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Title: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: Squidward von Squidderson on December 31, 2020, 01:46:26 pm
After the government telling everyone to stay home, donít go anywhere for the holidays, the Finance Minister, Rod Phillips, goes on a Caribbean vacation.  He also tried to hide the fact.   Now he has resigned.

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5858285

They hypocrisy is stunning.  Tone deaf.  Unsafe.

Imagine if everyone ignored the health advice like this guy, who is part of the government relaying the Ďstay homeí message.  The place would be an entire shambles;  hospitals would be overrun with patients, COVID would be rampant.  But those health orders are for you and I....   the privileged few donít need to worry about that, as long as the plebs do what theyíre told.

Important questions remain...   what did Ford know about it and. What did he do to stop it?
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: guest78 on December 31, 2020, 01:54:10 pm
After the government telling everyone to stay home, donít go anywhere for the holidays, the Finance Minister, Rod Phillips, goes on a Caribbean vacation.  He also tried to hide the fact.   Now he has resigned.

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5858285

They hypocrisy is stunning.  Tone deaf.  Unsafe.

Imagine if everyone ignored the health advice like this guy, who is part of the government relaying the Ďstay homeí message.  The place would be an entire shambles;  hospitals would be overrun with patients, COVID would be rampant.  But those health orders are for you and I....   the privileged few donít need to worry about that, as long as the plebs do what theyíre told.

Important questions remain...   what did Ford know about it and. What did he do to stop it?
I applaud him for resigning.  There's been over a dozen high profile Democrats caught doing the same thing, and none of them have resigned. 
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: Squidward von Squidderson on December 31, 2020, 01:58:07 pm
I applaud him for resigning.  There's been over a dozen high profile Democrats caught doing the same thing, and none of them have resigned.

What does this have to do with America? 

You do know that we live in a different country, with different political parties and different government houses, donít you?
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: guest78 on December 31, 2020, 02:06:16 pm
What does this have to do with America? 

You do know that we live in a different country, with different political parties and different government houses, donít you?
Yes, I'm glad he resigned.  I'm just pointing out that almost all politicians caught doing similar things, haven't.  In fact, I think he's the only one.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: wilber on December 31, 2020, 03:18:08 pm
I applaud him for resigning.  There's been over a dozen high profile Democrats caught doing the same thing, and none of them have resigned.

Applaud him for resigning? He had no ethical choice.

It's estimated that 25% of Americans are travelling over Christmas. That's why the country is so **** up.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: guest78 on December 31, 2020, 03:22:47 pm
Applaud him for resigning? He had no ethical choice.

It's estimated that 25% of Americans are travelling over Christmas. That's why the country is so **** up.
Why havenít other politicians had the same ethical choice?  Perhaps Americans are fed up with the hypocrisy of the politicians telling them to stay home.  I canít say I blame them.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: wilber on December 31, 2020, 03:43:19 pm
Why havenít other politicians had the same ethical choice?  Perhaps Americans are fed up with the hypocrisy of the politicians telling them to stay home.  I canít say I blame them.

Dumb and dumber has never been a great strategy.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: Bubbermiley on December 31, 2020, 03:49:07 pm
Why havenít other politicians had the same ethical choice?  Perhaps Americans are fed up with the hypocrisy of the politicians telling them to stay home.  I canít say I blame them.
You're upset about Trump going to Mar-a-lago? I think the indoor rallies without masks were a sign of worse judgment.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: guest78 on December 31, 2020, 03:52:01 pm
Dumb and dumber has never been a great strategy.
Fair enough.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: Queefer Sutherland on December 31, 2020, 04:02:34 pm
I applaud him for resigning.  There's been over a dozen high profile Democrats caught doing the same thing, and none of them have resigned.

He was fired.  He was forced to resign.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: Queefer Sutherland on December 31, 2020, 04:08:04 pm
I'd like to know why this guy was able to leave the country for a vacation in the first place.  And I agree we need to know if Ford knew this guy was leaving for vacation.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: wilber on December 31, 2020, 05:04:52 pm
I'd like to know why this guy was able to leave the country for a vacation in the first place.  And I agree we need to know if Ford knew this guy was leaving for vacation.

Ford said he didn't know Phillips had gone but found out he was there after the fact and didn't tell him to get his ass home until after it became public. I guess that's possible
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: Squidward von Squidderson on December 31, 2020, 05:30:48 pm
Ford said he didn't know Phillips had gone but found out he was there after the fact and didn't tell him to get his ass home until after it became public. I guess that's possible

Highly unlikely...   Ministers inform the Permierís Office of all their travels...   unless the guy didnít even do that...   but it doesnít seem believable.  More likely is that Ford knew and they assumed they could keep it secret.

Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: Squidward von Squidderson on December 31, 2020, 05:32:16 pm
Trump posts and Shadyís insults were deleted.  Keep it on topic, at least somewhat.  We have many Trump and other COVID threads.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: wilber on December 31, 2020, 05:33:24 pm
Highly unlikely...   Ministers inform the Permierís Office of all their travels...   unless the guy didnít even do that...   but it doesnít seem believable.  More likely is that Ford knew and they assumed they could keep it secret.

I also think it is possible that Ford didn't know he had gone and when he found out, hoped it would remain a secret.
Title: Re: Ontario
Post by: Squidward von Squidderson on December 31, 2020, 05:34:54 pm
I also think it is possible that Ford didn't know he had gone and when he found out, hoped it would remain a secret.

And itís possible he didnít tell the Premierís office...  Plenty of possibilities...  all of them point to this guy being a complete ass...  and most others point to Ford being an idiot. 

He did keep it quiet for a week or so.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: wilber on December 31, 2020, 05:50:56 pm
And itís possible he didnít tell the Premierís office...  Plenty of possibilities...  all of them point to this guy being a complete ass...  and most others point to Ford being an idiot. 

He did keep it quiet for a week or so.

Ya, I'm not sure Ford didn't do what many politicians would have done in that situation. The coverup often bites more than the offence.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: guest78 on December 31, 2020, 06:12:45 pm
Itís much ado about nothing now.  The wrong has been righted.  He properly resigned.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: Squidward von Squidderson on January 04, 2021, 07:17:40 pm
Joe Hargrave, Cabinet Minister in Sask., has resigned.  He vacationed in USA.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: Boges on January 06, 2021, 08:49:08 am
This is a new cottage industry.

Finding people in power that took vacations and ruining their careers.

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/01/05/hospital-ceo-ontario-covid-19-advisory-table-member-travel-domican-republic/

Can't say I'm too bothered, It's pure hypocrisy.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: waldo on January 06, 2021, 10:19:35 am
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Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: wilber on January 06, 2021, 12:02:27 pm
This is a new cottage industry.

Finding people in power that took vacations and ruining their careers.

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/01/05/hospital-ceo-ontario-covid-19-advisory-table-member-travel-domican-republic/

Can't say I'm too bothered, It's pure hypocrisy.

His advisory position is unpaid, he isn't giving up his real job.
Title: Re: Ontario Finance Minister Resigns
Post by: Squidward von Squidderson on January 06, 2021, 03:08:05 pm
This is a new cottage industry.

Finding people in power that took vacations and ruining their careers.

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/01/05/hospital-ceo-ontario-covid-19-advisory-table-member-travel-domican-republic/

Can't say I'm too bothered, It's pure hypocrisy.

I say good.  Whatís a hospital CEO doing taking a vacation during a pandemic?
Title: Re: Ontario
Post by: Squidward von Squidderson on February 15, 2022, 07:23:42 pm
Great job Dougie!  Way to keep on top of things!

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After claiming Ottawa is 'under siege' due to the ongoing truck convoy demonstration, Ontario Premier Doug Ford admitted he went snowmobiling at his cottage last weekend.
https://ottawa.citynews.ca/amp/local-news/ford-admits-to-snowmobiling-at-cottage-while-ottawa-under-siege-5055411