Category: Ontario

Kathleen Wynne – Her moment of truth has arrived

| November 9, 2013 | 2 Comments
Kathleen Wynne – Her moment of truth has arrived

Years of fiscal ineptitude coming home to roost for Kathleen Wynne Kathleen Wynne must be asking herself why she ever wanted to succeed Dalton McGuinty and become Premier of Ontario. Her successor — whether that’s PC leader Tim Hudak or NDP leader Andrea Horwath — should be asking themselves why they want the job, as […]

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Tim Hudak jumps on the subway bandwagon

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Tim Hudak jumps on the subway bandwagon

Tim Hudak figures if subways made Rob Ford re-electable as mayor, subways could make him Premier Transportation is a big problem in the Greater Toronto Area. Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak has made it a bigger problem with his mistaken endorsement of subways. Shall we step away from the trough of despond that is Ottawa […]

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Ontario green energy mess the legacy of doing only half a job

| October 15, 2013 | 3 Comments
Ontario green energy mess the legacy of doing only half a job

Failure to think through consequences of Green Energy Act has hurt Ontario badly A few years ago, the Liberal Government in Ontario had a big idea. Green energy. It looked at an automotive sector — the former provincial lynchpin — that was declining year after year even as Ontario had risen to become North America’s […]

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Ontario gas plants cost $1.1 billion, not $40 million

| October 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
Ontario gas plants cost $1.1 billion, not $40 million

Voters told Ontario gas plants cancellation would cost $40 million The bill for saving the Ontario Liberal government is in. The auditor general says cancelled Ontario gas plants cost taxpayers $1.1 billion. There aren’t many people anywhere who want a honking big electrical generating station built right behind their back yard fence. That means that when […]

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Kathleen Wynne Liberals gridlocked with PCs, NDP

| October 5, 2013 | 2 Comments
Kathleen Wynne Liberals gridlocked with PCs, NDP

Kathleen Wynne wants an election before the Ontario economy weakens The Kathleen Wynne Liberals hoped jumping in with both feet on the transit file, and against Québec’s Charter of Values, would break them into the lead. No dice. The Tim Hudak Progressive Conservatives hoped their September convention would break them out of the pack. No […]

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Why is Ontario spending $500,000 on NBA All Star game?

| October 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Why is Ontario spending $500,000 on NBA All Star game?

MLSE can pay for NBA All Star game on its own dime Thursday saw Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne whip out Ontario’s overstretched line of credit to hand Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment $500,000 to assist their bid for the 2016 NBA All Star game. Say what? Half a million to a company in the top three globally […]

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Kathleen Wynne to Ontario PCs: Dump Hudak, no election

| September 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kathleen Wynne to Ontario PCs: Dump Hudak, no election

Kathleen Wynne tells Opposition to go ahead and knife their leader It must be something in the office water cooler. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, who started September rattling sabres and blaming the opposition parties for holding up the legislature’s work — not that she has much of an agenda on the table — yesterday told the Ontario […]

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Moment of truth arrives for the Ontario NDP

| September 18, 2013 | 1 Comment
Moment of truth arrives for the Ontario NDP

Wynne’s budget commitments to Ontario NDP only marginally met, hurting Horwath Andrea Horwath has a dilemma on her hands. The Ontario NDP leader remains personally popular — the most popular, in fact, of the three party leaders. She’s coming off three by-election wins, two of which would never have been considered likely for her party. Last spring […]

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Kathleen Wynne reveals Ontario election strategy

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Kathleen Wynne reveals Ontario election strategy

Kathleen Wynne likely to go to polls this fall on a jobs plan For two years now, the Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals have had a reputation as the party of austerity. Never mind that, with a $10 billion deficit just on the operating account (not including agency red ink or capital spending) and a […]

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Green energy before more Ontario nuclear – environmentalists

| September 15, 2013 | 2 Comments
Green energy before more Ontario nuclear – environmentalists

Ontario government urged to reject nuclear, commit further to green energy Green energy is a better investment than nuclear reactors for the distressed Ontario power system, says a new report from the Pembina Institute and Greenpeace. The report, titled Renewable is Doable: Affordable and flexible options for Ontario’s long-term energy plan, says that past forecasts have overestimated […]

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