March 10, 2016

REVEALED: Public Works Minister breaks procedural and spending rules for her own office renovation

Brian LilleyArchive

Public Works Minister Judy Foote, the woman in charge of making sure public procurement is done properly and is supposed to control public spending on such purchases, threw all the rules out the window as she was renovating her office after the Liberals took power.

She and her staff have given verbal approvals for purchases, made last minute requests and made changes that drove up costs, then spent a small fortune in cash and staff time to find a solution to the heating problem in her office.

I found all this in an Access to Information Request. I found other problems in this including the minister’s office and senior public works staff spending days and days, who knows how much time in total, trying to come up with a solution to the minister’s office being cold.

Except that it wasn’t cold, as you’ll find out as I walk you through the whole episode where you’ll see Foote and her office purchased things that weren’t needed, skirted the very purchasing rules they are supposed to enforce on others and spent thousands of your dollars on a problem that didn’t exist.

They are breaking the rules on heating and breaking the rules on how to spend YOUR money.

But you know what Liberals say, they are entitled to their entitlements.

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commented 2016-03-16 23:08:05 -0400
commented 2016-03-11 15:11:55 -0500
Just buy a f@#ing sweater on your own dime you entitled b#ch.
commented 2016-03-11 07:30:17 -0500
I guess nobody remembers the crafty Quebec Conservative, Roch LaSalle, who ran Public Works Canada for years.
It seems he still holds records for pissing away taxpayer money.
Remember Glen Kealey? He died trying to get the government to investigate the questionable dealings of PWC under LaSalle’s watch.
In the early days of ATI, LaSalle’s department was a wealth of details about the extravagant refurnishing of Ministers’ offices.
commented 2016-03-11 01:16:35 -0500
I thought it was 2016? But the libs are still the same corrupt crooks they always were.
commented 2016-03-10 22:53:10 -0500
This is one life-long entitled Librano – From CBC to the Tobin cabinet to the Turdo Cabinet – and now the golden landing pad.

The ministry she over sees was historically the primary patronage trough for the Librano crony cartel – Where public money is washed down the trough to Liberal cronies and insiders – guess they’re off to a good start ignoring bidding rules and assembling slush funds.

Watch the contract awards of this dept closely Brian, this is where it started last time.
commented 2016-03-10 22:25:32 -0500
I guess if there is any good that comes out of this it will be all that the Liebranos and the Not Do anything Party in 3 – 31/2 years will be nice and fat little pigs and ready for the market ! Do I smell bacon ?
commented 2016-03-10 20:10:47 -0500
Same crap, different pile. Brian, you beat me to it put on a sweater & go see a doctor because if you can’t be warm at that temp, there’s something wrong with you. Then again so easy to spend someone else’s money.
commented 2016-03-10 19:27:09 -0500
Do not tell me – say it isn’t so – a liberal Liberal breaking the rules! How can that be? Oh, but let us face it, in the demented mind of a liberal Liberal rules are only made for others. They think they are free to follow their own rules even when that breaks established rules tha they would expect everyone else to follow!
commented 2016-03-10 18:42:58 -0500
what year is this?
commented 2016-03-10 18:40:01 -0500
Maybe she’s in " heat "
commented 2016-03-10 18:39:26 -0500
Note to Judy: Listen maid, go down to those fine shops on Water Street, NL and pick up a sweater hand knit by the fine knitters who live and work in the province you hail from…I can send you some great company names if you are unfamiliar. And that noise you heard in the belfry are moans from tax payers.
commented 2016-03-10 18:27:42 -0500
Wonder if JT had to bring his own bib for the state dinner or if Obama had a special memorial one made for him. Can’t wait to see the pictures.
commented 2016-03-10 18:23:05 -0500
Sounds like menopause behavior.
commented 2016-03-10 18:22:14 -0500
i swear to god that if i die soon i will haunt the ever living supreme shit out of these liberal/NDP retards so fucking bad it would make the 80’s movies poltergeist, the thing, the entity, ammityville horror, the evil dead and the exorcist combined look like a walk in the park.
commented 2016-03-10 18:22:01 -0500
There is no scam like a Liberal scam. Their biggest scam of all, is calling themselves Liberals when in truth they are a bunch of Marxist.
commented 2016-03-10 18:20:26 -0500
Oh yeah, that’s just for us laypersons.
commented 2016-03-10 18:19:12 -0500
I believe the lib solution is to put on a sweater.
commented 2016-03-10 17:23:02 -0500
The Liberal credo – create a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist!
commented 2016-03-10 17:16:13 -0500
They were thinking of a green solution. It’s amazing they didn’t start a committee.
commented 2016-03-10 17:13:52 -0500
Just wait until Justin renovates Versailles err I mean 24 Sussex.
commented 2016-03-10 16:56:41 -0500
Just when I thought Wynnnee and Nottley were the two biggest air heads loons in Canada along comes this nut.
commented 2016-03-10 16:53:29 -0500
Hmmm…I seem to recall that Bev Oda was forced to resign over a similar amount (including a $16.00 glas of OJ).
Will the MSM pursue Junior and his merry band as they did Bev Oda?
Nah….move along nothing to see here…move along.
commented 2016-03-10 16:48:42 -0500
libranos strike again – the masters of financially raping Canada

Judy Foote is just another fat pig libranos with her fat ass feeding at the government trough.
commented 2016-03-10 16:30:25 -0500
Tell that “frigid” bitch to install a solar panel on her forehead and use it to fire a “block” heater and to stick it where the sun don’t shine – oh I forgot the Libtards think that sunshine comes out of that hole!!
Oh, I thought Global warming was happening??? …which I am praying for as it won’t be long – I’ll be having to camp my ol’ wrinkly ass out – ‘cause with no work – I won’t have a warm place to live in – like many, many other Canadians / Albertans. We are becoming “refugees” in our own damn country, FFS!!
commented 2016-03-10 16:28:26 -0500
Come on Brian, obviously her and her staff have nothing to do so that gotta make stuff up.
commented 2016-03-10 16:16:42 -0500
why am i not surprised, arrrgh. counting down the days.
commented 2016-03-10 16:02:44 -0500
Rules only apply to conservatives