First it was the federal Green Party under Elizabeth May. Now it’s Ontario’s Dippers.
The Ontario NDP under leader Andrea Horwath have included in their literature for this weekend’s conference in Toronto a resolution supporting the hateful Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
The motion, ironically numbered 9-11 and obtained by the Toronto Sun, is hidden in plain sight on page 83 under Justice and Human Rights.
If the public service unions decide that supporting Wynne brings too much heat on the kleptocracy this move by the NDP may sway them to make Horwath their designated puppet rather than Patsy Brown.
Ontario’s government recently published its annual “Sunshine List”, which identifies government-sector employees earning more than $100,000 per year.
Given the strong evidence of a significant pay premium in Ontario for government employees over comparably skilled and educated private-sector counterparts, it’s no surprise the list gets plenty of attention every year.
This year, one particular category of public-sector employees is worthy of extra scrutiny — public school teachers.
This is why Kathleen Wynne and the liberal party have retained power. This is Ontario’s Public Service Union kleptocracy at work.
Ontario announced a slew of measures including a tax on foreign buyers and expanded rent control as part of a plan to temper escalating home prices in Toronto.
The 15 per cent levy will apply to non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents, and non-Canadian corporations buying residential properties containing one to six units in the greater Toronto area, the provincial government said in a statement Thursday. Rent control will be imposed on buildings constructed after 1991 — effective April 20 — which limits annual increases.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her cabinet ministers excel at alternative facts and fake news.
The latest example was Finance Minister Charles Sousa’s speech Thursday to The Empire Club, part of which boasted about how the Liberals saved Ontario’s electricity system by doing the heavy lifting needed to improve it.
As a result, Sousa said, Ontario’s electricity grid is now “the envy of North America” because the Liberals restored “integrity and reliability” to it, unlike neighbouring Canadian provinces and the rust belt states.
Patrick Brown’s Progressive Conservatives hold lead in Toronto: Poll
Among decided and leaning voters, 38% of 416-area residents say they’d cast their ballots for Patrick Brown’s PCs if an election were held now, compared to 31% for the Liberals, 22% for Andrea Horwath’s NDP and 2% for Mike Schreiner’s Green Party of Ontario.
Not impressed with either Brown or the giant rent-seeking suckhole of Toronto.
The number of Ontario teachers earning more than $100,000 a year has nearly tripled under Premier Kathleen Wynne, according to a National Post analysis, and that’s before new contracts guaranteeing a four per cent raise kick in.
Wynne, Horwath, Brown, this won’t change, the unions will put in power whomever they believe publicly acceptable and malleable to their ends.
How did the Ontario power sector, once a boon to the provincial economy, become a burden? Over the last dozen years and more, the tried-and-true regulatory system that protected Ontario’s electricity consumers and the financial viability of the power sector as a whole have been systematically sidelined by politicians at Queen’s Park. Short-term political expediency has replaced the long-term planning needed for economic viability.
It’s impossible to know precisely how much Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cap-and-trade scheme contributed to Wednesday’s expected six-cent per litre spike in the cost of gasoline.
What we know is that her carbon pricing plan, introduced Jan. 1, will contribute on an ongoing basis to price hikes in the cost of gasoline, which was expected to jump from an average of 115.9 cents per litre on Tuesday to 121.9 cents per litre on Wednesday in Toronto.
Her outreach comes as New York state legislators continue a protracted debate over their state budget and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s related New York Buy American Act, which would require all state entities to buy from American companies for all procurements greater than US$100,000.
What does Climate Change Minister Glen Murray’s announcement Monday that Ontario sold out its first cap-and-trade auction of carbon credits mean to you?
It means Ontario businesses have just paid a new charge of $472 million to the Wynne government in a government-run quarterly auction of carbon permits to industry, through which the government hopes to raise $1.9 billion annually in new revenue.
That $1.9 billion annually will be paid for by all Ontarians, in the form of higher retail prices for most goods and services.
Simply put, Premier Kathleen Wynne has imposed a new $1.9 billion annual tax on all Ontarians.
A majority of Ontarians find their hydro bills “very unreasonable” and fear selling off Hydro One will only force electricity prices higher, a new Angus Reid Institute poll found.
That concern helps explain why the same poll pegged Premier Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating at a rather shockingly low 12%.
Seriously it just does not matter, Ontario is a kleptocracy, the public service predator class and their rent-seeker allies will simply find another stooge should they decide to ditch the worst lesbian premier ever and frankly I doubt they will abandon her.