April 25, 2017

BC NDP "star" candidate has shady business past

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

James Wang is the BC NDP’s star candidate for the riding of Vancouver-Langara. Ten years ago he and his brother, who has a different last name, were President and V.P. of a holding company that operated Pattison College with campuses in Vancouver and Toronto. 

According to multiple news stories from around that time including the Toronto Star, students who paid tuition to Pattison College were ripped off. One student from Taiwan forked out $5,400 for his tuition then found Pattison had closed shop and refused to offer a refund, and he wasn’t the only student who felt ripped off.

Watch as I show you how the Ontario government had to get involved in action against Pattison College including a letter from the government of Ontario ordering Pattison College to cease and desist and outlining how the Ministry said they were in violation with the Private Career Colleges Act.

In the letter the government of Ontario states that in late 2006 they sent inspectors into Pattison College where they found that it was not operating with honesty or integrity and that Pattison College staff had tried to obstruct the government inspectors. We are unsure if Pattison College ended up complying or simply shut down the college in 2008 as the Toronto Star article suggests.

To be fair, I wanted to give Wang and the BC NDP a chance to respond to these allegations and ask why his holding company allowed Pattison College to operate what appears to be an unethical and dishonest business. Their response was a predictable denial.

“Mr. Wang was not an officer, director or manager of Pattison College Inc. nor did he exercise any control or oversight over the company. Mr. Wang has previously publicly and repeatedly stated this. In fact, the Liberals had to pull down a similar release they posted.”

But according to a December 2005 interview with the Vancouver Sun, Wang took credit for starting Pattison College telling the Sun that after establishing an immigration services company, they found this about their clients:

“We saw they also wanted to receive education,’ Wang said. So, it established Pattison College, which prepares students for post-secondary programs by improving their English. The school also provides access to business and MBA programs.”

The NDP did not respond to my follow up questions about whether the Holding company was aware of the actions of Pattison College or their dubious claim that Wang had no involvement given the interview he gave the Sun in 2005.

The BC Liberals did pull their original press release from Sunday, but re-released it the next day with additional information about Wang and Pattison College.

I learned a hard lesson after the Alberta election in 2015 - do not let NDP candidates run without investigating and researching them first or we’ll end up with our own group of Destroyers in this province come May 9th.

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commented 2017-05-08 20:50:27 -0400
Oh my goodness. A choice between a liberal or a democrat. Not much of a choice. Both are crooks and are only interested in lining their own pockets.
Where are the honest politicians with a party that is actually for the citizens? They must exist somewhere. Just like in the federal election, where the east determines what the rest of the country does, we in BC are dictated to by the lower mainland that is a small, small area of BC.
The only thing that even resembles a democracy is the fact that we get to vote in the biggest liars. Once they get in they flip flop and do what ever they want to. We should have the chance to vote on their decisions not just be forced to live with them. We are supposed to have referendums whenever a major change to our BNA Act is made. However, we were sold out to the bank in 1913 – WITHOUT referendum.
Federal Income Tax Act of 1917 – Another affront towards Canadian citizens.
On October 3, 1950, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down a decision in the case involving the Lord Nelson Hotel of Halifax, Nova Scotia, against the Attorneys-General of Nova Scotia and Canada. The case involved the transfer of powers from the Provincial to the Federal Government, and was directly related to the income Tax Act. In a seven-judge unanimous decision, the highest court in our land ruled that power transfers cannot legally take place. The Federal Government was given until 1962 to remove itself from all such power-transfer agreements, including the Income tax business, and scrap the Income Tax Act…
Clearly, the Federal Government has no constitutional right to engage in the Income Tax business, or any other type of direct taxation, whether on behalf of itself or on behalf of the provinces. Therefore, the Income Tax Act is, in itself, unconstitutional, and need not to be obeyed.
commented 2017-04-26 11:39:44 -0400
The are way ahead in the polls. I have a personal stake in this. My wife is training to be a teacher and wants to teach in the private/Christian system. The NDP threatens to cut of all public funding for private schools which will basically destroy them. She doesn’t want to teach in the public system, and in any case getting a job in the public system is next to impossible. So yes the NDP scare the shit out of me.
commented 2017-04-25 23:12:01 -0400
Don’t worry the NDP welcomes crooks, remember Svend?
commented 2017-04-25 22:56:47 -0400
Good report Christopher. Clearly, the NDP will be BC’s “destroyers” if elected to govern.
commented 2017-04-25 20:03:38 -0400
Wang is a among the most useless of members of Burnaby City Council… even the BC NDP rejected him as the candidate for Burnaby North… I guess they just stuck him in Vancouver Langara, to have somebody there… anybody is normally better than nothing, but not in this case.
commented 2017-04-25 19:58:09 -0400
Marty Ashfield , you hit the nail on the head , to keep ndp out I will vote for the libs .I wish we had a viable conservative party but we don’t .
commented 2017-04-25 19:39:45 -0400
Why vote NDP when we have the joys of Marxism being rammed down our throats by Idiot Liberals, led by Justin Castro and his Muslim Masters.

If people were to read up on the history of Politics, nobody would vote NDP anyway.
commented 2017-04-25 19:32:23 -0400
Not voting for anyone of Liberal, oriental, asian or middle east persuasion. There are far more horrible things in the world than being called a racist or bigot. Rapist, murderer, child molester, wife beater are but a few that come to mind. Not saying that this guy is one but I am not willing to take that chance anymore. That is how they infiltrate and take over. Liberals can take their sissy name calling and go take a flying leap. Liberals are the Eloi of tomorrow.

How about a political party that represents both labour and business. They go hand in hand and one cannot exist without the other.
commented 2017-04-25 19:27:37 -0400
Aahhh the NDP. What can one say about this party?
I say they are a bunch of crooks and liars.
Anybody in BC that votes for these crooks is off their rockers and should be institutionalized and the key thrown away.
Mind you we in BC do not have much choice when it comes to which party to vote for, but as far as I’m concerned the NDP are crooks, the Greens are insane and there is no Conservative party. So that leaves only one party the Liberals – sad but true.
It’s like putting on your cleanest dirty underwear.
commented 2017-04-24 19:08:55 -0400
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BOTTOM LINE , like WILSON said , do you want your province to be destroyed like the province of Alberta is
Hydro prices up 200% in 4 years , logging gone , mining gone , fisheries totally gone , housing construction gone , wages and price controls, real estate devastated,ect