Saturday, December 5, 2009

Jean Charest has two jobs Just to get by:

Jean Charest, Quebecs Premiere of the province has admitted needing two jobs to get by,(hard times & all) but he really should disclose the third job as janitor,because he seems to be cleaning up rather well,(aside from the inside information & other bribes ) .


QUEBEC – The National Assembly ended on a sour note yesterday with Premier Jean Charest justifying his $75,000 second salary.

The Quebec Liberal Party pays Charest the money on top of his $175,045 salary as premier.

"That has nothing to do with it," a testy Charest said when reporters asked whether there is a link between the $75,000 and his refusal to call a public inquiry into the construction industry.

Reporters had suggested he was protecting donors to his party.

Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois said Charest is accountable to all Quebecers, not to his party.

"Your salary has to come from the government of Quebec, not the Quebec Liberal Party," she said, adding that if Charest doesn't think he is paid enough, she is willing to discuss the salary issue.

Marois was not the only woman in a leading role in the National Assembly this session.

Sylvie Roy became interim leader of Action démocratique du Québec and is now her party's House leader.

Roy noted, summing up the work of the ADQ this session, that she was the first to call in April for a public inquiry into Quebec's construction industry.

On the government side, Transport Minister Julie Boulet found herself in the spotlight as Marois and Roy kept up pressure for a public inquiry, focusing on the billions of dollars in construction contracts Boulet is responsible for.

And Michelle Courchesne, until last year Quebec's family minister, defended her record in awarding private daycare places.

The PQ alleged favouritism in granting those places, noting that private daycare operators, awarded subsidized $7-a-day daycare places, also gave to the Quebec Liberals and in some cases were Liberal organizers.

Nathalie Normandeau, as natural resources minister and Quebec's deputy premier, is responsible for the Plan du Nord. The development plan has divided native communities and the PQ complains its goals remain vague.

In October, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Quebec must re-write Bill 104, meant to stop private transition schools. Before Bill 104, students not qualified to attend English schools could enter public English schools after one year in a private, unsubsidized English school.

Language Minister Christine St-Pierre and Justice Minister Kathleen Weil were given the task of answering the high court decision.

As well, Carole Poirier, the PQ MNA for Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, faced off with Immigration Minister Yolande James on the issue of reasonable accommodation.

The government is heading into a showdown with the 475,000-member common front of public-sector workers, 56 per cent of whom are women.

On the government side is Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, who as Treasury Board president holds Quebec's purse strings.


John Hill said...

You know it's really tough trying to get by these days. I mean a million just isn't a million anymore...

Les F said...

right you are John,.here's the old saying that aside from Sen Dirksen was also attributed Herbert Hoover too..................
The “billion here, billion there” quotation, however, goes back to the 1930s Depression years and even further. “A billion here, a billion there until billions are getting common” is recorded as early as 1917. The January 10, 1938 New York (NY) Times reported: “Well, now, about this new budget. It’s a billion here and a billion there, and by and by it begins to mount up into money.” Another near match for the quote is recorded in the 1940s: “A billion here and a billion there. It begins to run into money.” Numerous printed citations appeared in the 1950s and 1960s.

walter krysiak said...

hey bigfellow

i am living in verdun the last few months, i enjoy at times going to the BINGO restaurant for breakfast
with my coworkers from ottawa, what a experience finding people you know from the past still there
we gave up on woodland restaurant eating there everyday, now our hot spot is the NEW VERDUN
restaurant, personally much better, bigger place, nicer servers, plus chinese food.
all good stuff.
also we go to the REX, good steamies, also there smoked meat is good, yes we are enjoying all the
action in verdun, they even play xmas music on welligton street.
this week we are going to the silver dragon for the test, looks always empty yet we are going there
anyways. if you are interested on buying that duplex on riverview, let me know before i give it out to a agent

walter krysiak said...

the problem people just don't know, very thing is going up because our dollar is becoming worthless
i wrote years back when gold was 600 a ounce, well today its 1240 canadian and its just the start
best is to read and prepare for the future, here's a good site
go to the precious metal tab below, read the stuff and you will get a better understanding
for the future.

pauline garneau said...

After Federal and Provincials deductions there’s not much left.
I wouldn’t want a job with an impossible mission anyhow.