Here is a man from B.C. speaking out against the “two most corrupt organizations in Western Canada: Community Futures (CF) and Western Economic Diversification (W.E.D.)”.
This man, who has been speaking out for years, has dealt with many of the issues and problems we in our community find ourselves now dealing with as well… The Facts on Community Futures
He too has seen millions of federal dollars come into his community only to disappear into the bank vaults of CF’s, never reaching the people it was intended for i.e. local small businesses and entrepreneurs. How can this be you say? Well let me tell you!
W.E.D. is the federal agency in charge of this program and is of course run by ‘bureaucrats’, who turn a blind eye to what is really going on. Bureaucrats who care more about their own thing, than doing the right thing, and as a result there is little to no transparency or accountability. It’s called ‘willful blindness’.
So while communities like Fred’s and ours see stagnation and decline all around us, W.E.D. paints a Potemkin village picture for their bosses in Ottawa that the money is getting out there. And it is, but not to the people it was intended for. Instead, it goes to the greedy and not the needy. While the bureaucrats tap themselves on the back and the politicians glow in the sunlight thinking they are doing good things, the reality is people (communities) are dying a slow death from starvation, neglect and want… in a land of plenty.
p.s. Thanks Fred for being a tireless crusader on behalf of the people against those who would exploit and use us for their own greedy and self-serving good, instead of ours, as it was intended and suppose to be.
As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.