SASKATCHEWAN COALITION AGAINST RACISM
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AUDITOR GENERAL’S OFFICE ACCUSED OF ‘INAPPROPRIATE’ ACTIONS
On the eve of a report on ‘inappropriate’ expense claims of several senators by the Office of the Auditor General (OAG), the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism (SCAR) is again accusing the OAG itself of inappropriate actions that have cost the Canadian taxpayers not one million, but tens of millions of dollars. “We have the documents to show that then Auditor General Sheila Fraser secretly became involved in the racial discrimination case of National Research Council (NRC) scientist Dr. Chander Grover in 2003 advising the NRC about how best to ‘manage’ this case,” said Bob Hughes, SCAR spokesperson. “The options discussed were: 1) Pay Grover off; 2) Terminate Grover; 3) Grover dies. In advising the setting up of a working group to essentially block Dr. Grover’s successful Canadian Human Rights decisions, it is clear that the NRC and the OAG were hoping for the third option. In any case, the advice of the OAG has been responsible for the misspending of more than $6o million on this one case alone let alone the destruction of this remarkable scientist’s career and the suffering it has caused to himself and his family,” stated Hughes. “
“We note that a man in Ottawa recently was sentenced to 9 months in jail for ‘causing unnecessary suffering to an animal’ yet our so-called government ‘watchdogs’ have not only allowed for the abuse of Dr. Grover for decades, but have actively participated in it. Even more troubling to us, is the fact that the OAG was dishonest in telling SCAR in 2009 that its office could not get involved in looking at this case because it was before the courts. Of course, documents show that the OAGs hands were ‘dirty’ with this case as early as 2003,” said Hughes. “How do you spell corruption?” asked Hughes.
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