Category Archives: Ontario

Quebec now more creditworthy than Ontario

Congenital liar

Standard & Poor’s decision to boost Quebec’s credit rating last week has an important symbolic consequence for neighbouring Ontario. The move, which raised Quebec’s credit rating from A+ to AA-, means that for the first time ever, Quebec’s credit rating ranks higher than Ontario’s.

For decades, Quebec held a dubious reputation for poor fiscal management, while until the early 1990s Ontario held a reputation for successful fiscal management. So again, the recent upgrade of Quebec’s credit rating — above that held by Ontario — is a remarkable development.


Shocka! Wynne wildly unpopular inside and outside Ontario: Poll

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has the highest disapproval rating of any provincial premier in the country, a Mainstreet Research/Postmedia polls finds.

The embattled Wynne has the unfortunate distinction of being the most unpopular premier in their own province, with only 19% of Ontarians expressing approval, and a full 70% unhappy with the job she’s doing.

Her approval rating is still too high.


Wynne’s Liberals tracking for third place in next election: Poll

The Ontario Liberals and Premier Kathleen Wynne find themselves as unpopular as ever despite a flurry of feel-good announcements, a Forum Research poll reveals.

I am not comforted by this at all. Ontario is governed by special interests, primarily our public service unions, anyone elected premier ultimately dances to their tune at our expense.


Nothing ‘fair’ about Wynne’s promises

Premier Kathleen Wynne has revealed the Liberals’ campaign theme for next June’s Ontario election.

It will be, she says, all about “fairness.”

“Everything we’ve done will be part of the re-election (bid), but I certainly hope there will be a discussion in the election campaign about how to have a fairer society,” Wynne said in a recent interview with The Canadian Press.

Not only does Wynne repeat the word “fair” ad nauseam when introducing Liberal initiatives, the word itself is included in her initiatives.


‘We heard n–gerfest’: Students accuse Durham teacher of using racial slur

A Whitby mother is accusing her son’s high school of not taking racism seriously after a teacher allegedly referred to a group of black students as a “n–gerfest.”

Jennifer, whose last name is being withheld to protect the identity of her son, said she was in disbelief when she heard about the incident, which took place at Donald A. Wilson Secondary School on Feb. 13, 2017.


Former Nurse Who Killed the Elderly Pleads Guilty

A former Ontario nurse admitted Thursday to using insulin to kill eight seniors and hurt six others while the vulnerable individuals were in her care, in part because she felt angry with her career and her life’s responsibilities.

More than seven months after her arrest, Elizabeth Wettlaufer pleaded guilty to eight counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault.

The crimes took place over the last decade in three Ontario long-term care facilities where Wettlaufer worked as a registered nurse, and at a private home.

The 49-year-old, who appeared in a Woodstock, Ont., court, acknowledged under questioning from the judge that she used insulin in all 14 cases.

Prosecutors began laying out the details of each incident for the courtroom, which was packed with relatives and friends of her victims.

Reading from an agreed statement of facts, the Crown said Wettlaufer told police she knew that “if your blood sugar goes low enough, you can die.” She also told police she had refrained from logging her use of insulin in order to avoid detection, court heard.

In at least one case, Wettlaufer was spurred to act by growing rage over her job and her life, which built up inside her until she felt an “urge to kill,” the Crown told the court.

Wettlaufer deliberately injected James Silcox, an 84-year-old man with diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease, with insulin the night of Aug. 11. 2007, “hoping he would die,” the Crown lawyer said.

“It was his time to go because of the way he acted,” the former nurse told police, according to the agreed statement of facts.

What a heartless b!#ch.


Ontario Attorney General to propose bill for ‘safe zones’ around abortion clinics to restrict protests by fall

Ontario Attorney General and Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi plans to propose legislation that would create “safe zones” around abortion clinics where protests and demonstrations would be banned.

These zones promise to provide protections to women and workers at abortion clinics amid what advocacy groups say has been escalating tensions surrounding women’s abortion rights across the province.


Wynne’s hydro plan simply irresponsible

If we fall for Premier Kathleen Wynne’s “just get me through the 2018 election Fair Hydro Plan,” we’ll fall for anything.

Because the Liberal government scheme, analyzed in a report released Wednesday by Ontario Financial Accountability Officer Stephen LeClair, bears a striking resemblance to snake oil.

That is “a product or policy of little real worth or value that is promoted as the solution to a problem.”