Let alone 4 more years: (originally penned by Lorrie Goldstein)
— McGuinty’s signature promise in the 2003 election campaign,
which he shredded with a $2.6 billion tax grab, the largest in Ontario history.
The HST, which massively extended the reach of the province’s 8% sales tax
to such necessities as gasoline, electricity and home heating fuels, soon followed.
— The Liberals have doubled Ontario’s debt to $281 billion since taking office.
Paying interest on debt, at $10.6 billion annually, is now our third-largest expenditure,
after health and education.
— The Ornge, eHealth and gas plant scandals alone,
in which billions of tax dollars were wasted, put the lie to this Liberal promise.
— In 2003, McGuinty pledged, in writing:
“I ... promise if my party is elected as the next government, that I will:
Not raise taxes or implement any new taxes without the explicit consent of Ontario voters.
And not run deficits.” After the election, he broke all three promises.
the eHealth, Ornge and gas plant scandals would never have happened.
— Ontario students have just lived through a year of teacher unrest,
including the shutdown of extra-curricular activities, over the Liberals’ belated
attempt to rein in teacher salaries and benefits, after nine years
of throwing our money at them.
— Instead, the Liberals unleashed a controversial sex education curriculum
with no warning to ordinary parents. Now we’ve learned
Education Minister Liz Sandals doesn’t even read the curriculum documents she signs.
— After 10 years in power, gridlock across the GTA is worse than ever and
the Liberals are making exactly the same broken promise again.
— The Liberals still haven’t closed them, now promising to do so in 2014.
— Under the Liberals, wind and solar power are producing minuscule amounts of
unneeded, unreliable, inefficient and expensive electricity,
which has to be backed up by fossil fuels. This will, according to the Auditor General,
cost Ontarians billions of dollars extra on their hydro bills, for decades to come.
— If that was true, Liberal MPPs wouldn’t be responding to furious complaints
from their constituents about having industrial wind turbines rammed down their throats
with form letters.
— Unless they’re wind developers, where the Liberals took away the rights of local citizens
to oppose wind projects.
— In 2007, Ombudsman Andre Marin described Ontario’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
as “unreasonable, oppressive, unjust (and) wrong,” stooping so low as to
humiliate a grieving father when he asked for funds to help bury his five-year-old daughter,
who had been raped and murdered.
— In fact, the Liberals routinely resort to obfuscation, stonewalling, misdirection and
deceit when answering even basic questions about who does what in their government.
Think of their farrago of lies in the gas plants scandal.
— According to the Auditor General, Ontario is losing two to four jobs for every
“green” job the Liberals create, due to skyrocketing electricity costs.
appointed Pan American Games organizing committee chair
made subject to privacy legislation
resort vacations, etc.
licensed with a Special Occasion Permit (SOP)
saved 2 Liberal seats and led to WTO ruling
does not protect the public from lawyers who steal from their clients.
while at the same time telling us that $5 was more than enough to feed seniors
in a nursing home every day
to the payoff time
bus routes for school kids - before that it was done FREE by the school bus companies
and school management - a mess because McGuinty's people sit in a room with a map and school
bus companies drive the route to make sure it's safe for kids but McGuinty's people don't know
what side of the road the sidewalk is on - total chaos and we now pay more people for a terrible job.
and explain that away as "updated information". So for example, if you superimpose the
new data over the old, what they claim as a reduction in emissions, is actually stagnant
straight line. Nothing but a constant barrage of lies, lies and more lies.