Meet Valerie Jarrett daughter Laura’s computer scandal tinged father-in-law
By Judi McLeod (Bio and Archives) Monday, October 28, 2013 |
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For the record: Valerie’ Jarrett’s daughter Laura’s father-in-law Canadian Liberal politician Bas Balkissoon is not (thank God!) Canada’s Prime Minister. Nor, as some news outlets are indicating, is he a MP. (Member of Parliament). Balkissoon—one of many Canadian Liberals with deep ties to the Obama administration—is a minor player MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament ) at Ontario’s Queen’s Park, irreverently known to the plebes as the ‘Pink Palace’.
Wow, what a coincidence!
Just as key Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett’s fingerprints are all over the Obama administration, the Obama administration’s fingerprints are all over the Province of Ontario. And last time we checked, Ontario was still a duly recognized province in Canada.If Obama’s presence by proxy in Ontario doesn’t give Canadians who believe in sovereignty the creeps, nothing will.
“The Balkissoon-Jarrett marriage is one of several links between Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Liberals and Obama. From 2000 until 2002, David Axelrod, another key adviser to the president, was a paid McGuinty strategist. (Toronto Star, June 20, 2012).
“As well, Toronto Liberal Jean-Michel Picher, who helped the premier in the run-up to last year’s provincial election, was an early Obama insider who worked on the then-Illinois senator’s historic presidential primary campaign in 2007 and 2008.”
And that’s just the Obama links in the Liberal Ontario government.Obama’s former financial advisor Larry Summers was involved in the 2011 failed federal prime minister campaign of Liberal Michael Ignatieff.
Present day Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau who opposes Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the next federal election uses the same software as the Obama team in his generic e-mails to ‘Friend’, including the incessant “just $5 more” requests.
Some Canadians can see the White House from their house.Liberal politicians are up-to-their-Jarretts in Canada but in light of ongoing computer scandals, their version of ‘joined at the hip’ would be better described as ‘joined at the data link’.
Yet, If it hadn’t been for the ongoing epic failure of healthcare.guv—ObamaCare—we may have missed the long road of computer scandals that seems to now serve as the government’s way to feed mega money to their friends and supporters.
Indeed, the ObamaCare website failure may unwittingly end up blowing the whistle on one of the biggest government slush fund set ups in latter day history because the runaway costs on healthcare.gov uncovers a long trajectory of failed multi-million dollar government websites that point to coincidences way too many.CGI, the Canadian company that launched healthcare.gov, is peopled with friends of the Obamas, including Michelle Obama’s Princeton school chum, Toni Townes-Whitley. CGI is not just the company behind the healthcare.gov epic fail. CGI is also the company behind the $2.7-billion failed, Liberal-launched Canadian Gun Registry that was so plagued with corruption and mismanagement it brought on an investigation by Canadian Auditor General Sheila Fraser.
Government website glitches can make for perfect stall tactics allowing timelines for election-bound politicians to get past elections like the upcoming 2014 midterms.Healthcare.gov—Jeff Zeints-guaranteed as “good to go” by the end of November 2013—can rely on a company that could have already proven itself “too big to not fail”.
Obama’s biggest alibi over the past five years has been he “didn’t know”. As of this morning it was revealed Obama didn’t know America was spying on 35 world leaders. What goes on in NSA must stay in the NSA.
But how could Obama really know that the Canadian gun registry database originated with CGI and that because of long delays and cost overruns on a diabetic registry, CGI’s contract was cancelled by the Ontario Liberal Government in 2012.?
As folk might suspect by now, CIA’s documented failures of the past are just the openers on the tawdry tale of big government slush funding via nosediving computer contracts that cost taxpayers unretrievable millions of dollars.Let’s go back to computer slush funds games in 2003.
Because Laura Jarrett’s father-in-law Bas Balkissoon, Jarrett’s daughter Laura Jarrett was involved in the City of Toronto’s MFP computer leasing scandal that skyrocketed from $43 million to more than $100 million, as the scandal’s self-professed ‘whistleblower’.
None of the $100 million from the public purse or the $15 million judicial inquiry called by then mayoral candidate Councillor David Miller into the MFP scandal was ever recovered—and to this day, no one has ever been brought to justice.
Miller did go on to be Toronto mayor for two terms. Our hero Coun. Bas Balkissoon, left his council seat—mid-term—to run for the Ontario LIberals in the 2005 by-election: “In the Liberal nomination prior to the by-election, the Party chose to use a clause in its constitution that declared other candidates invalid, effectively handing the nomination to Balkissoon.” (Wikipedia).As a whistleblower on his way to a ready-made future, Balkissoon blamed staff and not councillors for the burgeoning MFP computer scandal.
In a February 2003 interview with Toronto Free Press (TFP), the forerunner to Canada Free Press (CFP), Balkissoon, gave fellow councillors involved in the computer scandal a pass, instead blaming “senior staff”. (TFP, Feb. 10, 2003).
“It was senior staff. Council was truly unaware. Council sets policy. It cannot micro-manage and cannot be expected to micro-manage the business of the city,” Balkissoon said.
While Balkissoon acknowledged the $15 million inquiry into the MFP computer scandal’s potential for publicity for municipal politicians in an election year, he supported Mayor David Miller’s motion to extend the inquiry “wholeheartedly”.
“The media is making him (Miller) the hero,” he said.
“Balkissoon also credited the whistle blowing of TFP columnist and former City Treasury employee Jeff Goodall for early suspicion on the MFP computer lease scandal.
“Goodall, who wrote a letter to city CFO Wanda Liczyk complaining that dozens of stale-dated cheques in amounts of up to one million dollars were being ignored, was fired after writing about the cheques in a TFP column.
“In retrospect, Jeff’s complaints did raise a red flag with me,” said Balkissoon.
We move ahead to the most security-protected insider wedding of the century.
“At the 290-guest wedding of his son Tony to Valerie Jarrett’s daughter Laura, Bas Balkissoon was seen in deep conversation with Barack Obama and Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder. (Toronto Star).
The Star ended its story by emphasizing that “Balkissoon is no slouch at politics”.
“Prior to his coming to Queen’s Park in a 2005 by-election he was a prominent Toronto councillor and was credited for blowing the whistle and exposing the MFP computer-leasing scandal”.
Make that the $115-million computer-leasing scandal and inquiry that covered for his Liberal councillor colleagues by blaming staff and one that never retrieved a penny for Toronto taxpayers.
Yes, Laura Jarrett’s father-in-law did well for himself. When you Google his picture, you will find Barack Obama’s in the middle.