Ontario Liberals’ last power trip

Wind+turbines+and+power+lines+65035Terence Corcoran, Financial Post
Thursday’s Ontario budget  should be the last gasp of the McGuinty Liberals in a province that needs a premier who can say more about provincial affairs than “I didn’t have access to those financial parameters.”

The Ontario Liberal budget Thursday could be the last gasp of a decade-long governance disaster. It certainly should be. The current premier, Kathleen Wynne, was first elected as part of Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal sweep of the 2003 election.  Ms. Wynne’s current trick is to distance herself from the past ten years of mismanagement, policy bungles, grotesque  waste, pro-union pandering, tax-gouging, big spending green dirigisme.

As Ms. Wynne put it during questioning the other day over the rocketing cost of the Liberal government’s cancellation of two electricity- generating plants,  “I didn’t have access to those financial parameters.” She wasn’t told. Didn’t ask.  The cost of the power plant deals is now up to $600-million, money that served no purpose, vapourized for political reasons. Read article

13 thoughts on “Ontario Liberals’ last power trip

  1. The corruption and incompetence alone, should be reason enough for an election. Wynne was not voted in by anyone but her Liberal cronies, and not even all of them wanted her. To allow her to continue to destroy our province is irresponsible, to say the least. Come on Horwath….Do the right thing.

    • If Andrea does not do the right thing, will anyone believe her about anything ever again?

      Does anyone anywhere find it acceptable that Kathleen Wynne would say she did not know when, clearly, she was intimately involved in the decisions resulting in the gas plant scandal?

      One can only conclude that you can fool many of the people all of the time, and that many of the people want to be fooled much of the time.

      • Regardless of how little faith I have in Horwath, I can count on her to be completely out to lunch and beat the finally tuned NDP drum which has no interest in rural Ontario.

      • “If Andrea does not do the right thing, will anyone believe her about anything ever again?”
        “One can only conclude that you can fool many of the people all of the time, and that many of the people want to be fooled much of the time.”

        Yeah – how else to explain the number of people who actually think that the federal ‘health’ study will do us any good? How else to explain the number of people who actually believe that Timbits Hudak will save us. ROTFLMAO! I would really dread to think of him running this province. Fortunately, he is so lacking in charisma that he can only get anti-liberal votes.
        So play the political game, all you mousies. If you don’t like the black cat or the white cat as leader, you can choose the striped cat.
        I’ve tried to imagine what would be worse than the Liberals. Tim’s the only one who comes close. Andrea isn’t in the running so she doesn’t matter.

    • Charisma is not what is needed now. A great many bad political leaders have had chrisma. Hitler was one of them!

      • Wow! Great response Barbara, and right on. It is true that no one can “save us” – we must save ourselves. For me, no part of that includes voting Liberal. I would vote PC this time so that the Liberals/left in general can be blocked – kind of like voting for Rob Ford.
        I have noticed that Mr Hudak has been quite poised of late – speaking more slowly, on point, clear, calm and – well – like a leader. He sure demonstrates a heck of a lot less artifice than Premier McWynnety – those open arms… all the time…jeesh!

      • Pierre Trudeau got elected because he had a cute ass and looked resplendent in buckskins …

        Keep voting for charisma and see where it gets ya.

  2. I’m amazed such an insignificant player in the mcguinty slimy government could become leader. She says she had no knowledge of anything and spend the time completely divorced from anything significant. What a liar. What a shame for this province.
    This could be the obozo equivalency – destroy the economy and provide goodies for the desperate.

  3. Wynne, Horwath and every other politician involved in this utter destruction of Rural Ontario are now hanging onto their jobs by their finger nails………….essentially their political careers are over………..they just realize it yet!

  4. Don’t be so certain…
    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/05/03/kelly-mcparland-unaccustomed-to-winning-ontario-ndp-is-left-unnerved-by-victory-over-the-liberals/

    Yet down came the budget on Thursday and lo and behold, Premier Kathleen ‘I’m Not Dalton’ Wynne met every demand. More money for unemployed youth. Higher welfare payments. Wave of the magic wand and — shazaam — auto insurance rates are lowered. Other than sending a dozen roses to the NDP leader’s office, Ms. Wynne couldn’t have made the message much clearer.

    As I predicted — a Liberal minority would mean the NDP would run the province — by proxy ’tis true — but still.

    • Other than sending a dozen roses to the NDP leader’s office, Ms. Wynne couldn’t have made the message much clearer.

      Now that is funny…

  5. How long can McWynnety afford to continue buying the friendship (and collusion) of the NDP? This mess has to be about ready to blow itself out of the water. Turbinegate will make the gas plant fiasco look like child`s play! I can hardly wait!!!

  6. The problem is Horwath like an amature poker player showed all her hand before drawing. Wynne has done everything she asked for, there is no more bargaining to be done. She will back the budget and the government to avoid looking more foolish. That rural Ont can suffer so an inept politician saves face is just, is just an unfortunate byproduct. Horwath will pay dearly for this, but probably sometime down the road.

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