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Why wait for Gomery?

When it comes to cost overruns with the gun registry, the so-called HRDC billion-dollar boondoggle, and revelations radiating from the sponsorship inquiry that strongly suggest political influence and bureaucratic compliance in awarding contracts for work of little value, nothing infuriates the taxpayer more than an absence of responsibility or sanction through resignation or imposed job loss. In very telling testimony before Justice Gomery, Stephen Wallace, a top official from Treasury Board stated, "Managers, in fact, have the power to suspend, demote or fire...." However he, acknowledged, "That power isn't always exercised," and also confirmed that, "Consistent understanding and ability to use these tools is not evident across the system."

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Why wait for Gomery?

When it comes to cost overruns with the gun registry, the so-called HRDC billion-dollar boondoggle, and revelations radiating from the sponsorship inquiry that strongly suggest political influence and bureaucratic compliance in awarding contracts for work of little value, nothing infuriates the taxpayer more than an absence of responsibility or sanction through resignation or imposed job loss. In very telling testimony before Justice Gomery, Stephen Wallace, a top official from Treasury Board stated, "Managers, in fact, have the power to suspend, demote or fire...." However he, acknowledged, "That power isn't always exercised," and also confirmed that, "Consistent understanding and ability to use these tools is not evident across the system."

  
Parliamentary Calendar
Sunday, July 12, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.

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