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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."

  

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Monday, September 1, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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