It would seem that Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty has experienced some kind of wake-up call to the vast amount of taxpayers' money that he is throwing at the Caledonia standoff, hoping it will go away.
I can just see him sitting there mulling this one over in his ivory tower...
Yikes! There isn't enough money left in the treasury to buy up all the land six kilometers on either side of the Grand!
Raising taxes isn't an option just before an election. And the natives on both sides are getting restless.
Mmmm... What to do, what to do???
Ah hah! Let's blame Stephen Harper! Yes, we were of one mind with the him before on this issue, but all's fair in love, war and re-elections!
Yes, Let's bring in the Feds! I'm going to act all tough and even start advocating for the poor Caledonia citizens!
I'm going to say stuff like, "We've been caught up on this thing for a long time and more importantly, the people of Caledonia have been caught up in this thing for a long time. Now it's costing Ontario taxpayers all kinds of money".
The Ontario taxpayers will love me for sticking it to them, er, sticking up for them!! I'm going to show them what a decisive leader I am!!!