Category Archives: Ontario’s Corrupt Liberal Government

Wynne Liberals broke every rule in the book

Normally, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s complete evisceration of how Premier Kathleen Wynne plans to pay for her “Fair Hydro Plan” would be an election game changer.

That is, the final nail in the coffin of the Wynne government’s financial credibility, leading to its defeat at the polls in June.

Lysyk’s findings, released Tuesday, are devastating for the Liberals.

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High hydro rates killed Ontario jobs: Study

TORONTO – Soaring electricity prices resulted in 75,000 fewer manufacturing jobs for Ontarians since the recession, a new report says.

Rising Electricity Costs and Declining Employment in Ontario’s Manufacturing Sector — a report prepared by Ross McKitrick and Elmira Aliakbari of the Fraser Institute — says the provincial government’s hydro policies are to blame for the disproportionately high prices and lost jobs.

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Ontario’s ‘social justice’ premier?

Kathleen Wynne claims to be “the social justice premier,” but she has failed to live up to that claim.

Ontario’s corrections system is a disaster.

A recent report by the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform described shocking abuses and disorder in Ontario’s detention centres.

Jails are overcrowded and cellblock violence is out of control. Most inmates are held in maximum security without access to rehabilitation programs.

Progressives always promise things will get better but they always get worse.

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Ontario jobs’ spike mostly government hires

Governments are crowing about how many jobs Ontario created last month.

And so they should, since they hired almost half of them.

Statistics Canada released its Labour Force Survey Friday, making special note that Ontario’s employment rose by 35,000 jobs overall in September — the fourth gain in five months.

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The cold truth: Wynne just doesn’t get it

The lights went out Monday at a downtown Sobeys grocery store.

There was the dying whirr of equipment winding down — then quiet. In the suddenly dark aisles, everyone stood still for a moment, waiting to see what would happen next.

At the checkout, a woman said out loud: “Kathleen Wynne.”

The subsequent laughter would have sent a chill down the premier’s spine.

And it should.

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Digging down Ontario’s cap and trade plan

With Premier Kathleen Wynne announcing yet again on Friday that Ontario will join the California/Quebec cap and trade carbon pricing market Jan. 1 — today, let’s consider some important questions.

For example, will it work? Will it effectively lower Ontario’s industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change, given that we’re paying for it?

The government says cap and trade will cost the average Ontario household $156 this year alone

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Wynne government still approving wind projects

The war of residents against industrial wind turbines is being fought by rural communities in many countries.

Their common enemy is the financially-powerful wind industry, which is failing miserably in its efforts to deliver affordable and reliable electricity. It survives because its revenues are government-contracted.

In Ontario, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government won’t let local residents win this war.

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Wynne’s cannabis retail plan a buzzkill

While politicos were feverishly high with Premier Kathleen Wynne testifying in a Sudbury courtroom last week at the trial of her Liberal Party lieutenants facing election law bribery charges, Ontarians were left scratching their heads after her government’s cannabis retailing scheme was announced.

For all the talk of wanting to take illicit cannabis off of our streets, away from organized crime, and out of the hands of Ontario’s minors, Wynne decreeing the half-baked debate done is likely setting the stage for her government’s next billion-dollar boondoggle and accomplishing none of the above.

Well connected Liberal Party members will make a killing, that is guaranteed.

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Why I’m placing my bets on a Kathleen Wynne victory

If we had the sort of elaborate betting infrastructure the punters in England and Las Vegas enjoy, I’d put a few hundred on Kathleen Wynne emerging victorious in the next Ontario election. Yes, I’m serious, because what an immense pay-out you’d get from such a contrarian bet.

Sure, it goes against conventional wisdom. After all, she hit 12% in the polls recently. They say Donald Trump is against the ropes, yet he clocks in at three times Wynne’s numbers!

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Carbon tax gouged Ontarians out of $1.5B so far in 2017

Did you know Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government has taken $1.5 billion extra out of our pockets since the start of this year?

By “extra” I mean money her government wasn’t taking from us in 2016, from all sources of government revenue.

This $1.5 billion extra — $1,501,908,017 to be precise — comes from Ontario’s new cap and trade carbon pricing scheme.

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Hiking minimum wage could cost 50,000 jobs: watchdog

Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour could cost 50,000 jobs, warns Ontario’s independent fiscal watchdog.

The Financial Accountability Office on Tuesday released a six-page assessment of the Liberal government’s forthcoming hike to the $11.40-an-hour wage, which will jump to $14 in January and $15 in 2019.

“On net, the FAO estimates that Ontario’s proposed minimum wage increase will result in a loss of approximately 50,000 jobs (0.7 per cent of total employment), with job losses concentrated among teens and young adults,” the office said.

“The higher minimum wage will increase payroll costs for Ontario businesses, leading to some job losses for lower income workers,” it continued, echoing the concerns of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and other business groups.

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