The ATCON Story: Reviving the Dead Horse

By André Faust

The ATCON story, Whoopee shit, there isn’t anything new here so why all the fuss, ah right! the upcoming election, let’s try to revive a dead horse to win the election. Bottom line since the ATCON fiasco of 2009 there has been one change of government who as well as the former government didn’t take any action, then back to the current government. Nothing has changed the money is still gone. The only winners are the banks who were able to recoup 80%+, New Brunswick was only able to get back a miserly pittance of 4%.

The ATCON story is not new, it is a common practice of Corporations to extort money from the government by using the threat loss of jobs, or the promise of job creation or both, but in the end, they never deliver.

Like others, Atcon understood the province desperation to keep and create new Jobs. They looked at the economically depressed Miramachi and promised that if the government would provide them with the money they would create new jobs and save the existing jobs. The old “Streets are paved in gold” sales pitch. In reality what they actually mean is “Streets paved in charcoal”.

The government of the day took the chance, even though, in the past, these corporations never followed through with job creation and in some cases actually closed their operation after getting the money, but the government took the gamble and lost (again)

Had ATCON been successful, the payoff politically for the government would have been great, but like rest of the Corporate extortionist ATCON took the money and ran. The consequence was the liberal government was replaced with the conservative government, but that still didn’t change the outcome, the money is gone end of story.

In a report presented by Canada’s conservative think tank the Frazer institute the reported that Over a period of nearly 20-years, federal, provincial and local authorities together spent almost $684-billion on subsidies, mainly to private corporations — and the impact on consumers was marginal at best. When you calculate in the tax loopholes and breaks that figure is tremendously higher than stated.


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The World Health Organization, (WHO), has named glyphosate a “probable human carcinogen”

plane2The World Health Organization, (WHO), has named glyphosate a “probable human carcinogen”.   Nevertheless Brian Gallant’s government continues to pay, with our taxpayer dollars, for it to be sprayed on our Crown Lands forests.

On Sept 12, You can hear firsthand how glyphosate is affecting our forests, our wildlife – and us.   Please join us.

The evening program includes:

–         2 short videos on the state of our forests

–         Kris Austin, Peoples Alliance of N.B.

–         Kevin Shaw, Miramichi Headwaters Salmon Federation

–         Ken Walker, Miramichi Green Party

Dr Caroline Lubbe-D’Arcy  from SSNB, Inc, a member of the Coalition To Stop Spraying NB will also give a short statement.

Rod Cumberland, retired DNR Wildlife Biologist will be in the audience to answer your questions and, MP Pat Finnegan & MLA Jake Stewart have also been invited to give short statements on the issue

SALMON MUSEUM, DOAKTOWN

Hosted by Doaktown Health Alliance: 369-1995/365-7860

TUES.  SEPT 12, 7 PM  –  doors open 6.30 PM.  Admission free


CCLA JOINS COALITION OF COMMUNITY AND ADVOCACY GROUPS CALLING FOR ACTION ON POLICE OVERSIGHT

The police force can occupy two states at one time, one they can be beneficial in fostering stability in a society, yet at the same time be detrimental to democracy, freedoms and rights.  There has to always check and balances to ensure that they do serve and protect.

As the Canadian Civil Liberties points out there has to be over sites over the conduct of our police forces.

TORONTO – Today, a coalition of community and advocacy groups, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Commission, issued a joint statement calling on the Government of Ontario and police oversight bodies to immediately implement recommendations of the Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch from his Report of the Independent Police Oversight Review. This statement was prompted by recent events that highlight several police accountability issues that require immediate action.

The coalition calls on the Government to introduce legislative changes to:

  • Clarify the process for Special Investigations Unit (SIU) notification, and the duty of police to cooperate with the SIU
  • Permit the SIU to refer conduct matters to the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD)
  • Allow the OIPRD to initiate investigations in the public interest even if no complaint
    is filed.

The coalition also calls on the SIU, OIPRD and Ontario Civilian Police Commission to immediately and transparently implement recommendations that do not need legislative change or significant extra resources, including:

  • Mandatory social and cultural competency training, in partnership with Indigenous and other community organizations
  • Collecting race-based and other demographic data
  • Forming meaningful and equitable partnerships with Indigenous organizations

Coalition members include:

  • Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Acting Executive Director, Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Jennifer Chambers, Executive Director, Empowerment Council
  • Julian Falconer, Principal, Falconers LLP
  • Sharmaine Hall, Executive Director, Human Rights Legal Support Centre
  • Emily Hill, Interim Legal Advocacy Director, Aboriginal Legal Services
  • Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission
  • Howard F. Morton, Q.C., Law Union of Ontario
  • Alok Mukherjee, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University
  • Aseefa Sarang, Executive Director, Across Boundaries: An Ethnoracial Mental
    Health Centre
  • Knia Singh, Osgoode Society Against Institutional Injustice
  • Anita Szigeti, President, Law and Mental Disorder Association

Quotes:

“The calculated, callous and unconscionable actions of both Toronto and Durham police in their deliberate avoidance of an SIU investigation of Dafonte Miller’s catastrophic injuries at the hands of Constable Mike Theriault and his brother, Christian Theriault represent the most compelling example of what is wrong with independent investigations of police in Ontario.

The failure to interview credible and independent eye witnesses who presented themselves at the scene to Durham Police, the blind acceptance of absurd accounts by the attackers of Dafonte Miller, the wrongful and illegal arrest of the victim Dafonte Miller and the deliberate exclusion of the Special Investigations Unit are all undeniable realities of the Dafonte Miller case.

Dafonte Miller and his family have, as of late yesterday, filed conduct and systemic review complaints with the Ontario Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) against both the Durham and Toronto Police Service seeking a full investigation of what the complainants
say was an orchestrated cover-up motivated by corrupt purposes and enabled by weak
police oversight legislation.”

– Julian Falconer, Principal, Falconers LLP

“The historical relationship between Indigenous people and law enforcement within Canada is one of mistrust and racial bias that stems from discriminatory legislation created to eliminate our culture and our society. The time for reconciliation is now.”

– Caitlyn Kasper, Staff Lawyer, Aboriginal Legal Services

“The failure of two police services to notify the SIU about Dafonte Miller raises concerns of systemic discrimination and ineffective mechanisms to hold police accountable for it. All of Justice Tulloch’s recommendations must be implemented.”

– Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission

“A simple trip to the store can capture police interest based simply on skin colour. We assist and represent people every day who have experienced discrimination at the hands of police officers.”

– Sharmaine Hall, Executive Director, Human Rights Legal Support Centre


Irvings Have Both The People And Government Of New Brunswick In A Vice Grip

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By John Bosnitch

 

 

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If so much of the public wealth was not being streamed into the offshore pockets of our invisible absentee landlord/plantation-owner Irving oligarchs, there’d be a *LOT* more to go around for the rest of the population of our poor province.

Allowing the Irvings to dominate the thoughts of the public with their media monopoly and allowing them not only to be the main private employer but also the top private provider of services to the government, means that they have both the people and government of New Brunswick in a vice grip that they can tighten at will, till they get whatever they want.



To date, the only prospect of turning this around appears to be coming from the Green Party in terms of the preservation and proper stewardship of our public resources as well as the termination of the wanton poisoning of the province with Monsanto RoundUp, which will likely be rearing its head as a leading cause of cancer among children in the next generation.



I think there might be a chance for change if the Greens and the New Democratic Party worked together after the NDP ever recovers from its pro-Irving stealth takeover by OIL-igarch sleeper agent Dominic Cardy, who showed his true colors by defecting to the Irving’s long-time preferred Conservative Party after capturing the NDP leadership(!)… which defection constituted a jump from the left of the political spectrum to the opposite extreme, that he executed as if he were merely changing an ice cream order from chocolate to vanilla… (in fact, even such a change would have been harder to make for my kids!)

A bit of background research reveals a long personal friendship between Cardy and one of the Irving oligarch clan’s sons. It is not a reach beyond the imagination that they might have sat down together one night on an IRVING OIL-igarch family yacht off the Bahamas over a couple of glasses of Moosehead beer and said to each other, “Hey, why don’t we eliminate one of the two potential threats to the Irving empire by taking over the weak and unprotected New Democratic Party (the traditional party of organized labor) in order to divide and conquer a potential LABOR-GREEN alliance that could eventually have the capacity to dethrone the Irvings.

The fact is that Cardy was a Washington-trained agent of empire, who worked for NDI the Democratic Party’s branch of the US global control mechanism that is headed by hate-monger Madeleine Albright (remember her? the woman who screamed “Disgusting Serbs, get out!” in Prague). The step down in salary and status by Cardy from being an international imperial agent to rural eastern Canada suggests to me that his return to Canadian politics after working against Russia means Washington was intent on extending its tentacles by taking direct control over political affairs in Canada after already providing the political campaign foot-soldiers to parachute former Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper into national office from Alberta’s alt-right, and after training the current prime minister, a son of former anti-American Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (Justin), and then locking up the entire political spectrum by injecting Albright’s stars-and-stripes “bot” Cardy in to take over the NDP in New Brunswick and then have him go federal… which would have given Washington a three-strikes “You’re out, Canadians!” takeover of the country’s entire political system.

Thank God for the Green Party of Canada, a group the US has surely infiltrated with a few FAKE-DREADLOCK imposters, but which they cannot yet co-opt!


The Council of the Rural Community of Upper Miramichi ( RCUM), has agreed to hear a presentation on behalf of SSNB

STOP SPRAYING OUR FORESTS

The Council of the Rural Community of Upper Miramichi ( RCUM), has agreed to hear a presentation on behalf of SSNB, Inc, member group of the Coalition to Stop Spraying NB on August 28 @ 7pm.

The Glyphosate Season is upon us – raining poison, that the World Health Organization (WHO) has called a “probable human carcinogen”  on our forests, streams, rivers, wildlife and people.  

This is done to kill hardwoods  and create the forest of softwood trees that the market wants.   Instead of poisoning our forests, we could, as Quebec has done create hundreds of jobs in thinning operations

Under Brian Gallant, our taxpayer dollars pay for this travesty.   $10 million between 2013 and 2016 was spent on forest spraying on Public Land – dollars that result in the death of deer, moose birds and other wildlife that depend on the vegetation that glyphosate kills for food and shelter.

RCUM OFFICE

6094 Rte 8 Boiestown

AUGUST 28 , 7pm.