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A second senior information technology employee has been fired from the Ontario government after the alleged theft of $11 million in pandemic relief funds, the Star has learned.
Shalini Madan was terminated with cause from her $132,513-a-year job as manager of E-Ministries Support at the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services.
She had been suspended with pay since Aug. 11.
Her dismissal came after her husband, Sanjay Madan, was sacked from his $176,608-a-year post as director in the Ministry of Education’s iAccess Solutions Branch in early November.
In documents filed with the Ontario Superior Court, the province alleges that “some or all of” Shalini Madan, Sanjay Madan, their sons Chinmaya Madan and Ujjawal Madan, and associate Vidhan Singh perpetrated “a massive fraud” to siphon COVID-19 aid payments to hundreds of Bank of Montreal and TD accounts.
The government, whose accusations have not been proven in court, alleges “damages for fraud,
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The website Reviews.org is offering up $2,500 to watch 25 holiday movies in 25 days and fill out a survey about each film. The role is called their Chief Holiday Cheermeister.
“Do you love all things holiday-related, like peppermint mochas, fully decorated homes and cuddling on the couch under a snowflake blanket while watching a holiday movie?” the site asks.
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The lucky person selected will also get gift cards to streaming service subscriptions. The CHC will get a one-year subscription to seven streaming services: Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Amazon Prime, HBO Max, Apple TV+, and Hallmark Movies Now.
Tim Allen with Paige Tamada as an Elf in a scene from the film ‘The Santa Clause’, 1994. (Walt Disney Pictures/Getty Images)
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Women who need help dealing with sexual assault, family violence, workplace harassment or other types of violence can now turn to a new website.
The portal, dubbed Awareness, Connect, Take Precaution, or A.C.T. Against Violence, has details about who victims can contact and where they can get help.
Launched by the Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations (SCWO) on Monday it also has information for women and concerned citizens about the types and cycle of violence.
At the launch event at the SCWO headquarters in Waterloo Street, Minister of State for Social and Family Development and for Education Sun Xueling said: “The Government is determined to tackle the issue of family violence.
“This is why the Taskforce on Family Violence, comprising public agencies, the courts and community partners such as hospitals, family violence specialist centres, crisis shelters and family service centres, was set up earlier this year to create awareness of