Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Dalton to the ROC - Chip in for Caledonia!

Are you guys outside of Ontario alright with Dalton McGuinty clamoring for more money to offset the $50 million tab for Caledonia (which is actually closer to $54 million)?

Remember now, he bought the land. The Province of Ontario now owns it. Negotiations continue even though the land is occupied.

Bear in mind too, that the Feds already gave Dalton $26 million of your hard-earned tax dollars last year to help offset Caledonia costs, and this problem has no end in sight.

Michael Bryant calls it "...the cost of keeping the peace".

Do you agree to foot this bill, ROC?


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Update
- Message from a reader in comments:

Dalton, from Alberta...get stuffed! Your inaction and inability to bring this issue to resolution is your problem, do not depend on Canadian taxpayers to bail out the incompetence of you and your government.
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Wednesday Update: More bad news for my reader from Alberta by the Sun's Christina Blizzard - Another slap for Ontario:

...Meanwhile, remember how Ontarians used to joke that if you wanted to see this province's tax dollars at work, you had to go to Newfoundland? Guess now, Albertans will have to come to T.O. to see how we're spending their transfer largesse.

Howdy, y'all.

If Dalton really does have federal leadership aspirations, and ends up being Prime Minister one day, I wonder who he'll blame for his incompetence? And where will the money come from to throw at the unions and other highly influential special interest groups?

A good leader knows when to say NO!!!



And read this one. You won't believe it. Six Nations' $1 Billion based on 'legal rules' (Spectator):
Six Nations says it has used Canadian legal principles the corporate world would employ to come up with the $1 billion it claims it's owed for the flooding of land it once controlled in Dunnville in 1829.

Calculations are "based upon Canadian legal principles and are fair and reasonable," said lawyer Aaron Detlor, an adviser to Six Nations negotiators in talks with Ottawa and Queen's Park.

"If you were Coca-Cola, this is what they would do. If you were Wal-Mart, this is what you would do..."

Also see Halls of Macadamia - Like Federal, like Provincial.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dalton, from Alberta...get stuffed! Your inaction and inability to bring this issue to resolution is your problem, do not depend on Canadian taxpayers to bail out the incompetence of you and your government.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Well said, Alberta!

maryT said...

Agree with anon 100% and then some.

Bob in Ontario said...

Touché!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

That was so good I added it to the main post.

super said...

Spineless Dalton gives politics a bad name

Anonymous said...

I'm from Ontario and Alberta speaks for me. Incompetence does not begin to describe Premier McShifty/McLiar and whatever nom de plume anyone cares to give our spineless, feckless leader.

Reid said...

Dalton McGuinty can go to hell!

This is a bed of his making. He can sleep in it.

Ruth said...

I agree with Alberta, but it's a sad fact that all of us in Ontario are footing this bill.
Sad fact too that someone in Ontario, namely Garth Turner, has to ridicule the new MP from Sask on the first day after the election. We have to tell the ROC that he doesn't speak for all of us in Ontario.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Sad fact too that someone in Ontario, namely Garth Turner, has to ridicule the new MP from Sask on the first day after the election.

I missed that, Ruth. What did he say?

Ruth said...

Garth said that the new MP needs media training badly. Not everyone loves the cameras like Garth.

Anonymous said...

We can only hope that the message from Ottawa is the same as the message from Anon @9:47 pm.
I trust PMSH to show some backbone in this.
It is still unbelivable that Caledonia was not an election issue!Why didn't Tory pick it up?It helps Dalton to have the media on his side.

Anonymous said...

Joanne...puhleese!...Dalton as PM???
Perish the thought!!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Joanne...puhleese!...Dalton as PM???

There are rumours to that effect...

Anonymous said...

If Dolton McLiar became Prime Minister he would blame Americans, it's what Liberals do to cover up their incompetence in governing while profiting from corruption. That's the Liberal way.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the message from the feds should be: need a battalion from the PPCLI to do the job for you? Then enforce the laws in YOUR juridiction, with the current law at your disposal, pronto.

aek said...

From Joanne's CTV link, it looks like the feds, meaning all Canadian taxpayers, have already kicked in $26 million on top of Ontario's $50 million.

Do we have a new federal "equalization for incompetance" program?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Do we have a new federal "equalization for incompetance" program?

That's a good one too! I'm going to add it to my latest post.

Anonymous said...

The cost of policing in Caledonia is caused by the small group of townspeople and their instigators who keep causing trouble. I think McHale should pay his own policing costs!