Charges of fraud and income tax evasion expected this week against professor with connections to PEI Department Tourism
UPEI Professor Sean Hennessey, working for Tourism Research Centre at UPEI or himself?
Mild ripples of scandal permeated the spring 2011 Legislature sitting when MLA Jim Bagnall went public with fraud allegations against Sean Hennessey, a UPEI business professor.
RCMP have not confirmed this week that charges will be laid against Mr. Hennessey, after a year-long investigation. After the allegations were made in the Legislature, Dr. Roberta MacDonald who held the UPEI Dean of Business position since 2002 stepped down. MacDonald is Hennessey’s wife.
Former UPEI President Wade McLaughlin was criticized at the time for not investigating and disciplining Hennessey before his retirement in June 2011.
Several sources have told NJN the RCMP are getting ready to move on Hennessey. Continue reading →
PEI Premier Ghiz let $500 million in development money slip away with no industrial development
Premier Ghiz of PEI worried about EI changes that affect 78% of Islanders (Photo CBC News)
Did Premier Ghiz see the shifting sands of Canada coming to hit him with the triple threat of reduction in Employment Insurance benefits, Federal transfer payments and massive layoffs of public servants?
If he had, perhaps some of the $500 million PNP money would have been spent on industrial development and not buying luxury homes and cars, propping up bankrupt businesses and essentially squandered on anything that had a pulse with a partisan connection. Continue reading →
Published: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 | 9:26 AM
Canadian Press: THE CANADIAN PRESS CBC.ca
HALIFAX, N.S. – The Nova Scotia government is allowing immigrants who came to the province under a tainted business mentorship program to apply for refunds.
The program – which has been sent to the RCMP for review by the province’s auditor general – attracted more than 800 immigrants who paid fees of about $130,000 in return for middle-management job placements.
The Provincial Nominee Program is the story of the day. Serious questions are being raised about the program and its credibility. Serious questions are being raised about whether the program was manipulated to benefit friends of government.
Last Updated: Friday, October 3, 2008 | 4:34 PM AT
‘Immigrant attraction, retention and investment is a boost to our economy.’ Says Mr. Coles, and he be right, partly; key business want the investment thus retention (keeping) immigrants money after attracting those wanted is the key on Prince Edward Island! Doctors, ones like Lin Riyong, another story, etc. Some immigrants are never accepted and would not cause commotion, in fear of what may come and others (some family) will not be allowed (even if it’s too go elsewhere in Canada) to immigrate! Calculated Risk, for Prince Edward Island Ministers and Immigrants!