It's not that often that charities law and criminal law intersect, but the decision of R. v. Gour, decided June 28, 2012, did just that. The case was about an individual, Adam Gour, who had contracted to fundraise for charity, and his and his contractor's failure to disclose the commissions that would be earned. The court concluded this was a fraud. The case is only six pages long, and makes for a compelling read.
Rally for Truth, a group of non-partisan, concerned citizens that was formed spontaneously in the wake of the election fraud scandal, has been rallying for a full public inquiry every weekend on Parliament Hill, stressing the threat to the foundations of our democracy from a compromised electoral process. A Facebook page provides details on the group's activities and links to pertinent public information.
Workplace fraud in Canada is a disturbing reality that costs small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) billions of dollars each year. Nationally, one quarter of Canadian SMEs were hit by fraud in the past year, according to a recent report from the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada, (CGA-Canada), Does Canada Have a Problem with Occupational Fraud?
Find out more on workplace fraud at: www.cga.org/canada/fraud and www.youtube.com/cgacdn
Pat Martin: "The Conservatives have once again lowered the bar of ethical standards... and undermined the integrity of our electoral institutions in a way that is unprecedented in Canadian politics."