Category Archives: Ontario – Your Future Is Elsewhere

Six flip-flops by Premier Wynne

Six months ago, Premier Kathleen Wynne was against imposing a foreign homebuyers’ tax on real estate deals, saying it could have “unintended consequences.”

On Thursday, she reversed herself, saying a foreign homebuyers’ tax is necessary, apparently regardless of “unintended consequences.”

This raises the question of whether voters can trust any statement Wynne makes, or doesn’t make.

Rise of the $100,000 teacher

Ontario’s government recently published its annual “Sunshine List”, which identifies government-sector employees earning more than $100,000 per year.

Given the strong evidence of a significant pay premium in Ontario for government employees over comparably skilled and educated private-sector counterparts, it’s no surprise the list gets plenty of attention every year.

This year, one particular category of public-sector employees is worthy of extra scrutiny — public school teachers.

This is why Kathleen Wynne and the liberal party have retained power. This is Ontario’s Public Service Union kleptocracy at work.

Ontario slaps 15% tax on foreign buyers, expands rent control in 16-point plan to cool housing

Congenital liar

Ontario announced a slew of measures including a tax on foreign buyers and expanded rent control as part of a plan to temper escalating home prices in Toronto.

The 15 per cent levy will apply to non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents, and non-Canadian corporations buying residential properties containing one to six units in the greater Toronto area, the provincial government said in a statement Thursday. Rent control will be imposed on buildings constructed after 1991 — effective April 20 — which limits annual increases.

Wynne and Liberals excel at fake news

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her cabinet ministers excel at alternative facts and fake news.

The latest example was Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s speech Thursday to The Empire Club, part of which boasted about how the Liberals saved Ontario’s electricity system by doing the heavy lifting needed to improve it.

As a result, Sousa said, Ontario’s electricity grid is now “the envy of North America” because the Liberals restored “integrity and reliability” to it, unlike neighbouring Canadian provinces and the rust belt states.

Simply put, what on Earth is Sousa talking about?

That’s it? A whopping 7 point lead despite a litany of scandal?

Lies about stuff.

Patrick Brown’s Progressive Conservatives hold lead in Toronto: Poll

Among decided and leaning voters, 38% of 416-area residents say they’d cast their ballots for Patrick Brown’s PCs if an election were held now, compared to 31% for the Liberals, 22% for Andrea Horwath’s NDP and 2% for Mike Schreiner’s Green Party of Ontario.

Not impressed with either Brown or the giant rent-seeking suckhole of Toronto.

Since Wynne became premier number of teachers on Sunshine List nearly tripled, costing taxpayers $765M

The number of Ontario teachers earning more than $100,000 a year has nearly tripled under Premier Kathleen Wynne, according to a National Post analysis, and that’s before new contracts guaranteeing a four per cent raise kick in.

Wynne, Horwath, Brown, this won’t change, the unions will put in power whomever they believe publicly acceptable and malleable to their ends.

How Queen’s Park broke Ontario’s provincial electricity sector

Congenital liar

How did the Ontario power sector, once a boon to the provincial economy, become a burden? Over the last dozen years and more, the tried-and-true regulatory system that protected Ontario’s electricity consumers and the financial viability of the power sector as a whole have been systematically sidelined by politicians at Queen’s Park. Short-term political expediency has replaced the long-term planning needed for economic viability.

Wynne’s cap and trade lacks transparency

It’s impossible to know precisely how much Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cap-and-trade scheme contributed to Wednesday’s expected six-cent per litre spike in the cost of gasoline.

What we know is that her carbon pricing plan, introduced Jan. 1, will contribute on an ongoing basis to price hikes in the cost of gasoline, which was expected to jump from an average of 115.9 cents per litre on Tuesday to 121.9 cents per litre on Wednesday in Toronto.

Simply put, there’s no free lunch.

Cap and trade just a carbon tax

What does Climate Change Minister Glen Murray’s announcement Monday that Ontario sold out its first cap-and-trade auction of carbon credits mean to you?

It means Ontario businesses have just paid a new charge of $472 million to the Wynne government in a government-run quarterly auction of carbon permits to industry, through which the government hopes to raise $1.9 billion annually in new revenue.

That $1.9 billion annually will be paid for by all Ontarians, in the form of higher retail prices for most goods and services.

Simply put, Premier Kathleen Wynne has imposed a new $1.9 billion annual tax on all Ontarians.

Is It Witchcraft?

Rex Murphy:

Weird things are happening in Ontario. The premier of the province, a woman generally agreed to be well educated, confident, thoroughly in tune with the times, is virtually keelhauled in recent polling where she resides at an appalling 11 per cent. She is only slightly more popular than traffic tickets and overcooked broccoli (and even those are within the margin of error).

What gives, is the question whispered on every street corner and in every coffee shop. How can Kathleen Wynne have fallen so far when her competition is that other fella, whassiname, that the Progressive Conservatives recently front loaded into their leadership. His charisma floats in the same shallows and he has the inspirational force of kelp. Yet he is miles ahead of the impeccably progressive Wynne. It is not natural. The order of things is awry.

 

Frank Sinatra:

 

Time for Wynne to step down?

Premier Kathleen Wynne’s freshness date may finally have passed.

Wynne’s approval rating has dropped to a new all-time low of just 12%, according to a poll released by the Angus Reid Institute Friday.

Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute said, “We tend to see premiers offering up their resignations or quitting politics when their approval levels get to this point.”

Sad to think that people voted for this train wreck because “lesbian”.

Wynne now less popular than most diseases…

Wynne’s approval rating at shockingly low 12%

A majority of Ontarians find their hydro bills “very unreasonable” and fear selling off Hydro One will only force electricity prices higher, a new Angus Reid Institute poll found.

That concern helps explain why the same poll pegged Premier Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating at a rather shockingly low 12%.

Seriously it just does not matter, Ontario is a kleptocracy, the public service predator class and their rent-seeker allies will simply find another stooge should they decide to ditch the worst lesbian premier ever and frankly I doubt they will abandon her.

Muslim cult rituals in schools get provincial endorsement following intense meeting

The morning after a tense meeting at the Peel school board — where a spectator tore up a Quran and others yelled Islamophobic comments — the province has issued a statement in support of the board providing space for Muslim students’ Friday prayers.

Education Minister Mitzie Hunter and Michael Coteau, minister of children and youth services, said “we know that the Peel District School Board has been working closely with their students and the community for more than a decade on religious accommodation in their schools and we are pleased to see their commitment to inclusion.

“… Realizing the promise of Ontario’s diversity is a continuous process grounded in actively respecting and valuing the full range of our differences.”

This vote whoring government has to go but that isn’t likely given they are puppets of the public service unions. Our idiot politicians have learned nothing from Europe’s experience, enjoy the decline.

h/t all who sent this in.

Cap-and-trade auction little more than a cash grab

Congenital liar

It’s hard to imagine how even Premier Kathleen Wynne’s incompetent government could screw up its first auction of carbon credits to major industrial emitters Wednesday under its new cap and trade plan.

That’s because this one only involves Ontario industries and the province established all the rules.

The bigger gamble will come next year when Ontario joins the roller coaster California-Quebec cap and trade market.