Do the crime and get the time

…. except in Canada you say?

Badge of Honour

Today’s headlines are all about Bernard Madoff Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years who has been given the maximum prison sentence of 150 years for masterminding a massive fraud that robbed investors of $65bn (£40bn).

In recent years, we see that in the States white collar crime is taken seriously resulting in stiff sentences, and in places like China it is taken ‘very seriously’ with public executions being the norm. But here in Canada under the Harper conservatives, it is, for all intents and purposes, a ‘badge of honour’ and treated pretty much as a misdemenour.

This government is on record for wanting harsher sentencing for juveniles and blue collar crimes (ordinary people), but has a double standard when it comes to their friends in high places.

A case in point to watch out for is the upcoming sentencing of conservative supporters Garth Drabinsky and his right hand man Myron Gottlieb, who together stole $500 million and then successfully dragged their case through the courts for ten years. The contrast should be startling! And, hopefully, a wakeup call to the people of this country of the hypocrisy of this conservative government, and our two-tiered justice system of Justice for the Rich, and the Law for the Poor.


Conservatives do not believe that people can work together and help each other so they do not believe in government and law. Instead they believe in a dog-eat-dog, everyone on-their-own and out-for-themselves society where the strongest survive and it doesn’t matter what happens to everyone else. So whenever conservatives gain power they abuse it and use it to get money for themselves and their friends.

from John Prince
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4 Responses to Do the crime and get the time

  1. Anonymous says:

    Cry about the conservatives all you want but the FACT is the liberals are certainly no better when it comes to crime and worse when it comes time for the little guy for all other policies.GST as an example.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Did any Liberals do time over the adscam?

  3. Anonymous says:

    any real estate scams down your way?

  4. John Prince says:

    Anon #1-3

    I agree we are badly in need of an overhaul of our democratic system in this country, which is long overdue. I also think that the Conservatives and Liberals are nothing more than ‘different sides of a similar coin’, both of whom have sold us out to the USA on numerous occasions, throughout our country’s brief history (I have often thought what a best seller a history book on ‘Canada’s Traitors’ would be (with the Conservative Mulroney, of course, playing a leading role.))

    Now from what I understand, we are about to entertain the US patrolling our territory. Having given away various industries and technologies, including our navy, military, economy, etc. we are but a country in name only. Sad, but true!

    Our political system is flawed (including being designed for a two party system when today’s reality is quite different) and in need of an overhaul. Will it happen any time soon? I doubt it! I think we are passed that stage. The future for Canada has already been written… we will eventually be the 51st State.

    With respect to real estate scams in the Pass? I think you better ask your friends on council or on the Adhoc Committee, as I am not privy to that information. Nor, do I think I want to be. ;-(

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