dollar (make your own franc if you want to use something that isn't "English") and let them live on their own.

All this corruption being dragged out into the light of day is just making that sentiment worse - how much of the billions of dollars that Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta (historically, at least) have given to Quebec in "transfer payments" gone into feeding that corruption? If Quebec goes after these criminals to get the money back... will Quebec get that money back AND future transfer payments? Will the transfer payments go down because the amount of money being lost to corruption is going down? The answer is probably going to be "Yes" and "No" - Quebec will get some of that money back from the criminals and the rest of Canada will still be sending the same amount of transfer payments to Quebec as it always has.

The next decade in Canada should be rather interesting; the Canadian media seems to be downplaying the Quebec corruption scandal (probably out of fear of being labeled "Anti-French", like Macleans was slapped with when they first brought this to light a few years ago) but as international media starts to look at it, our media may be forced to cover it. (Or the international attention might give the English media in Canada the cover it needs to cover it without being accused of being anti-French. That might give our media too much credit, though...) We shall see, I suppose.
 
2013-11-24 02:33:50 AM  
That's just the vital French culture they're afraid to lose.

/ no, actually, I'd suggest most Canadian politicians are corrupt
// our media and citizenry are too fascinated by American politics to notice, and they get away with an amazing number of things
 
2013-11-24 05:02:29 AM  

Bondith: notice how I conveniently forgot to mention every BC provincial government ever?


BC politics are awesome. Every mainline Premier (so not the transitional ones) we've had since the 80s has resigned in disgrace. It's like having five Nixons in a row.
 
2013-11-24 07:45:05 AM  
"Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Justin Trudeau admitted to smoking weed while serving in parliament..."

Zomg! He's worse than Hitler!

j/k He's actually kinda hawt, I agree.
 
2013-11-24 09:11:12 AM  

starsrift: That's just the vital French culture they're afraid to lose.

/ no, actually, I'd suggest most Canadian politicians are corrupt
// our media and citizenry are too fascinated by American politics to notice, and they get away with an amazing number of things


I think this was the point I was trying to make. Canadians are pitifully under informed about what happens in Canada. Hopefully Rob Ford changes all that.
 
2013-11-24 09:52:20 AM  

sleeps in trees: Bondith: Rigger1955: two towns over: The Rob Ford stuff has really sparked an interest in the US about how corrupt Canada really is. Canada hates scrutiny from the US and often uses the US as a scapegoat or a cautionary example. Conversely, all this attention means that we (Canadians) might not have all that much to be smug about after all. Without our smugness all we have left is selling out to the Chinese.

I know this might be hard for you to understand but there is a lot more to Canada than Toronto and Quebec.
The rest of Canada gave up on Quebec a long time ago and nobody really gives a rats ass about Toronto.

The latest Senate corruption scandal is noteworth because it involves politicians from outside Quebec.

Mulroney?  Corrupt as hell, anglo-Quebecer.
Chretien?  Corrupt as hell, incomprehensible Quebecer
Martin? Up to his eyeballs in corruption yet seemingly unaware of it, all of it from Quebec

Duffy, Wallin and Harb?  Not Quebec.

/selective memory is the best memory
//this is where everyone buries me in ROC corruption scandals
///notice how I conveniently forgot to mention every BC provincial government ever?

Aren't they Conservatives? Is that why the PM wanted to cover it up? Honest questions as I really just started to take an interest.

Also, really... it's a bit of a stretch to use smoking a joint as scandalous.


Wallin and Duffy are not only Conservatives, they were Harper's appointments.  Mac Harb was a Liberal.  (Brazeau's also Conservative, but he's not corrupt, just a domestic abuser).  Where the PM gets involved is how he tried to make the problem go away before anyone found out, and then when someone found out claimed he never knew there was a problem.

What really bothers me is that the PM's chief of staff has $90,000 or personal funds - more than most Canadians see in a year - to throw around at a moment's notice.
 
2013-11-24 11:24:11 AM  

Bondith: What really bothers me is that the PM's chief of staff has $90,000 or personal funds - more than most Canadians see in a year - to throw around at a moment's notice.


LOL - as if it's his money
 
2013-11-24 11:45:58 AM  

starsrift: Bondith: What really bothers me is that the PM's chief of staff has $90,000 or personal funds - more than most Canadians see in a year - to throw around at a moment's notice.

LOL - as if it's his money


Accountability is the dark matter of Canadian politics, we have this veneer of stability all the while the system is rotten to the core. A solution might be Parliamentary Reform, make the Senate a democratically (and proportionally) elected body that is a foil to the PMs power, instead of a yes man. Give the Supreme Court power to investigate federal wrongdoing without having to wait until a case is brought in front of them. A more aggresive prosecuting body might shed light in dark places. Finally: release arbitrary publication bans that do not threaten the identity of minors, more free speech will loosen A LOT of political strangle holds.
 
2013-11-24 11:56:20 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Mr_Ectomy: Benevolent Misanthrope:

Yeah, this.  Northern Alberta doesn't even consider them Canada, really.

Yeah, pretty much.

Forget it, Jake, it's Poutinetown.

Although, poutine is mighty tasty.  Being from the States, I'm kind of obsessed with it.  Which sucks, because I'm trying to lose weight, so it has to be a once-in-a-blue-moon kind of thing.


There are only about 125 calories in a can of beef gravy.

200 for the cheese curds.

Fries are fries.

...

Ok, it is kinda high.
 
2013-11-24 12:05:04 PM  

sleeps in trees: Ishkur: Bondith: notice how I conveniently forgot to mention every BC provincial government ever?

BC politics are awesome. Every mainline Premier (so not the transitional ones) we've had since the 80s has resigned in disgrace. It's like having five Nixons in a row.

This. I love BC. shiat the NDP ran a guy that committed purgery. Although my favourite was Van der Zam and his beer for a buck platform.


Was that Sven Robinson? Its hard to keep track of who exactly in this country commits a felony and is able to stay in the public eye...there are so many.
 
2013-11-24 12:40:13 PM  

Rigger1955: two towns over: The Rob Ford stuff has really sparked an interest in the US about how corrupt Canada really is. Canada hates scrutiny from the US and often uses the US as a scapegoat or a cautionary example. Conversely, all this attention means that we (Canadians) might not have all that much to be smug about after all. Without our smugness all we have left is selling out to the Chinese.

I know this might be hard for you to understand but there is a lot more to Canada than Toronto and Quebec.
The rest of Canada gave up on Quebec a long time ago and nobody really gives a rats ass about Toronto.


No. It isn't hard to understand, if it was you wouldn't have brought it up. Your comment illustrates the problem we have in Canada, we define ourselves not by who we are but what we are not: "I'm from Lethbridge not Edmonton" "I'm from Alberta and BC does things fruity" "I'm from Canada, not the US." Our patriotism is wrapped up in a strange provinciality (entendre intended).

If we follow your train of thought (or not) Quebeckers are the MOST Canadian: they have historically fought the federal govt and won, have been the least likely to sell out to foreign interests, maintain a healthy amount of social practices that define Canadian domestic policies, and are corrupt as a Nevada Boxing Commisssioner. What could be more classically Canadian?
 
2013-11-24 02:49:14 PM  

Bondith: Where the PM gets involved is how he tried to make the problem go away before anyone found out, and then when someone found out claimed he never knew there was a problem.


I... I find it hard to believe a man who wears swetervests and hugs kittens could possibly be corrupt.

I'm gonna have to do lie down in a darkened room for a while.
 
2013-11-24 05:05:44 PM  

two towns over: Rigger1955: two towns over: The Rob Ford stuff has really sparked an interest in the US about how corrupt Canada really is. Canada hates scrutiny from the US and often uses the US as a scapegoat or a cautionary example. Conversely, all this attention means that we (Canadians) might not have all that much to be smug about after all. Without our smugness all we have left is selling out to the Chinese.

I know this might be hard for you to understand but there is a lot more to Canada than Toronto and Quebec.
The rest of Canada gave up on Quebec a long time ago and nobody really gives a rats ass about Toronto.

No. It isn't hard to understand, if it was you wouldn't have brought it up. Your comment illustrates the problem we have in Canada, we define ourselves not by who we are but what we are not: "I'm from Lethbridge not Edmonton" "I'm from Alberta and BC does things fruity" "I'm from Canada, not the US." Our patriotism is wrapped up in a strange provinciality (entendre intended).

If we follow your train of thought (or not) Quebeckers are the MOST Canadian: they have historically fought the federal govt and won, have been the least likely to sell out to foreign interests, maintain a healthy amount of social practices that define Canadian domestic policies, and are corrupt as a Nevada Boxing Commisssioner. What could be more classically Canadian?


It seems that every part of Canada hates every other part of Canada.  Quebec is a bunch of corrupt, French bastards, Toronto is a city of wannabe-Americans, Newfoundland is a bunch of dumb hicks, Alberta is full of wannabe Texans, Vancouver is full of rich assholes, the first nations are good for nothing drunks, and Winnipeg just sucks.  Is there any part of your country that likes any other part of your country?
 
2013-11-24 07:57:32 PM  

sleeps in trees: two towns over: sleeps in trees: Ishkur: Bondith: notice how I conveniently forgot to mention every BC provincial government ever?

BC politics are awesome. Every mainline Premier (so not the transitional ones) we've had since the 80s has resigned in disgrace. It's like having five Nixons in a row.

This. I love BC. shiat the NDP ran a guy that committed purgery. Although my favourite was Van der Zam and his beer for a buck platform.

Was that Sven Robinson? Its hard to keep track of who exactly in this country commits a felony and is able to stay in the public eye...there are so many.


Dix (NDP) ran this year as Premier.  He was chief of staff for Glen Clark who was up on charges of conflict of interest.  He tried to cover Clark's ass by backdating memos that the RCMP would find in a raid on Clark.  So forgery for sure, obstruction of justice and as of August investigated in the voilations of the BC Election Act.  The RCMP are also looking into purjury.  The NDP then gave him a $66,000 payout to show their displeasure.

Now Svend Robinson (NDP) was elected as MP for Burnaby.  Although he brought forth legislation to include sexual orientation for hate crimes he was caught stealing a diamond ring and charged with theft over $5,000.  The charges were dropped as it was discovered he was dealing with some severe mental health issues.  I kind of feel for the guy.  He's done some incredible things for human rights.

The Social Credit and NDP had a lock on all the scandals until the last little while.  Then the Liberals brought in sex, drugs, and drinking in that order.  BC has the most provincial scandals (that we know of) out of all the provinces.  WE'RE #1!


I agree with you about Sven, he seems like his heart is in the right spot.
 
2013-11-24 08:09:10 PM  

sleeps in trees: Now Svend Robinson (NDP) was elected as MP for Burnaby.  Although he brought forth legislation to include sexual orientation for hate crimes he was caught stealing a diamond ring and charged with theft over $5,000.  The charges were dropped as it was discovered he was dealing with some severe mental health issues.  I kind of feel for the guy.  He's done some incredible things for human rights.


Svend was a good guy until he went nuts and stole that ring.

Of course nutty politicians are kind of a tradition here.

I blame Amor De Cosmos!
 
2013-11-24 09:03:45 PM  

sleeps in trees: Now Svend Robinson (NDP) was elected as MP for Burnaby. Although he brought forth legislation to include sexual orientation for hate crimes he was caught stealing a diamond ring and charged with theft over $5,000. The charges were dropped as it was discovered he was dealing with some severe mental health issues. I kind of feel for the guy. He's done some incredible things for human rights.


Sven Robinson was Canada's Anthony Weiner. Young, vibrant, great with the people, advocated for social equality and minority rights, gay. He was destined to be one of the all time greats, but then he went and farked it all up.
 
2013-11-25 04:22:16 AM  
Detroit will be impressed when Quebec has the guts to run a mayoral campaign on the No_Limits_nubian ticket

rollingout.com
 
2013-11-25 04:34:52 AM  
The Charlie Sheen of politics? The ladies might have a different perspective on that one.
 
2013-11-25 04:40:06 AM  
Quebec's always been mobbed up and corrupt as hell.
 
2013-11-25 09:16:37 AM  

doctor wu: Quebec's always been mobbed up and corrupt as hell.


You can tell with the border is because the highway changes from government-maintained blacktop to mafia-maintained pothole farm.
 
2013-11-25 09:30:53 AM  

Bondith: doctor wu: Quebec's always been mobbed up and corrupt as hell.

You can tell with the border is because the highway changes from government-maintained blacktop to mafia-maintained pothole farm.


*where the border is.

I need to cut back on typo mockery, the hypocrisy's getting a bit thick.
 
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