It’s not the crime that gets you.

As word leaks out that the World Bank effectively funded the demolition of homes of the very poor residents of a small village, Jale, in Albania, and then refused to speak about it for more than a year, one can only hope that the Bank will spend as much time thinking through what went wrong as it will doing damage control.

That is Vijaya Ramachandran talking about the PR disaster facing the Bank these days.

I’m no apologist for the Bank, but frankly I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often. In fact, I’m sure it does. Billions of dollars disbursed every year on government-run projects? Find me a crime that hasn’t happened.

To borrow from the Watergate scandal, it ain’t the crime that gets you, it’s the cover up.

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  1. RBC Bank President Gordon Nixon – Salary $11.73 Million

    $100,000 – MISTAKE (FISHERMEN'S LOAN)

    I'm a commercial fisherman fighting the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC Bank) over a $100,000 loan mistake. I lost my home, fishing vessel and equipment. Help me fight this corporate bully by closing your RBC Bank account.

    There was no monthly interest payment date or amount of interest payable per month on my loan agreement. Date of first installment payment (Principal + interest) is approximately 1 year from the signing of my contract.
    Demand loan agreements signed by other fishermen around the same time disclosed monthly interest payment dates and interest amounts payable per month.The lending policy for fishermen did change at RBC from one payment (principal + interest) per year for fishing loans to principal paid yearly with interest paid monthly. This lending practice was in place when I approached RBC.
    Only problem is the loans officer was a replacement who wasn't familiar with these type of loans. She never informed me verbally or in writing about this new criteria.

    Phone or e-mail:
    RBC President, Gordon Nixon, Toronto (416)974-6415
    RBC Vice President, Sales, Anne Lockie, Toronto (416)974-6821
    RBC President, Atlantic Provinces, Greg Grice (902)421-8112 mail to:[email protected]
    RBC Manager, Cape Breton/Eastern Nova Scotia, Jerry Rankin (902)567-8600
    RBC Vice President, Atlantic Provinces, Brian Conway (902)491-4302 mail to:[email protected]
    RBC Vice President, Halifax Region, Tammy Holland (902)421-8112 mail to:[email protected]
    RBC Senior Manager, Media & Public Relations, Beja Rodeck (416)974-5506 mail to:[email protected]
    RBC Ombudsman, Wendy Knight, Toronto, Ontario 1-800-769-2542 mail to:[email protected]
    Ombudsman for Banking Services & Investments, JoAnne Olafson, Toronto, 1-888-451-4519 mail to:[email protected]

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