April 16, 2016

What’s behind Notley NDP’s lenient treatment of misbehaving Acme town council?

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator
 

You may have heard about three town council employees in Thorhild County getting fired by the Alberta NDP government for poor practice recently, but let me tell you about Acme, Alberta where residents had some run-ins with its own town council.

A series of missteps by current council members that are similar in severity as those in Thorhild, prompted residents to petition for an inquiry. And much like the petition in Thorhild, a Municipal Inspection Report was ordered but with much different and more lenient results.

Could it be because Mayor Bruce McLeod is a union boss and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Danielle Larivee wanted to take it easy on a friend of the NDP?

The issues started in 2010 when then mayor and now current Deputy Mayor, Dennis Kuiken, attempted to sell a park in the town and was involved in a tax recovery sale in which it’s illegal for council members to purchase land in such a transaction.

Conveniently, union boss Bruce McLeod was invigilator of the tax recovery sale involving the Deputy Mayor, where seven active bidders showed up, but he then proclaimed it was closed and he had only received one closed bid – of course, from his colleague Dennis Kuiken. And there was a suspected arson on the property the day before the land was supposed to be returned to the town as a result of council following up with the illegality of the purchase.

Residents also became suspicious that a fixed election occurred in order to vote who were thought to be preferential candidates on to council – you see, the town has been run by the same group of people for years. Election issues included, among many other instances, having family members of candidates manning polling stations alone, candidates being in the vicinity of election supplies and council staff intervening with voters when they arrived to cast a ballot.

A group of residents did bring these issues to court and after a long decision, the case was dismissed. But what was curious, is that after residents made waves, they started to become aware that they were getting more notices from bylaw – almost as if they were being targeted.

In Thorhild, council members got fired for their actions, while in Acme, very little was done to alleviate the issues that the residents were having with their council. Larivee gave these council members a slap on the wrist and said that vast improvements have been made and there will be a follow up, which has left some residents unsatisfied with the outcome of the review that was completed by the NDP government.

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commented 2016-04-18 01:34:45 -0400
THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE LMAO!
Yeah , their own people.
commented 2016-04-17 16:34:31 -0400
Hi Keith,

Are you outraged? I am.

Liberal Cabinet Ministers have been using their insider status to raise thousands for the Wynne war chest – up to $500,000 a year.

The news is only getting worse. Last week we learned the government gave contracts to seven wind and solar companies who donated a quarter of a million dollars to the Liberal Party.

And the three other wind and solar companies that didn’t donate? They didn’t get a single contract.

That’s why I’m emailing you. I need your help.Hi Keith,

Are you outraged? I am.

Liberal Cabinet Ministers have been using their insider status to raise thousands for the Wynne war chest – up to $500,000 a year.

The news is only getting worse. Last week we learned the government gave contracts to seven wind and solar companies who donated a quarter of a million dollars to the Liberal Party.

And the three other wind and solar companies that didn’t donate? They didn’t get a single contract.

That’s why I’m emailing you. I need your help.
HELP US FIND THE TRUTH

This week Patrick Brown met with Kathleen Wynne to discuss fundraising reform. That meeting was a sham.

The Premier asked at the outset of the meeting: Patrick, will you insist on a public inquiry? Patrick stood his ground that he will insist on a public inquiry into the Liberal government’s award of contracts as it relates to its fundraising practices. It went downhill from there.

It is clear the Premier is terrified of a public inquiry. Her fear is disturbing: what exactly is Kathleen Wynne hiding?

We need to work together, Keith. We have to send a message: Ontario demands the truth.

I’m asking you to donate just $15 so we can find the truth. Will you make a commitment right now to help us find the answers that Ontario deserves?

With thanks,

Tony Miele
Chairman, PC Onta
HELP US FIND THE TRUTH

This week Patrick Brown met with Kathleen Wynne to discuss fundraising reform. That meeting was a sham.

The Premier asked at the outset of the meeting: Patrick, will you insist on a public inquiry? Patrick stood his ground that he will insist on a public inquiry into the Liberal government’s award of contracts as it relates to its fundraising practices. It went downhill from there.

It is clear the Premier is terrified of a public inquiry. Her fear is disturbing: what exactly is Kathleen Wynne hiding?

We need to work together, Keith. We have to send a message: Ontario demands the truth.

I’m asking you to donate just $15 so we can find the truth. Will you make a commitment right now to help us find the answers that Ontario deserves?

With thanks,

Tony Miele
Chairman, PC Onta
commented 2016-04-17 11:18:18 -0400
One could go on and on about these corrupt people and commie and criminal organizations but it would be a waste of time. The problem isn’t the lying, thieving, fascist scum that run government, big business, schools, media, etc, today, these people are all sociopaths and can’t help themselves. The problem is the system itself – and of course The People who allow this complete corruption…
Since no one has been able – including Winston Churchill – to come up with a better system so far, we should reform this one as best we can.
There was much discussion of corruption and preventing it in the Federalist Papers, et al – but the Founder’s Constitutional principles and America were completely corrupted anyway. Why? Because of The People. The corrupt, and the dumb-f**k sheep that allow it.
We desperately need to change the way we are doing things in the West – because we are all facing a very ugly future if we don’t…
Let’s start off by dealing with the corrupt first. Make a purge of the worst of the worst of the corrupt. Public execution by hanging all round – I’m certain several names immediately come to mind. Then institute fool-proof methods to detect and prosecute corruption in the system to the full extent of the law, whenever and wherever it is found – the laws and enforcement of those laws we have now, are obviously not working – all the while bearing in mind the corrupt will always find a way to corrupt the system. The method must preclude any possible intervention by corrupt people. A country based on the rule of law, not man…that’s the correct principle!
“IF VOTING MADE A DIFFERENCE THEY WOULDN’T LET US DO IT.” Samuel Langhorne Clemens
commented 2016-04-16 22:31:48 -0400
Daryl Herman
I think some of the Rez chiefs did a copy on that model, but like you said it’s an old model , next after prositution
commented 2016-04-16 22:23:09 -0400
Kissen cousins— venal perfidious degenerates - follow the money = dippers
I’ve been in that town a few times, nice little country town
Even a road with my name

Thanks HOLLY -—- good presentation
commented 2016-04-16 22:10:57 -0400
Bring back the tar and feathers. This is the problem these days , corruption run a mock. Even small time politicians learn from the big boys. These monkey see monkey do bastards should be run out of town on a rail. We must learn to teach these assclowns that corruption will not be tolerated at any level of politics. WE THE FUCKING PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
commented 2016-04-16 21:17:33 -0400
This stinks to high heaven & it’s very obvious what the NDP did to resolve this matter. Nothing was done because the mayor is a union boss the dearest of friends to the corrupt NDP in this case. What a double standard. Why are the residents not pursuing this & sending a message to the NDP that this will not be tolerated. Don’t let them get away with this corrupt & bullying tactics which is as plain as the nose on their face
commented 2016-04-16 18:42:07 -0400
Dat’s the left for ya!
commented 2016-04-16 18:02:34 -0400
Just incredible how far the corruption spreads.
commented 2016-04-16 17:52:28 -0400
Mayor Bruce McLeod and colleague Dennis Kuiken and Danielle Larivee – you are all marxist scum sucking pigs.

Rot in hell.

#Acme #Alberta #Canada
commented 2016-04-16 15:58:28 -0400
Holly, great reporting! – but do you know that there are a lot of small towns across western Canada that have the same “clan” type of governance. It’s the same clan-ship which generates the “fathom” support for the ruling class in our provincial & federal governments. The higher you go the stinkier it gets. And it is a global issue.
The solution to this ain’t gonna be pretty.
commented 2016-04-16 15:29:26 -0400
Is there any Western or European government that ISN’T corrupt today? And why are they allowed to get away with it? I can see why they want to take guns away from legal gun owners, and leave them in the hands of crooks (who act just like them).