The Bizarre Case of "Admiral Mark Norman"

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More twist and turns and we can maybe add another scam

Government worried about social media and Commons reaction on decision to alert Irving about Postmedia questions


Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough’s office initially reacted with sarcasm to an article about how the federal government alerted Irving Shipbuilding that Postmedia was investigating problems with the country’s new Arctic patrol ships.

But federal bureaucrats quickly changed their tune after members of the public and opposition MPs took to social media to question the cozy relationship between the Liberals and Irving and denounce the company’s threat to sue Postmedia even before an article had been published, according to documents obtained under the Access to Information law.
Procurement Canada and the Department of National Defence alerted Irving on March 6 that Postmedia was asking questions about alleged weld problems on the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships being built by the firm for the Canadian Forces. Federal officials also provided to Irving personal information about the journalist asking questions.
Shortly after, Irving threatened Postmedia with a lawsuit if any defamatory article was published, even though no article about weld issues had originally been planned.
Instead Postmedia published an article about DND and Procurement Canada officials alerting Irving about the potential article while also confirming the departments had launched investigations into whether they had violated the privacy law.
Shortly after the article was published online on March 14, bureaucrats emailed Qualtrough’s communications director Ashley Michnowski the link to the story.
“Yurp,” Michnowski responded. “Saw that…wish I could send an eye roll emoji via blackberry.”
The next day attitudes shifted after Procurement Canada bureaucrats started becoming concerned that opposition members of Parliament were commenting on the issue, along with other media outlets.
The department’s public affairs official, Michele Larose, pointed out there were a growing number of tweets about the issue. “They just keep coming and they are not positive!”
The department’s parliamentary affairs branch was mobilized to write Qualtrough some responses to recite in the Commons if she was asked about the issue.
If asked about the violation of privacy laws in providing Irving with information about a Postmedia journalist, Qualtrough was told to respond that, “We take all privacy concerns very seriously.”
Asked to comment about the “eyeball roll” reference, Michnowski apologized Wednesday for the comment. “As the department has noted since March when the situation occurred, PSPC has reviewed their media protocols to ensure that we provide accurate information regarding ongoing projects with industry partners, while respecting journalist’s private information,” she noted in an email.
The documents provide an inside view on how Procurement Canada reacted to the initial questions about problems with welds.
Just 17 minutes after Postmedia submitted its questions to Procurement Canada’s media officials, 38 bureaucrats were given a “media heads up” the news chain was asking about problems with welds on the ships.
The documents, however, do not indicate who in Qualtrough’s office or the department alerted the Irvings.
While Procurement Canada didn’t respond to Postmedia’s questions, the DND did confirm there were minor issues with welds on the new ships.
Irving Shipbuilding President Kevin McCoy later told the Senate Finance Committee that federal officials had called the firm about Postmedia “making very wild accusations” about workmanship and other issues on the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships.
The news organization was threatened with legal action because “we were concerned about our reputation and the (government’s) shipbuilding strategy’s reputation,” McCoy told the senators.
But documents obtained from DND and Procurement Canada do not support McCoy’s claims. The internal records indicate that officials pointed out Postmedia was simply asking questions and trying to verify if there had indeed been weld problems. ………...Much more in the link
 

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This is hilarious.

They are trying to ignite a scandal involving the Liberals and Irving.

Because the Liberals are always shutting down projects in Quebec and starting them up in the Maritimes.
 

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by and large The Bizarre Case of "Admiral Mark Norman" is about the Trudeau government putting a hold on a government welfare project for ship building in Quebec, in order to see if it would be possible to send it to Irving.

This is why its such a typically white natty maze bafflegab.
 

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Careful!



You may be talking to someone who thinks a "caveat" is what these mounties are doing with their flagstaffs and horse weeners around that camp fire.
 

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Well so far he's spent money like a drunken sailor while cutting back social services just enough to hurt people - but not not enough to pay down any debt or even stop it from rising.

The debt thing is something liberals will look after later on.

That's what happens in Canada.






Oh hemer-HOID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You horribly delusional LIE-beral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Ford has INHERITED A COMPLEX MESS from Wynne-bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you find you are hurling down a STEEP HILL at breakneck speeds in a runaway car................................................



with a LUNATIC LIE-beral at the wheel..................................


YOU DONT just swing the steering wheel 180 DEGREES and expect all to be well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


First you have to get the LIE-beral SWINE away from the controls..........................................


and THAT HAS BEEN DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Then you have to get the machine STOPPED SAFELY........................................


Ford IS DOING THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Surely even a delusional LIE-beral realizes you cannot just slam an out of control machine int REVERSE THAT WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



NOR can you just SLAM ON THE BRAKES like a careless LIE-beral!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


The machine has to be eased to a halt.................................................


so you dont end up in a ditch.................................................


OR WORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


THEN you can turn it around safely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



And FORD IS DOING THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


He has REDUCED the deficit ALREADY.............................................................


AND HE HAS CURTAILED FURTHER OUT OF CONTROL SPENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BY issuing funding orders to the school boards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So they may decide for themselves what to save and what to AXE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Really hemer-HOID..................................................


with all the practice you have had LYING on behalf of LIE-berals........................................................


one would think YOU WOULD HAVE MORE SKILL AT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


BY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

spilledthebeer

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Conservative senators plan to press again for details of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's settlement




Yes.....................if LIE-berals stopped producing Fake News.................................


then we would have NO NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And of course there MUST BE a look by SENIOR FRAUD SQUAD COPS...................


into the Lavalin mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If its LIE-beral then it is some sort of LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Why was Mark Norman persecuted for again?

Navy could get converted Davie supply ships at fraction of price of building new: PBO


Ottawa could buy two converted civilian vessels from a Quebec shipyard to serve as support ships for the Royal Canadian Navy for a fraction of the cost of building brand new ones, according to Parliament’s budget watchdog.

In a new report released Tuesday, parliamentary budget officer Yves Giroux estimates that the price of buying the two converted container ships from Chantier Davie would be around $1.4 billion.


That compares to around $4.1 billion to build two brand-new joint support ships, the first of which is already under construction in Vancouver and slated for delivery in 2023.

The findings follow years of heavy lobbying from Davie, which has been leasing one of the two converted civilian vessels to the Navy since 2018 and wants Ottawa to move ahead with the second. The first is known as MV Asterix and the second as MV Obelix.........
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