The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) is holding its annual conference in Vancouver this year. This is the conference attended by Mayors and municipal staff to share ideas (collude) on stuff like, you know, "green" plans, "sustainability" initiatives and "climate change" strategies (aka wasting wads of cash ripped off from taxpayers). Ezra Levant describes it as a lobby group that received $550 million in taxpayer funds from the federal government.
Ezra also pointed out in this segment how and why corrupt thugs from FCM blacklisted a Montreal contractor from its tradeshow for having the temerity to advocate more efficient, open and honest tendering of municipal acquisition contracts:
And where's the Media Party? One wonders whether or not this FCM corruption was a topic of discussion at the conference, at least informally among attendees. Also, was the corruption in Quebec discussed? There's real corruption in the FCM and real corruption in Quebec municipalities, so you might think the media would give their reporters an assignment to ask some relevant questions. Well, there was no sign of it on my local CTV news last night. The one and only topic they saw fit to cover was: "Rob Ford criticism bubbles up at Canadian mayors’ conference". [The mayors were all atwitter, like giddy schoolgirls sharing hot gossip. Note that one scumbag mayor, Frank Leonard of Saanich, BC, skated close to slander by suggesting Ford should be in jail.] A worthless media sinks farther into irrelevance.