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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, May 4, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Press Freedom Advocates Look Back on a Bloody Year May 4, 2015

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The Château Laurier was filled with journalists and press freedom advocates Thursday, April 30.
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Don Newman moderated the luncheon again this year.
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The Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy, Canada Council of the Arts' Simon Brault, and AP's Kathy Gannon, accepting the 17th annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award.
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AP reporter Kathy Gannon giving a speech about what press freedom means to her, during the luncheon.
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University of Ottawa's Anne McIlroy, Free the Children's Shelley Page, and Maclean's Sue Allan.
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University of Ottawa professor Tolga Yalkin, and Global News' Jacques Bourbeau.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
First place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Signe Wilkinson.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Second place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Elchicotriste.
Courtesy of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom
Third place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Ebrahim Ghanei.
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House Speaker's D.Comms Heather Bradley, Andrew House, and Chris Day.
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Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay and Hugh Scott from RX&D.
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Kristie Jones and Katie Tenenhouse of Reporters Without Borders.
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Mohamed Fahmy joined the celebrations via video message.

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