Category Archives: Ontario’s Corrupt Liberal Government

BONOKOSKI: Big construction union turns on Wynne

When the largest construction union in the country descends upon Queen’s Park to protest the ruling party of Premier Kathleen Wynne — and they cheer on Doug Ford — it is spelling the end of days for the Liberals.

For the last 15 years, the Liberals have gone to the polls with the province’s unions confidently in their back pocket.

But those days appear to be diminishing.

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WALLACE: Hurle hurls “dick” smear to detract from Lib’s scandalous record

David Herle has plenty of reasons to fear Doug Ford. Millions, in fact.

Herle currently serves as Kathleen Wynne’s campaign co-chair and is a prominent Liberal strategist and advisor who’s been long and intimately involved with provincial and federal Liberal election campaigns.

He and his firm also earned $3.4 million from his Ontario Liberal friends over the past several years, a nice bonus associated with his other job – consultant and owner of The Gandalf Group, a national public opinion research and communications firm.

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GOLDSTEIN: Ontario’s ‘lost decade’ under the Liberals

To hear Premier Kathleen Wynne tell it, Ontario taxpayers can have all sorts of free or inexpensive election goodies — daycare, prescription drugs, college and university tuition, lower electricity rates — simply by putting it all on the taxpayers’ dime.

Because that’s what reckless government spending and runaway deficits and debt do.

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Ontario’s power-price crisis — how it happened and who got hurt

Ontario’s power troubles began after the provincial government began phasing-out coal power generation in 2005. But electricity prices really took off in 2009 when the government launched its Green Energy Act, which features a program to provide long-term guaranteed contracts to generators with renewable sources (wind, solar, etc.) at a fixed, above-market price.

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Bad books: How Ontario’s new hydro accounting could cost taxpayers billions

Earlier that month, the government had announced significant reductions in electricity rates, what it dubbed the Fair Hydro Plan. A decade of investing in greener power sources, such as wind and solar, and the shuttering of cheaper but dirtier coal-fired power plants had resulted in soaring hydro bills – a serious political liability for Ms. Wynne, who had accepted personal responsibility for fixing the problem.

But charging Ontarians less for electricity than it cost to produce meant the province would have to borrow billions of dollars to cover the shortfall.

“In order for that to not show up on the bottom line, they created creative accounting to take it off the government’s statements,” Ms. Lysyk said.

Ontario is a financial basket case thanks to the Wynne and her thieving friends.

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Stupid Dick Liberal campaign official apologizes for calling PC Leader Doug Ford ‘a d–k’

CHATHAM, Ont. — A senior campaign official for the Ontario Liberals is apologizing for a crude comment he made on live television about Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford.

David Herle, the campaign co-chair for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, issued a statement this evening saying he regrets the comment and he apologizes “without qualification.”

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Kevin Libin: Alberta’s now copying Ontario’s disastrous electricity policies. What could go wrong?

Not every province gets the chance to live through the kind of white-knuckle excitement in its electricity sector that Ontario has enjoyed over the last decade: soaring power bills, fleeing industries and endless boondoggles in provincial contracts for solar and wind energy. The dramatic climax arrived last week as David Livingston, the one-time chief of staff to Dalton McGuinty, the premier who imposed on Ontario the entire electricity fiasco, was sentenced to prison over a scheme to destroy evidence of the Liberal government’s political mischief in the power market.

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Wynne plays her last political card

Back in 2003, Ontario PC campaign staff issued a press release calling then-Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty an “evil reptilian kitten-eater from another planet.”

While then-Premier Ernie Eves dismissed the smear as an “attempt at humour,” the reality was the Conservative government was trailing in the polls, running out of time and desperate to undermine McGuinty’s momentum.

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Gee Thanks Kathleen! Moody’s just downgraded Ontario’s financial outlook to ‘negative’

TORONTO — A key ratings agency has downgraded its outlook on Ontario’s finances to “negative” from “stable” in light of the Liberal government’s plan to run six consecutive multibillion-dollar deficits.

Moody’s Investor Services says spending pressure will challenge the province’s ability to “sustain balanced fiscal results” over a number of years.

Moody’s also says financing requirements on the province’s debt —projected to be $325 billion in 2018-2019 — will be larger than previously believed, leading to a faster increase in interest expenses.

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Doug Ford just like Trump says miserable incompetent bankrupting Ontario

Just like Trump? We should be so lucky.

Kathleen Wynne accuses Doug Ford of acting like Donald Trump

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