Sunday, April 15, 2012

Interesting Commentary on the FDA's Canadian Provinces Report

The commentary below was collected from the comments to the CBC-Radio Canada article "Financement électoral: note de F pour 3 provinces de l'Ouest, A+ pour le Manitoba et le Québec"

The FDA did a google translate of the comments and made minor edits of the google translation. The original comments in French also appear below.

As a related side note, in 2011 the FDA produced an electoral fairness audit report on Canada, in which Canada performed very poorly. The report was ignored by Canada's major media.

Comments on "Financement électoral: note de F pour 3 provinces de l'Ouest, A+ pour le Manitoba et le Québec":

1. By Dominic Marin (12th April, 2012)

“What crap.

Should we be made very low in our society because of mediocre and corrupt media.”

Original French comment:

“Quelle connerie.

Faut-il que nous soyons rendu bien bas dans notre société pour avoir des médias aussi médiocres et corrompus.”


2. By Francois Viedange (12th April, 2012)

“Today we just fell in F.”

Original French comment:

“Aujourd'hui on vient de tomber à F.”


3. By Jean-Francois Asselin (April 11th, 2012)

"I would note that the provinces with the highest score, are French;

Franco-Ontarians are in absolute numbers the largest community of francophone Canada outside Quebec. There are 51,146 francophones in Manitoba. There are 510,240 mother-tongue Francophones in Ontario....”

Original French comment:

"Je ferais remarquer que les provinces qui ont la meilleure note, sont francophones;

Les Franco-ontariens représentent en nombre absolu la plus grande communauté de francophones du Canada après celle du Québec. Il y a 51 146 francophones au Manitoba. Il y a 510 240 francophones de langue maternelle en Ontario....”


4. By Jacques Simard (April 11th, 2012)

“Curious that Quebec here gets an A and the same day an article above is intended to denounce a system of slush funds established for the benefit of the PLQ is true that the land of the blind eyed man is king ...”

Original French comment:

“curieux qu'ici le Québec se mérite un A et que dans la même journée un article plus haut se veut dénoncer un système de caisses occultes institué au profit du PLQ, c'est vrai qu'au pays des aveugles les borgnes sont rois...”


5. By Isabelle Caron (11th April, 2012 in response to Jacques Simard)

“The benefit of all parties. Give the correct time.”

Original French comment:

“Au profit de tous les partis. Donnez l'heure juste.”


6. By Yvan Dubois (11th April, 2012)

“Why was not Canada's scored? It was only the provinces but the federal government also must be funded.

Original French Comment:

“Pourquoi on a pas la note du Canada? On a seulement les provinces mais le fédéral lui aussi doit être financé.”


7. By Alexander Q. Poitras (11th April, 2012 in response to Yvan Dubois)

“Canada was a note too weak, since the arrival of Art Fear, to be published.....”

Original French Comment:

“C'était une note trop médiocre, depuis l'arrivé d'Art-Peur, pour être publié.....”


8. By Danielle Turcotte (11th April, 2012)

“We forgot to talk with Gilles Cloutier....”

Original French Comment:

“On a oublié de parler avec Gilles Cloutier....”


9. By Pierre Delisle (April 11th, 2012)

“This is flat: This is good news. Nothing to criticize”

Original French comment:

“C'est plate: C'est une bonne nouvelle. Rien à critique”


10. By Stephen Sauve (April 11th, 2012)

“It appears that Mr. Harper wants federal standards that are based on Alberta ... it speaks volumes...”

Original French comment:

“Il semble que M. Harper veuille que les normes au fédéral soit basé sur l'Alberta... cela en dit long...”


11. By Claude Jacques (April 11th, 2012)

“I would note that the provinces have the highest rating, are francophone; by cons, we must believe that the richest are perhaps undemocratic.”

Original French comment:

“Je ferais remarquer que les provinces qui ont la meilleure note, sont francophones; par contre, il faut croire que les plus riches sont peut-être antidémocratiques.”


12. By Pat Lachance (April 11th, 2012)

“Yep! There's a big problem of corruption and intimidation here. I hope that the immigrant population grandissate from the best provinces will help us!

It would be nice if these standards are based on federal and provincial levels too.”

Original French comment:

“Ouep! Y'a un gros problème de corruption et d'intimidation ici. J'espère que la population immigrante grandissate en provenance des meilleures provinces va nous aider!

Ce serait bien que ces normes soient fédérales et basées sur les deux provinces championnes.”


13. By Isabelle Caron (11th April, 2012 in response to Pat Lachance)

“With Harper abolishing public funding of parties, we went straight into a wall. Multinationals will fund the hand that feeds. This system was set up precisely to avoid corruption. Harper plunges us there. You draw the necessary conclusions.”

Original French comment:

“Avec Harper qui abolit le financement public des partis, on s'en va droit dans un mur. Les multinationales vont financer la main qui les nourrit. Ce système avait été mis en place justement pour éviter la corruption. Harper nous y replonge. À vous de tirer les conclusions qui s'imposent.”


CBC Radio Canada Article on the FDA's Canadian Provinces Report

2012 FDA Canadian Provinces Report

FDA Media Advisory on the 2011 FDA Canada Report

FDA Media Advisory on the 2012 FDA Canadian Provinces Report

2012 Quebec Kickback Allegations in Construction Industry

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