The dirtbags that run BC's Insite


Locutus
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Portland Hotel Society audit reveals limos, cruises, luxury hotels


Senior managers and board of the Downtown Eastside social agency resigned earlier this week

The B.C. government has released details of a damning audit that shows a non-profit group that looks after some of Canada's poorest citizens spent thousands of dollars on lavish hotels, limousine rides, expensive dinners and even a trip to a Disney resort.

Separate financial reviews examining expenses by the Portland Hotel Society — which runs Canada's only supervised injection site — have uncovered alleged misuse of corporate credit cards, unsupported expenses and inadequate criminal record checks.

The audit report released on Thursday detailed over $8,600 spent on limousine rides last year, a stay in a British hotel that cost almost $900 per night, and a trip for two adults and two children to the Disney resort in Anaheim, Calif., at a cost of more than $2,600.


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The Portland Hotel Society runs Insite, which is Canada's only stand-alone supervised injection site for drug users, and a number of social housing and support facilities in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.


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Portland Hotel Society audit reveals limos, cruises, luxury hotels - British Columbia - CBC News


Portland Hotel Society co-executive director Mark Townsend led the non-profit agency, which opened Canada's first supervised drug injection site, for two decades. He announced his resignation Tuesday.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Wouldn't surprise me if some of these chumps were dealing smack to their 'clients' in the alleys.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Wouldn't surprise me if some of these chumps were dealing smack to their 'clients' in the alleys.

Why would you do that when you're tapped into government money? Who's richer, the Sinaloa cartel or Boeing?
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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No income tax applied to heroin transactions
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

No income tax applied to heroin transactions

And none to corporate welfare either.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Like?
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
#7
Socialists do tend to live rather well. Until everyone elses money runs out.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#8
That's about the size of it... In a way, I can believe the hotel thingy (maybe even stretch on the limo thing considering that a Crown Vic sedan is also called a 'limo'), but the trip to Disneyland? - That's way out there
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
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In their defense it is the Portland hotel society. Therefore it is only right that they see how hotels are run in other vacation spots. Tax free of course.
 
Zipperfish
No Party Affiliation
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These guys need to sued for the money they stole and then put in jail.
 
El Barto
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Socialists do tend to live rather well. Until everyone elses money runs out.

Man that is so passee


Just as bad as communism being the evil empire
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Socialists do tend to live rather well. Until everyone elses money runs out.

It's a good thing our tax dollars were spent on a reliable audit.

But who's going to audit the auditors?
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

It's a good thing our tax dollars were spent on a reliable audit.

But who's going to audit the auditors?

So the problem here is that they were audited and the expenses brought to light?
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by ZipperfishView Post

These guys need to sued for the money they stole and then put in jail.


Here's a thought... They can work-off the debt at minimum wage by scouring the back alleys picking up used needles in Van's East End
 
mentalfloss
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

So the problem here is that they were audited and the expenses brought to light?

According to the no taxes are well spent people.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

So the problem here is that they were audited and the expenses brought to light?


Who will be in charge of auditing the secondary auditor's findings?.. How can we trust them?

Looks like we'll have a never ending loop of unproven allegations
 
mentalfloss
#17
Just admit your tax dollars did something worthwhile for a change.
 
L Gilbert
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Portland Hotel Society audit reveals limos, cruises, luxury hotels


Senior managers and board of the Downtown Eastside social agency resigned earlier this week

The B.C. government has released details of a damning audit that shows a non-profit group that looks after some of Canada's poorest citizens spent thousands of dollars on lavish hotels, limousine rides, expensive dinners and even a trip to a Disney resort.

Geeez. Just wait till they audit the various Health Authorities. The guv't will have 7 fits from Sunday.
Opps, I forgot. The guvmint doesn't pick on itself, only on everyone else.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Wouldn't surprise me if some of these chumps were dealing smack to their 'clients' in the alleys.

When it comes to opiates the majority of junkies get an Rx.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Just admit your tax dollars did something worthwhile for a change.

$900/night hotel rooms, limos and trips to Disneyland are a smart use of taxpayer dollars for a group that assists hardcore junkies?

Maybe it's time for you to admit that there was an abuse of funds and those monies would have went miles farther being directed at ~ wait for it ~ the addicts that are on the streets.
 
petros
+1
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Send the addicts to Disneyland. It will freak them out to the point of stopping using.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Québécois
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Send the addicts to Disneyland. It will freak them out to the point of stopping using.


Disneyland on mushrooms?.... Hmmmm, I wonder if it's time to organize a CC trip to Disneyland for experimental purposes.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Disneyland on mushrooms?.... Hmmmm, I wonder if it's time to organize a CC trip to Disneyland for experimental purposes.

I'll never go back. DPTSD is not worth it.
 
Goober
Free Thinker
+2
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

So the problem here is that they were audited and the expenses brought to light?

Nope- The problem is the Govt knew about problems for quite sometime.

I wonder if she had access to his bank accounts? The Media should be all over that.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/britis...rips-1.2581899
NDP MLA Jenny Kwan says she is repaying more than $34,000 in expenses for trips she and her family took to Bristol, Vienna and Disneyland that were paid for by the Portland Hotel Society.

In an emotional appearance this morning in Vancouver, Kwan said she trusted her husband Dan Small, who was a director with the Portland Hotel Society, when he told her that he had paid for the family's personal expenses when they accompanied him on a business trip to Europe in 2012.

She said he also told her he personally had paid for an upgrade during a family trip to Disneyland the same year.



The expenses Kwan has repaid include:

$8,323 for travel to the UK.
$3,175 for travel to Bristol.
$5,950 for flights.
$4,100 for transportation.
More than $10,000 for travel to Vienna.
$2,600 for a trip to Disneyland.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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It would be interesting to sit down with some of these people to get a better understanding of their mindset. Sociopathic?
 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
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#27
This is really a sad situation a lot of people are hurt by it. Especially those who need services.
They are not the only ones however Kwang unfortunately didn't know the society was paying the
freight for the travel etc. When she says she didn't know I believe her in this case. I have spoken
to her on a few occasions and sje is a pretty straight up person regardless of politics.
I think the other statement about socialists live well until the others money runs out is rather outdated.
I know of many Senators who lived really well they were appointed by a Prime Minister who made
a serious mistake he ain't socialist either eh.
There are the escapades of many people who are not socialist in both the private and public sector
who really screwed things up. Then there are any number of more left leaning folks who could
have made better choices.
Actually today I find it difficult to call the NDP socialist, they are left of center but have moved a long
way from the left over the past four decades, that might even be part of their problem.
in fact at times I find the NDP more negative that socialist
 
Locutus
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The Vancouver Sun's Daphne Bramham has a stinging column out today revealing more details of the theft, er, questionable spending choices of members of the Portland Hotel Society. Entitled "Sense of entitlement runs rampant among political and community leaders", here's a snippet:
There's a surprising lack of character in evidence these days among our free-spending, entitled-seeming political and community leaders. Even though many are better paid than ever, it still doesn't seem to be enough.

Here's my theory: The people working for the public good are rankled that guys like the wolves on Wall Street are making so much more money and, for what?

So, when some of those who are supposedly working to save the world have the opportunity to pamper themselves at someone else's expense, they feel entitled to take it. After all, they're the hard-working good guys.

http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/arch....html#comments
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

It would be interesting to sit down with some of these people to get a better understanding of their mindset. Sociopathic?


I think it's a inflated sense of entitlement and they felt they were beyond reproach.

It should never be a surprise when people who prey on others choose careers that put them beside those they can prey on.
 

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