Big news in the battle against cyber crime.  Is Canada doing its part in preventing this?

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Interesting and disturbing article in the globe and mail linked below.

​Canadian allegedly behind shuttered Dark Web market AlphaBay

This is another win by Cyber Police in the battle against illicit opioid’s, firearms and other items sold underground or in the dark web that are destroying lives and killing people.  The accused apprently hung themselves which maybe sad to some but at least there will not be expense to the public to extradite and try this person.
It would be nice if Canadian Police and authorities played a part in catching this person but it appears it was the US.  Canada needs to contribute more in this new era of crime prevention especially when there is evidense it is Canadians involved or effected.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/dark-web-market-alphabay-canadian-alexandre-cazes/article35749653/

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A Boost to Canada’s Democracy

​For my Canadian readers and any one interested in improving democracies.
The appointment process and powers of the Canadian Parliamentary Budget Officer have been strengthened.  Amoung this is measures to prevent unrealistic or idle promises during election campaigns.  Now the public need to push for equivalent at the Provincial and municipal levels where it is often the wild west still with all to often costly impacts.
Canada is playing catch up to Australia and a few other nations but is now ahead of the game compared to many others.  Our MP’s and the others involved in making these changes happen should be recognized to promote similar behavior.  If you agree contact them to let them know.
The most effective and efficient democracies have the largest involvement from the public and more than just at election time.

PBO costing of election platforms a boost for democracy

https://theglobeandmail.com/opinion/pbo-costing-of-election-platforms-a-boost-for-democracy/article35542106/

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Purdue Pharma is one of the biggest among big pharma.  They are in legal trouble again and for good reasons

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July 20 2017 – Kevin Yaworski – Global Citizen and Public Advocate – http://wp.me/p1fJaD-UQ

An Ontario Judge doesn’t want this big pharma giant to feel ganged up on and is thinking $20 Million maybe unreasonable.  Even though they turned a blind eye and even encouraged sales to clinics or DR’s patients that their internal watchdog departments had flagged as excessive and likely being diverted to street dealers.  They also lied when marketing their drug as less addictive than fast acting pain killers on the market.  This is a crime under the Canadian Food and Drug Act with up to 5 years in Prison and no cap on financial penalty.

Millions of people’s lives have been effected and many preventable overdoses after addiction to Oxi or after they could no longer get it when it Purdue pulled it just before patent expired and many moved to even more deadly drugs like illicit Fentanyl.  Is someone from big pharma influencing this guy directly or the senior Justices or politicians that control his promotions?

Ontario Judge puts settlement with Purdue Pharma on hold

https://theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario-judge-puts-settlement-with-purdue-pharma-on-hold/article35728182/

Part two of this story.  Hopefully the Judge put this meager $20 Million settlement on hold to allow Ottawa to file a federal lawsuit.  Oxy made Purdue $31 Billion.

Ottawa urged to prosecute Purdue Pharma over marketing of OxyContin

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ottawa-urged-to-prosecute-purdue-pharma-over-marketing-of-oxycontin/article35729663/

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​Opioid Epidemic

Some Food Safety, Health, Environmental Protection and other regulations are benefiting special interests groups, putting the public at risk and have already caused harm

Good and Bad Vaccines – Court cases compensating flu shot victims

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​Important News from MB Prov and SCC / Traffic Courts today

July 20 2016 – WiseUpWinnipeg

A senior WUW member attended a trial this morning and also a delay motion with 11b this afternoon assisting the accused in two simple traffic matters (both photo enforcement alleged offences).

The 1st was a trial in  MB SCC (373 Broadway) where the driver was authorised to drive a company vehicle (large national corporation).  They were a manager for the company and provided their business card saying so.  The court denied this saying they need official authorisation from the company President.  They may have recognised our member and were trying to avoid the trial until they can try and come up with a better defence.
They issued an adjournment to re-appear with authorisation.

They will be filing a delay motion with 11b now.  Stay tuned.
They had tried to argue during pretrial that the delay was over 18 months from offence date but the Crown said they had to file delay motion with 11b at least 30 days in advance and denied adjournment to do this.
They also tried to argue in pretrial that the box on photo with date was not visible.  ACS / Xerox has stopped providing the original full size color photo and only providing cropped b & w like you get on the ticket and the date was not visible.  This is a requirement in the regulations but the Crown said it was visible and would try and argue in court.

The 2nd was in MB Prov Court (408 York).

There was 21 month delay (none by the Accused) and a delay motion with 11b was filed.  At the application hearing today the Crown tried to argue the accused delayed but they had not and our member argued there was no disclosure package yet.

The Crown offered to stay the alleged offense if the accused dropped the delay motion.  This offer was accepted.

This is a first we have seen this.  If it was a result of the lack of disclosure or unreasonable delay there has been many examples of either of these that should have been stayed as well but were allowed to proceed and then delay motion denied or conviction or accused mislead and bullied into half of fine plea bargain.

The Crown should have just accepted they were both in breach of charter 11b at pretrial and stayed which would have saved their, the courts and the accused time and public funds.
These are more of many examples of a waste of court resources (largely tax payer subsidised) just like the many trials, delay motion application hearings, delay motion hearings themselves and appeals to QB for simple traffic matters that should have never even been issued or at least a warning for drivers with good record or stayed by the Crown.
It costs about $1 Million a year for 10 Crown and their admin staff plus much more for JJp’s and Justices, extra clerks, Officers to attend court  etc…

The court costs, victim surcharge (victim less in the case of most simple traffic matters) are not enough to cover the bloated costs of this program, extra court resources needed to process the ridiculous volume of simple traffic tickets, officers time and OT etc…
This a result of the City, Province, WPS and MPIC ignoring the root issues of aggressive targeting of dangerously deficient engineering and subsequent unfair and unlawful ticketing etc…

If you have had similar experience with unfair or unlawful alleged offenses, your charter or other legal rights or due process ignored, been lied to, bullied or mislead by the Crown or JJP’s and or are fed up of hearing others experience this we want to hear from you.  Send an email to info@wiseupwinnipeg.com.  You will get a auto reply with general info about what unfair or unlawful alleged traffic offenses are, how you can contest them plus more details and links to more info.
We will try and respond personally   when we have time (we are volunteer driven so please be patient).

Best to prepare for trial or delay motions well in advance as you will have a much better chance of getting cooperation from the Crown or Court and with being successfull with trials, delay motions or appeals.
For more info, to donate and volunteer visit www.wiseupwinnipeg.com

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Parliamentary independence and important information for at least Manitoban and Canadian voters

Parliamentary independence should be a requirement not a rarity.  Here is an MLA who is at least trying to earn their Honorable title.  We need more like MLA Fletcher to stand up when it is appropriate.  He deserves to be commended for his actions regardless of where you stand on this specific bill.
Our past NDP gov and MLA’s passed legislation like amendments to the SCA, HTA and other legislation and policies that are in breach of or allowing the breach of Charter protected rights and other legal rights all in the name of $afety revenue.  Our current PC gov has not repealed these amendments and has done little to nothing to addres the serious issues WiseUpWinnipeg and others have repeatedly raised.  It is long overdue for these issues and their impacts to get addressed.

http://winnipegsun.com/2017/05/24/fletchers-opposition-to-party-bill-shows-how-government-should-work

Honourable MLA Fletcher strikes again
http://winnipegsun.com/2017/06/01/honourable-fletcher-strikes-again-2

Exert

He is trying to stop this: “The premier names his cabinet, changing them and their duties at his pleasure. The premier, assisted by his cabinet members, appoints the heads and members of a blizzard of government agencies and enterprises. Virtually none of the appointments come through an application process. All serve at his pleasure: no fixed terms. As for the benefits bestowed to hundreds of appointees, decent compensation and open door to opportunities for travel and other perks.”

Interesting info for all Canadian voters

Good news if this passes.  Contat your MP and Senator if you agree.

​Canada’s foreign election financing is finally getting addressed http://www.winnipegsun.com/2017/05/30/canadas-foreign-election-financing-is-finally-getting-addressed

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IS IT TIME FOR “THE PEOPLE” TO FIGHT FOR JUSTICE? 

ARE YOU TIRED OF IT? 

IS IT TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? 

Due to popular demand WiseUpWinnipeg has finally launched a crowd funding initiative to help cover legal costs for court actions against the City of Winipeg and Province of Manitoba on behalf of the public.
Favorable decisions for the public can be relied upon by others here and elsewhere in Canada.  They can lead to meaningful reforms.

Please consider supporting this important initative by donating and sharing widely online and by word of mouth.

https://wiseupwinnipeg.nationbuilder.com/donate

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Another political shoelace snaps, with no time left

​This article is a refreshing and much needed real world look at Manitoba and Canadian politics.  Hopefully this can spur more to take action rather than continue to ignore as it only gets worse.

http://winnipegsun.com/2017/05/13/another-political-shoelace-snaps-with-no-time-left
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Another political shoelace snaps, with no time left

Mark Bonokoski

May 13 2017 at 5:41 PM

With apologies to the late, great American beat poet, Charles Bukowski, (1920-1994), for this shameless parody of his oft-cited poem, The Shoelace.

A woman, a premier who has gone flat, a political disease called corruption, an irksome invoice for Canada Goose parkas. the chattering class can’t Wynne for losing but at least the bureaucrats are warm as toast. there are fears that hold you so still you can study them like dollar amounts on an electricity bill. it’s not the large things in life that send a taxpayer to the madhouse.  death he’s ready for, or floods in Gatineau, Montreal and Toronto murders in broad daylight, robberies and fires … no, it’s the continuing series of small tragedies that send a taxpayer to the madhouse … not the refusal of disability benefits; or the death of a love but the $16 orange juice, the vanity cardboard cut-outs of a prime minister, Trudeau’s  embracement of selfies and non-answers. they’re like a shoelace snapping with no time left …   The dread of politics is that swarm of broken promises that kills optimism quicker than light’s speed and which are always there – the expensed packet of chewing gum  by a political hack. it’s not the number of billion-dollar  boondoggles, but the reasons why. like saving two political seats in a disastrous government. debt and deficits in the billions burying our children in IOUs taxes that never go down, only up or foreclosures on dreams. these seem forever to be there no hirings only firings the oil patch and Notley’s roughnecks besieged and abandoned. fort mcmurray’s burning again, by the way not in flames, but in EI pain. doing it or having it done to you, or lying on a hallway gurney outside ER no bed bugs but no hospital bed either health care’s stopped up like a plugged sink, the nurses are gone the cut-out prime minister smiles but doesn’t care, and the politicians are lazy. and then there are those who insist they’re your friends; like the drunk at the next bar stool. or the Tory who wants to be the next leader hard right, soft right but who’s right? there’s always that, of course, and worse; like a preacher in the senate with moral failures and the teenaged girl with whom he failed. the senate light has all but burned out the hall light, the front light, the back light the inner light, looking back; it’s darker than hell and twice as expensive. pay the pastor his pension then show him to the door.   suddenly two red lights in your rear-view mirror your sphincter tightens and your hands sweat no booze on your breath no skunk weed in your lungs yet the cop says blow, and you say no but a new Liberal law demands yes. and then you find out for the first time that handcuffs can be tight the law can be an ass, and solitary ain’t what it’s cracked up to be. china, russia, and the united states of america a maoist, a commie and a cartoon what else is new? north korea has the atomic bomb, that’s what but shoddy missiles isis, al-qaeda, and the taliban – they have us all in their sights buckle up and kiss it all goodbye..   so that’s it world, take a look around cut and paste while there’s still time.   with each broken shoelace out of one hundred broken shoelaces, one man, one woman, one thing enters a madhouse.   so be careful when you bend over.   markbonokoski@gmail.com 

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