May 04, 2018

Unions attacking Doug Ford use lies to dupe Ontario

Rebel Staff

On last night's show, Catherine Swift of Working Canadians joined me to discuss the union-sponsored ad campaign attacking Ontario Conservative leader Doug Ford.

The ads are coming from a sinister organization called the Working Families Coalition, who have spent millions on anti-Conservative advertisements in the last five Ontario elections.

Their latest campaign uses false claims about health care cuts under former Prime Minister Stephen Harper to attack Ford, even though health spending increased under Harper.

WATCH my interview with Catherine to see why she thinks Ontarians are finally waking up and recognizing that these ads are just pro-union propaganda.

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commented 2018-05-07 04:07:49 -0400
Canada is such a week and chickenshit country .!!!
commented 2018-05-06 18:55:17 -0400
Jack White Justin is a bigot, and you do not have to kiss gay ass to not be a homophobe, they are not above criticism. It is disappointing from Ford, but that does not make Wynne a better choice. Now go be silent on Justin breaking the law like a good sheep.
commented 2018-05-06 17:53:01 -0400
I’m sure Doug had some reason for letting her go
commented 2018-05-06 17:52:40 -0400
No but the Muslim supporters that you just love and encourage would love to do so
commented 2018-05-06 13:30:20 -0400
" it would be your last breath"

So,were a conveniently throwable rooftop to present itself, you’d be tempted to use it to dispose of some uppity homosexual?
commented 2018-05-06 03:12:13 -0400
Commonsense said 30 minutes ago

I saw you on the news Andrew, I wasn’t there. I have many friends, some gay, some lesbian (difference?) but they are embarrassed by the parade. They don’t parade, they live, they live their lives without the need to pelvic grind barely clothed in public on a float in a parade. They just want to live. What is your problem Andrew Gordo Steele Stephenson? You need to show off your thong yet again? If I were to be walking my grandchildren down the same street, from necessity, to transfer from one train to a bus, or a car, and your parade went by, and you did that hump in front of them, and enticed them to enjoy the show, it would be your last breath. You are a pathetic troll, not only disappointing your troll masters, but you truly are a disgusting and disposable part of the remnants of society. I can’t wait for you to draw on your fake unproven PhD to back up your side of this. Then again, I know you won’t and can’t. Just another Gordo Steele alias Andrew. I would say you could do better with your life, but it is quite obvious you can not. You don’t have the primary ingredients…
commented 2018-05-06 02:32:35 -0400
Drew Wakariuk commented 4 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson they have more than enough for healthcare, they waste way too much. Your silly assumption that the government is spending wisely is sad and deluded.

A brief summary:
Alberta spent 56 billion dollars in its 2018 budget, or 13,500 per capita.
Manitoba, 17.4 billion or 13,400 per capita.
Saskatchewen 14.6 billion, or 13,200 per capita.
Ontario projected 158 billion in 2018, or 11,600 per capita.
BC, 53.6 billion or 11,600 per capita.

You’re going to tell me that the province that is just about the lowest spender in the country is grossly inefficient?

(and, lest you blame the Alberta NDP for that, Alberta’s high spending is not new. You can go back 10 years and Alberta still spent more than Ontario per-capita).

“Drew Wakariuk commented 4 hours ago
Jack White we will see how badly it affects Ford. I doubt they are going to vote for Wynne instead though. "
The swing voters might, and the hard conservatives might also be disgruntled by the politically correct waffling. He’s supposed to be telling it like it is!
commented 2018-05-05 22:15:26 -0400
Jack White we will see how badly it affects Ford. I doubt they are going to vote for Wynne instead though.
commented 2018-05-05 22:14:47 -0400
Andrew Stephenson they have more than enough for healthcare, they waste way too much. Your silly assumption that the government is spending wisely is sad and deluded.
commented 2018-05-05 18:55:51 -0400
Ooh, Douugie fired Granic-Allen for being a homophobe. I wonder how that will play in the peanut gallery?
commented 2018-05-05 18:53:31 -0400
“liza rosie commented 1 hour ago
Firing the CEO of a corrupt company seems like a sensible first response to me.”
Is he corrupt? Just being well paid isn’t necessarily “corruption”, it’s a private company, they can pay their leaders what they want.

“Andrew said, “I’m skeptical that spending is the problem – comparisons within Canada put Ontario at near-bottom for per-capita spending.”

Funny, so where are Ontario’s taxpayer’s dollars going? "
All sorts of fun places, like paying for healthcare for an aging population. It’s a good year if you can keep OHIP’s cost pressures to 5%, which is billions of dollars right there. A lot of it’s gone back to taxpayers in the form of social benefits, and theres’ a lot of infrastructure spending as well, since nothing got built for about 30 years and ti’s expensive to catch up.

Go play with a tax calculator, try seeing what say 50k pays in taxes in each province. Tell me what you find. I posit that that is the problem, and only the NDP wants to acknowledge it.
commented 2018-05-05 18:40:39 -0400
15.000.000 people in Ontario with Andrew and the other moron what’s his name again… Oh ya… John somebody or is that John nobody by that name Wick.. (lol) are what seems to be the only ones crying about Doug Ford and his position …
The more youse lose your shit and cry at he more I know we are on the right track.!!
commented 2018-05-05 17:59:59 -0400
Firing the CEO of a corrupt company seems like a sensible first response to me.

Andrew said, “I’m skeptical that spending is the problem – comparisons within Canada put Ontario at near-bottom for per-capita spending.”

Funny, so where are Ontario’s taxpayer’s dollars going?

I think I like this version the best.
" Often attributed to Winston Churchill., The phrase originated with Francois Guisot (1787-1874): “Not to be a republican at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.” It was revived by French Premier Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929): “Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.”
https://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/if_youre_not_a_liberal_at_20_you_have_no_heart_if_not_a_conservative_at_40
commented 2018-05-05 16:46:33 -0400
“liza rosie commented 43 mins ago
Andrew, "…throwing away taxpayer money at a solution looking for a problem. "

Is the absolute antithesis of a Ford solution, past or present. You are talking out of your arse. "

No, you’re right, it doesn’t have enough backroom influence-peddling to be a Ford solution. (Perhaps he could try the Ferris wheel thing again? Come to think of it, he really loves shady land dealings) .Regardless, firing the CEO of Hydro One is, without a doubt, throwing away money on a symbolic gesture.

Re: Churchill: https://winstonchurchill.org/resources/quotes/quotes-falsely-attributed/

Many websites making the same misattribution doesn’t make it true. There’s no record that he said it. (and yes, I am aware that accuracy is unimportant to some people. See also, Ford Nation). As for the comment itself, I’ll go with that old idiom about opinions being like assholes.

“Mark Chadwick commented 4 hours ago
Andrew you seem to forget that Ford can lie just like the Liberals and promise the moon . Then like the Liberals go the direction he wants to go . But if the next person to lead Ontario fails to get spending down and fire the scum suckers in the public service that are grossly over paid then Ontario will fail . It’s now or never we can not carry this financial burden for ever without serious consequences . The NDP will make it even worse . "

I’m skeptical that spending is the problem – comparisons within Canada put Ontario at near-bottom for per-capita spending. That being said, nobody’s offering public sector cuts. Ford’s promised a generic 4% cut, without any details, and every specific promise he’s made has been something that widens the fiscal gap, either via spending or via revenue reduction.

The Libs are spendthrifts, without a doubt, and will borrow the difference.
The PCs are spendthrifts, but will lie to you about it (borrowing is the only way the math works).
The NDP are spendthrifts, but at least are honest enough to raise taxes to pay for it.
commented 2018-05-05 15:52:11 -0400
Andrew, "…throwing away taxpayer money at a solution looking for a problem. "

Is the absolute antithesis of a Ford solution, past or present. You are talking out of your arse.
commented 2018-05-05 15:49:30 -0400
“Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.” – Winston Churchill "

According to about 20 different sources it is a Churchill quote, Andrew, but no matter, as you wish to believe. Its still a good and appropriate quote.
Your ability to pontificate on the most mundane comments I suppose is a skill of sorts.
commented 2018-05-05 12:49:00 -0400
Andrew you seem to forget that Ford can lie just like the Liberals and promise the moon . Then like the Liberals go the direction he wants to go . But if the next person to lead Ontario fails to get spending down and fire the scum suckers in the public service that are grossly over paid then Ontario will fail . It’s now or never we can not carry this financial burden for ever without serious consequences . The NDP will make it even worse .
commented 2018-05-05 12:42:22 -0400
“liza rosie commented 2 mins ago
A bit of radical supposition Andrew? "

No, that’s his stated policy. His promise to return the dividend to consumers leaves an equivalent hole in the provinces’ treasury, and firing the CEO is of course well known.

“original quote:
“Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.” – Winston Churchill "
Churchill never said that, and it’s a bzarre thing to attribute to him considering how liberal he tended in his later years.
"
’If you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you are not Conservative by 40, you have no brain" modern Churchill variation "
- said by disgruntled conservatives, who, unable to justify their beliefs objectively, merely decide that everyone else must just be idiots. The tendency of older people to be more “conservative” is because people tend to form their beliefs young, and adjust more slowly to change than society as a whole. Older people don’t become conservative, they stay the same (actually, they move left, but more slowly) and what was once Liberal, becomes Conservative. That’s how we end up with Scheer, a near-Millennial Conservative, who is arguably further left than Chretien, a Silent-gen Liberal, or Doug Ford, who is a Conservative that isn’t particularly conservative but seems to be mostly a different flavour of Liberal.

““A boy of 15 who is not a democrat is good for nothing, and he is no better who is a democrat at 20.”- John Adams "
Another interesting one, but leaves out the complex history of American political parties, since the “democrats” he refers to were the Democrat-Republicans, the direct ancestors to both modern parties, which themselves don’t have linear histories and switched places ideologically in the -mid 20th century. Adams lead the Federalist party, which ceased to exist almost 200 years ago and most of its supporters moving onto the Democrat-Republicans.
commented 2018-05-05 12:12:41 -0400
A bit of radical supposition Andrew?

“b) Doug Ford: Basically, the Liberal plan, status quo plus some empty symbolism to make it look like he’s doing something. He’ll tell you the subsidies he’s shamelessly handing out are actually dividends instead of drawn out of government treasury, an accounting trick that whitewashes the underlying issue. Also, he’ll fire the CEO, because why not? That truly makes for great press, even if it’s essentially throwing away taxpayer money at a solution looking for a problem. "
commented 2018-05-05 12:08:58 -0400
Andrew, the NDP only appear less ‘reckless’ to you because they have never had any power, and for good reason. The Wynne liberals are no different from the NDP.
If you say you don’t like Wynne’s Liberal’s you will find the same garbage with the NDP, maybe worse.
Canada leans socialist, at least in so far as the safety nets we provide, but do we really have to turn into a Venezuela to make people like you see what excessive socialism brings? I’ll give you a hint, it’s a long word and begins with C.

You sound like an idealistic, rather politically,ignorant, young person with not much life experience, or perhaps you are too focused in certain areas and ignore the bigger picture?

original quote:
“Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.” – Winston Churchill

’If you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you are not Conservative by 40, you have no brain" modern Churchill variation

“A boy of 15 who is not a democrat is good for nothing, and he is no better who is a democrat at 20.”- John Adams
commented 2018-05-05 11:52:49 -0400
DVP is municipally owned, not provincial. Wynne’s deliberate blockage of Toronto from doing that is most disappointing, but it’s not a distinguishing issue – none of them will toll the highways.

I didn’t say I admired them for their socialism, I admire them for their pragmatism. Yes, supporting business interests is part of that – it’s reckless to do otherwise .There is diversity of opinion within the party and I happen to feel that the NDP is the party making the best compromises in terms of balancing left wing values with how things actually work – i’d rather win and get some policy I like, than achieve a principled loss and get none. Wynne and Ford are both reckless populists, tossing policy out willy-nilly in the hopes something sticks.

Take a look at the hydro issue.
a) Wynne: Status quo, half-privatized mess that she shamelessly subsidizes to buy votes.

b) Doug Ford: Basically, the Liberal plan, status quo plus some empty symbolism to make it look like he’s doing something. He’ll tell you the subsidies he’s shamelessly handing out are actually dividends instead of drawn out of government treasury, an accounting trick that whitewashes the underlying issue. Also, he’ll fire the CEO, because why not? That truly makes for great press, even if it’s essentially throwing away taxpayer money at a solution looking for a problem.

c) Horwath: Buy it back into fully public ownership, since that would reduce gouging and allow better control. This is a bit of a longshot, but it’s also the only plant that acknowledges the half-baked hybrid isn’t working and offers some sort of long-term plan to fix it.
commented 2018-05-05 05:33:52 -0400
The Dippers are the only party that seem to have actual principles? Really
Sure “Andrew” whatever you say lol.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/01/05/a-year-of-reckoning-for-brown-horwath-hepburn.html

“But after nearly eight years as NDP leader, Horwath still seems to lack true political gut instincts. The most recent example of that is her decision to oppose Toronto’s plan to impose tolls on the Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway. That directly conflicts with the views of every NDP-leaning Toronto councillor, the very people Horwarth needs to help run her campaign in the city. The anti-toll stand was “the last straw” for Paul Ferreira, a former MPP who quit the party in protest. Ferreira is likely not alone in the NDP in his views. "

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/ontario-election-2014/andrea-horwath-s-campaign-sees-pushback-from-some-ndp-members-1.1836355
“Andrea Horwath’s campaign sees pushback from some NDP members …Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s attempts to make the party more business friendly — and electable — are alienating the party base, which is why some core New Democrats are complaining loudly about her campaign for the province’s June 12 election, political analysts said. … In the strongest signal yet that Horwath is losing the support of some of the party faithful, she received an open letter Friday from 34 current and former New Democrats — some well-known within the party — who said they were “angry” that she did not support the Liberal budget on May 1, triggering an election. Calling it “the most progressive budget in recent Ontario history,” they wrote: “From what we can see you are running to the right of the Liberals in an attempt to win Conservative votes. It is not clear whether you have given up on progressive voters or you are taking them for granted.”"
commented 2018-05-04 23:59:51 -0400
They’re the only party that seems to have actual principles and understand how government should work, and are by far the least reckless of the three main parties policy-wise.
commented 2018-05-04 22:05:03 -0400
I see.
What do you like about the NDP?
commented 2018-05-04 21:58:55 -0400
“liza rosie commented 7 mins ago
Since Andrew is the only not conservative, lets say, I want to ask him/ her, just what is there to love about Kathleen Wynne? "

Nothing. I voted for the Libs precisely once, strategically, because Sue-Ann Levy ran for the Cons in my riding. Otherwise NDP every time.
commented 2018-05-04 21:43:39 -0400
Since Andrew is the only not conservative, lets say, I want to ask him/ her, just what is there to love about Kathleen Wynne?

Unions have morphed into a political power backed up by foreign money. They need to be knocked off of their high horse.
commented 2018-05-04 21:30:51 -0400
The teachers union is one of the worst . Not happy with just screwing with your kids heads but also getting money for nothing from the Liberals , The witch of the east will go first then the witch of the west will be next followed by the fool on the hill or civil war if he gets back in .
commented 2018-05-04 20:33:38 -0400
The liberals and their cronies are so desperate to keep on sucking the money out of Ontario.
commented 2018-05-04 18:34:28 -0400
Andrew Stephenson please tell me what PSAC did when people were not getting paid? LMAO!
commented 2018-05-04 18:34:01 -0400
Andrew Stephenson more of your BS?