|Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:33 pm Post subject: Corruption in the social programs of Ontario
|This is a sequel to the last note I wrote on this site (A father’s fight). As I wrote, my fight was not against the social programs, but those who run it, and the government who dishes out our money to them with no accountability. I do not think that anyone in Ontario wants all programs to disappear; we need these programs to help those who lost their jobs, so they can get back on their feet, the elderly, health care, food programs at school, the disabled, yes even shelters.
For the past year or so, I have fought with the Ontario works, housing, and shelters. I have looked and investigated, and found that what happened to my family is not unique.
In Toronto I spoke with this single mom, her daughter was giving her a hard time, she tried to fight for her child, tried to guide her in the right direction, and she never gave up. How did she loose her daughter, simple, the social programs told her, that her daughter was old enough to make her own decisions. So the young lady left home, got welfare on demand, went out into the world unprepared. She ended up on drugs, and prostitution. Why this happened, because the social programs, gave out money, and refused to work with the parent, and left the unprepared child, alone and on her own.
Another story is about a father, his wife would call the cops anytime they would have an argument, he was never charged with anything, but if the wife would not get her way, she would take his children to a shelter and disappear for months because as you know the shelter policies are that all men are initially bad, so they don’t try to investigate whether it is true what the wife is saying, her word is law to them. When the family was united, the children where good students, they never went to a food bank, never bought second hand clothes; he loved his children and wanted them to have the best in life. Not that there is anything wrong with food banks and second hand clothes, but he made enough money to avoid going that road. Here is how this story end, his kids, where eventually raised in one of the worse housing complex in Ottawa, did not finish grade 12, the wife went into hard drugs, prostitution, his son has been in and out of jail, and his daughter has multiple children with multiple fathers, all of which do not get involve. He tried to get them back explaining the drug abuse by the mother, but he was told by the c.a.s. in Ottawa, he was just an angry man who wanted revenge because the mother had the kids. Would this of happened if they would of investigated? It’s a hard question to answer, but my guess would be, no, the children would have had a better lifestyle if he would have been given the chance to stay involved in their lives.
A third story is a man who got involved with a woman addicted to drugs, she gets pregnant, he stays at all cost with her to help her get off drugs and let the child be born, he suffers 2 broken ribs and a ruptured spleen, when she hits him with a blunt object, because she wanted to get drugs while pregnant. In the hospital for 2 months, she goes back on drugs; the child is born addicted to hard drugs. C.a.s. gets involved, tells her to get rid of the father, gives her back the child, she goes back on drugs, c.a.s. takes the child again, gives her back again and grabs her after a few month. Long story short, he fights for the child, after c.a.s. demand he signs for crown wardship. He raises her for 17 years, he knows she is emotionally unstable because of the drugs, according to the doctors, but he dedicate his life to giving her a good home. Come 17 years later, the young girl is having emotional problems, mutilations, unpredictable mood swings, but he never gives up, he tries everything. How will this story end? I do not know yet, hopefully better than the other ones. But, some unknown person gets involved, without knowing the full story, coached her to say she was abused, drives her to the shelter, they also coached her, put her on welfare, housing. She goes from been an honour student, working, on her way to college, to a welfare recipient. Why, because there was no investigation. But to them this is acceptable, because funding is more important than the future of a person.
Remember, the more people go though their doors the more funding they get, opening the door to corruption. It no longer matters to them, who they help, it is not about this anymore, it is about how much funding they can get, and if you dare to question they behaviour and motive, they will come after you, with harassment and threats, as said in my last note.
Who is responsible, well the government is the ones with the money, they are there to serve, but they forgot that, if one complains to the ministry of community and social services, they will push you aside. If you try to get an answer, they ask, “Who do you think you are”. If a government does not investigate these kinds of corruptions, then they are also part of the problem.
If the left in this country continues to add more and more programs, and let these type of situation fly by, without accountability, then, where will their precious social programs be if the government goes bankrupt? How much income tax can they collect from a working person versus someone on welfare?
Here is what I recommend to those who vote blind, if you keep on installing left wing political parties, and they keep on spending, eventually you are defeating your own political ideals. If the government goes bankrupt, there will be no social programs. I would recommend a vote for a government in the next election who will save the programs we have, accountability and fiscal restraint would keep these needed programs going. If the left cares about the elderly, the disabled, even the single parent, then they better take a hard look at what they are doing, but from my experience, in this “give me” society, not many care, about anything but “please, give me more”.
Remember, funding without accountability, is inviting corruption. Again how many other people have they done this to, how much as it cost the tax payer, and what is yet to come by their action in the next generation?
With all due respect, there are good social workers who have realised what is going on, and do good work, but eventually become disillusioned, or adapt themselves to their surroundings.