Ruby Dhalla press conference

Ruby Dhalla (via her lawyer) states that it was her brother, Neil Dhalla, that owns the three chiropractor clinics which the nannies were allegedly made to clean and Dhalla’s lawyer says it was Neil Dhalla who allegedly took the passports from the nannies.

Who is Neil Dhalla?

In this 2005 election ad from the Liberal party, Ruby Dhalla’s brother states that “the Canadian economy has remained strong and [he thinks] it’s because of the Liberal vision…”

UPDATE: Looks like Kate was watching the presser at the same time and was thinking the same thing. After all, we worked on these posts together back in 2005. <sarcasm>Of course, this just indicates that this is all part of a larger nefarious Conservative conspiracy!</sarcasm>

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  • paulsstuff

    “was Dhall shown the piece before it was published and allowed to rebuke it. That was yellow journalism at ists best. Scandals sell papers not columnists with opinions that reflect their editors or owners political opinions.”

    Actually Terry, yes she was. The Star contacted her to get her side of the story. Dhalla told Sgro at the convention that the story was coming out in the Star. By the way, neither Dhalla or her lawyer denied the nannies were working illegally, being paid cash under the table, were not getting paid minimum wage, were not following Ontario labor code laws, and never denied that Dhalla was contacted by Intercede to give the nanny her passport back.. All they said was ask her brother.

  • MaryT

    My understanding is the Star was doing a series on this topic of caregivers or whatever you want to call it. The Provinical Liberals were having discussions or something on the Act. it was the Prov Libs who set up the meetings. It was at one of those meetings that the nannies come forward. There has been some complaints that it happened over a year ago so is not important. Then why is the KHS thingy still going on, and why have the press suddenly come up with documents re Air India. And again, who did that inquiry, who would know about those so called documents, and who would keep them from the public during that inquiry. So, who knew they existed and leaked to cbc where they were. And why didn't he bring them fwd during his inquiry.

  • terry1

    I guess you don't read non tory newspapers…….the latest poll out gives Harper's team 29% and Iggy's Liberals are at 34% with an arrow pointed upwards.

  • terry1

    Why is Cadman not relevant then if time is not an issue.

    Tough being a one way tory isn't it?

  • terry1

    Who is insulting Indo Canadians? There are articles I saw just this am on that subject in some of those papers. If you would do some research instead of bleating like a stuck pig you might be more enjoyable to joust with.

  • jake

    Terry, While Ruby’s lawyer and other Libs are busy investigating who is responsible for this scandal perhaps they will have time to turn over a few rocks and find the missing 40 mil. Cheers Jake

  • batb

    Until Terry 1 provides documentation that 71% of Canadians want Prime Minister Stephen Harper gone, what's the point in engaging him in conversation about it? S/he's long on innuendo and comes up short nearly every time on facts.

    How about this fact, discovered while Googling Ruby Dhalla:

    http://1800cute.blogspot.com/2006/09/scandalous

    Would you buy a used car from any of this crew? 'Seems this isn't the first time that Ruby Dhalla has been involved in questionable tactics.

  • Liz J

    There's really no point at all in engaging Terry in further conversation. He dropped that figure off, 71% of Canadians want our PM gone, no source. Does anyone think the coalition wouldn't be all palsy again if that were the case?

    Poor fellow must be tasked with trolling this blog for his party, he seems to have hung his hat here. When good news is hard to find so just make it up seems to be the rule.

  • Liz J

    Thanks for the link, batb, very interesting. More fuel to the fire so to speak?

  • paulsstuff

    “I repeat the RCMP has become a gong show ever since Harper appointed his guy who had no police experience. What was the clean up required from past governments…please let us know.”

    Terry, perhaps you might want to go back to the Gomery inquiry, in particular the part about the RCMP. Actually, you know what, I'll save you the time. Start with this:

    The RCMP was caught red-handed in the sponsorship scandal, after illegally funnelling almost $107,000 of Adscam money through a secret, non-government bank account in Quebec. No one was ever disciplined.

    Then go on to this Terry:

    In another episode, the RCMP was involved in intimidating Francois Beaudoin, former head of the federal Business Development Bank, who then-PM Jean Chretien tried to pressure into approving a $650,000 federal loan to a friend in the “Shawinigate” scandal.

    In 2004, a judge awarded Beaudoin $4.3 million in damages and described the actions of the RCMP as “an unspeakable injustice” designed to “break him and ruin his career.”

    Let me know if you want more examples of the RCMP under the Liberal government. Be happy to oblige.

  • paulsstuff

    “Who is insulting Indo Canadians? There are articles I saw just this am on that subject in some of those papers. If you would do some research instead of bleating like a stuck pig you might be more enjoyable to joust with.”

    I huess you missed this one then:

    .http://www.torontosun.com/news/columnists/ajit_jain/2009/05/10/9410401-sun.html

    By the way, refferring to Liz as a “stuck pig” does absolutely nothing for your creibility. Perhaps you might want to tone it down a little.

  • NovaDog

    My work with the Canadian Armed Forces and in Civilian life have giving me opportunities to travel pretty much all around the world; excluding asia. I have seen many cultures and I think stereo typing comes from fact. When in the middle east it is easty to see there is an hierarchy; it is casual to mistreat commoners and servants, and it makes a person sick to see this.

    I consider Ruby Dhalla and her family innocent until proven guilty. I also consider the nannies victums.

    I beleive the Dhalla family are ignorant and justice should be served through the courts.

    Thank you,

  • terry1

    the RCMP has needed more controls since the 70's. If you know the civil service at all you would know they do anything in thgeir power to evade control by elected pliticians. My point and one no one has countered is that Harper parachuted a non police type civil servant inot the mix and that has cause real anarchy in the ranks. They are not going to clean it up and like the financial mess thye are going toleave behind its the Liberals who will clean things up.

    I also noted you didn't implicate the mounties into the false accusation against Martin's govenment by the NDP member who had the RCMP make public an invrstigation during the 2006 election. I also note how every other party tries to spill dirt all over the Liberals and the party continuously gets reelected. Must be some people don't like what the majority of voters do. Of course everyone always tries to knock winners down.

  • terry1

    So a cheap misspelled blog now acts as the truth for you. Wow is all I can say. Pretty sad.

    I wouldn't buy any car from a Tory government as it would either be booby trapped or have false information, denuials of wrongdoing and a warranty that means nothing.

    I don't need to provide proof of the 71% number. Do your homework and you will note that the very last poll out shows the Conservatives at 29% and dropping like a stone in Quebec.

  • terry1

    Well Jake I and many others are still looking for the $35BB flaherty took out of the economy when his lie about income trusts came home to roost. In fact they as usual, well after the fact, have come to realize how much damage that issue cost people and are looking for ways to reinstate the former status of those trust. That's how desperate this government is.

  • paulsstuff

    ” I also note how every other party tries to spill dirt all over the Liberals and the party continuously gets reelected”

    Conservative (Mulroney) Two elections
    Liberals (Chretien) three elections
    Liberals (Martin) one elction
    Conservative (Harper) two elections

    In the last 25 years the Conservative's and Liberal's have both won 4 elections. Liberal's have lost the last two. Exactly how is that continuosly re-elected?

    And by the way, you asked for what reason the RCMP needed to be cleaned up on the Liberal watch. I gave you two pretty damning examples. The first dealt directly with the then commissioner. So stop trying to say Harper's appointment is a mess.

    I also left a link from today's news where it is rumored that it is in fact Liberal's attcking Dhalla.

  • east of eden

    I was replying to your buddy's comment. Your prior comment came out of the blue and was intended to slag the CPC. We're talking apples and oranges here.

  • east of eden

    Cadman is a whole other discussion. We are discussing Dhalla – in the here and now. If you wish to bring up the Cadman issue, let's also bring up AdScam, Radwanski, Dingwall, the Gun Registry overspending, Miraim Bedard…shall we continue? Tit for tat – if you're going to try to deflect, why not bring up a random scandal – like, say, AdScam. Sorry, your attempt at deflection fell flat. Nice try, though.

    Speaking of “nice try, though”, I kind of miss our friend you-know-who.

  • east of eden

    Uh, we are discussing Ruby Dhalla. For the purposes of this particular discussion, Cadman is not relevant except as a prop for your deflection attempt. How about we talk about AdScam?

  • east of eden

    Nice try, Theresa. Unless every single Canadian was polled, you absolutely cannot say that 71% of Canadians are against Harper. No way. Twenty-nine percent of a sample does not constitute 71% of the entire population is against. No, nope, nyet, non, negatory. Nice try, though. Also, nice channel changing. So, back to Ruby Dhalla, shall we?

  • east of eden

    The interview transcripts was incredible – she was so flustered, it was sad. And, as you said, neither she nor her lawyer denied that the women were working illegally or paid cash under the table, etc.

  • east of eden

    Tsk, tsk. Flaherty did not take money for himself nor did he pass it under tables in brown envelopes. Apples and Oranges, Theresa. Sorry, your attempt failed…yet again. Try to compare oranges with oranges, okay? How about you address the AdScam – what do you think about it? Now, no peeking – you absolutely must stay on that one topic – AdScam. No mentioning of anything else. Can you do that? I lay 99:1 odds that you cannot so do. I double-dog dare you to attempt to address AdScam.

  • terry1

    Nah lets just discuss income trusts and the complete lies told by Flaherty and Harper that have cost the Taxpayers some $35BB as noted by several economists.

    We'll get into the other dozen or so Tory misdeeds and $80BB deficits at some other time.

  • east of eden

    None of us Tories would know – we're open-minded, honest and able to think for ourselves. We don't attempt to deflect, even when our party makes a misstep. Liberal supporters, on the other hand, are so sure that their party is guilty of so much skullduggery that they can come up with nothing to say about the LPC's heinous acts so they have to deflect. That is a sure sign of guilt – deflection and channel-changing. Just ask any parent whose little child is caught red-handed. Nobody can deflect quite as adroitly as a child – or a LPC supporter.

    Oh, one thing that LPC supporters do that children don't do: personal attacks. Theresa, you should really avoid the personal attacks – they only make your position look weaker than it already is.

  • terry1

    Here's one poll:
    http://idiocracywatch.ca/2009/04/23/tell-parlia

    and another serious one:
    http://www.harrisdecima.com/en/downloads/pdf/ne

    Tories are at 29% in this poll and one other since then.

  • terry1

    Not one Liberal politician was ever charged for anything over Adscam, so that is simply more Tory urban legend stuff. In other words a red herring.

  • east of eden

    Yawn. Lame. Theresa, I think you've reached the point where you are just commenting for the sake of commenting. This particular comment of yours is just so lame. Sorry to be blunt but it is lame … resorting to a personal attack, once again, is just so lame.

    As I said, Theresa, not all people indicate their preference in these small-number polls. You cannot take the converse of a “for” and say it is an “against”. You obviously never studied statistics in school. Well, Theresa – I took three stats courses in university and what you are saying with the 71% is patently incorrect. Accept that and deal with it.

  • east of eden

    My own guess – and I have absolutely no proof other than a gut feeling – is that Rae's camp is starting to show some life signs.

  • terry1

    Is that why your party beleives in negative politics and attack ads. Is that why your leader is a control freak and doesn't allow anyone to speak out on their own. You are hideously inaccurate with your remarks and my name isn't Theresa speaking of insulting behaviour. Makes your position look like what it is…garbage.

  • paulsstuff

    “So a cheap misspelled blog now acts as the truth for you. Wow is all I can say. Pretty sad.

    I wouldn't buy any car from a Tory government as it would either be booby trapped or have false information, denuials of wrongdoing and a warranty that means nothing.”

    Terry, when you say a blog and the comments on it lack credibilty due to spelling mistakes, it might not be a good idea to make a spelling mistake in your next sentence. So I guess your comments should be dismissed because of spelling mistakes? Everybody makes them, and a look through your comments here finds you as guilty as anyone of spelling errors.

  • east of eden

    Theresa's comments are rife with spelling errors. But, that seems to be the LPC way – criticize others for the same faults that they possess.

  • east of eden

    Gee, Theresa – did the CPC come up with “Harper is scary”? Or – Harper hates…fill in the blank. No, my dear, your party is the master of attack ads. One person in the CPC issued the puffin video and was dismissed for doing that. Your party, on the other hand, appears to have a whole contingent of attack ad creators. Sorry – it is YOUR argument which falls flat.

  • east of eden

    Rats, hit the submit button too soon. Dion was, in the end, shown to be a control freak and since Ignatieff was appointed as interim leader, I noticed that many formerly outspoken Libs have gone very quiet. I also noticed that Rae and LeBlanc dropped out of the race for leadership – talk about being dictatorial. As for Harper being controlling – it is was one disgruntled former CPC, former MP (who lost big time in the last election) who has put out that bit. Rumours and lies from the LPC just don't cut it.

    As for Theresa – it's a very nice name. I don't consider that name to be insulting at all. I know many women by that name and they are all very nice. You should apologize to all women named Theresa for making the name into an insult.

  • Omanator

    I would like to know when the Provincial Labour Minister is doing something. So Far it has been swept under the rug. I don't live in Ontario. I would raise the roof with the Liberal Government. Nothing is going to happen until somebody does.

  • Omanator

    I would like to know when the Provincial Labour Minister is doing something. So Far it has been swept under the rug. I don't live in Ontario. I would raise the roof with the Liberal Government. Nothing is going to happen until somebody does.