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 2018-06-16 14:13:24 -0400
Andrew, Liberals wasted money hand over fist and created a disaster here in Ontario.
McGuinty & Wynne shafted this province for 15 years.

“Among the most daunting challenges facing the new government will be the province’s $325 billion provincial debt. This amounts to approximately $22,000 per Ontarian and is approximately 37.6 per cent as large as the provincial economy. It’s a bigger debt burden than Ontario carried during the 1990s, when debt grew quickly under Premier Bob Rae.”

commented 2018-06-16 14:07:04 -0400

Tammie, Post the Email address, then we can all copy youur email and send to him a copy.
commented 2018-06-16 14:02:00 -0400
Tammie: "Ontario’s massive debt is due to this corrupt party, and, I believe you will find more problems once the audit of the books have been completed. "

10b existing deficit – 8b tax cuts + 6b “efficiencies” = -12b.

commented 2018-06-16 14:00:57 -0400
Off topic:
Tommy Robinson is in solitary confinement.
enter this on your search engine…

commented 2018-06-16 13:58:45 -0400
I just e-mailed Doug Ford
Subject : Please don’t waive the rules and give the Liberals official party status
Dear Premier Elect Ford ( I just love the sound of that),

I would like to express my opinion and encourage you not to entertain giving the what’s left of the Liberals official party status in the legislature. The people of Ontario have spoken, and, the results on election day bear that out.

Additionally, it would be wasting taxpayer money to grant them their wish.

Ontario’s massive debt is due to this corrupt party, and, I believe you will find more problems once the audit of the books have been completed.

Ontarians who are looking for better days wouldn’t support giving the Liberals this gift, they have shafted us for 15 years!!!

Thank you Mr. Ford.
commented 2018-06-16 13:48:36 -0400
The people have spoken… the election results confirm they do not want Liberal Party of Ontario to have official party status.

Don’t throw any more of our hard earned money at the corrupt Liberals Mr. Ford!
commented 2018-06-16 13:08:39 -0400
No seats? Let them eat Squat
commented 2018-06-16 13:03:18 -0400
Just imagine, a world without Liberals, how sweet it is, reminds me of an anti Microsoft thing.

In a world without walls and fences, who needs Gates and Windows!
commented 2018-06-16 12:57:42 -0400
Dont do it Doug. liebrals are right were they should be except they should have no seats.
commented 2018-06-16 12:57:05 -0400
This just seems petty.
commented 2018-06-16 12:43:33 -0400
Bake sales sound good to me. There’s no use of the Conservatives trying to appear magnanimous towards the other two parties. Their generosity will never be reciprocated in any fashion.
commented 2018-06-16 12:41:28 -0400
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of miscreants.

Aren’t you being a little hard on “drunken sailors” David? The Liberals are in a league of their own when it comes to corruption, incompetence and waste.