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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #270 on: April 17, 2019, 01:16:11 pm »
It's like TimG said, there's finite resources and not enough money to satisfy everyone, whether healthcare or education.

The Liberals had severely bungled the coffers of the province due to their energy mismanagement the last ~15 years, which has made things much worse.  And nobody wants to raise taxes to pay for these wanted services.  So here we are, in a big mess of doo-doo.

The alcohol policies of Ford are just dumb distractions from a guy who likes to sit around in his backyard in his wife-beater drinking brewsky, they don't cost the province any money.  The Ford brothers are obsessed with getting high  :D

I can certainly envision Jason Kenny heading east to sit in Ford's backyard to celebrate his elction success with a few of those "buck a beer" brewskys". Birds of a feather...


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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #272 on: May 03, 2019, 08:43:20 pm »
National Post:


Randall Denley: Before Doug Ford cuts, he should ask himself, ‘Will this sound stupid?’

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/randall-denley-before-doug-ford-cuts-he-should-ask-himself-will-this-sound-stupid?fbclid=IwAR3gsKJqEczH6GDYsl9eAVS5jPb0oA0WFVA-k31NbXhH8JYu1s0B3LQ1PZo

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Everyone who thinks Ontario needs to spend less money on flood control, plant fewer trees or get rid of its inter-library loan program, please raise your hands? Right, there’s the problem. None of these ideas make intuitive sense and the government has done a poor job of explaining why the cuts are being made.

If a government is going to risk being accused of hating libraries and the environment, the savings need to be commensurate to the political heat.  That’s not the case with any of these moves, which are the budgetary equivalent of looking in your other pants for spare change.

Sometimes you read an article that articulates an incomplete thought in your mind and finishes it.  Why does it come out during a flood that they want to cut back flood control ?  I suspect this is about ninnyism but then again the article asks "why feed it ?"  They have poor political sense. 

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #273 on: May 04, 2019, 02:54:36 pm »
Yes, but book I can understand. Only "lefties" bother to read, real men are educated through youtube and twitter.

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #274 on: May 10, 2019, 10:44:09 pm »
Wow...   what a shit-show of a gov’t.

https://www.thestar.com/amp/politics/political-opinion/2019/05/10/a-depressing-day-for-democracy-in-ontario.html

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Not only will he not answer their questions, but he will ignore the topics entirely, instead reading from a list — literally — of unrelated government announcements.

When the NDP asks about the future of ambulance services, the premier replies by boasting about his “buck-a-beer” strategy, bemoans “illegal border-crossers,” and decries the “job-killing carbon tax.” On cue, his majority Tories jump to their feet with standing ovations.

The loyal opposition shall be forever stonewalled. But whenever more faithful Progressive Conservative backbenchers ask their prepared questions, Ford’s cabinet replies with exquisitely and obsequiously scripted answers.

Ontario’s so-called First Government For the People has turned parliamentary democracy upside down: It shall be answerable only to its own members, but unaccountable to elected MPPs from opposition parties who captured more than 58 per cent of the vote.

Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner rises with a question about the dreaded Ontario Municipal Board — unanimously voted out of existence in the last legislature with the support of the Progressive Conservatives, but now revived by them. Finance Minister Vic Fedeli declines to explain the about-face, instead trumpeting cancellation of a scheduled hike in the minimum wage to $15 — not so much a non-answer as a non sequitur.

While the politicians talk past each other inside the chamber, anti-abortion protestors are outside on the front lawn. Progressive Conservative MPP Sam Oosterhoff slips out to address the crowd, vowing to make a woman’s right to abortion “unthinkable in our lifetime.”

How the heck did this guy get elected?   And how is it a good idea to make a 21 year old home-schooled virgin who opposes sex ed to be secretary of education?

https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/opinion-story/9348650-sam-oosterhoff-just-needs-a-friend/
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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #275 on: May 10, 2019, 10:58:04 pm »
Secretary of education ?

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #276 on: May 10, 2019, 10:59:44 pm »
Secretary of education ?

Sorry...  wrong title.

“parliamentary assistant to the education minister“

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #277 on: May 11, 2019, 12:09:29 am »
Wow...   what a shit-show of a gov’t.

How the heck did this guy get elected?

Goes to show how crappy the other parties were.
I can tell how good of a person you are by how you treat the people you disagree with.

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #278 on: May 11, 2019, 02:03:56 pm »
How the heck did this guy get elected?

I have come to the conclusion that about 20% of the population is mentally challenged, and it doesn't take much to get them to support you. Doug Ford won with 17.7% of the citizens of Ontario voting for him. Too many others have been turned off from participating because of the shyte show that people like him create.

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #279 on: May 13, 2019, 06:48:26 pm »
Ford gov reduced max funding for each child, but there were 8400 kids under the program with a 23,000 waitlist.  So they're giving less to each parent, but trying to make sure every child is funded by the program.  Who knows if that will work.

Parents who currently receive funding are rightfully upset.  Parents with kids on the waitlist might be happier, but i guess most parents want the full funding given to every child.  Total funding isn't being reduced, apparently, from what the gov has said.

Parents on the waiting list won't be happier to have the same funding they already have, and NO chance of funding for autistic kids' special programs at all.

Every child gets the standard  per pupil amount.
Some autistic students were previously alloted additional funding.
That's been cut.
Other autistic students were on a waiting list for that additional funding.
Now they won't ever get it.
There is no waiting list anymore because there is no additional funding for programs for autistic kids.

Just the same province wide per pupil funding rate.

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #280 on: May 16, 2019, 01:51:51 am »
Doug Ford ventured out to the Special Olympics without his paid political clappers.
It didn't go well for him.

https://www.blogto.com/city/2019/05/doug-ford-special-olympics/

"I haven't heard that much energy in a long time," Ford said to the jeering crowd. He then added, "boy, that's the first event that I've ever had some boos."

While Ford wasn't the only politician present at the opening ceremonies, some noted that he was the only one to receive such a resounding negative reception.
It's not much of a surprise that Ford didn't receive a warm welcome at last night's event, seeing as he recently cut funding to the Ontario Autism Program.

Many athletes with autism compete in the Special Olympics, and were likely present in the crowd.


Twitter was quick react to the Ford boo session, with most people siding  with the protesting audience.


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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #281 on: May 16, 2019, 05:59:46 am »
I hate Ford as much as the next guy but the extemporaneous response of "wow you guys are booing me" is offhandedly candid and disarming.  IOW I appreciate his honesty here.

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #282 on: May 17, 2019, 11:29:57 am »
Ford has lost 10% of his support in latest poll:

https://www.thestar.com/politics/provincial/2019/05/16/poll-suggests-pc-support-eroding-after-budget-cuts.html
The Pollara Strategic Insights survey found
31 per cent of respondents now prefer Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats, compared to
30 per cent for Ford’s Tories and
26 per cent for the Liberals under interim Leader John Fraser.
Mike Schreiner’s Greens have surged to 11 per cent.
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In last June’s election,
the Tories won 40.5 per cent of the vote,
the NDP 33.6 per cent,
the Liberals 19.6 per cent,
and the Greens 4.6 per cent.


Ford's losses are going to the Liberals and the Greens.

Die-hard Tories:  25 per cent saying they “have always voted PC.”
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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #283 on: May 17, 2019, 08:52:48 pm »
Got a problem?
Call Doug
+14168052156

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/05/03/daniel-are-you-still-up-a-surreal-1118-pm-call-from-premier-doug-ford.html
Why, I asked, was it necessary to cut the funding for the planting of 50 million trees? The premier said he learned of that specific cut that morning and he called his “people” to ask, “what that was about.” He then explained that “the forestry industry are the best stewards of the environment.” We discussed legal-aid cuts: “I was told there were less cases, but more lawyers taking fees.” I asked where that fact came from and he said, “it’s what I was told.” The premier told me his cuts “could have been much worse.”

Call Doug! Get a late night callback from the Premier!
All those cuts aren't his fault! That's what they told him to do!  :o


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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #284 on: May 18, 2019, 08:01:51 am »
I have come to the conclusion that about 20% of the population is mentally challenged, and it doesn't take much to get them to support you. Doug Ford won with 17.7% of the citizens of Ontario voting for him. Too many others have been turned off from participating because of the shyte show that people like him create.

Well someone got out of their bed feeling privileged, superior and elitist before they wrote the above. Hey now only 20%?
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