That's all I can say about today's sentence for former Nova Scotia cabinet minister Richard Hurlburt's
House arrest! Are you kidding me?
But wait, you may not know Hurlburt, allow me to introduce you:
He committed four frauds, including claiming $3,500 for a big-screen TV that went to his house instead of his constituency office, $7,400 for renovations to his office that were never done, and $9,000 for a generator that he didn't buy.
This is an outrage & mockery of the justice system!
Especially, since another MLA got prison time because he stole due to a gambling addiction.
Hurlbut, on the other hand, made cold, calculated, greedy, capitalist moves for which he was unequivocally unapologetic and UNREMORSEFUL for (until a lawyer advised him otherwise).
HIS SENTENCE: Spend a year by a lakefront home and keep hoarding his fat pension (paid for by hard-working HONEST Nova Scotians).
"He doesn't pose a risk to society" keeps being bandied about. REALLY?
People like Hurlburt define what is dangerous to society - complete disregard for their fellow human beings and self-interested greed above all!
To those who are saying enough of our tax dollars have gone to him: I agree!
His pension money would pay nicely for the cell he deserves.
The next time I hear another Canadian accusing the United States of corruption I may resort to projectile vomiting.
I'm ashamed of the decisions our federal government & justice systems have made recently.
The values upheld by honest, hard-working and community-minded people like my parents are being spat on. . .