Was he fired? Repimanded? The fact that he has a fancy name such a “The Duke” suggests there was enough heat brought to him to motivate some response from the powers that be, especially in Texas.
Sadly, in Canada and Ontario specifically; these cases of abuse, theft and fraud are so rampant that it will just be yesterdays news. We have had more than $1 billion of taxpayers money wasted on windmill technology which crashed and burned, an e-health scandal to improve hospital records (similar to HIPPA I suppose), that cost taxpayers over $1 billion with ZERO development. When the province tried to fire the lady overseeing this massive theft she threatened to sue the govt. So she kept her job, didn’t face charges, and contributed nicely to her personal nest egg. I can’t make this up, this happened in Canada…not in some third world despot.
The Ontario Provincial Police, like the RCMP and the Toronto Police Services dare not ever tackle these abuses. This is why Canada had the very worst record of enforcing and charging cases of public bribery; two cases over a 15 year period. Does that breed confidence in the business prospects for those wanting to compete in an honest fashion? I have posted this before, America and France lead the world in enforcing this law, Canada is dead last, second last was England…
The OPP went so far as to have their union create a public commercial telling voters to NOT vote Conservative, instead, they ensured a majority for the provincial Liberals who have quite frankly been serial thieves, with zero charges laid. Do you think the FBI would allow, say, an email scandal to move forward without investigation (a la Clinton)? Well, the OPP did this to the provincial government who deleted emails about multiple billion dollar thefts. No charges. No investigation. The beat is allowed to go on with support from unions and hanger ons. The biggest difference, without a doubt, is the seriousness in which the American authorities take their oath. You don’t operate in a caste system mindset. The FBI operate to protect your constitution and enforce your laws especially when abused by people in positions of power and authority.
I am not anti-government, I believe taxes; even if minimal to support the system, are legitimate. I believe in social programs to give a helping hand to those less fortunate but willing to contribute. What the problem is in Canada is mismanagement, and those who are sworn to protect from abuses and theft are not committed to the hard lifting of enforcing the laws and holding them to account. So much waste, abuse and losses based on “social programs”, or “protecting the public”, “regulations”, “climate change”. A recent report stated that Ontario home owners paid $36 BILLION dollars above market costs for electricity. Who answers for it? No one. We just have to learn to live with less so those who are poor business managers can use the money to run the government, they say.
Oh, and for me voicing an opinion that supports democracy, law and equality before the courts, I can easily be labelled “subversive”. You see, free speech and outrage over theft is only acceptable if we are angry at the local stick up kids stealing cigarettes from the local grocery store, not billion dollar theft by our bureaucrats.