Tory forges plan to fight Ford’s council cutbacks… and stiff taxpayers
Toronto’s Mayor and most councillors are expected to ratchet up their fight against Doug Ford on Monday as the Premier formally tables legislation that would slash council nearly in half and upend the fall election.
The city’s opposition strategy is expected to take shape early this week, when councillors vote on Mayor John Tory’s call for a referendum about the size of city council.
Councillors will also be asked where they stand on two motions from downtown Councillor Joe Cressy, who is calling on his colleagues to formally object to Mr. Ford’s plan, while at the same time directing the City’s lawyer to initiate legal action to stop it.
She sinks to a typical low by invoking the memory of that poor kid whose negligent parents caused him to drown.
No question we dodged a bullet last election.
“People are pretty worried about what Doug Ford has in store, and so am I,” Horwath told her caucus.
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.
It won’t be long before the Ontario Liberals, aided and abetted by the liberal media, start blaming the Progressive Conservatives for the financial mess they’ve left us in after 15 years in power.
You can already see it happening in some smug media commentary, gleefully predicting Premier-designate Doug Ford and the PCs are going to be a disaster.
This is the tip of the iceberg.
If recent polls are correct, the Liberals look poised to drop from the governing party in Ontario to losing their official party status.
As of June 5, according to the CBC News poll tracker, the Progressive Conservatives were at 37.6 per cent support, the NDP at 36.1 and the Liberals at 19.9 per cent.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
Polls suggest the Ontario election has narrowed and the NDP may deprive Doug Ford of his coveted majority. A plurality might even be within its reach. That would be a major problem since an NDP government would have serious negative consequences for the Ontario economy.
As Ontario’s election approaches there are increasing calls for investigations into lucrative Greater Toronto Area casino contracts awarded by Ontario’s lottery corporation last year to a British Columbia-based company.
In the fall of 2017, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party urged the provincial government to freeze the deals, after it was revealed Great Canadian Gaming was at the centre of casino money-laundering probes.
If Andrea Horwath wakes up as Premier of Ontario on June 8, she may have a shadowy foreign-funded group out of Vancouver to thank for her win.
Leadnow was set up in British Columbia in 2011 by a pair of young Canadians with the full support of a Tides Foundation backed group that sought to organize for left-wing causes.
Facebook was hacked, says NDP candidate with Hitler meme post
Adolf Hitler talking to Grand Mufti Haj Amin el Husseini.
Successful politicians must be able to keep a straight face no matter how hypocritical they’re being when they attack another political party.
For example, Ontario Liberal campaign co-chair Deb Matthews accused NDP leader Andrea Horwath Wednesday of being too close to eight major labour unions because of their relationship with the party through a union-funded business called Cornerstone.
TORONTO — Ontarians are already casting their ballots, as advanced polls opened this weekend, and Doug Ford is disrespecting them by not presenting a full platform, the NDP leader railed during Sunday’s provincial election debate.
Recent polls have suggested the NDP has surpassed Ford’s Progressive Conservatives in popular support, making party leader Andrea Horwath the main target in the third and final televised debate of the campaign. But she shot back at Ford after he slammed the NDP over an error in the party’s platform that means it will cost $1.4 billion more per year than expected.
“We did admit that there was a mistake and we fixed it right away,” she said.
Andrea Horwath may have lunch bucket roots but the NDP leader’s tastes appear to run more on the champagne socialist side of things.
When one of your candidates posts a meme quoting Adolf Hitler, it’s difficult to feel any sympathy for Andrea Horwath’s complaint Saturday that attacks on her candidates are “disappointing.”
The meme shows Hitler standing in a car giving a Nazi salute and includes an inspirational quote from the Nazi Fuhrer that basically says if you don’t like the rules, get into power and change them.