Time for Wynne to step down?

Time for Wynne to step down?
Time for Wynne to step down? Premier Kathleen Wynne’s freshness date may finally have passed. Wynne’s approval rating has dropped to a new all-time low of just 12%, according to a poll released by the Angus Reid Institute Friday. Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute said, “We tend to see premiers offering up their resignations or quitting politics when their approval levels get to this point.” Indeed, in September of 2012

Wynne downplays falling popularity as former minister warns Liberals face election disaster

Wynne downplays falling popularity as former minister warns Liberals face election disaster
Wynne downplays falling popularity as former minister warns Liberals face election disaster Premier hopes public opinion will change once hydro cuts take effect this summer. Premier Kathleen Wynne is downplaying polls that show her popularity in decline and a warning from former finance minister Greg Sorbara that the Liberals are in “grave danger” of losing the 2018 election. “There’s no secret there have always been people in the Liberal party who

Premier in war on Wynnophobia

Premier in war on Wynnophobia
Premier in war on Wynnophobia The screams from Westminster Bridge have barely died down and the Wynne government is already lecturing us on racism and Islamophobia. “We know that hate continues to spread,” reads a joint sermon from two of her ministers hours after the U.K. terror attack, “even in the most diverse regions of our province.” Good lord, what is it, a virus? C’mon! To hear Kathleen Wynne and Co. tell it, Ontarians are at each oth

Justin Trudeau’s promise of transparency is starting to look empty: Editorial

Justin Trudeau’s promise of transparency is starting to look empty: Editorial
Justin Trudeau’s promise of transparency is starting to look empty: Editorial - Delay on access-to-information reform suggests the Liberals are the latest party to promise openness on their way to power, only to recoil from scrutiny once in government. The announcement this week that the Trudeau government will indefinitely delay its planned reforms of Canada’s antique and out-of-order access-to-information law will come as no great shock to keen studen

Budget offers no escape from red ink – Over $100 billion in debt added over 5 years!

Budget offers no escape from red ink – Over $100 billion in debt added over 5 years!
Budget offers no escape from red ink - Over $100 billion in debt added over 5 years! The government’s own finance department warned the Liberals late last year to change course. A department report spelled out that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first budget had put Canada on the path to financial ruin. Yet the budget finance minister Bill Morneau tabled Wednesday shows the Liberals did little to heed the warning. It offers no plan of escape from ye

Federal Budget 2017 proves Liberal plan is failing

Federal Budget 2017 proves Liberal plan is failing
Federal Budget 2017 proves Liberal plan is failing In listening to Finance Minister Bill Morneau deliver his government’s 2017 Budget, it’s clearly evident the minister and his government believe their plan is working. “A year and a half ago, our Government set out to deliver the kind of change that would make a real difference for Canadians,” Minister Morneau noted in his speech. “We’ve delivered on behalf of Canadians.” The 2017 Budget is littered

Trudeau’s Aga Khan island trip cost taxpayers $127,000

Trudeau’s Aga Khan island trip cost taxpayers $127,000
Trudeau's Aga Khan island trip cost taxpayers $127,000 Newly released documents detail public cost of Trudeau's controversial vacation. Most of it was for security. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s controversial holiday to the Aga Khan’s private island cost Canadian taxpayers at least $127,000, newly released documents show. Most of the bill is related to security for the prime minister and his family. The RCMP detail that travelled with the T

Cap-and-trade auction little more than a cash grab

Cap-and-trade auction little more than a cash grab
Cap-and-trade auction little more than a cash grab It’s hard to imagine how even Premier Kathleen Wynne’s incompetent government could screw up its first auction of carbon credits to major industrial emitters Wednesday under its new cap and trade plan. That’s because this one only involves Ontario industries and the province established all the rules. The bigger gamble will come next year when Ontario joins the roller coaster California-Quebec cap

Mexican asylum seekers flock to Canada

Mexican asylum seekers flock to Canada
Mexican asylum seekers flock to Canada Canada is once again dealing with a surge in asylum claims from Mexico, according to new data exclusive to the Sun. In January 2017, Canada experienced a 700% rise in asylum claims from Mexico compared to the number of claims made in January 2016. February 2017 saw an increase of 2,500% from February of the previous year, according to a new report by the True North Initiative based on data from the Immigratio

Liberals’ ‘self-congratulatory’ hydro ads ripped

Liberals’ ‘self-congratulatory’ hydro ads ripped
Liberals' 'self-congratulatory' hydro ads ripped TORONTO - The Liberal government’s new ads on hydro rate cuts don’t pass muster with Ontario’s Auditor General. However, Bonnie Lysyk says her office had no choice but to approve a slew of new taxpayer-funded radio spots from the Liberal government about its plan to slash hydro rates. Under the old rules, she could have spiked anything she deemed partisan. But since the Liberals changed the regulati