July 08, 2019

“I don't think it's right:” MP Dominic LeBlanc's closest allies handed appointments

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

The Libranos are acting like there isn't an election this fall. In the most recent round of judicial appointments in New Brunswick, five out of six were friends of the regional minister, Dominic LeBlanc.


Friends, donors, family — if you have a connection with the local Laurentian Elite, you have a first class ticket to oversee the judiciary, even though none of the connections between Minister LeBlanc and the new judges reflect on their abilities as justices, or even as lawyers.

I used to work for the Canadian Minister of Agriculture. Part of my role was doing preliminary vetting for ministerial appointments. I know first hand that the Regional Minister's Office is consulted on local appointments. (Under the Harper Government, this was a matter of insight and perspective, not patronage.)

I trekked to New Brunswick to see if I could get Dominic Leblanc to admit that he was consulted. I think he was, but getting him to admit that he had a hand in appointing his neighbours, donors, and in-laws into jobs with high salaries will be tough.

Right now, Leblanc is recovering from a bout of cancer, and is not appearing in public all that often. (Keep in mind he is still signed on as a high level campaign operative for the fall election).

Instead, I met up with Jacques Pinet, a major debt relief donor of Leblanc, whose wife just happened to be appointed as a Chief Justice in New Brunswick. As I was collecting footage of the sea-side mansions (one of which was sold from the Leblanc family to the Pinet family in a financial transaction worth $400,000, as reported by the CBC), Jacques Pinet just happened to be disposing of his garbage at the end of his very long driveway. I took the opportunity to ask him some questions, as you can see in the above video.

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commented 2019-07-12 00:01:26 -0400
I don’t think looking after your friends and relatives with patronage appointments is an okay practice. It’s not Democratic to begin with, you never get the most qualified. And you never get someone who is unbiased in their application of the job. And furthermore such arrangements are clearly corrupt. Some are downright criminal.
commented 2019-07-10 16:51:33 -0400
The BIG mistake is the Steven Harper didn’t do the same. What an opportunity he missed in the name of fairness.
commented 2019-07-09 02:51:21 -0400
This is more of what Jean Chretien called, “The usual Operation”.
Which PM do you think was the most corrupt? Jean or Justin?
commented 2019-07-08 22:20:28 -0400
I wonder if Andrew Scheer knows about this corruption? If he did know, I guess it wouldn’t make any difference.
commented 2019-07-08 19:44:04 -0400
Corruption in the Liberal Party!!!! I’m shocked!!!
commented 2019-07-08 18:42:36 -0400
Patronage appointments are what compose “the deep state”…they are what makes democracy a lie…they are the foundation of corruption….they are what makes all efforts to get justice futile and out of reach…they are what mire the newly elected with rudder lag on policy change.
commented 2019-07-08 14:56:23 -0400
Good job on exposing these Laurentian Liberal scumbags. Why do Canadians think this is OK? Are they hoping to that this corruption will swing their way and benefit themselves? How on earth can the Liberals have support above single digits? Maybe we should all vote Liberal and get this horse shit show over with.

God’s judgement is usually to give people what they want. Let’s help them out.