Sun News probably said it best – Wynne’s speech a load of bull:
...First, the Liberals aren’t a “new government”. They merely have a new leader, who they chose after their old leader shut down the legislature for 127 days to escape opposition questioning about Liberal financial scandals.
Second, there’s no way the Liberals can guarantee their 50-year “Big Move” transit plan will produce “guaranteed measurable results,” since their minority government may not be in power a year from now.
Indeed, what Wynne’s speech actually shows, is that the new Liberal boss isn’t any different from the old Liberal boss, Dalton McGuinty. And that Ontario deserves better.
Yes it’s just same old, same old – if not worse.
And as the Sun editorial also mentions, the language of the speech itself was Bafflegab straight out of the George Orwell Doublespeak Dictionary:
Take, for example, how Wynne purports to inform residents of the Greater Toronto Area that her government is going to impose higher taxes and road tolls on them, without ever using the words “tax” or “toll”, ostensibly to pay for improved public transit.
To wit: “If we continue to argue about the tools this investment will require, then we are deaf to the symphony of progress that echoes around us.
The “SYMPHONY OF PROGRESS THAT ECHOES AROUND US???” ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME??? Who wrote that crap?
Don’t believe it? You can check it out here, along with other stomach-churning euphemisms and platitudes such as, “Your government will tackle its flaws and celebrate the perfections of its people.”
Hey Kathleen! What about the imperfect people?
This pile of pablum is an insult to Ontarians. We deserve better.
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More gas plant lies – Christina Blizzard, Sun:
Just a day after the Liberal government had bickered with the Tories, trying to get them to drop their contempt motion in return for a select committee on the gas plants, a whole whack of new documents landing in our laps.
Heads should roll at the OPA. Or just dump the whole agency, as PC Leader Tim Hudak has pledged to do. It’s a Liberal make-work project that was supposed to put energy generation at arm’s length from the government.
Clearly it didn’t. When the Liberal campaign team said jump, they asked, “How high?”
Scott Stinson: Ontario PC leader remains consistent in demands for real change – National Post:
…Mr. Hudak, though, is opposing a party led by an untested new leader that has taken all of three days to become newly enmeshed in scandal. Should we be really be surprised he wants to take it down?
Please read the whole column. It includes an excellent summary of the McWynnty gasplant scandal timeline (for future reference).
[Another earlier timeline here at Global.]
The government was warned last November by the Ontario Power Authority that there “likely” would be more documents unearthed, but Liberals — including Wynne — insisted as recently as Wednesday that they’d all been released last fall.
Another Must-Read here: Premier Kathleen Wynne inherits Dalton McGuinty’s mess by Lorrie Goldstein.