April 25, 2018

Ford needs to “delete” hardcore Liberals parachuted into PC Party

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

From the moment he announced his run for leader of the PC Party, Doug Ford was clear that, unlike in the dark old days of Patrick Brown, the party would be accountable to the grassroots when it came to candidate nominations.

So what happened on Saturday?

A directive was issued by Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives that no fewer than 11 candidates would be appointed in various ridings.

What happened to being beholden to the grassroots? What happened to the democratic process?

Ford has publicly stated that due to the “mess” he inherited from the bumbling Brown and given that the election is less than two months away, the party had to move fast.

But, while these statements are undeniably true, democracy rushed is democracy denied, and now we learn that some of the appointed candidates are unapologetic Liberals!

Watch as I bring you a few cases that resemble the sort of rancid garbage that comes straight from the Patrick Brown playbook.

Ford needs to delete these appointments and let the people in these ridings decide who they want as their representatives.

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commented 2018-04-28 12:11:41 -0400
Ted Tadright commented 21 hours ago
“Andrew, just off the top of my head: the perverse sexualization of Ontario’s young children”

Teaching 12 year olds about puberty is “sexualization” now? Oh, no, teach them to use condoms. You do know that there’s pan-resistant gonorrhea out there, right? Nothing works to treat it.

“the multiple billions of dollars of annual deficit financing by the Liberals (Ontarians are now SIX TIMES as deep in provincial government debt as basket-case California is in state debt per capita)”
Comparisons to states are spurious given dramatically different government structures. Per-capita both Quebec and Manitoba are worse. Further, Ford h as offered no solutions, beyond vague promises of overall cuts alongside his spending promises.

the ruination of the southern Ontario countryside by bird-killing, environment-ruining, eyesore, noisy, gigantic Wynne turbines
Aesthetics aside, they’ve actually enumerated bird kills, and the average wind turbine takes out 8 birds a year. That’s one every six weeks. One stray cat can out-kill an entire development.

" the highest electricity rates in North America,"
http://www.hydroquebec.com/data/documents-donnees/pdf/comparison-electricity-prices.pdf
Hydro Quebec’s comparison puts power as more expensive in Halifax, Charlottetown, and Regina, for residential customers in 2017, and enormously higher in some American cities.

“the Liberals’ business-unfriendly economic and political environment leading to the creation of a jobless underclass”
Hyperbole. Unemployment is considerably lower now than when the Libs started. The replacement of manufacturing with the service/knowledge economy has been widespread in the developed world, and Ontario’s done quite well in the latter. Ontario’s business environment is not uncompetitive, and of course knowledge jobs are far less sensitive to that anyway – they need talented employees, not tax cuts. There’s a reason Toronto is on Amazon’s shortlist. “and a 300+ Billion dollar provincial debt that will be an albatross around taxpayer’s necks and the Ontario economy for decades to come. "

What’s Ford’s solution to that? He’s already given up on balancing the budget, since as it turns out tax cuts and spending promises exceeding vague promises of spending cuts don’t balance the budget – he’s at about 8 billion dollars worth of opportunity cost for promised tax cuts, and about 5 billion in spending cuts, on top of the pre-existing deficit and declining Federal transfers as Ontario stops receiving equalization. Doesn’t add up any more than the Libs slightly different form of spendorreha does. The NDP at least, acknowledges the concept of appropriate taxation. Raise Ontario’s taxes to say Saskatchewan’s rates, and the budget would be balanced overnight.

“That’s the Liberals’ legacy: a catastrophic social and economic burden that Ontario’s next government and several future governments will have to deal with. It will be a miracle if any future government after the atrocious Liberal joke-on-Ontario governments of the past 15 years, can save this once thriving province from cratering into a Canadian version of Haiti.”
More posturing. “Doug Ford has an almost impossible task in front of him to do this, and the blame for that rests entirely on the Liberals "

So, basically, it’s not his fault when he fails?
commented 2018-04-27 19:55:28 -0400
Well then John, I guess you’re going to be pretty frustrated when Ford fails to live down to your expectations. That’s something we never had to worry about with either McGuinty or Wynne. Alas.
commented 2018-04-27 15:57:10 -0400
Well John, if Ford is everything you say (I really don’t buy that by any means), that would still make him by far the preferable choice in the next provincial election, given what we have seen from Wynne since the last one.
commented 2018-04-27 14:48:06 -0400
John Wick, for once I have to tentatively agree with you. Conservative do have a talent for political self-immolation where their leaders are concerned, especially in Ontario. Of course, so do the Liberals. McGuinty and Wynne, for example. What a record of stupidity and failure. You have admitted as much. But cheer up: it looks like liberal stupidity could be a component of the next Ontario government after all, under Ford. If Ford turns out to be a closet liberal, it will be the final nail in the coffin of Ontario. That should be comforting to you.
commented 2018-04-27 14:24:21 -0400
Andrew, just off the top of my head: the perverse sexualization of Ontario’s young children, the multiple billions of dollars of annual deficit financing by the Liberals (Ontarians are now SIX TIMES as deep in provincial government debt as basket-case California is in state debt per capita), the ruination of the southern Ontario countryside by bird-killing, environment-ruining, eyesore, noisy, gigantic Wynne turbines, the highest electricity rates in North America, the Liberals’ business-unfriendly economic and political environment leading to the creation of a jobless underclass, and a 300+ Billion dollar provincial debt that will be an albatross around taxpayer’s necks and the Ontario economy for decades to come. That’s the Liberals’ legacy: a catastrophic social and economic burden that Ontario’s next government and several future governments will have to deal with. It will be a miracle if any future government after the atrocious Liberal joke-on-Ontario governments of the past 15 years, can save this once thriving province from cratering into a Canadian version of Haiti. Doug Ford has an almost impossible task in front of him to do this, and the blame for that rests entirely on the Liberals and their idiot supporters, people like you who just whistle in the wind and think everything is just fine as society disintegrates around you. Wake the hell up and see what your moronic political philosophy is doing to this country!
commented 2018-04-27 13:36:10 -0400
Doug Ford’s solution of appointing 11 PC candidates (some even far-right leftists) instead of having candidate elections was a complete and disappointing surprise.

Ford should change his position and call for candidate nomination contests.
commented 2018-04-26 23:34:47 -0400
Hey John “Loose With The Facts” Wick… It’s day five and since you seem to have the time post, I’m wondering where that Hannity File is???
commented 2018-04-26 19:34:19 -0400
Let’s try something first John… Let’s give him a chance to get it right and then we’ll see what happens because we already know that Wynne got it wrong.
commented 2018-04-26 16:11:37 -0400
The problem isn’t Liberals in the ranks – it’s weak, gutless bedwetters who will sit there and do as they’re told by the little poli-sci grads in their elf suits.
commented 2018-04-26 13:54:11 -0400
- It doesn’t look good & smacks of interference from the party elite. I do hope that Doug deletes these appointments but I am willing to cut him some slack given the short lime line he’s had to work with & the fact that running an election campaign while dealing with party insiders has given him a lot to deal with. A danger he faces is that if a PC wave sweeps over the province (which looks like a possibility) some of these hardcore liberals might get elected. They could make the party look bad & give Ford bigger problems to deal with down the road.
commented 2018-04-26 13:48:06 -0400
Ted

Your response, although sounds great superficially, both fails to identify specific problems, and how Ford intends to solve them.

What, specifically, are the “catastrophic” problems Ford aims to fix? Typically, it’s an economic argument, but that one is not objectively true – might have been a decade ago, but no longer is. Hydro rates? Taxes? Debt? All concerns, but none of them is “catastrophic” by any measure, and nothing Doug has offered any concrete solutions to.
commented 2018-04-26 12:55:05 -0400
Andrew wants to know how Ford’s platform will solve the myriad catastrophic problems caused by the corrupt leftard/SJW Liberals in Ontario over the last 15 years. Andrew’s ilk has done such damage to Ontario society that it is likely not possible to undo it all in less than three terms of conservative government. So don’t look for a quick fix; that isn’t going to happen. The best that can be hoped for at this stage is that Ford can keep the province from slipping beneath the waves entirely. He is our hope for that now, in the Ontario political system. But if he fails, it will be because the leftards so destroyed the foundations of the once sane and prosperous Ontario that no one could save it. That said, Ford appears to have the common sense, whatever his political ideology consists of, to do his best to save Ontario from utter destruction, financial and societal, bequeathed to it by the Liberals. which is more than I can say for the leftard fools that Andrew and John’s ilk so love watching destroy it.
commented 2018-04-26 12:51:13 -0400
Flat Earth… – I liked Derek too, but he was demonized because of what he said about Wynne. He caused a disturbance in the rats nest, and then he became their target. Jason has a lot of experience and he is very smart and well liked by the people. He can also keep Notley’s feet to the fire, which we definitely need right now.
commented 2018-04-26 12:15:08 -0400
I would prefer Derek Fildebrandt over Jason Kenney..
commented 2018-04-26 11:54:49 -0400
Prediction;
Wynne will get between 11% and 20% of the vote. These votes represent the people who will only vote liberal and only liberal until death do them part. They simply love handing their liberties and freedoms over to a granny government who will raise them, educate them and care for them from cradle to grave.
If you vote liberal you are the problem, not Wynne.
commented 2018-04-26 10:57:10 -0400
“Drew Wakariuk commented 9 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson what exactly is Wynnes platform? Calling Ford names? WOW SUCH WISDOM!
Or saying they will suddenly fix things with even more spending and debt? Especially when they are the problem. How long have they been in power? Why are there so many problems to fix? "

And how does Ford’s platform, which to date, revolves around name-calling (shared with the Liberals) corporate tax cuts (shared with the Liberals), pork-barrel infrastructure and health spending (shared with the Liberals), and promises to solve the deficits with no clear strategy to do so (shared with the Liberals), solve any of those problems?
commented 2018-04-26 10:09:34 -0400
Wynne is a vicious and vile person. I can’t believe that the people of ON are proud of the destruction she and McGuinty, and Rae have caused there. She, McGuinty and Rae were the worst things that ever could have happened to ON. And Boob Rae is still milking the system under the liberal gravy train. He’s such a snake. And McGuinty ran to the states with his tail between his legs. What a coward! People need to realize that they are going to squeeze every last drop of humanity out of the people, for their own greed and control, if they let them. Ford will certainly be better than crooked Wynne, but I do hope he reigns as a conservative, not as a shadow liberal.
commented 2018-04-26 10:01:46 -0400
The Progressive(progressive is slang for socialist) Conservatives who have the most idiotic cross purpose name in politics are not a right-wing party, they are leftists so might as well run Liberal candidates, the real Conservatives in politics gave up decades ago as the population wanted nothing to do with controlling their own futures or ensuring a real economy.
A real Conservative’s first act would be to challenge the IMF’s right to print and lend our money back to us, it’s second act would be to dismantle the public employee unions and you’ll never see either from either of the two socialist parties(Con Lib)or the two communist parties.(NDP Green).
commented 2018-04-26 09:47:24 -0400
Space Moose said in part, “So it looks like Lawton is milking his failed suicide attempt to get him elected.”

How so? Please elaborate and explain this.
commented 2018-04-26 04:18:48 -0400
Anybody check out Andrew Lawton’s twitter account? People are mad that he became the candidate without a nomination process. Apparently there was competition in that riding, and the other candidate put in a lot of preparation only for things to go this way.

So it looks like Lawton is milking his failed suicide attempt to get him elected.
commented 2018-04-26 03:47:00 -0400
C.P…. sarcasm and humour do help to make a point.. The left doesn’t have a clue… They really don’t understand how to create and maintain a healthy society\country.!!
They believe that tearing down time proven fundamentals and replacing them with dangerous ideologies is healthy and where they learn stupid shit like that… TV, radio, Hollywood, all sources of media and of course our schooling system.
Normal and decent Canadians took their liberties for granted while placing trust in pathological criminals.
commented 2018-04-26 03:19:27 -0400
This isn’t any big deal… Once all the players are in place just hold by-elections for the positions that are being temporarily filled… What is everybody getting panicky about.. The Liberals are out… The majority chooses who they want to represent them and everything goes back to normal in Ontario. Problem solved… Next .!
commented 2018-04-26 01:46:10 -0400
Liberal voters don’t comprehend policy. Ford only needs to use a few SJW buzzwords like “sustainable”, “anti-racist”, “anti-fascist”, “hate-speech”, “gender-balanced”, “pollution-priced”, and everyone’s favorite Liberal phrase, “…the middle class and those working hard to join it”, to describe his platform to get the Liberal vote…after it’s translated into at least 25 different languages.
commented 2018-04-26 01:44:40 -0400
Andrew if you ever hire a handyman or handywoman to fix something or do some upgrades and they create a mess do you give them even more money to fix it after they made it bad in the first place?
I know hat is hard to understand for a leftie, but think on it.
commented 2018-04-26 01:42:55 -0400
Andrew Stephenson what exactly is Wynnes platform? Calling Ford names? WOW SUCH WISDOM!
Or saying they will suddenly fix things with even more spending and debt? Especially when they are the problem. How long have they been in power? Why are there so many problems to fix?
commented 2018-04-26 01:40:49 -0400
John Wick what begins? And if Ontario wants to march to destruction then to hell with them.
commented 2018-04-26 00:35:50 -0400
Guy who is a loose cannon that ran without a platform, acting politically erratically?

You don’t say.

He’s a populist, not a Conservative. Not that populism is any better, but he’s never been particularly right wing. Of course, he makes the usual boilerplate comments about corporate tax cuts, but even the Liberals do that these days.
commented 2018-04-25 22:24:45 -0400
It is one thing because of a time factor to appoint candidates, but it is another thing to appoint CINOs as candidates.
commented 2018-04-25 22:22:00 -0400
Robert Greeley, that two-part commentary, We’re Being Colonized—With Ottawa’s Help, by a former leader of the Christian Heritage Party is not what one is likely to hear from any other political party in Canada. Certainly, not the Conservative Party of Canada.