Gross Political Cronyism Funding the IPM in SD&G by Jamie Gilcig MAY 5, 2015

Gross Political Cronyism Funding the IPM in SD&G by Jamie Gilcig MAY 5, 2015

Jamie & FitzyCFN – A recent Standard Freeholder story starts off  with a very telling question.

“How do you justify spending $100,000 of tax money on marketing purposes?”

That’s what we call a “money question” not because of the cash in play, but because it rips to the root of the act.  You really can’t justify that payout.

Those are funds being given to the International Plowing Match and AG Expo being held in Finch.

Finch is a lovely place filled with lovely Conservatives.    Nothing wrong with that.  It’s a pretty place; home of Sue Stewart of whatever Corus is calling their radio station that fewer and fewer people listen to.

The money is Federal cash including money from the CFDC which last I checked was supposed to be about funding business.  Clearly that cash is not earmarked for doing that.   Promoting and paying for advertising is certainly not the mandate of the CFDC.

 

It’s embarrassing and the fact that people will murmur about it at coffee shops instead of demanding people’s resignations is what is most disturbing.

Cornwall has lost three festivals this year.  Maybe some of  that cash could have helped save them?

What’s even more disturbing is that MP Lauzon, his pet Monkey and Warden of the Counties Eric Duncan, and many of those writing the cheques for this $100K killed a small business incubator that was supposed to be based in Cornwall and at NAV CAN.  Looking at the empty store fronts in Cornwall I’d imagine $100K pumped into those is much better than a field in Finch.

Where are our elected officials priorities?  Cows?  Really? Plowing?  Hey, the plowing match is great.  I attended once, but it’s mostly an excuse for politicians to press the flesh and look at some cool tractors.

$100K of our tax money?  And that’s in addition to what this group has already received from various governments?

Ugh.   What do you think dear CFN viewers?  You can post your comments below.

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