Category Archives: Ontario

Waste, incompetence define Auditor findings on Liberals

Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s 2017-18 annual report on the performance of the now-defunct Ontario Liberal government during its final fiscal year in power, is a fitting nail in the coffin of their 15-year reign of error that started in 2003.

Yet again, it is rife with examples of Liberal misspending, incompetence and blatant and inappropriate political interference in decision-making.


Ontario climate change plan includes fund to help big polluters reduce emissions

The Ontario government unveiled its plan to combat climate change Thursday, including a fund that commits public money to entice companies to reduce emissions.

The regime, called the Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan, aims to keep the province working toward meeting the emissions-reduction targets agreed to in the Paris Accord. That international agreement, which Canada has signed, calls for the reduction of emissions by 30 per cent of 2005 levels by 2030.

Ontario has reduced emissions by 22 per cent, Environment Minister Rod Phillips told a news conference Thursday afternoon at a conservation area in Nobleton, Ont., just north of Toronto. 


Red tape and taxes chasing auto jobs out of Canada

…When the McGuinty Liberals took power in 2003, Ontario was the jurisdiction with the biggest share of auto production in North America. We haven’t been able to say that for some time.

Political policy matters and 15 years of Liberal rule turned Ontario from the economic engine of the country to a province that has received equalization payments from the federal government for the last several years.


Ford fears disgruntled Tory MPPs might defect to Liberals, source says

The Progressive Conservatives fear some disgruntled MPPs are set to cross the floor to join the Liberals, the Star has learned.

That’s a key reason why Premier Doug Ford is increasing the threshold for official party status in the legislature from eight MPPs to 12, a senior source says. A single defection would give the seven-member Liberal caucus official status.

That might explain Walk it Back Doug.

h/t DMB


The Many Gendered Faces Of Doug Ford

Controversial sex-ed motion won`t be govt policy: Ford

A Progressive Conservative motion to debate whether gender identity theory should be taught in schools will have no impact on the new sex-ed curriculum, Premier Doug Ford insisted on Monday.

“It’s done,” Ford said Monday, ruling out the motion.

He talks out of both sides of his mouth on Islam and now this. Get used to this sort of crap.


Social conservatives say their voice is being ignored at Ontario Tory convention

Prominent social conservatives within Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party say their voices are being ignored at this weekend’s policy convention, once again exposing cracks in a coalition that helped propel the party to a massive election win earlier this year.

Jack Fonseca of the social conservative group Campaign Life Coalition and Tanya Granic Allen, a parental rights advocate and former Tory leadership candidate, have both expressed frustration that dozens of policy resolutions with a social conservative bent were blocked from being debated by party members at the event in Etobicoke, Ont.


Doug Ford promises to balance books, targets Trudeau and team at PC convention

Premier Doug Ford promised to balance Ontario’s budget, without providing specifics, while broadening his attack on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax at a gathering of Progressive Conservative party faithful on Friday.


GOLDSTEIN: Liberals ignored pollution of Ontario waterways

Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe has provided Premier Doug Ford with a golden opportunity to expose the hypocrisy of the previous Liberal Wynne-McGuinty government on environmental issues.

And, more important, to do the right thing for Ontarians by implementing her recommendations to improve provincial water quality and safeguard it for the future, contained in her report Back to Basics, released Tuesday.