Just like that, Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford has done the first step in getting a handle on the province’s largest line item: people.
Staffing, of course, never shows up as one single item. It never looks that way. Instead, it’s always reported that health care and education are the largest departments in any provincial government, which is true.
TORONTO — Ontario’s incoming premier has put the public service under a hiring freeze as part of a series of measures meant to limit spending as he re-examines the province’s books.
A spokesman for Doug Ford says the Progressive Conservative leader has also directed government ministries to cancel “subscription-based services” and to restrict out-of-province travel.
Simon Jefferies says the Tories will review government spending line by line to ensure taxpayers’ money is going to the services people rely on.
Refusing the Liberals party status would be entirely in line with the aim of Ontarians
Green Energy Act allowed province to ignore local concerns, but election gives opponents new optimism.
Elections are often decided, first and foremost, by whom voters don’t want.
Ontario PC leader and Premier-designate Doug Ford announced that his first agenda item will be to scrap the current cap-and-trade scheme, which would bring him almost halfway to keeping his promise to reduce gasoline prices by 10 cents per litre.
“People are pretty worried about what Doug Ford has in store, and so am I,” Horwath told her caucus.
Flare, self-described as “Canada’s Fashion Magazine,” recently put out an article titled, “3 Things Doug Ford’s Win May Mean for Millennial Women.” They should really just stick to fashion.
Writer Laura Hensley asserted that Ford “does not value women’s rights – and women, rightfully, don’t trust him.” Her evidence? A CBC pre-election poll relying on a non-random sample. Because we all know that CBC is an unbiased news source that attracts a similarly unbiased following
The right-wing triumph in Ontario shows the left needs a new populism – backed by street protest and a bold NDP.
Ontario’s newly elected premier-designate stressed the need to present a united front during complex trade negotiations, even as he reaffirmed his plan to scrap the provincial cap-and-trade system and fight upcoming federal rules on carbon pricing.
Ontario voters issued 38 pink slips to returning provincial Liberal MPPs, and will now pay millions in severance.
Those departing MPPs are owed parting gifts of at least $6.1 million in total, the Toronto Sun estimates based on the MPPs’ 36 consecutive best earning months and years of service.
One more reason for single term limits, running for office should be the right and duty of the civic minded citizen not a “lifestyle” choice.
Tarek Fatah – “…here is my plea to the new premier: Please learn from Denmark, Norway, France, Austria and next-door Quebec. Do us Muslims a favour and ban the burqa forever.”
No. It. Won’t. Happen. Ever.
…Liberal clownery on electricity prices almost defies description. Between 2008 and 2016, Ontario’s residential electricity costs grew by more than 70 per cent, doubling the average rate increase in the rest of the country over this time. Large industrial users also suffered, with costs in some cities spiking more than 50 per cent between 2010 and 2016. According to the provincial auditor-general, the Liberals’ fixation with subsidizing uneconomic renewable energy sources such as solar and wind meant Ontarians paid about $37 billion more than they should have for their electricity. In other words, Ontario’s high energy prices were caused by lousy policies.
You too can be Hitler. Just disagree with the liberal-left.
They can’t help themselves.
Disconnected as usual from reality — and just generally sore losers — Toronto’s leftist councillors have taken to social media in the past few days to express their profound displeasure with the landslide election of Doug Ford as new Ontario premier.
With no lack of remorse, Wynne had stated that she now believes that Doug Ford should change the political rules to better match her circumstances.