Why does sorry always seem to be the hardest word for politicians and bureaucrats to utter?
They were set to build plants in Oakville and Mississauga but come election time in 2011, voters got a case of NIMBYism, so the Liberals accommodated by cancelling the project at a staggering cost of more than $1.1B.
The opposition parties demanded an investigation into how much these cancellations cost which also revealed an effort to hide this huge waste of taxpayer money.
Former Premiere Dalton McGuinty’s chief of staff, David Livingston, was investigated for destroying computer records including hard drives that contained embarrassing information.
He was recently found guilty of illegal use of a computer system, and in a pre-sentencing statement, offered a profuse apology.
Actually, not really, because if you listen closely, you’ll notice something missing in his mea culpa.
Livingston said sorry to his friends, colleagues and family but not to Ontario taxpayers.
After all the exposure, shame and toxic publicity, he can’t be bothered to say sorry to the people who were hurt the most.