Questions? Comments? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Those who know about the importance of getting the truth known, and exposing corruption at SNC-Lavalin Inc. and those associated with them in Montreal, Quebec and popular disinformation about people out of work in Canada, will know why.
Those who don’t like the idea will just have to get used to it.
I don’t approve of attempts to suppress the truth by blind obedience to silly little rules of protocol, at any level whatsoever, about what is considered “…not politically correct….” or “…not proper…” to discuss – never mind what is “not proper” to take action on “…..because of the legislation…..” - or because “……it’s been going on for so long that you CAN’T POSSIBLY DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT….”. All that is doing is invoking a universally popular but fundamentally flawed form of “logic” where the AXIOM is converted into a REASON. I also don’t approve of lawyers looking for excuses to start vexatious or frivolous libel lawsuits to cover up for misdeeds by business leaders and others in Canada based on the fact that these people think they have the money to always enforce a “money talks” type of political regime at the expense of the “little guy”. Remember that in Canada, before Justin Trudeau, we had a Prime Minister – Stephen Harper – who is on public record (as of May 2002) as saying that Canada is a “nation of defeatists”.
No matter the current dilemma involving the Prime Minister's Office under Justin Trudeau and the SNC-Lavalin Inc. “affair” involving the choice between a D.P.A. and criminal prosecution of the company on account of their past record of bribery and improper payments in Libya and elsewhere, and related matters, the fact is that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has publicly spoken many times of his “...better is always possible…” political philosophy.
This “...better is always possible…” political philosophy of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s actually and simply represents common sense. Currently we are all “stuck” with trying to function normally in a world where some people in positions of power and influence don’t want to know - because it runs counter to the narrow and mis-informed interests of their own little office cliques and their little social cliques, aided by their mis-application of “unlimited” money for nefarious purposes.
As I type this, on April 10th 2019, controversy concerning the SNC-Lavalin “affair” rages around Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Prime Minister’s Office - and who will win in the Canadian federal elections this coming October. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau himself has said many times that there is a lot of hard work ahead to make things better and I for one could not agree more.
The real issue is one of making Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “...better is always possible…” philosophy actually work properly in practice, across all significant problem areas in Canada, NO MATTER who wins in the upcoming federal elections. We must make this clear to his main opponents – Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives – and everybody else. If Andrew Scheer and the Conservatives win in the October federal elections, they must realise that there must be no return to the “bad old days” and the bad methods of the previous Conservative government under Stephen Harper.
The attitudes that former Prime Minister Stephen Harper complained of back in May 2002 - and all similar ones - obviously constitute an extremely serious menace to Canadians, and always have. What we actually need in Canada is the exact opposite and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – and whoever (if anybody) replaces him following the October federal elections will have to pay attention to this, BECAUSE I SAY SO. And I’m not the only one who says so - contrary to what all the small-minded nincompoops in big business, the legal profession, government departments and the mainstream news media might want to say in the name of supporting all their specious arguments for trivialising - or outright denial of - what I’ve just said.
We all know that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau understands this - even if nobody else wants to, on account of alleged “inconvenience” to the interests of their little cliques. There is no problem whatsoever that “can’t” be solved - with the exception of those where all the proposed “solutions” attempt to break the natural laws of the universe (which, in everyday terms, means the laws of mathematics, physics and chemistry)
If there is a problem then you FIX IT. The law is not perfect, and never will be, and everybody knows that perfectly well – or is at least SUPPOSED to know that. Improvements in the law are always possible. Occasionally, situations arise when it is necessary to improve the law by setting a legal precedent, in court or out of court - depending on the circumstances. That has been common knowledge ever since the concept of “law” was first invented.
But part of Canada’s problem is too many people in positions of power and influence constantly denying this as a means of “controlling” everybody else by preventing solutions to practical problems, while pretending to “know everything” when the reality is the exact opposite. They clearly don’t want to know that application of “the law” is supposed to constitute a means for resolving practical problems.
“The law” is NOT supposed to be a means for PREVENTING SOLUTIONS to practical problems BASED ON BLIND OBEDIENCE to the “letter of the law”, if such “letter of the law” is clearly shown to be working against practical solutions to whatever problem is under discussion.
As before you can now access my other web site by clicking on www.unempgeninfo.com
Note: the link just given points to a different URL from the original one - and this has arisen on account of a web site “glitch” that I had to solve 3-4 years ago. My apologies for any confusion caused!
Those people who are already familiar with it will recall that it is mainly about the misleading picture concerning unemployment and under-employment in Canada emanating from mass media reports, which in turn has been caused by incomplete information “at source” and completely wrong analysis thereof. This has caused some extremely serious problems with Ottawa’s high tech sector - notably since early 2001 - involving politicians, as well as the general voting public and the business community, being unable to understand what has really been going on and also being fooled into adopting grossly and un-justifiably optimistic views about Ottawa’s high tech sector and the economy in general. The result has been persistent neglect by all concerned to take action on the scale necessary to making Ottawa’s economy perform properly; in addition to this, there are still serious problems over non-access to retraining for those out of work, notwithstanding the federal / Ontario Labour Market Agreement effective April 1st 2008 and subsequent ones.
Robert T. Chisholm, Ottawa, April 10th 2019
Associate Member, Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)