Monday, February 1, 2010

We are Fools and We are Played for Fools

More than 300 people who claimed to live at the same address in Mississauga are being investigated by the RCMP in what police suspect may be a massive case of citizenship fraud.


You think?

The fake common address is an office building in sunny downtown Mississauga called Palestine House.

Your government through Citizenship and Immigration Canada gave the centre $2.4-million of your tax money for English-language training in a multi-year agreement last April.

The building manager said he found brown government envelopes that came through the mail addressed to people who didn't live or work at Palestine House. He said the envelopes contained government cheques for the national child benefit, but the recipients weren't actually living in Canada.

In addition to the continuing shame and embarrassment of non-Canadians stealing Canadian tax dollars with fake tears in their eyes, we have the spectre of a Clouseauvian police force having certain"suspicions."

As American playwright David Mamet once reported that his father - an avid poker player, like Mamet himself - once said, "Son, if you're sitting at the table and wondering who the mark is, it's you!"

The photo, by the way, is off the Deputy Minister of Citizenship & Immigration...or someone posing cleverly as him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

David , after a 3 year battle with CRA it warms my heart to see the gov pissing away tax dollars that they squeeze out of honest but stupid Canadians. I work in an industry that where the majority of people are imports. The amount of corruption, cheating, bribery, and scamming is unreal. Yet the gov, looks the other way time and time again. I suppose its because they fear the power of the immigrants votes.

But not to worry they can still squeeze blood from the rest of us