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#521 Mike K.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:49 AM

Plecas is far from a whistleblower.

I agree, though, that this whole situation is making a lot of people very uncomfortable as the man doesn’t care about procedure, he cares about getting to the bottom of something he believes is very wrong with the house of government.

The fireworks ain’t over. That’s for sure.
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#522 dasmo

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:51 AM

"The Speaker also has extensive administrative and financial duties, being responsible for the overall direction and management of the House of Commons. Matters of administrative and financial policy affecting the House are overseen by the Board of Internal Economy, which is chaired by the Speaker. The management of the staff of the House of Commons falls under the Speaker, although the Clerk of the House and its senior officials generally manage them on a day-to-day basis. The Speaker oversees the premises of Parliament, as well as matters of security and policing within the parliamentary precincts. In addition, along with the Speaker of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Commons oversees the direction and control of the Library of Parliament."

 

If I am an employer and I suspect my some of my employees are embezzling money from my clients and that others are colluding with them then I would contact the police, not simple give them a pink sheet. If the police then recommend I collect data and do nothing so that clear evidence can be collected I would follow that advice. 



#523 dasmo

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 09:59 AM

Straight from the horse mouth: https://youtu.be/OQYRA1nyWwo


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#524 todd

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 10:23 AM

Sure doesn’t seem very confident, look at those hands and everything else wiggle. What type of ring is that?

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#525 dasmo

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 12:14 PM

Sure doesn’t seem very confident, look at those hands and everything else wiggle. What type of ring is that?

You’re just a shill for the invertebrate lobby....

Edited by dasmo, 04 June 2019 - 12:32 PM.

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#526 Torrontes

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:09 PM

It should be noted that the interview clip was published on February 8th, 2019, well before the McLachlin report came down.

 

Not getting the result they wanted, the Speaker and his assistant pursued "investigations" and "due diligence" once again, notwithstanding that a police investigation was still underway.

 

Sorry, but we don't have an inquisitorial system of law with an investigating judge. We are supposed to leave criminal investigations to the police and whether charges are laid is up to crown attorneys. They could decide whether a forensic audit is required.

 

Everyone agrees that there were some strange things going on which needed to be stopped, but chasing down the perpetrators in this manner brings the whole system into disrepute.


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#527 todd

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:17 PM

You’re just a shill for the invertebrate lobby....

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#528 VIResident

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 03:43 PM

"Everyone agrees that there were some strange things going on which needed to be stopped, but chasing down the perpetrators in this manner brings the whole system into disrepute."

 

Seriously?  The whole system WAS in disrepute, past tense and still IS, not due to Plecas and furthermore, the political class..... classless. 


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#529 Sparky

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 04:22 PM


Everyone agrees that there were some strange things going on which needed to be stopped, but chasing down the perpetrators in this manner brings the whole system into disrepute.

 

First of all I don't believe that "everyone" agrees but I would say "most everyone" would. One needs to make allowances for the odd wanker out there.

 

Let's put a private enterprise lens on this debacle for a moment.

 

If this were my business's money that purchased the wood splitter...and it didn't seem reasonable that one of my business's employees should have purchased one and kept it at their house for safe keeping...I would be pissed off. 

 

OK I'm sorry if I didn't have a policy that stated clearly that wood splitters should not be purchased for emergencies ...but hey I'm only human.

 

Now some other employees come forward and tell me ...that's not all your business's money has been spent on.

 

The first thing I would do is lock down every computer in the building. They belong to me. There is a policy that they not be used for personal communications. I want to review everyone's personal transactions that have been performed on my computer network.

 

Let's pretend for a moment that government employees are expected to behave in the same manner and expect the same scrutiny.

 

Is that unreasonable?


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#530 Sparky

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 04:54 PM

....oh and let's not forget that Elsner would still be the Chief of Police if he had only thought clearly about using his computer at home instead of the one at work. 


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:56 PM

 **BOOM** 

 

Legislature-review firm must send any criminal evidence to police

“...any information that is received during the course of the workplace review in relation to an alleged criminal act will be referred to the police,” documents say. “Alleged unauthorized use or misuse of Legislative Assembly funds will be forwarded to the Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia.”

 

It also said evidence of harassment or bullying would be dealt with.

https://www.timescol...lice-1.23875378



#532 grantpalin

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Posted 15 July 2019 - 11:23 AM

New investigation launched into suspended B.C. legislature sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz

https://globalnews.c...arms-new-probe/
 

B.C. Speaker of the House Darryl Plecas has launched a new investigation into suspended sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz.

Edited by grantpalin, 15 July 2019 - 11:43 AM.


 



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