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The Ontario Liberals should never have added the provincial portion of the HST to hydro bills in 2010, and a temporary rebate to bring down hydro bills is not the answer. Instead of continuing to manage our electric grid and economy based on the political fortunes of the corrupt Ontario Liberal Party, it is time for the government to get real about doing the right thing for a change.
"I think we owe them some time and some patience."
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I watched the new Manitoba NDP ad this morning with some interest and after a few seconds I realized I have seen this ad before. Back in 2011, then-Premier Dalton McGuinty looked like he was about to lose a looming election, the polls were bad, his approval numbers were terrible -- sound familiar?
Ontario's diversified economy is now leading Canada, the Premier says.
TORONTO — The case of two former Ontario premier's top aides facing breach of trust and mischief charges began what may be a long journey through the courts on Wednesday. David Livingston, who was Dal...
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It's that time of year when many of us consider making a few resolutions for self-improvement. In the spirit of the season, it only seems fitting to suggest five resolutions for the British Columbia's MLAs.
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TORONTO — TORONTO - Ontario Provincial Police laid criminal charges Thursday against two top aides to former premier Dalton McGuinty in a gas plants scandal that cast a cloud over his final days in po...
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With NextEra as a major player in Ontario's wind energy business along with Siemens (who has the distinction of paying the largest fine ever under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and Samsung (with it's own scandals), one has to wonder whether the government knew who they were inviting into the province when they opened the flood gates under the Green Energy Act in 2009.
Why hasn't my Facebook feed filled with at least the same level of indignation about our government's disgraceful treatment of our Veterans as it was about the a tobogganing hill? We must learn to calibrate our anger so it's proportional to the injustice or slight. Let's fight for the things that make life fun for us like tobogganing while also fighting the things that make life miserable such as payday loan companies, multinational corporations, venture capitalists, a failed War on Terrorism and the self-serving hacks in the media and government who enable it all.
TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals have decided taxpayers will no longer be on the hook for about $10,000 they paid a computer expert to allegedly wipe hard drives in the premier's office.Court do...
TORONTO - The Ontario Liberal caucus paid the spouse of a top aide to Dalton McGuinty $10,000 to wipe computer hard drives in the premier's office, police alleged in court documents released Thursday....
TORONTO - The more schools that use software from an Ontario-based company, the more jobs will be created in the province, former premier Dalton McGuinty said Wednesday as he defended his new role as...
TORONTO - Liberal cabinet ministers say there's nothing wrong with former premier Dalton McGuinty being a registered lobbyist for a company that got more than $3 million in Ontario government contract...
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TORONTO - Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty told police investigating the deletion of emails in the $1.1 billion gas plants scandal that his office was "verbal in nature" and kept few records, co...
Kathleen Wynne's plan promises "only" two more years of deficit spending, with "only" $9 billion in deficit spending for 2015-2016. Then, somehow, two years later, the budget would be balanced, program spending would be the same, and interest payments would be $3 billion higher. Where that money will come from has yet to be explained. A Liberal government under Wynne would introduce yet another tax: this one a payroll tax that would cost each person up to $3420 per year.
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TORONTO - Running for political office sometimes means running from your party's history, which can make it tricky to avoid being tripped up by the ghosts of premiers past.Kathleen Wynne has been Onta...
It's hard to imagine how the Ontario Liberals thought they could create a budget to the left of the NDP and think the NDP would support it. Then again, the 21st century Ontario Liberals have never been good at working with other parties. Dalton McGuinty was used to getting his way -- in his days, he only had to answer to his Liberal Party and union buddies. Within a year of being elected with a minority government -- where he, appallingly, had to work with the PCs and NDP -- he resigned and fled to Harvard University. Kathleen Wynne has not been any better.
TORONTO - During the 11 years they've spent as Ontario's governing party, the Liberals have raised public ire many times over a series of high-profile scandals.Here are five of the major controversies...
TORONTO - Former Ontario premier Dalton McGuinty maintained his innocence Friday in the unfolding gas plants scandal that continues to dog the governing Liberals more than a year after he left office....
TORONTO - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne struggled to distance herself Thursday from her predecessor Dalton McGuinty, amid explosive police allegations that his chief of staff may have committed a bre...
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The funny thing about provincial budgets is that sometimes they tell you a lot more about a government's attitude than what the politicians might have intended when they first wrote the document.
Is it really that surprising that students prefer inexpensive fast-food meals like a burger and fries, instead of overpriced and smaller portioned salads from government-approved cafeteria menus? Like Homer Simpson taught his daughter Lisa, "You don't win friends with salad!" And the government's healthy menus program is certainly not winning any friends in Ontario's high schools.
Sorry! That's what Premier Wynne said in response to the damning auditor general report on the infamous cancelled gas plants. Of course Premier Wynne is sorry. You'd be sorry too if you were left to...
It appears that super straight Boy Scout "Premier Dad" Dalton McGuinty owes his political success to his very own dark prince of political disinformation, manipulation and skullduggery, the cunning and sly Don Guy.
TORONTO - Ontario's opposition parties say they do not believe Don Guy, Dalton McGuinty's former chief of staff and long-time Liberal campaign director, who testified Tuesday he had no role in the dec...
In Ontario, there are two political parties that are contenders for government -- the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives. In a by-election that was held last week -- the Ontario Liberals had...
Recently leaked emails between Dalton McGuinty's former advisers reveal that they attempted to convince the Speaker to change his mind on an important contempt ruling against former Energy Minister Ch...
Leaked emails related to a pair of cancelled gas plants in the Greater Toronto Area are causing more problems for the Ontario Liberals. The latest leaks reveal that senior Liberal staff working under...
This Liberal government appears to favour greedy U.S. hedge funds, well-connected gas plant owners and its friends on Bay Street, to Toronto's homeless and working poor. Well, I am glad the Wynne government has its priorities straight.
TORONTO - An unapologetic Dalton McGuinty lashed out Tuesday at the justice committee looking into cancelled gas plants saying it was just a partisan effort by the opposition parties to topple the min...
The McGuinty government was more concerned about its political survival than taxpayers' money. It should have terminated its contract with Eastern Power, well before cancelling the Mississauga gas plant. Instead, it hired a hired gun, with a strict mandate to make the hedge fund go away without a messy court battle.
TORONTO - With three provincial byelections to be called this summer, Ontario's Progressive Conservatives launched new television ads Monday linking Premier Kathleen Wynne with the costly cancellation...