Contracts worth $4.2 million were handled improperly and the Deputy is tied to a rumored police investigation
Melissa MacEachern, former PEI Deputy Minister of Tourism in alleged conflict of interest over contracts (photo – CBC)
Updated 8 PM -Opposition Leader, Olive Crane has asked the Auditor Genera to make public all copies of contracts and letters involving the PEI government and the Tourism Research Centre, to determine if the former Deputy Minister of Tourism Melissa MacEachern was in conflict of interest.
“The Auditor General confirmed Tuesday that the former Deputy had signed many of the $4.2 million in contracts that had violated treasury board policies and the Financial Administration Act. Some of these saw large amounts of money paid up front without the work having been started and in some cases, not completed. Some of those contracts were verbal, some did not have the required signatures and many of the invoices for cheques had no explanation for the money paid out.” Continue reading →
Marcia Carroll CEO of PEI Council of the Disabled, an unaccounted for waste of taxpayers dollars
Why do the taxpayers waste $900,000 annually on the PEI Council of the Disabled
The disabled Parking Story at Canada Games UPEI is another example of how the PEI Council has failed us and act as frauds.
Grabbing the spotlight and belittling the work of others
When Wendy Guindon of the PEI Council of the Disabled returned my call on Wednesday at 2:30 PM, it was the first time she heard about the problem with Disabled Parking at Canada Games. Disabled advocates take action
She must have gotten calls from MLAs since she sent the MLAs this email disingenuously describing herself as the white knight. She played a role but not the only important role.
NJN Network, Charlottetown, PEI. Canada, April 26, 2009
Five of Music PEI’s board members received grant money this year according to reports. Lloyd Doyle (Sandbar Music), Andrew Melzer (Panda Digital), Dave Wigmore, and Paul Milner all received grants and awards for undisclosed amounts from the publicly funded non-profit. A member of Executive Director Rob Oakie’s family also received funding. Continue reading →