Every once in a while I slip into a mood of despondency when I ponder the current Ontario political situation – and then a reader snaps me out of it:
For example Martin lays out a plan to at least shame Kathleen Wynne until we have the opportunity to get rid of her and her Toronto Elitist Cabinet Ministers:
By next spring it may be too late, at least for the Ont we once knew. Wynne can OK all sorts of new spending excesses before then plus as many industrial wind plants as she can approve. Today the trial balloon of 10c l increase in gasoline taxes was raised, or should this be called a “revenue tool” Didn’t McGuinty campaign on no new taxes? I think Hudak and Horwath should be working together to explore all possible means of shaming this government into calling an election, or allowing a non-confidence motion. This could include actions outside the legislature, boycott of the house, public awareness campaign, something outside the box. But does Horwath really want an election, that is the question.
I know we discussed this here a few weeks ago, but I just feel we can’t simply sit and wait for the next money bill, there must be a way.
I agree. And Ontario voters can do the same. It could be rallies, letters to the editor, use of social media, whatever. One of the best ways to retaliate is to volunteer at the local political level.
But let’s not give up while we still have any hope of reversing this nightmare.
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Must-read column by Lorrie Goldstein – Wynne can’t fix hydro mess. Snippet here:
…In the next few months, there will be a lot of talk by the Liberals about reforming OPG, just as there was in 2003, until the heat dies down and everything is overtaken by the provincial election now expected this spring.
The reason nothing will happen is that controlling spending at OPG or Hydro One isn’t in Wynne’s or the Liberals’ political DNA. After all, these are the folks who almost doubled Ontario’s debt in the past 10 years!
So it turns out that Kathleen Wynne’s push for enhanced CPP is really all about Public Sector Unions!! Check out another MUST-READ column by Chris Vander Doelen in the Windsor Star – Pension Ponzi Scheme:
…Tufts says most civil service pensions are also underfunded, unsustainable Ponzi schemes, as are many private corporate pensions negotiated by unions. The whole stinking mess is about to pop like a Wall Street financial bubble, Tufts says. “This is a back-door bailout of their pension plans.”
According to Tufts – who is loathed in labour circles because he delights in pointing out this stuff – raising CPP payments won’t do one bit of good for anyone who earns less than $51,000 per year because they don’t make enough to contribute more...