Saturday, July 28, 2007

Kudos for the Record

What's going on with these liberal papers lately? Have they all seen the light?

Today's editorial is scathing - Mismanagement, McGuinty Style:

Ontario taxpayers have a right to feel cheated by such grotesque mismanagement of their money. And to be angry. For years, the Liberals couldn't find the means to expand Cambridge Memorial Hospital, and even now Cambridge taxpayers have to sink more than $6 million of their own money into the venture. When the University of Waterloo agreed to build a pharmacy school in Kitchener, city taxpayers were stuck with the $30-million construction cost -- the province paid zero for that part of the project.

But the day after the Canadian Cricket Association asked for $150,000 in 2006, it was awarded a $1-million grant. That money was supposed to pay only for capital work. However, the Ontario Cricket Association, which ultimately got the $1 million, didn't need it all and invested $500,000 in a guaranteed investment certificate. Where were the government's priorities? Perhaps the citizens and politicians of Waterloo Region should wave cricket bats the next time they want help from McGuinty.


On anther note, congrats to the Record for the great new look on their website.

Oh, and their links work now too! Bravo!!!

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Update: Our resident detective isn't going to let this one go - Steve Janke.

And Jack on Cricketgate.


Anonymous said...

Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge - all have lots of wealthy Liberal voters who will vote Liberal regardless of the corruption and crimes committed by Liberals - they don't deserve a penny.

Neither does the 'Cricket Association', but if voters don't mind that the government mis-appropriates funds in order to buy ethnic votes, then Liberals will surely do it.

Anonymous said...

Do you think this has anything to do with OPSEU declaring the other day they were going put put all their resources into destroying McGinty? There's probably a lot of union/NDP supporters at these left wing newspapers. They have been busily attacking the conservatives all along but now smell blood with the liberals so have turned their sights on them.


Dirk said...

Joanne, there are many people -- and many newspapers -- that have political leanings, but don't owe allegiance to any political party. That's why it's not unusual to see papers like the Star rake the McGuinty government over the coals for its improprieties.

Anonymous said...

uhh, dirk, yes it is 'unusual'.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Do you think this has anything to do with OPSEU declaring the other day they were going put put all their resources into destroying McGinty?

Well, there's an angle I hadn't considered.

Moebius said...

When the Star doesn't support the Libs, it's a big deal. They still think that Adscam was really "just a few bad apples".

Anonymous said...

More good news for john tory in huron/bruce Joanne.

The results of a poll conducted by Port Elgin's radio station - The Beach in early July:

Poll Question: "Would you vote for the McGuinty Liberals if an Ontario election were held today?


So even with their Christmas in July spending spree voters in Huron/Bruce aren't buying it this time with their own money.

Question: I wonder if the dis-satisfaction with Miller in Toronto will push voters who should have passed on John Tory in that municipal vote to the Conservatives as a protest to Miller's handling of Toronto's affairs thus far?