Canada Border Services Agency misses deadline to hand over ArriveCan invoices, declines to identify subcontractors

Ron in Regina

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Parliamentarians walked out of the Commons government operations committee probing the ArriveCan deal this week, saying it was “too scary” to discuss in public.

Conservative MP Larry Brock had obtained a copy of a report by Michael Lafleur, executive director of professional integrity for the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Brock told the committee serious allegations against Health Canada employees warranted an RCMP investigation. In fact, the Mounties are already probing allegations of misconduct with contracting links to ArriveCan.

Federal Auditor-General Karen Hogan is expected to release her highly anticipated report on the controversial ArriveCan app next week.
 

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In January, federal Procurement Ombudsman Alexander Jeglic released a report that found outsourcing companies listed subcontractors who did no work were repeatedly awarded contracts. He said the criteria used to solicit bids were, “overly restrictive and favoured the CBSA supplier.” In more than three-quarters of the bids, the contractors did no work.

Through an order paper question, Conservative MP Jeremy Patzer found out that five of eight Health Canada executives working on the ArriveCan project received bonuses totalling $342,929 for the two fiscal years, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

How can it be that the government actually rewarded those involved with this $54 million boondoggle? They should be facing disciplinary action, not walking away with tax-funded bonuses.

This is part of a litany of questionable spending and cronyism by Justin Trudeau’s government. Remember the $900 million WE Charity fiasco, where insiders with cosy ties to the Liberal government got a sole-sourced contract to run a youth employment program?

More recently, questions have come up about Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), an agency that provides government funds for green start-ups. In October of last year, Innovation Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne suspended the fund after the release of a report by an external agency hired to probe whistleblowers’ allegations.
Their report raised concerns about SDTC’s awarding funding to agencies that “appeared to be ineligible,” and conflicts of interest in senior executives.

Enough’s enough. Our tax dollars aren’t a giant slush fund where preferred insiders line their pockets through dubious deals.

We see the allegations. We hear the outrage. But we never see the consequences.

It’s time for heads to roll. And, if the allegations warrant it, criminal charges should be laid.
This above video is a must see. Freeland. Wow…
 

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She is a piece of work . Looks to be enjoying the highlife by the size of her stomach .
 

Ron in Regina

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She is a piece of work . Looks to be enjoying the highlife by the size of her stomach .
You’re being kinda tough on her physically. She’s about the size of a lawn gnome so she probably has the ability to change shape dramatically depending on her last meal, etc…& that’s not a prerequisite for her role in government.

Auditor-General Karen Hogan will deliver her much anticipated audit report Monday (2 days from now) into the behind-the-scenes events surrounding ArriveCan, providing the most detailed look yet into how the cost of the federal government’s smartphone app for international travellers grew from an initial $80,000 to in excess of $54-million.

The fallout has included dramatic scenes in which senior federal public servants have publicly accused each other of lying over how a two-person home-based business called GCStrategies was selected as the main company to receive millions of dollars in outsourcing contracts to build the app.

On Wednesday, Liberal, Bloc Québécois and NDP MPs suddenly suspended parliamentary hearings related to ArriveCan and contracting misconduct allegations after reading what one Liberal described as a “scary?” secret preliminary report by a federal investigator about allegations involving people with connections to the app.

On Oct. 4, 2023, the Globe reported the RCMP is investigating allegations of contracting-related misconduct involving an outsourced IT project at the Canada Border Services Agency.

Shortly after The Globe’s October, 2022, report on the cost of the app, the House of Commons voted in favour of a motion from Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre – over the objections of Liberal and Green Party MPs – that called on the Auditor-General “to conduct a performance audit, including the payments, contracts and sub-contracts for all aspects of the ArriveCAN app, and to prioritize this investigation.”
 
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Ron in Regina

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How much found it’s way back into Trudeau’s and the liberal party coffers ?
Never happens directly. Perhaps the Trudeau foundation….Which is in a blind trust….Yada yada yada, and his net worth goes up by a factor of 800% or something crazy like that while he’s PM & he can’t directly deal with his own investments or the Trudeau foundation since 2015, because it’s 2015-ish, etc…
...& that could just be a big coincidence and he was a horrible investor, and he does much better by staying away from his own everything?
 

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When Trudeau was running for the Liberal leadership, his campaign disclosed to the Ottawa Citizen that his personal fortune was valued at $1.2 million. This is from the CBC.
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So how does that work with a blind trust? Why isn’t our Canadian Government Pension Plan in the same blind trust?
 
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When Trudeau was running for the Liberal leadership, his campaign disclosed to the Ottawa Citizen that his personal fortune was valued at $1.2 million. This is from the CBC.
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So how does that work with a blind trust? Why isn’t our Canadian Government Pension Plan in the same blind trust?
Thief!!!
 
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Ron in Regina

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Maybe he’s not though. Maybe the blind trust invested his money wisely in cocaine wholesaling & Covid vaccinations before they were mandated in, & electric car battery manufacturing plants before they were granted a whole bunch of government dole, & he just got really really lucky through the blind trust or the Trudeau foundation or What have you? Maybe he got in early on bitcoin?

What can you invest in, that will take your net worth, and multiply it by 80 times in less than a decade? Whatever it is, why isn’t the Canadian pension plan investing in this? Why do we even have government debt when we can have this blind trust investing for Canada?
 

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Maybe he’s not though. Maybe the blind trust invested his money wisely in cocaine wholesaling & Covid vaccinations before they were mandated in, & electric car battery manufacturing plants before they were granted a whole bunch of government dole, & he just got really really lucky through the blind trust or the Trudeau foundation or What have you? Maybe he got in early on bitcoin?

What can you invest in, that will take your net worth, and multiply it by 80 times in less than a decade? Whatever it is, why isn’t the Canadian pension plan investing in this? Why do we even have government debt when we can have this blind trust investing for Canada?
Hes doing better than Pelosi.
 

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The federal government’s chief technology officer and top officials at the Canada Border Services Agency are part of a widespread cover-up of cost overruns for the ArriveCan app, two former senior leaders at the agency told a Commons committee during three hours of heated testimony Thursday.

The meeting ended with MPs voting unanimously to ask the public service integrity commissioner to investigate all allegations of wrongdoing related to the development of the pandemic-era app for cross-border travellers.

Since they first testified in November, the men have been suspended without pay, a move they said was in retaliation for telling the truth about who made the final decision to hire GCStrategies, the two-person IT company that received the most contract work on the app project.