Showing posts from July, 2009

Someone tell Gail Asper: Stop looking for handouts from taxpayers

Today, without a hint of shame, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights continued down their pollyanna path, where nothing has ever been wrong in their world.

Media reports carefully omit which donors- crown agencies? another bank? Global TV employees? - finally pushed the deadweight that is the CMHC over their original $105 M fundraising goal.

The compliant media regurgitates the official spin, that Gail and her Friends only discovered the concept of "construction inflation" and "over-budget" two months ago. But the MSM failed to fairly cover the story for years, and it was only the pressure from a series of reports by blogger The Black Rod that finally forced Asper to spin a tale of woe to the publicity arm of the CMHC, the Winnipeg Free Press.

Today, without shame, she proclaimed they would simply get out their tin cup and ask the public …

For listeners who asked: Full listing of CJOB Nighthawk episodes, available via CJOB Audio Vault

If you missed any of the 8 episode, guest-host stint by Marty Gold on CJOB's Nighthawk talk show, here is the list of guests and topics.

You can go to and click into the audio vault, to catch the action:

Monday June 29
9 PM Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz, with callers
10 PM Los Angeles filmmaker Dan Denton
11 PM Today in History with Professor Levinski

Tuesday June 30
9 PM Manitoba Public Insurance Brian Smiley
9.30 PM Blues guitarist Derek Miller
10 PM Local issues ignored by mainstream media, blogs to watch for online
11 PM - call from 12 year old Aiden, denied entry into local pool for being "too short", Professor Levinski

Wed. July 1
9 PM Special Canada Day interview with Canada's Greatest Athlete, Gene Kiniski, who declared Canada should declare a republic and abandon the British monarchy
9.30 PM Canada Day in review - Osborne Village
10 PM All about Dr. Brian Postl, the $418,000 a year man; the Free Press does not criticize the WRHA since agreeing to produce a glossy …

Exclusive: City facing Refundgate redux; parking tickets since November may be invalid

TGCTS has learned that a Winnipeg businessman is challenging a ticket and tow-away from the Winnipeg Parking Authority, armed with evidence from City Hall that tags issued since November may have been illegally issued.

According to the man, and another sources, the WPA may have made a fatal miscalculation when they split with the Corps of Commissionaires and issued a contract so onerous with penalties that the Corps refused to bid to renew their long-standing deal to patrol Winnipeg streets and laneways.

The employees of the winning bidder, G4S, are NOT sworn peace officers, and the Commissionaires that carried on duties by joining the private security firm lost their peace officer status by doing so. The City sent a letter to officials asking them to clarify the question months ago but it is unclear if they replied.

However the man challenging the ticket told TGCTS that he went to see the WPA and asked, are the tickets being issued by sworn peace officers as required at the top of the t…

McFadyen reveals clue that tipped off auditor to NDP scam; FP joins Gerbasi in call for water utility caution

The tired, old MSM excuse "it's summertime and there is no news to report" was blown out of the water yesterday on both AM and FM talk radio.

On TGCTS in the drive time, Coun. Jenny Gerbasi told the Kick-FM audience why she felt the process to establish a water utility was being rushed.

At a time of year when so many Winnipeggers are on vacation and unplugged from new media, councillors are in a position of voting on a proposal that would remove accountability from them not only for water rates, but for any future deals with outlying municipalities -- and even opened the door for fee-for-service home garbage collection.

Today, the Winnipeg Free Press editorial "Water utility muddle" echoed Gerbasi, stating "it's getting hard to believe that all 15 councillors and the mayor are fully prepared for the important decision they are about to make", concluding, "Unless there is a need for a decision on July 22, council should consider postponing the vo…

Gerbasi today, McFadyen tonight- TGCTS and CJOB Nighthawk at a glance

Today on TGCTS:
A special interview with CITI-FM's Howard Mandshein at 4 PM;
Coun. Jenny Gerbasi will explain her concerns about the proposed water utility at 4.30.
And, I will have lots to say about the WRHA compensation report, and who is worth -- how much??

Tonight on the CJOB Nighthawk:
PC leader Hugh McFadyen at 9 PM, we'll discuss the Elections Manitoba scandal, the WRHA pay scale, and gang warfare on the streets of the city.
At 10 PM, more about The Untouchables - why the debate about the pay of Dr. Brian Postl and others in the Regional Health Authority is being controlled if not stifled; also the Free Press had a very bad weekend sorting real news from made-up news;
and at 11 PM, another edition of Today in History with Professor Levinski.

Also scheduled this week on the Nighthawk -
Tuesday 10 PM: Global TV reporter Meera Bahadoosingh
Wed. or Thursday (details being confirmed)- Coun. Jeff Browaty
Thursday 11 PM - The voice of BODOG MMA fights, Paul Lazenby, on the battle to…

Canada Day was great, now back to work - loaded Friday Nighthawk on CJOB

I was so blessed this Canada Day to be able to enjoy the day in such a unique way. During the sunny afternoon, I tracked the Osborne Village Street Festival enjoying the sights and sounds, seeing friends like Marshall Dana and Dave Shorr- happy birthday, Dave's dad! - music producer Chris Burke-Gaffney, Tammy my favorite waitress, and of course Chuck, David and Coleman, the Brothers Green, at the Osborne Village Inn, stage-managing the circulation of beer, entertainment and great memories(a special thanks from them and the Biz to Sgt. Bob Irwin and the Winnipeg Police Service for their efforts to keep the festival the safest and best family event in the city!).

Danny's Whole Hog outlet was a steady business of carnivores; nearby Andrew and Paula Debenham were handing out pamphlets and explaining their First Aid Training Centre concept to a surprisingly receptive audience; down the block at 120 Osborne, Fabutan, bless em, was handing out free sunscreen and advocating responsible…