We, The Citizens, Deserve The Truth!!!
THIS IS THE TRUE STORY THAT LASALLE'S ELECTED OFFICIALS NEVER WANTED YOU TO SEE.
Montreal, Thursday, July 30, 2015
UPDATE REGARDING THE LASALLE V.I.P LISTS CASE
Following many months of anticipation, it has been confirmed to Democratique.ca that our access to information request regarding
these VIP lists will be brought in front of a Quebec Acess to Information Commission. This should happen by the end of 2015, or early 2016.
Our intention has always been to demand that our elected officials in LaSalle divulge all V.I.P guests that they personally invite to events.
These events are always fully funded with taxpayer money that can be used to improve our city.
LaSalle mayor Manon Barbe, including all of our elected officials in LaSalle, have cordially
refused to divulge the names of their VIP guests invited to any of these political events.
Consequently, The Quebec Access to Information Commission is now investigating our case.
Rest assured that we will keep you fully informed as developments occur.
On May 4, 2016, following close to two years of investigation into the VIP lists of our elected officials in LaSalle,
The Quebec Access to Information Commission officially rejected our request for full disclosure of the VIP lists.
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. is disappointed with the outcome but we have decided not to appeal the commission's decision.
In light of this, we have returned to the drawing board and have been tirelessly investigating every other legal option.
These VIP lists contain the names of all guests invited by our elected officials in LaSalle to political functions and parties.
These political events and parties take place in LaSalle and are funded EXCLUSIVELY with taxpayer dollars.
Unfortunately, the Quebec Access to Information Commission does not have the legal capacity
to force the borough of LaSalle to hand over these lists in this case.
The Commission also states that it was not presented with any solid proof that these lists exist in our case.
Consequently, the Quebec Access to Information Commission had no other legal option but to reject our request.
To read the Quebec Access to Information Commission's final decision, including the sworn statement
deposited by the City of Montreal in our case, please scroll down.
As per the laws in North America, the burden of proof is everything. In this case, proof comes in the form of documentation.
With this said, one might ask, why did the Commission accept LaSalle's sworn statement in this case as the whole truth?
What hard proof did the Commission need to legally force the borough of LaSalle to divulge these lists?
If these lists truly do not exist (as our elected officials maintain), why would LaSalle borough mayor Manon Barbe
publicly state that she is unable to recall the names of everyone who was invited to these events as VIP guests?
Mayor Barbe, with all due respect,
Joseph Pugliese, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. is not accusing you or the LaSalle borough council of any wrongdoing.
Absent VIP lists are one thing, forgetting who was invited to these VIP events you attended, is a whole other movie.
Even after being asked numerous times by Joseph Pugliese, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. to divulge the names
of these VIP guests, LaSalle borough mayor Manon Barbe insisted that no VIP lists exist.
The mayor was also unable to recall a single name of any random VIP guest, at any given event,
including her own VIP guests that she personally invited.
As for the rest of the LaSalle Borough Council, they also unanimously maintain that the VIP lists do not exist.
According to mayor Barbe's public statement "the names of her VIP guests are confidential information".
WHAT WE CAN SAY WITH CERTITUDE IS:
IT APPEARS THAT OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN LASALLE DO NOT DENY THAT PRIVILEGE, VIP PARTIES,
SPECIAL TREATMENT, AND VIP GUESTS, ALL EXIST IN LASALLE POLITICS!
What we are unable to grasp is why no one can remember who these VIP guests are?
ARE OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN LASALLE STILL PLAYING POLITICS???
How on earth can the borough of LaSalle control access and keep records of who has access to these VIP areas?
Absent any lists of invited VIPs, how did these mystery VIPs receive their invitations in the first place?
No mailing lists? No formal invitations in writing? No records of anything?!!
It is no secret that VIP guests are afforded security and special treatment along with our elected officials in these events.
There is always a designated private area where these special guests and our elected officials can freely socialize.
We challenge anyone who truly wants to know how the borough of LaSalle managed
to slip through the cracks in this case (FOR NOW) to read the judgment in its entirety.
PLEASE PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE SWORN STATEMENT,
The sworn statement that LaSalle Borough Hall deposited with the courts is EVERYTHING in this case.
Ask LaSalle Borough Hall why they conveniently forgot to mention "The LaSalle 100th Anniversary Gala"
in their sworn statement.
Regardless of the unfavorable decision, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC respects the court's decision and the legal outcome.
We would like to take this moment to cordially thank the Quebec Access to Information Commission for hearing this case.
Rest assured that we are following up on this VERY IMPORTANT CASE through other effective legal and media remedies.
A FULL REPORT CONTAINING THE NAMES OF LASALLE'S ELECTED OFFICIALS' VIP GUESTS
WILL BE PUBLISHED IN DUE COURSE, EVEN IF TAKES YEARS TO COME.
YOU HAVE OUR WORD, WE WILL DELIVER!!!
DO GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY,
THE PUPPET MASTERS HIDDEN AGENDA IS ABOUT TO BE
FULLY EXPOSED TO THE PUBLIC !!!
GUARANTEED 100 %
YOU HAVE OUR WORD!!!
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!
PLEASE KEEP POSTED FOR MORE TO FOLLOW REGARDING THIS CASE.
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Montreal's 375th Anniversary Celebration,
Our Elected Officials VIP Lists & Total Costs
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. EXCLUSIVE CASE.
UPDATED: February 19, 2018,
Our ongoing investigation into the VIP lists, including the massive spending of taxpayer
dollars surrounding the 375th Anniversary celebrations, is coming to a conclusion.
With the celebrations now over, the time has come to calculate the total costs.
Rest assured that we have gained significant ground in our pursuit of the truth.
Expect a complete report regarding the VIP lists and total taxpayer dollars spent.
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. will be publishing this press release in due course.
UPDATE: February 19, 2018
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. attends the Montreal City Council meeting. At this meeting, our newly elected council confirms that they are researching the legality of publishing the 375th anniversary VIP lists. The VIP lists include the names of all VIP guests invited by our elected officials to these events.
Should the laws permit, the council also confirms their full commitment to publish these lists.
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. is pleased that the Montreal City Council is actively reviewing our case.
We are confident that total transparency will be attained in this case.
In the meantime, we will continue to work tirelessly towards a conclusion.
Please keep posted regularly for future updates regarding this very important case.
To view our latest public interventions, click on the videos above.
Part 3: February 19, 2018
Part 2: April 25, 2017
La Société des Célebrations du 375e Anniversaire de Montréal's reply.
La Société des Célebrations du 375e Anniversaire de Montréal is the organization
mandated to oversee the administration of all 375th-anniversary events.
They have cordially refused (in writing) to disclose the VIP lists and total costs.
La Société des Célebrations du 375e Anniversaire de Montréal claims that DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. did not properly formulate our access to information request. They believe that the laws in Québec surrounding access to documents and personal information held by public bodies do not apply in this case.
In short, the organization believes that they can refuse access to information with
respect to how our taxpayer dollars are spent to administer the 375th Anniversary!!!
In our access to information request, (April 2017), we requested the total costs to the taxpayers of Montréal for the 375th-anniversary celebrations, including the lists of all VIP guests invited
by our elected officials to 375th-anniversary celebration parties.
La Société des Célebrations du 375e Anniversaire de Montréal has also claimed that they will be
publishing a full report of all activities related to the 375th Anniversary Celebration in due course.
It is not clear what they plan to publish in this report, or when.
We expedited a very simple and straightforward request.
There should be no confusion as to what we are requesting, and why.
We demand to know how our taxpayer dollars are being spent, and the VIPS' they are being spent on!!!
La Société des Célebrations du 375e Anniversaire
(The reply to our access to information request in French).
Part 1: April 24, 2017
tUPDATE: January 14, 2019
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. has expedited our official access to information request to Montreal City Hall. This request is a follow-up to our February 19, 2018 question regarding full disclosure of these VIP lists.
Today, Montreal City Hall has officially REFUSED DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC’s access to information request regarding the 375th Anniversary VIP Lists. This request was dated January 14, 2019. One must assume that no one watched the videos on www.democratique.ca surrounding the 375th ANNIVERSARY VIP LIST CASE.
April 2017: Did anyone hear what Ms. Valerie Plante had to say about MAYOR CODERRE “doing some pirouettes” around the VIP lists??? This was before she was elected Mayor of Montreal. Did anyone equally hear Ms.Valerie Plante state that she would disclose the 375th Anniversary VIP lists if she has them??? Once again, this was said in April 2017, before she was elected mayor. WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO VIEW ALL THREE VIDEOS BELOW. PREPARE TO BE AMAZED......
Fast forward to February 2019, are Mayor Valerie Plante and her administration doing the "SAME PIROUETTES” in 2019, EXACLTY LIKE the former administration?
Are we seeing a repetition of the LaSalle VIP case??? Has it become a culture in Québec politics to use public money to entertain elected officials and their VIP’s? Why do our elected officials allocate public money through private corporations such as La Société des Célebrations du 375e Anniversaire de Montréal, to administer taxpayer-funded events??? THE SAME THING HAPPENED IN OUR LASALLE VIP CASE. This type of culture creates very dangerous precedent whereas our elected officials can play the “personal information laws” card when asked to disclose which VIP’s our taxpayer dollars are being spent on.
At least one thing is certain, the City of Montreal does not deny that these 375th Anniversary Celebration VIP lists exist, they are simply refusing to disclose them.
In our access to information request, we ask that the city of Montreal disclose the complete and UNCENSORED 375th Anniversary VIP lists.
These lists contain the names of all our elected officials, including all their VIP guests who attended the 375th Anniversary Celebration events as VIP’s.
Lest we never forget how these events are paid for with taxpayer dollars! Did we change four quarters for a loonie in Montreal?
Public money was spent to entertain our elected officials and their VIP guests at all 375th Anniversary Celebrations.
Public money is still being used to entertain mystery VIP’s?
One must assume that in 2019, our elected officials still feel that it’s in their best interests to keep these VIP lists CONFIDENTIAL.
Is it safe to say that our elected officials DO NOT WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW who they invite as VIP guests to taxpayer-funded events?
Are they hiding something, someone, or many persons? ALL the answers are etched within these MYSTERY VIP LISTS!
Do govern yourselves accordingly. Rest assured that the 375th Anniversary VIP lists will be made PUBLIC!
You have our word!!!