Lives disrupted, money frittered by Ontario’s failed ideas

Lives disrupted, money frittered by Ontario’s failed ideas
Lives disrupted, money frittered by Ontario’s failed ideas What’s so incredibly distressing about reading through the many sections of the just-released provincial Auditor General’s report is how much time and money has been wasted on countless failed ideas. And it’s impossible not to imagine the many better ways that money could have been spent on. Case in point: The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care started developing provincial technol

Waste in Ontario’s health care sickening

Waste in Ontario’s health care sickening
  Waste in Ontario's health care sickening TORONTO - WARNING: Auditor general Bonnie Lysyk’s report on waste, mismanagement and potential fraud in health-care billings may be hazardous to your health. Do not read this column if you suffer heart palpitations, dizzy spells or frequent bouts of nausea. May also cause hysteria in less stable taxpayers. Lysyk blasted the government on everything from a Hwy. 401 bridge built upside-down t

Ontario auditor general blasts Liberals in new report

Ontario auditor general blasts Liberals in new report
  Ontario auditor general blasts Liberals in new report Ontario auditor general Bonnie Lysyk delivers her annual report to the government at Queen's Park on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun) TORONTO - Ontario’s government watchdog says taxpayers spend millions of dollars paying repair bills for shoddy work by contractors hired for road maintenance and public transit projects, including part of one bridge that was in

Tory MP says $1,300 per person for food, drink on PM’s plane is ‘outrageous’

Tory MP says $1,300 per person for food, drink on PM’s plane is ‘outrageous’
Tory MP says $1,300 per person for food, drink on PM's plane is 'outrageous' OTTAWA - Passengers who accompanied Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his first two international trips were apparently well fed. The government has revealed, in response to a written question by the Conservatives, that the cost of food and beverages supplied aboard a government Airbus used for the trips amounted to just over $1,300 per person. Conservative MP Blaine Cal

The new reality of lies, damn lies, and more lies – liberals are the biggest liars.

The new reality of lies, damn lies, and more lies – liberals are the biggest liars.
  The new reality of lies, damn lies, and more lies In a world where cyberspace leaves few rocks under which to hide, one would think people in powerful positions involving public trust would think twice about lying. Yet they persist. South of our border, the United States has had its share of historical presidential whoppers, of course. Richard Nixon disavowing any knowledge of the Watergate break-in, and Bill Clinton’s straight-face

Trudeau’s lack of substance suits the UN perfectly

Trudeau’s lack of substance suits the UN perfectly
Trudeau's lack of substance suits the UN perfectly Trying to analyse a Justin Trudeau speech is like trying to dissect a marshmallow. It’s soft and fluffy and overly sweet. And the second you try to pull it apart it dissolves into goo. (Which says a lot about the groups of teachers, social workers, municipal politicians and special activists who used to pay him tens of thousands of dollars to deliver keynote addresses at their conventions.) The

Federal Liberals spending millions on overtime for communications staff, documents reveal

Federal Liberals spending millions on overtime for communications staff, documents reveal
Federal Liberals spending millions on overtime for communications staff, documents reveal Federal Liberals spending millions on overtime for communications staff, documents reveal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna was in the spotlight recently after her office spent more than $6,600 on a professional photographer to document her attendance at a Paris climate conference. OTTAWA – The federal government is spending millions of dollars on overtime

Taxpayers on hook for $1.1M to move Liberal aides; top 10 expensed more than $50,000 each

Taxpayers on hook for $1.1M to move Liberal aides; top 10 expensed more than $50,000 each
Taxpayers on hook for $1.1M to move Liberal aides; top 10 expensed more than $50,000 each Taxpayers on hook for $1.1M to move Liberal aides; top 10 expensed more than $50,000 each One of Justin Trudeau's top aides claimed $126,779.56 in moving expenses. OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a few members of his cabinet approved payment of outsized moving expenses for their top political aides, according to documents tabled this week in the Hous

Why Wynne was booed on hydro

Why Wynne was booed on hydro
Why Wynne was booed on hydro It’s hard to imagine Premier Kathleen Wynne being applauded anywhere in Ontario over hydro rates. So it’s not surprising she was booed at the International Plowing Match Tuesday in Harriston, Ontario, when she started talking about them. Wynne told reporters she understood the frustration many rural residents — who have been particularly hard hit by skyrocketing electricity rates — are feeling. Many may not be awa

Liberal MPs handed out 1,447 cheques worth $7.8 billion on summer recess

Liberal MPs handed out 1,447 cheques worth $7.8 billion on summer recess
Liberal MPs handed out 1,447 cheques worth $7.8 billion on summer recess OTTAWA — MPs return to the House of Commons on Monday, officially ending their summer of spending, a summer that saw government MPs hand out cheques for almost $8 billion for at least two tennis courts, several hockey arena renovations, two flagpoles and one gazebo. There were also cheques for umpteen multimillion-dollar science grants, dozens of wastewater treatment plants, a