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Old 04-13-2009, 08:37 PM   #1
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Stranger than Fiction: The Bre-X Gold Scandal | CBC Archives
Bre-X Minerals Ltd. was first incorporated and listed on the Alberta Stock Exchange in 1989
http://archives.cbc.ca/economy_busin...s/topics/1211/

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http://www.albertasecurities.com/Enf...2007-07-03.pdf

Memories of ruthless firings of whistle-blowers, the anonymous letters to the government from fearful but alarmed employees within the ASC, allegations of sexually inappropriate behaviour in executive offices--all of it was still very much present in the reporters' minds. As were the secret reports on ASC activities, buried out of sight from the public, and alleged attempts by ASC management to thwart the work of the auditor general in investigating them.
http://www.westernstandard.ca/websit...le.php?id=1282

April 9-09. The 36-page ruling, released Thursday, ends a 10-year battle between the oil executives and securities regulators in one of the biggest corporate scandals in the Canadian oilpatch industry. They were the CEO and CFO of Blue Range when the breaches took place in 1998 and 1997.
http://www.globaltv.com/globaltv/nat...tml?id=1482681

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"Bill Kaufmann also usually covers issues of provincial politics, and I fear that in Alberta, that's a recipe for obscurity as well. The excitement generated around Alberta politics, in the general public I mean, couldn't be measured with the most sensitive of instrumentation. In today's column,* he discusses the recent move by Klein to lock down government information even tighter with their recent law to keep ministerial briefings secret for 5 years. As Kaufmann pointed out "That sounds suspiciously like Lyle Oberg's closeted skeletons. Do tell.

"What makes all this so ironic is that we make so much noise about democracy in the outside world. We whine and complain about AdScam moneys being wasted, and crow for full disclosure of the details. All the while, no one mentions the MASSIVE Alberta Securities Commission scandal investigation that's been going for since Don Getty's regime largely because of government stonewalling. We whine about '12 years of Liberal one-party democracy in Ottawa' all the while ignoring the fact that the same political ideology has ruled Alberta for more than HALF A CENTURY. The irony is, no one even notices the irony.
http://elronsviewfromtheedge.wordpre...erta-politics/

Mon, May 22, 2006

New dark age
Alberta Tories not ashamed of increased secrecy
By Bill Kaufmann

Accountability is for suckers and those without absolute power. That's the case in Alberta, where the natural ruling party is set to push though privacy legislation to keep the inner doings of the elected employees secret from their employers, the latter otherwise known as the voting public.

Tory proponents of diminished transparency aren't even the least bit bashful about extinguishing access to ministerial briefing notes for five years....
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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Jan. 29, 2009
BSE test for live animals may be near

Canadian researchers and collaborators in Germany may have found a new way to test for BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) in cows that could revolutionize the cattle industry and eventually change beef inspection protocol worldwide.
http://www.ucalgary.ca/news/utoday/jan29-09/BSE

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Lone BSE Case Devastates Beef Industry
December 01, 2003 Category: Agri-foods, Agriculture, Environment Tags: Agriculture, BSE, cattle industry
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It took just one wobbly-legged black Angus cross - pulled out of the pen while awaiting his fate at an abattoir by a sharp-eyed inspector on Jan. 31 - to send Canada’s $7-billion beef industry into an economic apocalypse.
... The tally? Between $1 billion and $1.5 billion out of the Canadian economy, depending on how quickly the world’s marketplace welcomes back Canadian beef products. At the blast’s epicentre in Alberta, Serecon estimated BSE would cost the economy between $550 million and $817 million...
While the provincial and federal governments cobbled together a $460-million bailout package for cattle ranchers, that assistance won’t muffle the impact to the bottom line at Roberge Trucking, the largest cattle hauler in Canada. The company saw more than half of its 140 trailers sit idle during the summer. That translates into a 65% drop in revenues for this year as well as future labour shortages. “My truckers have gone to the oilpatch or hauling freight because they’ve got to make a living,” says co-owner Marcel Roberge, whose company is jointly headquartered in Lloydminster and Moose Jaw.
http://www.albertaventure.com/?p=321

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Alberta gov't quietly declares BSE 'emergency'
Updated Thu. Aug. 5 2004 11:34 PM ET
Alberta gov't quietly declares BSE 'emergency'
Image - Premier Ralph Klein at Calgary Stampede
Alberta's auditor general, Fred Dunn, reported Tuesday that Alberta's three major meat packers have nearly quadrupled their profits since the outbreak.
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...57/?hub=Canada

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Cattle Ranchers Need a Special Brand of Help
David Kilgour, Globe and Mail, August 20, 2004
It's hard for urban Canadians to grasp the devastation felt by tens of thousands of families who work in our national beef industry since bovine spongiform encephalopathy was discovered in an Alberta cow, and the United States closed the border to Canadian beef more than a year ago.
http://www.david-kilgour.com/BSE/BSE...0Clippings.htm
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John Knapp, an Alberta Agriculture assistant deputy minister, said a floor price would discourage meat packers from increasing capacity by limiting the return they would earn on their investment.
Tue Aug. 12 2003 11:47:09 PM
Ottawa extends mad cow aid program

CTV.ca News Staff

Ottawa says an aid program for farmers affected by mad cow will be extended for one more week. The extension will cost about $36 million. That's on top of a $460 million federal-provincial aid package announced in June.

Agriculture Minister Lyle Vanclief says the payments will be made for any cattle sold 14 days prior to Sept. 1.

http://www.cp24.com/servlet/an/local...4Entertainment
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and as a result Federal and Provincial funds for BSE supplemental payments did not go to farmers but to Tyson, Cargill and XL Foods.

The Alberta Auditor General’s report, which followed the money trail in the wake of the Alberta government’s BSE-related assistance programs, was released July 27, 2004. This report revealed that only three federally-inspected meat packers: Cargill, Tyson Foods (Lakeside) and XL Foods, controlled “at least 90%” of the capacity in
Alberta.
http://plawiuk.blogspot.com/2005/07/...se-crisis.html

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The immediate banning by the U.S. government of our live animals after one cow in one herd in this province was found to be BSE-positive on May 20, 2003 created a huge oversupply of products. The U.S. had received about four-fifth of our beef exports and almost all of our live cattle; the ban meant catastrophe for most in the industry. It also proved to be a “recipe made in heaven” for the packer subsidiaries of two American food giants; Lakeside (Tyson) in Brooks and Cargill in High River, which were licensed by Washington to sell boneless beef from animals under thirty months of age into the U.S.
http://www.david-kilgour.com/mp/Regi...E%20Crisis.htm

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Report of the Auditor General on the Alberta Government's BSE-Related Assistance Programs
The packers’ earnings before corporate interest and taxes rose $130/head, an increase of 281% (see page 89). [companies clumped together]
http://www.oag.ab.ca/files/oag/OAG_BSE_2004.pdf
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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eugenics: why i hate the famous five

http://www.abheritage.ca/famous5/ach..._eugenics.html
http://cannabislink.ca/papers/murphy/famous5on50.htm

But the person who did more than anyone to persuade Canadians of the need for eugenics was Helen MacMurchy, who in 1915 became Ontario's "inspector of the feeble-minded." ... They had their greatest influence in Alberta, where Canada's first woman magistrate Emily Murphy lectured widely on the dangers of bad genes. "Insane people," she proclaimed, "are not entitled to progeny." Another prominent campaigner for sterilization was the suffragist Liberal MLA Nellie McClung, whose promotion of the benefits of sterilization, especially for "young simple-minded girls," was vital to the passage of eugenics legislation in Alberta. Another of the "Famous Five," the Hon. Irene Parlby, repeatedly alarmed the public to the growing rate at which the "mentally deficient" were propagating. Her "great and only solution to the problem" was sterilization...

The Alberta Eugenics Board took on a life of its own. Neither the wave of revulsion that followed the revelations of Hitler's policies to "purify" the German people, nor the strong repudiation of eugenics ideas by leading scientists had any impact on the operation of the board, which continued its work with the full support of the Social Credit government. The new Conservative government of Peter Lougheed finally erased the law in 1972.

A celebrated law case finally brought the eugenics disgrace to light. Leilani Muir sued the Alberta government for wrongfully confining her, stigmatizing her as a moron, and sterilizing her.

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.c...=A1ARTFET_E126
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:57 PM   #4
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Calgary business community welcomes ...
previous rant: http://projectavalon.net/forum/showthread.php?t=12131

Fast Forward Weekly
As George W. Bush’s St. Patrick’s Day visit to Calgary draws near, the federal government is facing pressure from activists and human rights lawyers to bar the former U.S. president from the country or prosecute him for war crimes and crimes against humanity once he steps on Canadian soil.
http://ffwdweekly.com/article/news-v...h-lawyer-3378/
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Enron tested ploy in Alberta
Bankrupt firm manipulated provincial electricity system, evidence suggests


Jason Markusoff, The Edmonton Journal, February 5, 2005
http://www.bruderheim-rea.ca/Journal..._macdonald.htm

EDMONTON - Newly unearthed evidence suggests Enron Corp. manipulated the Alberta electricity system during deregulation's early stages to reap revenues of $45 million in a single day, part of a scheme code-named "Project Stanley," likely a nod to the Stanley Cup trophy....

"It was testing for more extensive market manipulations they had planned later for the California market," said Eric Christensen, assistant general counsel for the Snohomish County Public Utility District, which is fighting to get judges to nullify a $122-million US lawsuit Enron filed against it.
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It's hard for disaffected Calgarians to get outta town...

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By the late 1980s, inflation and other rising costs were taking their toll on federal budgets and in the Mulroney government's 1989 budget, Via again saw its budget slashed... by 55%.

The shift to the less-populated (and less scenic) route between Toronto and Vancouver severed major western cities such as Regina and Calgary from the passenger rail network ...

The official justification for the rerouting was that the trains would serve more remote communities, but the concentration of Conservative-held ridings along the CN route attracted the charge that the move was chiefly political.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VIA_Rail
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Old 04-13-2009, 09:32 PM   #7
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i have lived in alberta all of my life.
alberta has been the richest province in canada for most of that time.
big money, american oil interests, american influenced resource sector and the fact that calgary, for years, had more american millionaires, per capita, than any other city on earth. alberta has a consular stlye business office in washington, dc. oh, and you didn't mention, no caste, condelissa rice is speaking in calgary in may. wtf, eh?

is it any wonder that there are american style industrial/financial scandals?
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:31 AM   #8
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Yah there is lots of weird stuff going on in Alberta.

I was in Edmonton last year for a few weeks, and I noticed pure black hummers driving around with huge recruitment adds painted on the side for the Edmonton Police Service!
Making it look really cool for the youths. And while driving along Whyte Ave I saw more then once a group of four armed police officers patroling the streets, all dressed in pure black except for the color on the badges, all dark sunglasses ect... again something that hollywood would consider cool looking.

And Then! Not long after I was on the BBC (British news site) and I seen a flipping banner on this site recruiting for the EPS.
So I click it and it takes you here:
http://www.joineps.ca/
They are offering stuff like $20000 signing bonuses if you get employed with them! And many many other perks... Mass recruiting going on there in that province that oil rich province....

No Chem Trails up North though.
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No Chem Trails up North though.
still none to be seen here.
how about edmonton or calgary?
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:49 AM   #10
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I haven't been in Edmonton for about a year now, when I was there last the sky was just super white the whole time, a really bright haze, when driving it started hurting my eyes after about 30 minutes.
Didn't see any chemtrails then.
The people I know in Edmonton say they see them now and then, but nothing like we have it here on the Coast of BC. It has been so cloudy here for the last while that I haven't seen any as an result.

Had a nice blue sky today though, and didn't see one the whole time.

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The husband of a Conservative MP - who recently "melted down" (abused staff etc) at the PEI airport:

Rahim Jaffer case heads for plea bargain

Cocaine possession and drunk-driving charges against former Alberta Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer are likely be resolved through a plea-bargain in early March...

Mr. Jaffer's lawyer, Howard Rubel, said the next court date for the case is March 9. However, Mr. Rubel declined to discuss what will happen.

The 37-year-old politician, who is married to federal Tory cabinet minister Helena Guergis, was arrested and charged on Sept. 14, 2009, at a village near Orangeville, Ont.

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