Jack Layton and Olivia Chow oppose full transparency of M.P. expenses
“Canadians face a global economic bust, huge tax increases and decreased services. Workers, union and non-union, are facing HUGE job lossses! But government agencies charge Chinese Canadian like David Chen for holding a serial shoplifter,” notes Weizhen Tang. “And charge me for fraud… ”
Yet, politicians like Jack Layton and Olivia just go ahead and join in to spend more taxpayer monies, on inefficient, potentially corrupt programs. Taxpayers work long and hard to make a living. But Jack Layton and Olivia Chow and other politicians just spend and spend millions and billions of taxpayer money!”
In the mainstream English and Chinese language media, Olivia Chow is getting lots of attention, pushing hard for legislation in reaction to the David Chen, a shopkeeper charged with assault and illegal confinement of a serial shoplifter, convicted of 43 crimes!
But remember, Jack Layton and Olivia Chow and the NDP all are opposed to recent proposals legislation and initiatives to require full transparent, open disclosure of M.P. expenses. Recent House of Commons records listed 304 M.P.’s claimed some $142,606,961.87 in 2009-10 for expenses related to living and working in Ottawa, alone!
What does Jack Layton and Olivia Chow have to hide?
Perhaps, most telling is Olivia Chow’s reaction to questions about their spending, as reported by the Toronto Star: “It’s within the law,” Chow snapped when asked why they both bill for accommodation while in Ottawa.” (Nov. 6, 2010. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/887101–layton-and-chow-the-million-dollar-power-couple)
Something to hide, Jack Layton and Olivia Chow about your expenses?
Worse, yet, Jack Layton and Olivia Chow are part of the very problem of community safety that we have today. They have consistently attacked legislation that seeks to make tougher sentences for serial, hardened criminals. Yet, Olivia Chow is now trying to show Chinese Canadian community and the broader Canadian community that she is tough on criminals like Mr. Anthony Bennett, storeowner David Chen’s serial shoplifter!
The lack of transparency, the terrible hypocrisy of Jack Layton and Olivia Chow is sad enough. It is sadder, that Jack Layton and Olivia Chow now try to pretend that they are caring about the welfare of Canadian citizens and Canadian taxpayers!
The world economies are crashing, but the gravy train continues for these politicians without stop. They don’t care about the people and taxpayers of Canada, it seems.
Instead of the “power couple” of Ottawa, Jack Layton and Olivia Chow are looking like King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette, who is symbolically attributed to have told the starving people of France, during their famine, without basic bread, to “eat cake!”
There is such a similar arrogance by Olivia Chow in her snappish comment, by Olivia Chow, in response to the Toronto Star reporter’s questioning of her expenses: “It’s within the law…” Yes, within the laws that such bad politicians create for their own benefits; and enforced by an increasingly tainted justice system. Laws that are increasingly against the general public and the public good, but in support of the elites, like Jack Layton and Olivia Chow.
During Toronto’s G20, over $1 Billion went somewhere?
Instead of spending our tax dollars on themselves, maybe Jack Layton and Olivia Chow, would now help defend the public good and taxpayers hard-earned money….
The peoples and media of Canada must stand together. Good peoples of Canada must stand together now, against this tyranny of the increasingly tainted political leaders of Canada.