Category Archives: Ontario – Your Future Is Elsewhere

Nuthin to see here… Former Ontario Tory leader Patrick Brown discussed $375,000 deal with future PC candidate

Upperdate: No Decision on Brown’s future as a potential candidate, Fedeli says the nomination vetting process must proceed as is standard

Former Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown was in talks to sell an interest in a restaurant he partially owns and some Aeroplan miles for $375,000 to a man who went on to become a Tory candidate, documents show.

An affidavit detailing a deal was sworn five months before Jass Johal was acclaimed as the candidate for the PC Party in a new riding in the suburban 905 region around Toronto. According to a copy of the affidavit shown to The Globe and Mail, Mr. Johal, a paralegal who lives in Brampton, says he agrees to purchase two million Aeroplan miles and an ownership interest in Hooligans restaurant from Mr. Brown for $375,000. “The amount is paid by certified draft from Bank of Nova Scotia,” says the affidavit dated June 11, 2016 and signed by Mr. Johal.

…Other documents The Globe has seen, including bank statements, show that Mr. Brown deposited $375,000 into his personal account at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce one month after the affidavit was signed, on July 11, 2016.

Unconfirmed reports suggest the PC Party will not allow Bown to run, an announcement is expected at 9:30 AM

Update… But why an affidavit for a deal that was allegedly never done?


Oh FFS! Ontario puts moratorium on suspending racialized public servants

The province has put a moratorium on suspending racialized public servants while it reviews how it processes complaints on racial discrimination.

The announcement came a day after more than 20 Black employees, mostly women, brought their concerns directly to Michael Coteau, Ontario’s minister of children and youth services, who is also in charge of the province’s anti-racism initiatives.

At a meeting Jan. 18, past and present public servants said they suffered racial harassment and faced reprisal when making complaints.

Liberals, again with the vote whoring, again with the soft bigotry of low expectations.


Patrick Brown claims he didn’t resign and is still PC party leader: sources

Sources close to Patrick Brown say he never signed a resignation letter and is still leader of the Ontario PC Party, CityNews has learned.

The sources further claim the party leadership race is invalid and someone in the PC party crafted the resignation letter without Brown’s authorization or signature.

“(Brown) is fighting for everything; he is fighting for his political life and he is not going to give it away,” one of the sources said.

According to the sources, if the PC party goes ahead with the leadership vote on March 10, it could be met with a legal challenge.

The sources also said Brown is being encouraged to take his seat in the chair of leader of the Opposition when the legislature resumes on Feb. 20.

The PC Party is a bad joke. If Brown never signed the resignation letter then a pox on all of them. That said he remains a deceitful individual unworthy of the leadership which he obtained by LYING to party members of various stripes.

Upperdate – What a duplicitous twat – Resignation was sent out ‘without my permission’: Patrick Brown

Update: Now he’s denying the report. My suspicion is that despite the “denial” this was a trial balloon to gauge support for a possible return. Ain’t gonna happen.


59,300 part-time jobs cut in January as minimum wage jumps to $14

Ontario shed some 59,300 part-time jobs in January, the same month the province hiked minimum wage about 20% to $14 an hour — but experts say it may be too soon to know how much the two are correlated.

The province shed 50,900 jobs total from December 2017, according to the Statistics Canada report.


Caroline Mulroney says she’s ‘new’ and ‘fresh’… {Insert punchline here}

Caroline Mulroney jumps into the Progressive Conservative leadership race Monday hoping to be an agent of change for a troubled party.

“I’m the candidate that’s new, who’s fresh and can offer a new perspective on how we can get Ontario back on track,” the Harvard-educated lawyer told the Star on Sunday.

“It’s been 15 years of Liberal government and people are sick and tired. They really want something completely new, something different.”

New and Fresh??? She has that Old Guard sweat socks smell!


Did she find the 100K entry fee in an envelope? Caroline Mulroney to enter PC Leadership race Monday

Caroline Mulroney will officially join PC race Monday, source says

A source with Caroline Mulroney’s campaign says the Toronto lawyer and businesswoman will officially jump into the race to lead Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives on Monday, days after reports first emerged suggesting she was eyeing the party’s top job.

Mulroney, the daughter of former prime minister Brian Mulroney, was pegged as a contender to replace Patrick Brown as soon as the contest began, despite having never held political office.

The 43-year-old mother of four has hinted she intends to run for the leadership, thanking those who supported her candidacy on Twitter over the weekend but stopping short of formally announcing her plans.


Patrick Brown: What we know about the Ontario politician accused of sexual misconduct

Just months before a provincial election, Patrick Brown stepped down as Ontario Progressive Conservative leader early Thursday morning amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Brown, 39, announced his resignation in a statement following a hastily called media conference in which he “categorically” denied the “false” allegations.

Here’s what we know so far.


Another Wynne For Ontario: Campbell Soup closing 87-year-old Toronto facility, 380 to lose jobs

All the lost production is heading for the States.

Is it a case of Trump’s Reputation Capitalism or the soviet style business climate created by Great Leader Kim Dong Wynne?

Campbell’s was faced with a double whammy, Toronto has long been unfriendly to business, Wynne has made Ontario non-viable for everyone save those supping at the government trough.


Patrick Brown Resigns As PC Leader

Patrick Brown stepped down as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario early Thursday, only hours after denying allegations of sexual misconduct.

“These allegations are false and have been difficult to hear,” said Brown in a statement issued just before 1:30 a.m. ET.

“However, defeating [Ontario Premier] Kathleen Wynne in 2018 is more important than one individual. For this reason, after consulting with caucus, friends and family I have decided to step down as Leader of the Ontario PC Party. I will remain on as a MPP while I definitively clear my name from these false allegations.”

CTV – Patrick Brown denies sexual misconduct allegations from two women, resigns as Ontario PC leader

The Star… Patrick Brown resigns as PC leader amid sexual misconduct allegations

Toronto Sun – PC Leader Patrick Brown steps down amid sexual misconduct allegations

Globe – Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown steps down

From lolwut

No one is surprised Patrick Brown has resigned. There was no way he could hope to salvage an election after the news of his dubious dating habits broke.

His staff certainly thought as much as they headed to the exits as fast as they could tweet.

I’m not sorry to see him go, Patrick Brown was not an honest man, even by the low standards we’ve grown accustomed to for our politicians. I never considered him a “best shot” to defeat Wynne and frankly would not have voted for him anyway. I will no longer “hold my nose” and vote for a candidate I have no faith in. Compromise is one thing drinking party poison another.

As for what the PC Party itself thinks you have to find a link to a statement by the Deputy Leaders on Twitter, the same goes for Brown’s official statement. When you visit the official party site you’re greeted by a  news release about Patrick Brown extolling the birth of some obscure foreign Guru and that dates to Nov 4th. Well at least they are moving to field a replacement, maybe they’ll update the website when they find one.

With his resignation we at least were spared a Götterdämmerung in Brown so I’ll give him credit for stepping down.

I do wonder if this was inside job. The web is alive with the “everybody knew” it was an “open secret” I told ya so’s of the #MeToo phenomenon. But how was “Mr. Open Secret” allowed to be elected party leader in the 1st place?

Wynne is hated but so is Brown, this sorry event may be the wake up call the Conservative Party needs, who knows maybe they’ll choose an actual conservative as leader, maybe even update their website.


Teachers who commit certain forms of sexual abuse allowed to keep their licences

The messages came in from her high school teacher, sometimes until 2 a.m.

“I want to see you naked,” one read. “Please don’t leave me.”

“If I lose you, I’ll die.”

The teacher was Richard S. Buckley, and he taught the girl in Ontario’s Bluewater District School Board, south of Owen Sound. When her vice-principal was tipped off and began to investigate what was going on in the spring of 2014, Buckley contacted the girl in a panic.

This sounds very Liberal. Party.

h/t DM


Jack Mintz: Sorry, Ontarians. Wynne’s wage hike is going to penalize you all

Time and again politicians stick us with policies that create more harm than good. And now Ontario’s harmful policy to drive up minimum wages has led to a dustup over between Premier Kathleen Wynne and members of Tim Hortons’ founding family, Ron Joyce Jr. and his wife, Jeri-Lynn Horton-Joyce, who own two stores in Cobourg, Ont.

Wynne says the Joyce family is a “bully” for adjusting to her forced minimum-wage increase — from $11.60 to $14 beginning this month — by cutting back staff benefits (including coffee breaks, ironically enough). Tim Hortons’ corporate parent company, Restaurant Brands International, fearing a customer backlash, cowered, and denounced the benefit rollbacks as the “reckless” actions of “a few restaurant owners … (who) do not reflect the value of our brand.”

Not like we have a plethora of choices.


Vilification of Tim Hortons and Ontario Small Businesses another bleak sign Canada is in a slow lockstep march towards socialistic collapse

Leave it to the premier of Ontario and Canada’s state broadcaster to stoke anti-business ire by using Canada’s once-beloved homegrown coffee chain as their scapegoat.

After Premier Kathleen Wynne rammed through new legislation hiking the minimum wage by 21 per cent at the start of 2018, without conducting any impact assessment and going against her old pledge to not raise it above inflation and giving only six-months notice, the CBC had the perfect news report to whip up proletarian anger at the business community, which would deflect blame from the unpopular Liberal premier.