Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Chew On This

An independent audit appears to have cleared David Dingwall. While I'm not sure this "completely exonerates" him, it should quiet this story down for a bit.

Gosh, now what possibly will the Conservatives have to ask questions about?

17 Comments:

  • CG:

    There's always the Abotech affair that you'll notice they're going on about at Cancov.

    By Blogger Scott Tribe, at 2:21 PM  

  • What did he resign then?

    Jason

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:33 PM  

  • Because he was pushed out by Martin and the crew. It wasn't a real resignation. And that's why he will get severance.

    He was actually a good CEO. We were getting our money's worth. But politics has intervened and we will end up paying money for nothing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:37 PM  

  • Ah.. well.. if you listen to Mr Dingwall, he resigned to not embroil the Mint in controversy.

    If the government was smart, they'd re-instate Mr Dingwall to the Mint.

    By Blogger Scott Tribe, at 8:07 PM  

  • Abotech, Adscam, HRDC, Bombardier contracts, helicopter contracts, mad cow, softwood, chretien saying all asians look alike, Dingwall (via rail scam, gun registry, lobbying, why quit if he is innocent), Air Canada loans (they have NEVER had a mortgage you know), shall I continue??....

    By Blogger DazzlinDino, at 9:21 PM  

  • submarines, sea kings, cormorants, 4.6 billion buy off, 1/2 million polling contract with taxpayers money, 159 million hewlett packard, Irving Shipbuilding corp 55 million, 12 million to J. Villneuve to wear the canadian flag on his jersey, Cochrane jailed for kickbacks, Challenger Jet expenses......

    By Blogger DazzlinDino, at 9:29 PM  

  • "He was actually a good CEO. We were getting our money's worth. But politics has intervened and we will end up paying money for nothing"

    Bitch, please.

    He was the CEO of A MONOPOLY. They had NO COMPETITION. You're impressed that they made a profit?

    ~B

    By Blogger Blogette, at 9:51 PM  

  • Blogette,

    He was CEO of a company that makes the stamps and currentcy for something like 10 other countries and there is a very competitive world wide market.

    Printing our money is almost a byproduct of the other business they do.

    So sorry, you are wrong.

    By Blogger Mike, at 10:43 PM  

  • Read Shiela Copp's column in the Toronto Sun from 1 week ago regarding the Dingwall issue. People don't understand that if this was a private company, he would be earning lots more, having more perks, less stress and charging more to his expense account. I think the conservatives jumped the gun on this one and now will be made to wipe the egg off their faces. Yet another reason for me why Harper is not a good leader, he should know when to jump and when to sit still. How I wish Belinda was chosen as leader of the party then, or McKay now. Harper must go!

    By Blogger mezba, at 11:32 PM  

  • It is irresponsible to defame people. Brian "I despise you" Pallister looks like a jerk. Pallsiter and Grewal will do a lot of damage to the CPC.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:02 AM  

  • What is your point Dinno?? The Liberals are alleged to have done X and so the Conservatives get a walk on this. This is what is called a Red Herring.

    Do not get me wrong, this is not a huge issue, but the Conservatives and media looked terrible. Indeed, it would almost be preferable for the Conservatives that Pallister acted with ill intent than that he acted in good faith, but was just hopelessly wrong. Whatever the case, they can take solace in the fact that Pallister will probably not come out looking both slimy and amatureish, a la Grewal.

    By Anonymous koby, at 3:23 AM  

  • "Do not get me wrong, this is not a huge issue, but the Conservatives and media looked terrible. Indeed, it would almost be preferable for the Conservatives that Pallister acted with ill intent than that he acted in good faith, but was just hopelessly wrong. Whatever the case, they can take solace in the fact that Pallister will probably not come out looking both slimy and amatureish, a la Grewal."

    Now, if there was no ill intent, we would expect an apology in the case of Mr. Pallister.

    Lets see what happens. Check out
    http://www.brianpallister.com/

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:00 AM  

  • Re earning more in a private company.

    What utter nonsense. This is not a private company it is a crown corporation. Which means that it belongs to the government/ people of Canada. Yes a private company ceo would earn more and have more perks. but Mr. Dingwall was not a private CEO. I doubt very much if he would could be obtain such a position if not for his political connections.
    When political appointees bitch about how they could earn more in the private sector I say go for it. Earn more. I dare you. But the truth is they couldn't Dingwall may have been a competent ceo but let's not kid anyone he got the job because of connections.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:14 AM  

  • While the Conservatives and Palliser do wind up looking bad, I think they've still come out on top of this. Few people will care much about the quick little retraction, instead they'll remember chewing gum, "liberal patronage", and bloated expense accounts.

    And, to be fair, there is still the severance issue in play here. Although, since Dingwall has been cleared, I don't see why he shouldn't get a severance package.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 12:45 PM  

  • "...since Dingwall has been cleared, I don't see why he shouldn't get a severance package."

    Ummm... because he resigned?

    Dean

    By Blogger deaner, at 12:55 PM  

  • I think Calgary Grit is right. A retraction will not garner as much press coverage and as a result the whole thing will hurt the Liberals more than the Conservatives. Too bad. The Conservatives should be chopped down at the knees for this stunt, but hey it aways was to much to expect Canwest and Sun media chains to get the facts straight. That said, if Dingwall goes ahead with a civil suit that may change.

    By Anonymous koby, at 3:11 AM  

  • Yea, the CPC will appologize when the liberanos quit stealing mega millions., or maybe when Martin appologizes for steramships stealing millions etc.etc.etc.
    What a bunch of fu*king crooks. They make me want to puke.

    Horny Toad

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:22 AM  

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