Third world politics

There is something that I do not get about this ongoing scandal in Justin Trudeau's government.

If what I read is correct, a few months ago, when these charges came up against SNC-Lavalin, the Liberals enacted a new law allowing for the possibility of not been charged criminally for some serious charges by allowing companies to ask for a Deferred Payment Agreement plan to pay a healthy fine and avoid criminal charges.

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I must ask: are we still living in Canada?

That the rules for large companies are different than for others, so folks if you do something you criminally bad just ask for a fine instead and avoid the costly criminal record.

That in and of itself almost sounds like a bribe or extortion.

It all is a result, they say, of the company stating they would move out of Quebec, which it appears they did not say. It appears this can only be done in Quebec where they are afraid of losing 9,000 jobs. What did the feds do for Alberta, where they have lost I believe 30,000 jobs?

This sounds like third world politics - give us money and you can stay. The question is always asked why should I go vote. With all the appearance of corruption and malfeasance here in our politics and one might have the answer. I can only hope in my lifetime, which is not likely, that the rule of government will change. If it did, it would have to be for the better as it could not get much worse, and I mean any government, federal, provincial and municipal.

People just stop and think. Take the rose colored glasses off and see where we are headed.

Bill Manders, Prince George

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