March 21, 2018

Ford unites PCs and tells Wynne: “The party with the taxpayers money is OVER!”

David MenziesMission Specialist

 

A month can seem like an eternity in politics as we saw in Ontario in eight short weeks.

In late January, Patrick Brown was the PC Leader who seemed destined to become premier but beneath the veneer, there were troubling signs.

It became increasingly clear that he was a conservative in name only, alienating social, fiscal and democratic conservatives, many of whom vowed to stay home on election day.

Brown’s fall from grace amid unproven sexual misconduct allegations might have been unfair, but the party’s decision to oust him was the best thing that could have happened.

It looked like a dumpster fire over the last few weeks, but that was then and this is now.

The Doug Ford Unity Event last Monday felt like a rock concert, with Ford noting that the phoenix-like rise of the PC Party is going to give the opposition Liberal and NDP parties many sleepless nights.

“They are terrified when they see a united party like the PC party. That is their worst nightmare.”

There’s still a lot to do in a compressed timeframe, but Monday was the celebration Ford didn’t get to enjoy at the Leadership Convention that ended with uncertainty instead of balloon drops and confetti explosions.

But Monday’s celebration at the Toronto Congress Centre made up for that, and for the Ford fans in attendance, it was a matter of better justice delayed, than justice denied.

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commented 2018-03-24 11:58:45 -0400
And those weren’t even the parasitic jobs I was talking about… So there’s a lot of housecleaning to do.!!
commented 2018-03-24 11:56:55 -0400
Annie said.. “Doug disagrees no job cuts. That means even frivolous workers who do nothing but hang out front having a smoke all day, won’t get laid off”.
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Not that you would understand but it is ignoring useless positions like this and people like that who abuse their privilege working federally or provincially… And again I say “privilege”.. The private sector would never tolerate such behaviour.
Don’t worry Annie everything is going to be OK once he gets rid of positions and people like the ones you were talking about where they smoke all day and draw a paycheque. Useless is useless and has no reason for special privilege other than years of nepotism brought to you by a liberal government.
Don’t worry Annie … Unless you’re one of the useless and work for the government but then you shouldn’t worry anyway because all things good or bad come to an end including those kind of positions and I’m sure another one will show up for you sooner or later.
commented 2018-03-24 10:32:00 -0400
“Flat earth. .Flat water commented 16 hours ago
Don’t worry Annie… Doug will be a good premier…
He will show Kathleen how much easier it is to spend money then it is to become financially responsible… And you don’t worry about them government jobs because their parasitic by nature anyway and what do I mean by that…?? Well if you were as smart as you say that you are or think that you are you would know that government jobs are parisitic by nature and not all are equally necessary.”

Doug disagrees, he said no job cuts. That means even frivolous workers who do nothing but hang out front having a smoke all day, won’t get laid off.

beyond that, he still doesn’t seem to have any actual plans, and has deflected every single time he’s asked.

Did you see his interview about the Sunshine list yesterday? When asked if it should be inflation-indexed, he started babbling about unspecified “secret deals” in 2003. Simple yes or no question, and he went on for nearly a minute without answering it.

Wynne just about handed that one to him with a little bow on top, and he wasted it, completely,
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commented 2018-03-24 00:16:27 -0400
I so foresee the day of June 9th, when I wake up and the total in the Election held the day before are in. I would like to see the Liberals with 3 or 4 seats, the NDP with 10 to 15 seats and the PC Party of Ontario with the rest. then I realize it is only a dream, because I do, because of Unions voting Liberal, a liberal Minority Government is a good Possibility. Let me tell any of you folks in Unions, if anyone tells you how to vote, drive directly from work to the nearest cop shop and make a complaint. It is Illegal in Canada to tell someone how to vote.
commented 2018-03-23 18:37:57 -0400
Don’t worry Annie… Doug will be a good premier…
He will show Kathleen how much easier it is to spend money then it is to become financially responsible… And you don’t worry about them government jobs because their parasitic by nature anyway and what do I mean by that…?? Well if you were as smart as you say that you are or think that you are you would know that government jobs are parisitic by nature and not all are equally necessary..
There is so much government to be trimmed in Ontario that it’s almost impossible to imagine the Heights that this top-heavy liberal organization extends to.
Don’t worry Annie Doug will be OK..
Just remember that it took Kathleen more than a decade to do the damage so don’t expect a miracle overnight… give him at least a week… LOL
commented 2018-03-23 10:38:54 -0400
“Flat earth. .Flat water commented 2018-03-22 17:01:32 -0400
Well considering the jobs with the government or of a parasitic nature you can’t really call it a loss when they are no longer there… It’s kind of a win actually "

He promised not to lay anyone off.

“Flat earth. .Flat water commented 2018-03-22 14:53:47 -0400
Everybody asks where will the money come from to fix the problems… Well the problems came from the government in the first place so huge cuts into government budgets, public servant layoffs, and the restructuring of what’s left is a good place to start because big government is no good for anybody… except big government.! After that then more responsible use of Ontario’s lottery winnings as well as deep deep tax cuts and that will encourage more spending on the velocity of the dollar will soar. "

Is Ontario actually that huge though? Once you equalize for population – of course Ontario will spend more than Alberta, it’s got three times the people – Ontarioo’s actually got the second lowest per-capita spend, and lowest per-capita tax revenue (BC takes in more and spends less, but runs a surplus), and healthcare is nearly half of that, an enormous cost pressure mostly because of demographics. How inefficient can it be?

Ontario can’t afford “deep tax cuts” – even if you buy the “velocity of cash flow” argument (there’s an optimal tax level, below which further cuts decrease revenue, and Ontario may already be there) it takes years to show significant effect, and you’ll add another hundred billion to the debt while you wait. What if there’s a recession in the meantime? It’s been about eight years since the last one ended, it’s just about due for one, and that’s assuming Trump’s trade fights don’t accidentally or deliberately cause one
commented 2018-03-22 17:01:32 -0400
Well considering the jobs with the government or of a parasitic nature you can’t really call it a loss when they are no longer there… It’s kind of a win actually
commented 2018-03-22 15:44:14 -0400
Flat earth. .Flat water,

Except Doug Ford actually made the claim that he could magically find the money without layoffs/job losses.
commented 2018-03-22 14:53:47 -0400
Everybody asks where will the money come from to fix the problems… Well the problems came from the government in the first place so huge cuts into government budgets, public servant layoffs, and the restructuring of what’s left is a good place to start because big government is no good for anybody… except big government.! After that then more responsible use of Ontario’s lottery winnings as well as deep deep tax cuts and that will encourage more spending on the velocity of the dollar will soar. But the biggest thing is financial responsibility with the resources that they do have.. and I wouldn’t worry about paying any of wynns debts to any unfriendly foreigners because her influence as negative as it is shouldn’t reach past her tenure.. perhaps even introduce a bill where the people get to vote on the pension of the premier thats leaving .
commented 2018-03-22 14:23:02 -0400
Take it easy Annie… Doug will be fine.. just like “The Donald” he will be elected by popular vote so he will be speaking to the majority and for the majority of Ontario citizenry. Relax… Everything’s gonna be ok.
commented 2018-03-22 12:32:03 -0400
Great comments here, people are angry at what is happening to our great country. Time to stop the foreign funding to influence our elections. Time to start standing up for our economy. Time to stop the RCMP carrying the luggage of illegals crossing our southern border. Time to stop the endless inquiries into aboriginal issues that cost millions and never accomplish a darn thing. Natives need to be encouraged to take responsibility for the way their lives unfold. Stop the protests and get to work on fixing the problems. Many reserves are wanting pipelines so why is the federal government and some provinces (BC for sure) ignoring this? The pendulum is starting to swing though and the progressives (who are anything but progressive) are going to be knocked on their virtue-signalling a**es. We need a “retooling” of the minds of Canadians or we are going down the toilet and will become a third world country. Resources are here for our use, part of the cycle of life on this planet. We have to learn ways to adapt to climate change that has gone on forever and stop wasting money “tilting at windmills”.
commented 2018-03-22 12:06:32 -0400
“James Scott Scott commented 2018-03-21 20:49:52 -0400

I think I remember Doug saying he would begin by being honest with Ontarians. That’s probably all he needs for a platform at this point."

Is that enough though? He’s got a track record of less than honest behaviour (eg, when he was influence-peddling with Donnelly), so what he says may not be totally true to start with.

Do you find it at all disconcerting that a man who talks all about how great a job of fiscal management he will do, has no idea whatsoever of the size or duration of deficits he would run as premier? He’s offering several billion dollars of tax cuts on top of the structural deficit, on top of declining federal transfers since Ontario won’t get equalization next year – a 15b gap that he will pay for with a few billion in unspecified efficiencies. Is saying you’ll be “honest” enough to overcome the lack of even the most basic plans?

’Drew Wakariuk commented 2018-03-22 01:07:34 -0400
Andrew Stephenson maybe he will ask the people what they want, i know that seems strange to a leftie.
And exactly what part of their campaigns did Wynne and Justin follow? "

The problem is, of course, that listening to the people is exactly what got the Liberals in trouble. People overwhelmingly didn’t want that gas plant in Mississauga- how did that work out? They want subways, oh, and there’s ten billion dollars in boondoggle in Vaughan and Scarborough.

What if what you need to do is deeply unpopular? Fixing Ontarios’ fiscal woes will require austerity, which is very unpopular; what he’s promising (to fix it painlessly) is financially impossible – taxes need to be raised, or programs need to be cut. “Listening to people” is a recipe to continue the path down the status quo – that’s how the province got here in the first place. What if his ideology comes on the wrong side of popular opinion? The sex ed issue, for example – is a core issue for a small number of people, while most don’t care, or support it; the majority of Ontarians are left-of-centre and even the strongest projections put him in the mid-40s in support . Listening to Ontario in that case may mean taking a left wing position – making him “liberal lite”, exactly what Rebel readers hate.
commented 2018-03-22 11:58:41 -0400
Mirror ,Mirror on the wall ,whose the most leftist of them all?
Why ,you are of course Katherine Wynne.

Well Wynne couldn’t ask the mirror whose the prettiest of them all ,could she.
In Ontario it’s a big race to the far out left between Wynne and Horvath and surely voters finally realize Wynne is a Marxist .
Ford will win as long as he doesn’t listen to the boneheads in the party that promoted Bland Patrick Brown.
commented 2018-03-22 10:05:14 -0400
Meanwhile, over at the Red Star, in his article “Lessons for Doug Fords Ontario….” Martin Regg Cohn writes “Anyone visiting the United States knows the feelings of envy we evoke in our American friends who coo over our Canadian cool. In their eyes Justin Trudeau is the anti-Trump prone perhaps too prone to overdressing”. Well Martin, Trudeau has been a laughing stock in the States since his eulogy for Castro. His “Peoplekind” comment and family vacation to India were the cappers. Americans now laugh about our village idiot. Bring on Doug Ford.
commented 2018-03-22 03:48:13 -0400
Liza.. I think it something along the lines of the Stockholm syndrome… You know where the people have been abused for so long that some now identify with it..
Well the weaker ones anyway.
commented 2018-03-22 03:45:53 -0400
NDP sucks… Don’t you mean rubber dick… LOL
commented 2018-03-22 02:12:57 -0400
What is it Wynne supporters like about her? Are they just so used to being hosed that it feels like love or what?
commented 2018-03-22 01:37:48 -0400
Hey Bobby Rock. Did you get a chance to say your last goodbye to Wynne’s rubber duck?
commented 2018-03-22 01:09:25 -0400
Andrew Stephenson did you notice Wynne is saying she will fix this and that and more money for this and that? The Liberals have been in power for how long, and they still haven’t fixed these things previously? Why does she not run on her record? Because it is terrible.
commented 2018-03-22 01:07:34 -0400
Andrew Stephenson maybe he will ask the people what they want, i know that seems strange to a leftie.
And exactly what part of their campaigns did Wynne and Justin follow?
commented 2018-03-21 22:52:07 -0400
All Doug Ford has to do to win the upcoming Ontario election is not be Kathleen Wynne.

All Jason Kenney has to do to win the 2019 Alberta election is not be Rachel Notley.

All Andrew Scheer has to do to win the 2019 federal election is not be Justin Trudeau.

The polls show it now, and the upcoming elections will confirm it. The cultural Marxist extremists are surely hoping voter fraud will get them back in, but it won’t be enough. Canadians are sick to death of leftist extremists ruining Canada’s economy and taking our freedom of speech away from us. Bye Bye Comrades!
commented 2018-03-21 20:49:52 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 2018-03-21 17:40:57 -0400
Amidst all the campaign rallies, he still doesn’t have a platform.

I think I remember Doug saying he would begin by being honest with Ontarians. That’s probably all he needs for a platform at this point.
I’m going out on a limb. Wynne won’t get 15% of the vote.
I for one most certainly won’t miss the full frontal hugs with her fem pal Trudeau.
Really hoping CBC invites Papa Mansbridge into the studio to cover the election results as they pour in. Bob Rae would be another ideal guest of honor.
commented 2018-03-21 20:32:26 -0400
Billy Martin said: I would like to see Ford, Scheer, Moe and Kenney get together and strategize how to fight Trudeau and the Carbon Tax. Add in rigged elections and our disappearing rights and freedoms.
Add uncontrolled Immigration and Billy hit on the major problems that Canada has, all a direct result of Trudeau’s leadership.
It might be a little optimistic to rely on four rookies, (two of which are not elected as Premiers yet.)
and a seriously under producing Opposition Leader.
Billy, they laughed at me when I said that Trump would win, so I’m going to hope that you are correct. I think you will be 3 for 4 in your new team. Here is the possible problem.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJyiwSp2q-Q
commented 2018-03-21 19:17:14 -0400
At the Red Star, Bob Hepburn has already gone to DEFCON 1. He has done an article titled “Uniting Progressives to defeat Doug Ford”.
commented 2018-03-21 18:51:20 -0400
In Qc too, the centre right party may finally dethrone the Libranos.
commented 2018-03-21 18:26:37 -0400
June can’t come soon enough.
Wynne will be losing a lot of sleep between now and then….making her look even more haggard & pinched.
commented 2018-03-21 18:23:46 -0400
Andrew, evidently you don’t listen to reports before posting….maybe you should!