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2001


Lucienne Robillard
Noel Kinsella
Maria Minna
Big Contributors

Lucienne Robillard, Idiot Treasury Board President, proposed creation of a Public Service Integrity Officer who would review complaints of malfeasance. An employee in the department of the ministry accused would do any investigation the Integrity Officer deemed warranted. Don't you love the independence, the wise use of money, the desire to improve management?

Noel Kinsella, Senator, introduced at private member's bill to protect public servants from retaliation for disclosing publicly unethical practices in the government. Chretien & Co. killed it. It was the 6th similar bill to meet this fate since 1991. In 1993 the Liberals campaigned on a promise that "open government would be the watchword of the Liberal program".

Maria Minna, Minister of International Co-operation likes voting, and contracting and being a good friend.

In a Toronto by-election Minna used her constituency office to send material concerning a Toronto council candidate, for which she is being investigated by Howard Wilson, ethics counselor.  She also used the address of her constituency office to cast a vote for her friend Gail Nyberg. Minna does not reside in the ward. A constituency office is rented by the Government of Canada, not the member using it. A Quebec provincial politician, Monique Simard, in similar circumstances resigned in 1998. The penalty for breaking the Municipal Elections Act is a fine of up to $5,000. The Canadian Alliance called for investigations by Toronto police and Chief Electoral Officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley.  Chretien called in his ever ineffectual ethics counselor Howard Wilson.

Taking advantage of Wilson's 3 for 1 sale, Minna is being investigated for Canadian International Development Agency's contracts to her campaign organizers Doug Glynn, and Ted Lojko ($500 per day) aka Brantwood Communications.
In May 2000, Lojko received an untendered contract to provide public relations for an AIDS conference to be held in June. It was extended twice, for months after the conference, expiring two days before the election call in November, 2000. This amazing timing was accomplished by backdating contracts. Staff in Minna's Ottawa office handled public relations for the conference and Lojko was not a contact on any of the press releases for the conference. Lojko was paid by the government to work in Minna's re-election.

Big Contributors - 2001

LIBERAL PARTY
Top Five Donations
Bombardier
$142,503
Bank of Montreal
89,700
BMO Nesbitt Burns
33,000
BCE & affiliates
84,000
Power Corp
74,346
Bank of Nova Scotia
61,052
Overall Total
$15.9 million

Other


Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
$16,898
Canadian Bankers Association
13,000
Canadian Drug Manufacturers Association
11,764

 
 

NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Notable Donations

Canadian Union of Public Employees
$187,859
Communication, Energy & Paperworkers National Headqtrs
117,529
United Steel Workers of America District 6
193,362
Canadian Auto Workers
87,076
Overall Total
$4.4 million

PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVES
Top Five Donations

Power Corp
$56,918
Future Electronics
33,672
TD Securities
32,788
Molson Inc.
30,484
Dominion Securities
28,959
Overall Total
$3.6 million