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June 10, 2012                11:20 AM ET

Municipalities and Crown corporations like Hydro Québec should be subject to the provincial law on public tendering, the first witness at the Charbonneau commission said Friday.

Jacques Lafrance, who was a high-ranking bureaucrat overseeing public procurement at Quebec’s Treasury Board until he retired in 2008, was the first person to testify as a public inquiry gets underway into allegations of corruption in Quebec’s construction industry and in political-party financing.

Lafrance spent most of Friday morning recounting the history of public tendering in Quebec, saying the province has vastly improved since the 1960s and 1970s, when cabinet would recommend firms to receive contracts — and it would always be the same two or three names.

But in the afternoon, when asked for his view on how the process of awarding public contracts could be improved, Lafrance, an engineer by training, said there’s still much that could be done.

Aside from including Crown corporations and municipalities under the strictures of the Contracting by Public Bodies Act, Lafrance said public bodies already subject to the law shouldn’t just award contracts to the lowest conforming bidder.

According to him, the scores that bid-selection committees give to each bid to determine whether they conform to a tender’s terms are subjective, and don’t always result in picking the best bidder.

So the government should implement well-defined rules to try to factor in more of the quality of contract bids in evaluating them, he said.

He also said the officials in charge of public contracts tend to be too focused on awarding them, and don’t give enough attention to setting the terms of contracts before they’re awarded and then managing them after they are.

School and health boards are currently subject to Quebec’s public procurement law, but not municipalities or Hydro Québec.

The public inquiry is chaired by Judge France Charbonneau of Quebec Superior Court.

from:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/06/09/charbonneau-commission-lafrance-first-witness.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Jacques Lafrance

1138351 31691535             55

 

his path of destiny = 55 = A real eye opener.

Ace of Swords Tarot card

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May 5, 2012        12:04 PM ET

Quebec’s four student groups, leading the fight against proposed university tuition fee hikes, are continuing negotations in Quebec City today with Education Minister Line Beauchamp and the head of the Treasury Board, Michelle Courchesne.

The talks began Friday and continued into the night after the latest student protest ended. The demonstration quickly turned violent with injuries to four police officers and at least six demonstrators.

The student leaders left the meeting briefly Friday night to speak out against the violence taking place in Victoriaville, Que, about 150 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

Several hundred students had gathered outside the provincial Liberal Party’s general council meeting to demonstrate against proposed tuition hikes.

The demonstration quickly turned violent and police arrested 106 demonstrators.

Protesters hurled billiard balls, rocks and bricks at officers.

Police responded with tear gas, rubber pellets and sound grenades. One demonstrator was reportedly shot in the face with a rubber bullet.

Some of those attending the party’s meeting in Victoriaville complained of scratchy eyes after some of the tear gas seeped into the convention hall, and the building’s ventilation system had to be shut down.

At a news conference Saturday morning, provincial police spokesperson Jean Finet called the violence unacceptable. He said police are continuing to investigate and they believe four people may have incited the majority of the violence.

Several demonstrations are planned in Montreal for Saturday to denounce the proposed changes to tuitions, continuing a series of protests held over the past 11 weeks.

from:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/05/05/students-group-talks-continue.html

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Michelle Courchesne was born on May 6th, 1953 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Courchesne

May 6th, 1953

May 6th

5 + 6 +2+0+1+2 = 16 = her personal year (from May 6th, 2012 to May 5th, 2013) = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unprecedented.  Unpredictable.  Expect the unexpected.  Anything can happen.

The Tower Tarot card

16 year + 5 (May) = 21 = her personal month (from May 6th, 2012 to May 5th, 2012) = On the world stage.  For all the world to see.

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May 5, 2012        12:04 PM ET

Quebec’s four student groups, leading the fight against proposed university tuition fee hikes, are continuing negotations in Quebec City today with Education Minister Line Beauchamp and the head of the Treasury Board, Michelle Courchesne.

The talks began Friday and continued into the night after the latest student protest ended. The demonstration quickly turned violent with injuries to four police officers and at least six demonstrators.

The student leaders left the meeting briefly Friday night to speak out against the violence taking place in Victoriaville, Que, about 150 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

Several hundred students had gathered outside the provincial Liberal Party’s general council meeting to demonstrate against proposed tuition hikes.

The demonstration quickly turned violent and police arrested 106 demonstrators.

Protesters hurled billiard balls, rocks and bricks at officers.

Police responded with tear gas, rubber pellets and sound grenades. One demonstrator was reportedly shot in the face with a rubber bullet.

Some of those attending the party’s meeting in Victoriaville complained of scratchy eyes after some of the tear gas seeped into the convention hall, and the building’s ventilation system had to be shut down.

At a news conference Saturday morning, provincial police spokesperson Jean Finet called the violence unacceptable. He said police are continuing to investigate and they believe four people may have incited the majority of the violence.

Several demonstrations are planned in Montreal for Saturday to denounce the proposed changes to tuitions, continuing a series of protests held over the past 11 weeks.

from:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/05/05/students-group-talks-continue.html

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Line Beauchamp was born on February 24th, 1963 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_Beauchamp

February 24th, 1963

February 24th

2 + 24 +2+0+1+2 = 31 = her personal year (from February 24th, 2012 to February 23rd, 2013) = Controversy.  Things get out of hand.

Five of Wands Tarot card

31 year + 4 (April) = 35 = her personal month (from April 24th, 2012 to May 23rd, 2012) = How long is this going to last?  This can’t continue.

Nine of Wands Tarot card

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http://predictionsyear2012.com/

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