Thursday, October 14, 2010

Phil's Cronies Get Great Perks

Here's a recent letter to the editor in the Expositor:
New job for police chief

Our very recently retired chief of police, Derek McElveny, has been appointed to the National Parole Board. He made no mention of this when he retired just a few days ago, but he surely was aware of the appointment.

He will receive his full, unreduced, pension as a police officer and will receive a handsome salary as a member of the National Parole Board.

He is a very close friend of MP Phil McColeman, a "skiing buddy" who spends much time with Mr. McColeman in New York State.

How much was our MP involved in this appointment? Why did Mr. McElveny not tell us when he retired that he was getting this appointment? Does our MP think it is fair to take steps to ensure his buddies are rewarded with our tax dollars?

Richard Trebilcock

On its face, it looks like Phil is hooking up his buddies with sweet government jobs. If only he could stand up for ordinary Brantfordians with the same degree of success!

(In all fairness, this is a response letter to the editor in Phil's defence. It plays the typical "Blame the Liberals" card without addressing the substance of Trebilcock's original complaint.)

1 comment:

Richard Chmura said...

To make this about perks and money is to be taken in by the art of misdirection. Who finds it curious that the "appointment" was made right after the second act in a serial killing by one of the cops on McElveny's force? Who is shocked that the only times anyone was killed by a Brantford cop since 1986; it was the same cop twice? It is unconscionable that McElveny assigned this cop to patrol schools after his first killing. Even more incredulous is that Derek is spirited away before having to answer for the second; and in his new position he gets to decide the fate of murderers! Even the cop (Adam Hill) was excused from testifying at Evan Jones' Inquest by the Attorney General. What is that rancid smell? Could it be a particular pair of rotten flat feet? His wife had the gall to try and obfuscate the issue in a letter published in the Expositor.

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