Monday, September 09, 2013

Peter Shurman thrown under the bus?

I'm still on a bit of a break at Blue Like You, but if you happen to find yourself here and want to weigh in on the Peter Shurman situation I'd sure love to here from you.

If you want to discuss any other political topics please feel free.

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Monday, August 12, 2013

McGuinty Exit #2

Reposted from BlueLikeYou June 11, 2013

Yeah I know. You thought he had already left. No, apparently he was still drawing taxpayer $$$ as the MPP for Ottawa South and showing up for a couple of confidence votes except for today. But now this is it. The Grand Finale (if we can believe him). Was there EVER a worse Premier than Dalton McGuinty? Ten years of misery. And fellow Ontarians, how and why did you manage to keep him in power so long??? Mcguinty_work_done  
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Update Another terrific column by Scott Stinson! McGuinty quits, again, to avoid talking - NP And this column by John Ivison is relevant if you consider how much unions are in control of Ontario today - and how the same thing could happen to the whole of Canada under the federal NDP: Don’t believe Thomas Mulcair’s clap-trap about the NDP not serving special interests (Post). Sorry if you hit paywalls on the above articles. Liberals buy union votes with taxpayers' cash in elementary teachers deal - Blizzard, Sun

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Welcome to our misery

(Reposted from BLY March 8, 2013)

There was a time when fiscally-conservative voters in Ontario could look to Alberta as an example of responsible management (not to mention the recent Liberal-inspired disgrace of Ontario becoming a Have-Not province and needing Alberta's support.) But now even that shred of hope seems to be evaporating into the mire of  *CINO Premier Alison Redford's latest budget. [*Conservative In Name Only] Derek Fildebrandt, Alberta director of the Canadian Taxypayers Federation laments (via the National Post):
“The government seems to think being debt-free is a weird, quirky Albertan thing and that it’s somehow embarrassing to some of their friends.. I think being debt-free is a point of pride for Alberta, and rightfully so. Do we really want to join the same fiscal class as Ontario? As Quebec? As the federal government?”
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“If there’s one message to take away from this budget, it’s: Don’t trust them. Don’t trust the government. They have cooked the books to an unprecedented level. I’ve never seen anything like this on the federal or provincial scene anywhere in the country.”
FP's Terence Corcoran is not impressed either (Alberta Blames it on the Forecast):
...The trouble, however, is not the forecasting. It is in the all-consuming obsession of politicians and governments to spend and tax as much as possible as often as possible. The crashing reality of Alberta’s fiscal situation is nothing more than a standard political blunder. Quebec did it. Ontario’s Dalton McGuinty did it. Any government — for that matter any corporation or family — that makes spending plans on the basis of an obvious cyclical peak in the price of something is heading for a crash...
The Calgary Sun's Rick Bell points out, "We haven’t seen the province unable to balance their daily expense chequebook like this since back when Ralph took over the reins, pledging to sort out the financial dog’s breakfast of that day — and doing it."

Welcome to Lemmingville, Alberta! You picked Redford instead of Danielle Smith. Now you and the ROC have to face the consequences.

It takes guts to vote for a Ralph Klein or a Mike Harris.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Time Out

As regular readers know, I am taking a break from blogging. Not sure where this is going but in the off-chance that I might return to this format I've decided to make note of some particularly important columns from MSM for future reference.

Under the category of Aboriginal Affairs, we have the following:

On Idle No More, the Governor General should remain idle - Emmett Macfarlane
Separate and equal nations: The academic theory behind Idle No More - Joseph Brean
Atleo was courageous to meet with Harper as his constituency openly revolts - Andrew Coyne.
Natives need to tone down the anger - Rex Murphy

Jan. 25
Theresa Spence ends — whatever it was she was doing - Stephen Taylor

This post will be updated as time and relevant subject matter allows.