I would also like to point out the following passage from the
Federal Accountabilily Act
"No public office holder shall, in the exercise of an official power, duty
function, give preferential treatment
any person or organization based on the identity of the person
organization that represents the first-mentioned person
I ask you to investigate whether the following individuals were given preferential treatment byTransport Minister Lebel based on their relationship with Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and theirdonations to the conservative party:
Gary Valcour, Chair of the Oshawa Port Authority:
Former President of the Whitby-Oshawa Conservative riding association (Finance Minister Jim
Flaherty’s riding). Part of the Oshawa Harbour Commission since 2007. Conservative donations
from 2009 to 2011.
Chris (Krzysztof) Kluczewski, Director of the Oshawa Port Authority:
Former member of Minister Jim Flaherty’s riding association; appointed to the Oshawa Harbour
Commission in 2010. Conservative donor to both the federal and provincial party.
Peter Singh, Director of the Oshawa Port Authority:
Lawyer from Ajax, donated to
Conservative MP Chris Alexander’s campaign ($1,000 April 2011)
Norm Mackie, Director of the Oshawa Port Authority:
Part of the Mackie transportation group leadership. Connected to Conservative MP Colin Carrie,he is a Conservative donor (in 2004 and 2008 to riding association level; in 2011 to Colin
Dan O'Connor, FarmTech Energy Corp. President and CEO:
His brother, Timothy O'Connor is a former executive member of the Conservative Whitby-Oshawa riding association and former campaign director for Christine Elliott (the wife of Minister Jim Flaherty), MPP for Whitby-Oshawa during the 2011 provincial election. Strongcontributor to the Conservative party.
Timothy O'Connor: Former FarmTech Energy Corp. Director
Brother of Dan O’ Connor and former member of the riding association executive for Jim
Flaherty. Also former director of FarmTech. Appointed to the board of directors of FarmProducts Council of Canada (FPCC) in 2011, an entity under the control of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The department was responsible for the Environmental Assessment of theproposed FarmTech ethanol r
efinery on the Oshawa waterfront. Tim O’Connor has given
considerable financial support to the Conservative party.It is possible that such preferential treatment resulted in FarmTech Energy Corp. receiving theapproval to build an ethanol refinery on the Oshawa waterfront against the wishes of the OshawaCity Council and the Durham Regional Council.
January 25, 2012: the federal government issued the Letters Patent to transform the OshawaHarbour Commission into the Oshawa Port Authority.