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Friday, August 01, 2008

WOW!!!! IRVING TELEGRAPH JOURNAL JOURNALIST GOES TO GOVERNMENT NEWS CONFERENCE IN A GOVERNMENT PLANE!!!!!


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I got this email this morning -

Charles,

You didn’t hear this from me… but the Tele.-Journal is sending a reporter to cover the ferry announcement in Digby today, but they’re sending him on the government’s plane!!!

Who really runs this province?


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I guess this proves which party the Irvings are supporting eh?

If this happen in any other province? It would be a scandal.

Maybe the CBC should investigate this issue.

They could check who was on that Government plane.

Is this legal?

The Irvings can't afford a plane to fly their so call reporters?

I can just imagine the huge headline in the Irving's paper in the morning?

:P

The CBC would really investigate this one!!!!

Blogger Charles LeBlanc turns 35 today!!!!!!


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Thursday, July 31, 2008

FREDERICTON TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE WILL DECIDE ON AUGUST 21ST IF THE LESS FORTUNATE SHOULD EAT CAKE!!!!!!


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This afternoon, I got an activism feeling running through my body.

I went into the building of New Brunswick Family Services and asked a few questions?




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The office is moving to the North Side of the City and there's no City transit system to get there.



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Someone told me that a bureaucrat said - The less fortunate needs the exercise!!!!

It's disgusting the less fortunate won't be able to see their case worker face to face.

I walked inside the building and met a nice worker at the reception desk and the the questions began.

Well? She can contact you by phone she suggested???

I replied - I got no phone!!!

The Government workers don't make it a habit contacting via – email so that was out the door.

I asked a few more questions and I could tell it was going to be a battle to get a Transit system to this new needy place.

Before I left, I took one final picture of this very sad site!!! GRRRRR........




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This is called the open cubicle! This is where the bureaucrats asked the less fortunate some very private questions so the whole building can hear you!!!!

At least with the new building the less fortunate will have privacy!!!

I met an individual and I was suggested that I asked to appear in front of the Transportation Committee of the City of Fredericton.

I showed up at City Hall and asked for the Common Clerk.



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Once in her office < Nice person > She told me that the next meeting would be on August 21st.

She explained to me the system. She suggested I should take the first step by writing a letter to explain my concerns and she'll be happy to go to the second step.

Little did she knew that I would return to her office in one hour with this letter -


Charles LeBlanc
145 Westmorland St.
Fredericton, NB
E3B 3L4

July 31, 2008


Pamela G. Hargrove
City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
PO Box 130
(397 Queen Street, City Hall)
Fredericton, NB
E3B 4Y7

Hand delivered

Dear Ms. Hargrove:

Re: Request to appear before Transportation Committee Meeting

I am writing at your suggestion to request to appear before the next
Transportation committee meeting which I understand will take place on Thursday, August 21, 2008.

I would like to speak to the Committee Members about the new Department of Social Development (formerly known as Family and Community Services) building that has been constructed at the Two Nations crossing on the north side of the city.

If there ever was an example of a building that needs to have bus service this is the one. The clients of the Social Development Department are by definition "poor". They do not have access to private transportation to take them to the meetings which they will inevitably have to attend with their counsellors at the Department. Clients of the Department are also disabled.

Not everyone can walk the nearly 5 kms from the downtown to the new
facility. In the winter, it will be extremely dangerous as there isn't even
a sidewalk there.

That said, clients of the Department need to have accessible public
transportation to the new building at Two Nations Crossing. I am raising this issue because I believe that there was no consideration given by either the provincial or municipal governments to the issue of public transportation for poor when the decision was made to move the Department's services, which were formerly located in the downtown core, to its new location.

Like many other concerned citizens, I want to make it perfectly clear that if the City is going to allow development of these kinds of buildings which cater to the less fortunate, than the City has a responsibility to provide transportation to these newly developed areas.

The new Cliffe Streeet apartments are another case in point. Much has been said about the lack of transportation to the Cliffe Street apartments yet access to public transportation remains an unresolved issue.

At this time I have asked the following persons to attend this meeting with me to present their views on the subject: Brian Duplessis, Fredericton Emergency Shelter and Dan Weston, Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization. I expect that by the time the meeting occurs others will join us as well.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Please respond by email to me at

oldmaison@yahoo.com


Yours sincerely,

Charles LeBlanc
oldmaison@yahoo.com

cc. Minister of Social Development, Hon. Mary Schryer
Deputy Minister, James Hughes
Mayor Brad Woodside
Brian Duplessis, Fredericton Emergency Shelter
Dan Weston, Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization
George Piers, Fredericton Community Kitchen
Robert Duguay, Communications Director, Department of Social Development
Hon. TJ Burke, MLA Fredericton Northside
Hon. Kelly Lamrock, MLA Fredericton-Fort Nashwaak
Rick Miles, MLA Fredericton-Silverwood
Alan White, Provincial News Editor CBC
Jacques Poitras, CBC News Reporter
Charles Gagnon, l'Acadie Nouvelle
Catherine Metcalfe, Daily Gleaner
Steve Murphy, CTV-ATV News
Etc.
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Well, she was very surprised or shock that I moved so fast with Step one!!!!

I explain to her this is what people with ADHD do best!!!! When we have an issue in one of our minds? WE MOVE!!!!!

So, now comes the waiting game!!!

I strongly believe some bureaucrats are not thinking straight about this issue.

We cannot wait till next year to have a proper Transit system to the new Family and Service building.

I'm ready to make certain many individuals appears in front of the Transportation Committee to voice their concerns.

But really? This issue shouldn't even go there!!!

The less fortunate of this City needs transportation.

On August 21st? We will find out if the City of Fredericton tells the less fortunate to eat cake!!!



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Stay tuned!!!!

ANOTHER DEATH IN A NEW BRUNSWICK PRISON!!!


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I had a good chat months ago with a guy who just came out from a New Brunswick Prison.

I got to take the time to blog the issue.

I'm certain that if I ever landed in there? I would never get out of there alive!!!!

The Government are jailing people for little issues such as panhandling or Skateboarding and the prison is no place for these citizens.

Fascism in the works in our Prison?

I believe so!!!!!

Stay tuned!!!!

Can you listen to the youtube video in this blog???

I can't!!!! Something new is wrong???? Let me know!!!!

Merci!!!!

Man decapitates passenger aboard Greyhound bus in Manitoba!!!!!

MY GOD!!!! You're not even safe in a bus these days!!!

Very sad indeed!!!!


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Fredericton Train Station is falling down,
Falling down, Falling down.

Fredericton Train Station is falling down,
My fair lady.

Take a key and lock her up,
Lock her up, Lock her up.

Take a key and lock her up,
My fair lady.

How will we build it up,
Build it up, Build it up?

How will we build it up,
My fair lady?

Build it up with silver and gold,
Silver and gold, Silver and gold.

Build it up with silver and gold,
My fair lady.

Gold and silver I have none,
I have none, I have none.

Gold and silver I have none,
My fair lady.

Build it up with needles and pins,
Needles and pins, Needles and pins.

Build it up with needles and pins,
My fair lady.

Pins and needles bend and break,
Bend and break, Bend and break.

Pins and needles bend and break,
My fair lady.

Build it up with wood and clay,
Wood and clay, Wood and clay.

Build it up with wood and clay,
My fair lady.

Wood and clay will wash away,
Wash away, Wash away.

Wood and clay will wash away,
My fair lady.

Build it up with stone so strong,
Stone so strong, Stone so strong.

Build it up with stone so strong,
My fair lady.

Stone so strong will last so long,
Last so long, Last so long.

Stone so strong will last so long,
My fair lady.


I received an email telling me there were engineers at the Fredericton Train Station.

With camera in hand, I quickly went out the door!!!!

Once there, I noticed this guy taking pictures of the old building.



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At first, I believed it was a new style of engineering. Take pictures and hope for the best!!!..lol

The guy was just taking pictures on his own.


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The Fredericton Train Station is falling down fast and will not survive our next cold winter.

The Irvings totally refuse to preserve history!!!!

SHAME!!!!! SHAME!!!!! SHAME!!!

MISSING CAT IN FREDERICTON!!!!

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

RELAXING ON THE FREDERICTON WALKING TRAILS!!!!!

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Ruined my walk by this Irving sight!!!! You would believe that Billionaires would have more pride especially being the Capital?


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The wharf is loose on the Saint John River!!!


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