Ontario Liberal Party Lines Pockets Of Favoured Companies With Your Money

Ontario doles out vast majority of its corporate welfare to a small, favoured group of companies: AG

The vast majority of Ontario’s corporate welfare goes to a select group of companies who are quietly invited to apply, the auditor general has found.

Of the $1.45 billion in grants, economic development and “employment-support funding” the province has doled out since 2004, 80 per cent of it has gone to companies who were invited to apply and never publicly posted.

Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk calls it a “selective process” and notes the minister of economic development “could not provide the criteria it used to identify the businesses it invited to apply, or a list of whose applications were unsuccessful.”


Ontario is a Kleptocracy.

  • David Murrell

    I used to teach regional economics at my university, and researched this policy area. I study how these grants are made, and if the AG report is true, this s extrorinary news. This is a sleazy, profoundly corrupt process. Conservatives shoud obtain a list of favoured companies, trace political contributions to the Liberals, and so forth.

    • WalterBannon

      conservatives should form a militia and hold a civil war

  • Jaedo Drax

    What’s missing from this is the companies and projects that were funded. Perhaps if that was published, someone could find a certain pattern, like that grow op run by slitherman.

  • ontario john

    Lets see, auditors report says we overpaid nine billion dollars on wind turbines and solar power, overpaid the government over thirty billion dollars for hydro. Time to ask the OPP to investigate these blatant crooks. Oh wait, Wynne’s liberals oversee them. Then ask the RCMP. Oh wait, Wynne’s buddy Trudeau and his liberals control them. Were fucked.

    • mauser 98

      they can’t count snow plows

      • ontario john

        And by 2030 we will have overpaid 30 billion for hydro from wind and solar. What a great deal!

    • WalterBannon

      the crooked ontario political police are bought and paid for

  • WalterBannon

    This is nothing less than criminal fraud and breach of trust

    Wynne belongs in prison or a shallow grave

    • Alain

      I know but some how they just keep being reelected.

  • B__2

    I guess the justification to questioners will run something like this, “We decided to invest taxpayer’s money in commercial ventures that stood to return the highest return on this investment.” “So this was a loan, not a grant, if there is going to be a return to the treasury?” “I don’t believe we mentioned returns to the treasury, so technically it is a grant. However, many of these commercial ventures recognise our political party as a critical part of the democratic process and so we feel honoured by their financial support.”