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Offline Mr. Perfect

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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #300 on: April 30, 2021, 12:28:13 am »
Not good when they canít even build a highway that is drivable...   

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/highway-427-extension-toronto-ontario-government-1.6005609

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The $616-million extension of Highway 427 near Toronto sits unused and off-limits to drivers amid a legal dispute between the Doug Ford government and the private consortium hired to build it, CBC News has learned.

To the naked eye, the extension appears complete: the lanes are painted, road signs are up. Bridges and off-ramps have been built. Traffic lights are installed.

But the provincial government has told CBC News the highway, built as part of a public-private partnership, can't open due to safety concerns.


The consortium, LINK427, disputes that. In a lawsuit filed this week, it accuses the government of stalling the opening of the extension so it can delay paying the consortium more than $144 million it is owed.

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« Reply #301 on: April 30, 2021, 06:28:28 am »
That seems doubtful to me. Why would the government not want this to open, just to save themselves paying for the job immediately... $144 million?

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« Reply #302 on: April 30, 2021, 10:32:50 am »
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« Reply #303 on: April 30, 2021, 10:37:30 am »
That seems doubtful to me. Why would the government not want this to open, just to save themselves paying for the job immediately... $144 million?

Yeah, that doesnít really make sense.  More likely is shoddy work by the company.  Which also doesnít look very good for the Ford government.
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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #304 on: May 01, 2021, 02:12:50 am »
Ontario Premier Ford finally emerges from his hideyHole!... and proceeds to (once again) blame Ontario's COVID-19 pandemic's third wave on the federal government's poor response in handling travel through "porous borders."

DOFO actually labels the COVID-19 B.1.617 variant as, "the Indian Variant"... one that, "didn't swim here"! Meanwhile Public Health Ontario's own Apr 17-24 data shows travel related cases only accounted for... 1%... of total new infections - 1%!



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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #305 on: May 01, 2021, 06:17:01 am »
Yeah, that doesnít really make sense.  More likely is shoddy work by the company.  Which also doesnít look very good for the Ford government.

Ok, but let's be honest.  The massive machine of government is inherited by the current office.  The 'culture' is still there.  Unless you want to be a Harris or Trump, which let's face it is worse, you're not going to have any impact in your term or even a lifetime.

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« Reply #306 on: May 04, 2021, 11:30:36 am »
Ontario Premier Ford finally emerges from his hideyHole!... and proceeds to (once again) blame Ontario's COVID-19 pandemic's third wave on the federal government's poor response in handling travel through "porous borders."

DOFO actually labels the COVID-19 B.1.617 variant as, "the Indian Variant"... one that, "didn't swim here"! Meanwhile Public Health Ontario's own Apr 17-24 data shows travel related cases only accounted for... 1%... of total new infections - 1%!



1% that's 100% preventable.

Why is anyone travelling right now?
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« Reply #307 on: May 04, 2021, 02:26:42 pm »
1% that's 100% preventable.

Why is anyone travelling right now?
Why was anyone travelling months ago?

What was it about closing international airports that was so hard to get?

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« Reply #308 on: May 04, 2021, 02:54:04 pm »
Why was anyone travelling months ago?

What was it about closing international airports that was so hard to get?

Ask JT.

I guess you still need to prop up Air Canada.

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« Reply #309 on: May 04, 2021, 03:05:12 pm »
1% that's 100% preventable.

Why is anyone travelling right now?

look! Squirrel...

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« Reply #310 on: May 05, 2021, 01:51:43 am »
about those minuscule number of Ontario travel cases... case type data graphed showing travel as purple line barely registering - mostly returning Canadians... you know, sumthin bout the Charter & Mobility Rights


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« Reply #311 on: May 05, 2021, 08:32:02 am »
about those minuscule number of Ontario travel cases... case type data graphed showing travel as purple line barely registering - mostly returning Canadians... you know, sumthin bout the Charter & Mobility Rights



Funny thing about transmissible diseases is that people coming here infected end up becoming community spread.

Especially when the quarantine isn't enforced.

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« Reply #312 on: May 10, 2021, 11:30:43 am »
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Re: Ontario Government of Doug Ford
« Reply #313 on: May 23, 2021, 06:11:36 pm »
about those minuscule number of Ontario travel cases... case type data graphed showing travel as purple line barely registering - mostly returning Canadians... you know, sumthin bout the Charter & Mobility Rights

Many COVID restrictions are against Charter rights.  Freedom of assembly, mobility rights to cross provincial lines etc.  This is an emergency situation where some Charter rights have to be violated.
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 #314 on: August 19, 2021, 02:44:56 pm »
A Nigerian prince seems to be running the PC fundraising in Ontario.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-pc-party-apology-over-fundraising-letter-1.6146278

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The Ontario PC party said Thursday it regrets sending fundraising letters labelled "invoice." The letters were blasted by opposition parties and those who received them as a scam meant to trick vulnerable people into donating to Premier Doug Ford's re-election fund.

On Wednesday, Ontario Provincial Police confirmed it had received a complaint about the letters and is now looking into whether or not a criminal investigation should be launched. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has also been notified, CBC News confirmed.