Re: Montreal has no mayor: Tremblay resigns due to corruption.
said by hm :
[And if anyone thinks their prov or city isn't the same... I can only shake my head.
I've said this twice already here....a friend of mine sold to the construction industry in all of Canada except the Maritimes for 30 years! He says NO PROVINCE was like Quebec when it came to corruption. He couldn't sell a box of nails in PQ without a kickback to someone.
Never heard of anything even remotely ever going on in Peterborough the likes of the cesspool that is Quebec and some of its municipalities.
Nor have I in Niagara, and I do all sorts of work right now for various construction companies in the region.
If the best people in Quebec can come up with is "it happens elsewhere" they're living with their heads up their asses. It doesn't happen anywhere even remotely close to that level anywhere but in Quebec. End of story.
I've heard of homeowners being harassed/threatened by roving construction crews on the construction holiday for daring to perform home renovations during that period.
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Wow, that's funny, I have not heard, or witnessed that. And yes, 2 sets of 2 weeks of statutory holidays. That doesn't bother me as much as no night work EVER on our worse-than-3rd-world-country-roads. Our freakin' int'l airport highway has been under construction for how long now? How much longer? Slated to be finished in 2016? The best, absolute best is the length of time to complete a perimeter highway. 30+ years, slated to be complete this year. WTF? Nothing will change until such time the thieves are tarred and feathered then sent packing. I was in a good mood, I swear. -- ~ Project Hope ~
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Bzzzt wrong. Aside from the fact that Quebec and its municipalities have always been and still is the most corrupt political entity in Canada, the mob and the politicians did try to hide it - it's just that no one in Quebec was any good at it.
The Calabrese Mob Ndrangheta have strong influence in Ontario and this not something that is not unknown , most of the Ndrangheta person exiled themselve to Ontario so you can see that they are present.
We all knew what was going in Quebec and then add all those people bragging having good relations with Mayors and Politicians and people doing what they want.
Some companies owner were even bragging that they were receiving an amount for each contracts , it's not the way to keep it secret.
Then you get all these reunions , parties , event with all of them together , so it's not what makes it go secret.
Dude, I live in the Niagara Peninsula. Hamilton and Niagara Falls are here. There is more mob activity that goes on here than anyone will ever care to admit.
It isn't, however, heavily involved in politics or construction, at least outside of a very limited scope in Niagara Falls or the few construction companies that are *known* to have mob ties. Beyond that, there's very little political involvement, and the mob doesn't have their hands in the jar of every construction company. Comparatively speaking, there's ziltch in Ontario in that regard compared to what goes on in Quebec. I say this as someone who works in the construction industry.
Like I said, you guys in Quebec were just more corrupt, and on top of that weren't very good at doing it, either.
Furthermore, if the best excuse Quebec can come up with for their corruption scandals is to cry "Ontario does it too!" - without any concrete proof, no less - it just goes to show the very sad state of affairs that is political integrity in that province, or for the ability of Quebecers to demand more of their elected officials. Cry me a river, because this kind of bullshit doesn't work on me.