June 16, 2018

Ford must RESIST Liberal grovelling for official party status

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

The magic number for official party status in Ontario is eight seats and the Liberals finished this election with seven, one seat shy of holding official party status.

As it stands now, Liberals will not receive a portion of the funds distributed among official parties for research, staff salaries and other perks.

Liberal MPPs will essentially operate as independents and will be excluded from debates in the legislature where time is divided evenly between recognized parties.

The eight-seat rule isn’t hard and fast though, and in the past some Premiers have changed them, others have not. The usual suspects are pestering Premier-elect Ford to turn a blind eye to the rules and give Liberals official party status.

Watch as I give a reminder of how past Premiers have dealt with this issue and explain why Premier Ford should resist the Liberal grovelling.

As it stands, Ford says he’ll discuss the issue with his team in the days ahead but based on precedent alone, he should tell Wynne and company to hold a bake sale if they need to raise funds.

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commented 2018-06-19 00:22:51 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 7 hours ago
“Andrew: See the well stated answer from Common Sense”

His response seems to be something about Ford being a businessman, which is hardly comforting given the allegations made against him by Rob’s widow. Either that, or you’re alluding to his generic hand-waving about Ford cutting waste, even though Ford himself has ONLY PROMISED 6B IN SAVINGS, which is far less than is needed to address the existing deficit, let alone all the promises he made. Premature, indeed.
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So the right thing to have done would have been to re-elect Wynne to solve the economic woes?
commented 2018-06-18 18:56:36 -0400
Getting back to Liberal grovelling for official party status, let them plead, screech and threaten….don’t give it to them Doug Ford!!!!
commented 2018-06-18 17:39:08 -0400
Andrew the fake PhD Stephenson, you have never owned a business so I know you have no idea what you are talking about, as usual. There is something however, something premature about you…
commented 2018-06-18 17:18:59 -0400
“Andrew: See the well stated answer from Common Sense”

His response seems to be something about Ford being a businessman, which is hardly comforting given the allegations made against him by Rob’s widow. Either that, or you’re alluding to his generic hand-waving about Ford cutting waste, even though Ford himself has only promised 6b in savings, which is far less than is needed to address the existing deficit, let alone all the promises he made. Premature, indeed.
commented 2018-06-18 15:40:48 -0400
“Do you feel that it was responsible for Ford to offer such generous tax cuts if he didn’t know if the province’s finances could bear the lost revenue?”

Andrew: See the well stated answer from Common Sense……………………….
commented 2018-06-18 15:18:06 -0400
Common Sense: a useless opposition newbie or a leftist PC backbencher (or one of those former Liberals) could be promised whatever critics position they want, other Librano perks, and a chance to run for Liberal leader.
commented 2018-06-18 14:38:46 -0400
Andy, prescient yes, I would be too, knowing the books are cooked and the liberals were criminal. Ford can comfortably state he will reduce taxes because he is against big government, against the money pit useless green energy programs, for coal, for natural gas, for attracting business investment, which when dealt with, will increase revenues and prosperity in Ontario. It’s a no brainer, which is why the trolls rally against it. They have no business experience and no idea of how things should run, and their meal ticket is gone. Bye bye liberals.
Billy, why would someone cross the floor from the ruling party (a majority,) or the opposition party, to an absolute dismal and defeated criminal lost cause like the liberals? They don’t have the money now for a bribe.
commented 2018-06-18 14:15:43 -0400
There are lefty PCs and 40 NDP MPPs. I’m sure the Liberals can bribe one of them to cross the floor in order for the Libs to get party status.
commented 2018-06-18 14:13:39 -0400
Or, maybe the credit rating agencies are just being “prescient” knowing what a real audit will reveal??
commented 2018-06-18 11:47:26 -0400
Mike, you are correct, I consider the troll contortions to be entertainment. Not one of them has ever been in business and certainly don’t know that a full audit would be required before laying out a detailed plan, and the credit agency sound like liberals themselves to make such an outrageous statement prematurely. When you take over a business/government you open the books and find out the truth, then you lay out the details of your plan. The general plan was to cut spending, get rid of stupid green initiatives that do nothing to “save the world” and get rid of the old school that brought Ontario to the brink of disaster, but you can only lay out and implement the plan for the first when you know the real situation. The credit agency are speaking far too early and look foolish. Pretzel on trolls, I enjoy the laughs.
commented 2018-06-18 11:20:21 -0400
It has been comical to read the posts from the resident trolls as they twist themselves like pretzels over the Ford Nation victory. Funnier yet is how they conflate to suit their warped naritive. One actually feels a lots dumber after reading the rhetoric from these clowns.
commented 2018-06-18 09:38:56 -0400
“Drew Wakariuk commented 9 hours ago
Andrew that downgrade was due to past history, are you dense?? "

You didn’t read it either, did you? They specifically cite the PC’s lack of plan.
commented 2018-06-18 09:18:15 -0400
Doug would be a fool to allow the liberals to maintain party status. They are getting what they deserve. Did they ever show mercy to the citizens of ON? Without a doubt, allowing these traitors to continue would be the nail in Doug’s conservative party coffin.
commented 2018-06-18 09:14:06 -0400
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Silly Andrew. A line by line audit must be done before a comprehensive plan can be formulated. Anyone who ignores that is being disingenuous. Financial outfits are not known for their patience. They will however use any means for force higher interest rates to their benefit……………
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Do you feel that it was responsible for Ford to offer such generous tax cuts if he didn’t know if the province’s finances could bear the lost revenue?
commented 2018-06-18 06:43:42 -0400
You don’t keep the fired CEO of a corporation around to keep giving you advise on how to run the company.
The voters fired Wynne and her merry band of miscreants and they also rejected Horwath and her wild plants to sink Ontario further into the abyss.
Ford was elected because he wasn’t Wynne or Horwath. He was elected to introduce some fiscal sanity to. Ontario .
Even not being them is an improvement.
commented 2018-06-18 00:51:12 -0400
This is too good,they deserve this. SCUM!
commented 2018-06-18 00:49:57 -0400
Andrew that downgrade was due to past history, are you dense??
commented 2018-06-18 00:44:15 -0400
Hey you idiot trolls, you opened your mouth and removed all doubt that you know nothing about business, government, finance, credit ratings, absolutely nothing. If you take over a government, a business, the first thing that happens is you open the books and find out what was really going on. No credit rating agency can know what is in there, and as such, cannot forecast anything, not a bloody thing. Neither can you, neither can Premiere Elect Ford, until the books are opened and audited. Once again you prove what a troll opinion (and that’s all it is) is worth, absolutely nothing. So, please continue, it is entertaining.
commented 2018-06-18 00:13:35 -0400
Mark, what is wrong with that picture is that it is a picture of a nation deceived and committing suicide.

Tammie, thanks for the link. It’s wonderful to hear from Tommy at last and know he knows we love him.

FREE BRAVEHEART TOMMY ROBINSON!!!
commented 2018-06-17 21:10:07 -0400
Tommy sits in prison while Tereasa May sat in a Mosque celebrating the end of Ramadan . Something wrong with that picture .
commented 2018-06-17 17:06:50 -0400
It’s Fathers Day…trudeau is having a sunny ways Fathers Day…Tommy Robinson is siting in solitary confinement in a UK bucket of sh!t..

There are other fathers with 10.5 million dollars in their bank accounts while they killed a Father and trudeau slimed our money to those individuals…so the victims Family’s could not receive them through the Law!.

Happy Fathers Day you liberal swines…and to think..you still back up the Goofball trudeau..you are sick in the head individuals indeed…
commented 2018-06-17 16:36:37 -0400
The pendulum must!!.. swing back to SANITY!!… ENOUGH!!!.. of the horse sh!t that the ndp and the liberalist globalist Goofballs forcing down our throats!!..
commented 2018-06-17 16:01:06 -0400
LOL the troll[s] just can’t handle the fact that Ford won. Spin spin spin troll[s] it is amusing but achieves nothing.

After all of Wynne’s and the biased media attacks and after the announcement of Wynne’s budget that would drown Ontario in massive debt she still couldn’t produce the outcome in the election that she was hoping for. So now relegated to no party status the Liberals are crying in their milk flinging poo at Ford in hopes some sticks.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4113149/kathleen-wynne-doug-ford-budget/
commented 2018-06-17 15:57:05 -0400
Whoops. That’s “to force” and “for their” Damn!
commented 2018-06-17 15:54:22 -0400
Andrew Stephenson sez: “You didn’t read the statement where they said that the PC’s lack of a plan was a contributing factor, then, did you?”

Silly Andrew. A line by line audit must be done before a comprehensive plan can be formulated. Anyone who ignores that is being disingenuous. Financial outfits are not known for their patience. They will however use any means for force higher interest rates to their benefit……………
commented 2018-06-17 15:20:24 -0400
“Ford is not Premier yet. They accumulated their data and formulated their decision BEFORE he was Premier Elect. They don’t do it on a whim the night before. Y”

You didn’t read the statement where they said that the PC’s lack of a plan was a contributing factor, then, did you?
commented 2018-06-17 15:05:13 -0400
Daniel Ocean commented 20 hours ago
“Rick Plesnik,

The media is their friend"

Duh!!!! Tell us something about the fake stream media we DON"T know!
commented 2018-06-17 13:39:57 -0400
JILL AND WARD yes Quebec let them in let Quebec keep them .