Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Why do the bureaucrats and the Government feel that she must die?
That’s the emotional question?
Is it because she’s a prostitute and just a nobody?
I might remind the bureaucrats that it was the doctors who prescribed her the pills.
In the past she enjoyed a drink but these days she’s selling her body to get her fix.
Of course 555 is not a voter and maybe that’s the reason?
One issue is certain? Once she dies? She will not become a statistic < Like many other deaths in New Brunswick >
The Government will announce that she died of heart failure.
Well? I’m ahead of the game of this one and her death will not be in vain.
I will demand a public inquiry and maybe Dr.Ed Doherty could explain which bureaucrat told him to ignore her?
I hope this never happens but stay tuned!!!
I work in an office building with a dentist in the same building.
One day I found a perscription that someone had lost coming out of the dentist office.
I was not sure what it was at first so of course I looked at it
and too my surprise it was a prescription for Dilaudid.
I could not believe that a Dentist could prescribe them!
So the problem has not only been coming from the Doctors but also the Dentist.
As I write this little blog people are starving around the world.
Young females are being raped.
People are being executed.
Young couples are giving birth to a still born child.
Young families are being eliminated in car crashes.
Familes Homes are being burned down.
People are being tortured and killed in different countries.
Many are dying from the cold winter on the streets.
Some families only children just got killed.
Many have just drowned in the seas.
Many just died of a drug or alcohol overdose.
Young pass-by is shot by gang members.
I could go on and on.
Get the drift?
All this happening while you were reading this blog.
It’s strange how the human race continues to move on their daily routine while all this is going on?
Strange race indeed?
I hope irving is not gloating and has he earned his money honestly or how many people in this province has paid dearly ?...
Irvings stay at No. 3 as list of Canadian billionaires grows
As published on page B3 on December 5, 2006
SAINT JOHN - The Irving family has held on to its third-place position on the list of Canada's 100 richest people.
James (J.K.), Arthur and John (Jack) Irving are estimated to be worth $5.45-billion, according to Canadian Business Magazine's eighth annual Rich 100 list.
Irving-owned companies are privately held, which means the magazine's figures are speculative.
"We look at similar public companies, performance of the market, to get a sense of the assets they hold," said Alex Mlynek, Canadian Business' senior associate editor.
The rankings are in the current issue of Canadian Business, which hits newsstands this week.
This year 46 of those on the list are billionaires, up from 40 in 2005.
Overall, the 100 richest Canadians are worth more than $150 billion, up nine billion from last year.
The Thomson family has held on to its top spot on the list with a fortune estimated at $24.41 billion. Family patriarch Kenneth Thomson died in June. At the time of his death he was the ninth richest person in the world.
Galen Weston of George Weston Ltd, which controls the Loblaw supermarket chain, held on to the No. 2 spot at $7.1 billion.
The Irvings' varied interests include companies in the petroleum, forest products, building supply, shipbuilding, frozen food and media, including the Telegraph-Journal.
In 2005 the Irving family was estimated to have a worth of $5.36 billion, up from $4.88 billion in 2004.
That growth was driven by spikes in the oil and forestry sectors.
The slower place of growth in 2006 reflects downward trends in both of those sectors, said Mlynek.
Daniel Goodwin, a spokesman for Irving Oil, said the private company does not comment on estimates such as the Rich 100.
"However, I can tell you that we're very proud of the fact we have continued to reinvest in both our business and in the communities in which our employees live and work," he wrote in a brief statement.
"As a result of this pattern of reinvestment - including during long periods when many oil refineries were being bought out or closed down - we have been able to contribute to the creation of many employment and business opportunities here in Atlantic Canada."
The Irvings are not the only New Brunswick family on the list of billionaires, with the Harrison McCain family at 18 on the list with $1.99 billion. While the family's worth is up five per cent, their ranking slipped from 15th in 2005.
Harrison McCain died in 2004.
Wallace McCain is at 21 on the list with $1.78 billion, down five per cent from last year and slipping from the 16th position.
A spokeswoman for McCain Foods Limited declined to comment.
Saint John-born Richard Currie, chairman of BCE Inc. and chancellor of the University of New Brunswick, fell off the list this year. He had held the 98th position in 2005 with an estimated net worth of $383 million.
Oda downplays Senate report
Thanks but no thanks.
That's the short version of Heritage Minister Bev Oda's response yesterday to a Senate committee's report on media concentration.
Last June, after three years of study, the Senate's transport and communications committee found that "the concentration of ownership has reached levels that few other countries would consider acceptable."
Indeed, neither the U.S. nor the U.K. has the level of media cross-ownership found in Canada.
Among its recommendations, the report said that:
mechanisms should be created for public oversight when a certain threshold of media concentration is reached with a merger;
media organizations should regularly publish their ownership structure, and
the CBC should get "stable and long-term funding" in order to become ad-free.
But Oda brushed most recommendations aside.
"The government recognizes that convergence has become an essential business strategy for media organizations to stay competitive in a highly competitive and diverse marketplace," she concluded in her response to Senate committee chair Lise Bacon.
Noting that a bipartisan committee produced the report, committee member Senator Jim Munson said: "I am very disappointed that they would have this attitude. We feel (the report) gives some creative ideas on how we should monitor massive media concentration and sets some parameters for checks and counterchecks because we feel that the fewer voices that are out there, the less the public is served."
"Big media is in the driver's seat of big politics," said Peter Murdoch, vice-president of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.
"When a Senate committee investigates, takes the time, listens to citizens, listens to all the players, and then makes recommendations which big media may be concerned about, it's clear who the government is listening to.
"It's not just outrageous or appalling. It's scary."