Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

Explaining the Lac Megantic Tragedy

April 5, 2014

The Railway Safety Act was changed in 2012. Can you see why the Lac Megantic tragedy occurred?

CURRENT RAILWAY SAFETY ACT

Objectives

3. The objectives of this Act are to

  • (a) promote and provide for the safety and security of the public and personnel, and the protection of property and the environment, in railway operations;

  • (b) encourage the collaboration and participation of interested parties in improving railway safety and security;

  • (c) recognize the responsibility of companies to demonstrate, by using safety management systems and other means at their disposal, that they continuously manage risks related to safety matters; and

  • (d) facilitate a modern, flexible and efficient regulatory scheme that will ensure the continuing enhancement of railway safety and security.

PREVIOUS RAILWAY SAFETY ACT

Objectives

3. The objectives of this Act are to

  • (a) promote and provide for the safety of the public and personnel, and the protection of property and the environment, in the operation of railways;

  • (b) encourage the collaboration and participation of interested parties in improving railway safety;

  • (c) recognize the responsibility of railway companies in ensuring the safety of their operations; and

  • (d) facilitate a modern, flexible and efficient regulatory scheme that will ensure the continuing enhancement of railway safety.

 

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Harper Government abuse of power

September 10, 2011

What will Canada's Harper do next?

by Jack Locke

I yearn for the good old days, when the Government of Canada was known for patronage, nepotism, and contract granting to pals. Now, they’ve gone too far.

Recently, the Harper Government has been using the people’s resources to promote His empire. It is clearly an abuse of power.

“Harper Government Invests in New Energy Efficiency Initiatives,” proclaims a headline on the government’s website. Other headlines also start with the blatant commercialization of Him, “Harper Government takes another step towards eliminating job-killing red tape.”

The Right Honourable has expropriated the government service for his own political aggrandizement.

The poor public service technicians must have been bullied by this new policy, obviously agreed to by a gang of Harper’s hand-selected, election-planning plotters.

Soon, expect to see Harper’s mug on the twenty-dollar bill. The multitudinous ways in which his creative team of hijackers can manipulate communications for their venal purposes is unlimited. They will bend the rules, rewrite the rules, or as in the present case, abuse the rules.

It is a sad day when Harper and his scallywags can play political mischief with near impunity.

Their reintroduction of the word Royal to Canada’s Air Force is prescient. It is not only the Air Force that is a Royal.