Yesterday’s Waterloo Region Record editorial pointed out that one of the side-effects of the McGuinty Liberals’ self-serving decision to shut the Legislature in order to avoid committee scrutiny is that it is also hurting our cities – Recall Ontario’s legislature:
...But there was nothing normal about the way McGuinty shut down the legislature. For a start, prorogation killed the committee probing the premier’s controversial decisions to cancel construction of two gas-fired generating stations, something the Liberals themselves admit will cost Ontario $230 million. Prorogation also scrapped the committee examining the scandal at the Orgne air ambulance service.
Ontarians are fully justified if they conclude McGuinty misused prorogation to squirm out of a situation that was becoming too embarrassing for himself and his party. When the legislature got too hot, McGuinty cavalierly padlocked the doors and turned on the proroguing air conditioning.
Meanwhile, prorogation tossed almost 100 pieces of legislation in the trash. Two of those pieces of legislation aimed to revise the province’s arbitration laws, something many municipalities say they need to keep the cost of police and fire services under control. Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr had asked Waterloo Region’s three members of the legislature to help pass new legislation that would require an arbitrator to consider a municipality’s ability to pay an arbitrated settlement.
Zehr worries that the settlements being imposed by arbitrators are increasingly unsustainable for municipal governments and taxpayers. But for now, at least, Zehr’s dream of a new arbitration law has been dashed — thanks to McGuinty…
Please read the whole editorial.
Even after Dalton McGuinty announced his resignation he’s still wrecking this province.
Just another disgusting chapter in his #LegacyofShame.
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More problems: NDP health critic questions fate of Cambridge Memorial expansion with closed Queen’s Park – Record
And yet another McSlimey scandal is emerging – McGuinty was set to back decision to quit Elliot Lake rescue – CBC.
This one may be behind the Globe paywall – Hedge funds reaped $149-million from cancelled Ontario power plant. (Karen Howlett and Paul Waldie)
Beware Sandra Pupatello!!! Martin Regg Cohn explains – Pupatello can’t afford to lose Liberal leadership race:
…But she was less convincing when recasting herself as baggage-free compared to her rivals. After all, Pupatello was at the cabinet table when the Oakville gas plant was cancelled, ORNGE spun out of control and eHealth unravelled.
Now she is trading on her brief time on Bay St. to portray herself as an economic czar with a laserlike focus on job-creation. No specifics yet, just a promise to talk it up.
The uproar over prorogation? Pupatello expressed reservations over shutting down the Legislature, but promptly announced she would keep it locked up even longer to call a byelection for a seat of her own...