Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Must Be A Full Moon...

No surprise here that the RCMP couldn't find anything against the Government on the PNP's as there is nothing to find... and if you look at Mr. MacKinnon's complaint it appears to be more with the partners he picked out than anything to do with Government... so now he wants to start his own political party because his partners screwed him... well he may as well be howling at the moon as it appears to be full... Back when I managed the Crystals Jr "A" Hockey Team and we would play in Sherwood you could always count on Wayne MacKinnon being there standing behind our goaltender and actually "spitting" on him and it appears that things haven't changed that much...
RCMP drops PNP probe
The Guardian
The RCMP has dropped its probe into a fraud complaint filed by a local businessman involving his participation in the Provincial Nominee Program. Wayne MacKinnon filed the complaint several months ago after he and his business partners received investment money through the PNP. MacKinnon alleges his business partners did not use their PNP funds appropriately, and after realizing this he took his complaint to the RCMP. After months of poring over paperwork and interviewing the people involved, police have decided not to launch an official investigation of fraud into the matter. “The commercial crime unit of the RCMP investigated a complaint from a shareholder of a company, reviewed the allegations made and found insufficient evidence to support that a criminal offence had occurred,” RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Denis Morin told The Guardian Tuesday. MacKinnon was in front of Province House Tuesday to protest the government’s handling of the PNP and to inform the media of his intentions to start a new, independent political party. He confronted Premier Robert Ghiz as he walked into the legislature Tuesday afternoon, asking him for a public inquiry into the controversial program. But Ghiz fired back, saying he believed it was a good program for P.E.I.“If it’s so good then why don’t you have an investigation into the PNP?” MacKinnon shouted to the premier. “The auditor general looked into the program and it worked great and I’m very proud of the program and I’m very happy for everyone who applied . . . it was able to help out a lot of small businesses and bring in a lot of new immigrants to our province — you know it was a good program, you just had problems with it,” Ghiz replied. Ghiz then turned around and walked into the legislature as MacKinnon continued to ask him for a public inquiry. MacKinnon insists he did not hold his rally at Province House because of his case being dropped by the RCMP. “That’s just the spin,” he said. “I got into the PNP program and I got some units and then I took on a couple of partners who had no intention of doing business, they were just going to grab the money and run.” He claims he first went to government with his complaint and that the department had a lawyer look into the details. After no action on the complaint for six months, MacKinnon said he was fed up and took his file to the RCMP. “They took over a year to investigate it and they basically told me last week that there was two guys saying one thing against me saying the other and I don’t have enough proof,” he said. “Unless you have documentation and tape recordings of conversations you can’t do anything — I mean, I trusted them and you thought they were my friends, but that’s where I made the mistake and I’ve got to learn from that.” Now he plans to put all of this behind him and work on forming a new political party that will be a voice for all Islanders. “We want to empower Islanders to say, ‘You can make a difference,’” MacKinnon said.“I can’t stand back and watch my fellow Islanders ask the questions and never get any answers.”

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