Ontario's debt a selfish burden on future generations - These two pathetic premieres of Ontario will go down as the worst leaders this province has ever seen. Their greed and lust for political power, completely at the expense of the taxpayer and hydro rate payer is shameful. The seeds of Ontario’s growing debt addiction were sown in the fertile soil of the 1999 provincial election campaign. Dalton McGuinty, the future premier, entered the campaign a
The Wynne government may have pledged a balanced budget by 2018, but according to a new Fraser Institute report, the Liberals are actually adding $9 billion in debt next year — to pay for transit and other infrastructure projects — with the potential of repeating it for the next few years after that. Ben Eisen, director of the Fraser Institute’s Ontario Prosperity and co-author of Hold the Celebration: A Balanced Budget Won’t End Ontario’s Fiscal Challe...
Trudeau Foundation sponsors Liberal MP’s travel, raising conflict of interest concerns for PM The Trudeau Foundation paid for a Liberal MP’s trip to London, England, to speak at one of its conferences last year, which critics say creates a conflict of interest for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. The foundation spent $2,760.12 to send Liberal MP Arif Virani, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, to the conference from
Trudeau's either clueless or hypocritical on democratic reform Canadians have to wonder not only about the federal Liberals’ commitment to democratic reform, but about their understanding of democracy itself. For the second time in less than a year, the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is attempting to change the rules of Parliament to limit the opposition’s ability to hold the Liberals to account and delay the passage of government bills.
Ontario knew about strong opposition to privatizing Hydro One for more than a year, but did it anyway TORONTO — More than a year before Ontario’s Liberal government announced in 2015 that it would partially privatize Hydro One, polling it commissioned showed strong opposition to the idea. That opposition has not waned in the years since, with a large majority of respondents consistently saying they’re against the sale in polling conduct
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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 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 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 - 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