Friday, March 16, 2007

Gobsmacked by the Star

I'm a little late to the party here, but Sandy has been doing a great job with this story about the McGuinty government's incredible arrogance and abuse of power regarding their efforts to prevent court costs associated with fighting parents of autistic children from becoming public knowledge.

And I may have to change my opinion about the Star after reading this opinion piece and the following statement:

The government's stonewalling is indefensible. Openness should be the rule in the public sector, not the exception. Premier Dalton McGuinty and his ministers have apparently forgotten that government information does not belong to them or their bureaucrats, but to the citizens who vote and pay the bills.



Wow! Dalton, you've got to know you're really out to lunch when even the Star disagrees with you.


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Meanwhile in Ottawa, brother David is howling about lack of accountability (A.G. Fraser 'Refuses to be Accountable', should explain, Grit MP says).

It seems that in the McGuinty family, accountability only matters in Federal politics.


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Star Reality Check - Now here is the Star that we all love to hate - Tory Training Camp: No Welcome Mat Here.

5 comments:

Sandy said...

Thanks for picking up on this Joanne. I think I've done all I can and a fresh look is always good. Like you say, if the Star is condemning you, wow! I've got to hand it to them on this one. The whole issue smacks of intimidation and arrogance. I sure hope John Tory picks up on it and that the voters don't forget. Sigh....

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I sure hope John Tory picks up on it and that the voters don't forget. Sigh....

Yeah. Kudos to Shelley Martel anyway.

Anonymous said...

McAsswipe and his Scumbag Fascist Party of Ontario strikes again. Just think there are idiots out there that actually vote for these wankers.

PGP said...

A quote from Dalton McGuinty....

"There is an historic inequity that still prevails here in the province of Ontario. We're not looking for special treatment. We're just looking for the same treatment everyone else is getting."

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Oh man. Good one, PGP! How ironic. Thanks for that. I may use it in the future.