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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #270 on: May 10, 2019, 10:44:09 pm »
Wow...   what a ****-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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