Trudeau’s either clueless or hypocritical on democratic reform

Trudeau’s either clueless or hypocritical on democratic reform
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

Ontario knew about strong opposition to privatizing Hydro One for more than a year, but did it anyway
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

Global ridicule won’t stop B.C. Liberals’ deceitful financing extravaganza

Global ridicule won’t stop B.C. Liberals’ deceitful financing extravaganza
Global ridicule won’t stop B.C. Liberals’ deceitful financing extravaganza That British Columbia is an international embarrassment when it comes to the rules, or lack of them, around campaign financing is accepted fact now. Yet we continue to discover just how unsavoury many of the practices that are allowed to exist in what we call a functioning democracy truly are. On the weekend, a Globe and Mail exposé revealed how lobbyists, for one, are runn

Wynne’s $25B hydro boondoggle

Wynne’s $25B hydro boondoggle
Wynne’s $25B hydro boondoggle Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s electricity plan is short term gain for long term pain. On June 1, according to the Wynne government, the average residential electricity bill in Ontario will drop from $135 per month to $101. In return, Ontario taxpayers will be on the hook, according to the Wynne government, for an extra $25 billion in interest payments for the cost of electricity over 30 years. The Liberals say a

Don’t be fooled again by Wynne’s Liberals

Don’t be fooled again by Wynne’s Liberals
Don't be fooled again by Wynne's Liberals Why would anyone trust Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government to make good on its reported plan to reduce electricity rates by 17%, in addition to the 8% provincial portion of the HST it removed Jan. 1? Of course Wynne and Co. will act in the short term, because if they don’t, their chances of being re-elected next year are slim. So expect them to get rates down before the election by shifting some el

Enough with the Liberal hypocrisy

Enough with the Liberal hypocrisy
Enough with the Liberal hypocrisy Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government requires all investment advisers across Ontario to account for every single dollar they make for managing their clients’ money. The rationale is that customers should know how much they are paying their advisers. So why doesn’t Wynne apply that same rationale to her own policies? Let’s look at two examples of Liberal hypocrisy: Hydro rates and the new cap-and-trade scheme.

Wynne Liberals discrediting McGuinty Liberals by attacking report

Wynne Liberals discrediting McGuinty Liberals by attacking report
Wynne Liberals discrediting McGuinty Liberals by attacking report By attacking this week’s Fraser Institute report that closing Ontario’s coal-fired electricity plants had no significant impact on provincial air quality, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals are biting off their own tails. They are directly contradicting statements by the previous Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty a decade ago, when Ontario was campaigning to reduce U.S. cross-bo

Trudeau’s cheap talk on climate change – If the PM expects Canadians to sacrifice to fight global warming, let him lead by example

Trudeau’s cheap talk on climate change – If the PM expects Canadians to sacrifice to fight global warming, let him lead by example
Trudeau’s cheap talk on climate change - If the PM expects Canadians to sacrifice to fight global warming, let him lead by example If you want to understand the impact of climate change polices on ordinary Canadians and how detached our political leaders are from what they are doing by imposing them, think of this every time they say “carbon pricing.” Think of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flying in on the Aga Khan’s helicopter to the billionaire’s