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" I have many friends and neighbours who benefited from the cap and trade because the portion that was supposed to be returned to the public was.  They replaced windows, doors, installed new insulation and it was all covered by the cap and trade rebates.  That's what it was about."

But someone else has friends that had to pay the tax to cover your friends upgrades and how fair is that?

Even worse, when the government shakes the taxpayer down 60% of the cash collected is used to cover the government's cost of transferring the bounty to another man's pocket.

 

 

  

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On 1/17/2019 at 11:55 PM, deicer said:

C'mon, if they were serious on saving us money, wouldn't they suffer like the rest of us?

The Premier of Quebec wants to reduce the number of immigrants it takes in from 50,000 to 40,000. He also wants to keep the current level of immigration funding and wants $300 million in compensation for those illegal border crossers. No feigned outrage there at all from JT.

By way of comparison, Lisa Macleod is branded "un Canadian" by virtue of the fact she wants Ottawa to pay their share of the migrant bill ($200 million).... that JT (almost) single handedly created. I almost don't have to look at the facts anymore, if a Liberal is outraged, there is a strong element of hypocrisy at work even as they scream "hypocritical racist" in my face.

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From Deicer's linked article:

"The regulator has pointed to Premier Doug Ford’s efforts to force former Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt to retire — which was followed by the resignation of the utility’s entire board — as a sign that the province was willing to put political interests above those of shareholders."

Imagine that eh; Dougie wasn't willing to place the shareholder's interests first?

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2 hours ago, deicer said:

Guess who's pockets this $140 million CAD will come out of?  Thank you Dougie….

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/01/23/hydro-one-and-avista-call-off-merger-citing-rejections-from-regulators.html

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

 

Gotta love that new boss !

Doug Ford gets an A- from CFIB for cutting red tape for small businesses

In only six months Ontario went from a C+ to an A-, says CFIB

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is one of the four “red tape crusaders” to be honoured with Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses’ (CFIB) Golden Scissors Award.

The award is given every year to a politician, public servant or government that eliminates unnecessary bureaucracy standing in the way of small businesses.

This year, Ford raised Ontario’s grade in the eyes of the CFIB, earning the province an A- for introducing Bill 47, which brought sweeping changes to labour legislation, and reduced red tape for small business.

Other recipients of the award are former President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, the CFIB said  Thursday. While the business advocacy group typically annually awards a single winner, this year it broke with tradition to mark the 10th anniversary of Red Tape Awareness Week, and selected a winner from each level of government.

For the CFIB and its 110,000 members, three of the Ford’s biggest accomplishments in Bill 47 include changing the journeyman to apprentice ratio from 6:1 to 1:1, phasing out the College of Trades, which regulates skilled trade in the province, and eliminating the former Liberal government’s strict rules of “requiring businesses to track every movement of their scheduled employees into and out of the office or face stiff penalties.”

Julie Kwiecinski, director of provincial affairs in Ontario for CFIB, said the three initiatives would create jobs, eliminate burdensome paperwork and give small business owners and their employees more flexibility.

It’s very impressive that the government was able to give Ontario such a quick turnaround. In only six months they went from a C+ to an A-,” said Kwiecinski. “It’s the highest grade Ontario has ever received.”

Kwiecinski also said the Ontario government is eager to raise its grade even higher, to an A+. According to the CFIB report card it can achieve this by updating its regulatory count from 2012, and introduce a ‘one-for-one legislation’ once it has hit its 25 per cent reduction target.

 

https://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/small-business/doug-ford-gets-a-for-cutting-regulations-from-cfib

 

 

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1 hour ago, DEFCON said:

From Deicer's linked article:

"The regulator has pointed to Premier Doug Ford’s efforts to force former Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt to retire — which was followed by the resignation of the utility’s entire board — as a sign that the province was willing to put political interests above those of shareholders."

Imagine that eh; Dougie wasn't willing to place the shareholder's interests first?

interesting spin.

 

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7 minutes ago, Jaydee said:

Gotta love that new boss !

Doug Ford gets an A- from CFIB for cutting red tape for small businesses

In only six months Ontario went from a C+ to an A-, says CFIB

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is one of the four “red tape crusaders” to be honoured with Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses’ (CFIB) Golden Scissors Award.

The award is given every year to a politician, public servant or government that eliminates unnecessary bureaucracy standing in the way of small businesses.

This year, Ford raised Ontario’s grade in the eyes of the CFIB, earning the province an A- for introducing Bill 47, which brought sweeping changes to labour legislation, and reduced red tape for small business.

Other recipients of the award are former President of the Treasury Board Scott Brison, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, the CFIB said  Thursday. While the business advocacy group typically annually awards a single winner, this year it broke with tradition to mark the 10th anniversary of Red Tape Awareness Week, and selected a winner from each level of government.

For the CFIB and its 110,000 members, three of the Ford’s biggest accomplishments in Bill 47 include changing the journeyman to apprentice ratio from 6:1 to 1:1, phasing out the College of Trades, which regulates skilled trade in the province, and eliminating the former Liberal government’s strict rules of “requiring businesses to track every movement of their scheduled employees into and out of the office or face stiff penalties.”

Julie Kwiecinski, director of provincial affairs in Ontario for CFIB, said the three initiatives would create jobs, eliminate burdensome paperwork and give small business owners and their employees more flexibility.

It’s very impressive that the government was able to give Ontario such a quick turnaround. In only six months they went from a C+ to an A-,” said Kwiecinski. “It’s the highest grade Ontario has ever received.”

Kwiecinski also said the Ontario government is eager to raise its grade even higher, to an A+. According to the CFIB report card it can achieve this by updating its regulatory count from 2012, and introduce a ‘one-for-one legislation’ once it has hit its 25 per cent reduction target.

 

https://business.financialpost.com/entrepreneur/small-business/doug-ford-gets-a-for-cutting-regulations-from-cfib

 

 

There is no question that Dougie is doing some good ( it isn't hard to do better than Wynne) however we are still finding him with his hands in our pockets with nothing to show for it.

I get that there is work to be done to undo the mess the Liberal made but he spent a crap tonne of money to undo some things that shouldn't have been undone.  So we are on the hook for double what it would have cost under Wynne.  None of these guys are very bright just vindictive.

 

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1 hour ago, boestar said:

 

I get that there is work to be done to undo the mess the Liberal made but he spent a crap tonne of money to undo some things that shouldn't have been undone.  So we are on the hook for double what it would have cost under Wynne.  None of these guys are very bright just vindictive.

 

And all in 6 months.  

We need a progressive government.

There is still a laundry list of vindictive battles that he still wants to fight.

All without a plan.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

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Ford has to clean up the Liberals’ mess

Leading up to the June election, Wynne promised to provide free daycare to all children from two-and-a-half years old until they entered all-day kindergarten, essentially a multi-billion-dollar baby-sitting service subsidized by taxpayers.

Promising everything to everyone, as the Liberals were doing at the end, is easy, until, as the late British prime minister Margaret Thatcher famously quipped, you run out of other people’s money.

That’s what happened under the Wynne-McGuinty Liberals and, given the way they were spending, it was inevitable.

No government enjoys having to “cut” and say “no” to previously promised spending.

But the PCs have to do it, given the fiscal mess they inherited.

 

 

 

https://torontosun.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-ford-has-to-clean-up-the-liberals-mess

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On 1/24/2019 at 3:12 PM, deicer said:

We need a progressive government.

You yearn for something I fear you can't afford. 

If /  when you get it, I fear you won't want to pay for it. 

While I might agree with you and I might even support your quest, assisting you with it is a mistake I've made before and don't care to repeat. Actually, I won't be repeating it.

Until you (not you....liberal voters) show me that you are willing to pay, you (not you) will never again find me in support of your progressive goals. I simply don't believe you are committed to them and you have done nothing (NOTHING) to convince me that I might have it wrong. As always, when I say you, I don't really mean "you."

But, as the article above suggests (and I agree), some one has to clean up the mess in Ontario and it seems to me, the mess is a direct result of that unwillingness.

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22 minutes ago, deicer said:

Well, looks like we're going to get what you want.  Cuts and then profits for the 1%.

https://www.insauga.com/ford-government-accused-of-planning-to-privatize-healthcare-in-ontario

Here's the link to the leaked documents.

https://www.scribd.com/document/398657281/Leaked-Ontario-government-doc#fullscreen&from_embed

Really ??   :whistling:

 

“ In a recent statement from the NDP, the party claims to have obtained internal government documents that allegedly lay out Ford’s plan to create a new “Super Agency health bureaucracy,” with a specific mandate to privatize health services such as hospitals.” 

 

...and in the 2nd link there is no document. 

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Deletion notice

The document Leaked Ontario government doc has been deleted.

 
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20 minutes ago, deicer said:

It's still there, scroll to the bottom where it says 'More From City News' and click on the pdf links.

Not there but here is the link to the so called leaked document as posted on Ontario's official news source, hardly a leaked document as it was posted by the Ontario Government on their own site for public access.January 31, 2019 8:00 A.M

https://news.ontario.ca/ihehm/en/2019/01/premiers-council-on-improving-healthcare-and-ending-hallway-medicine-releases-first-report.html

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9 hours ago, deicer said:

Well, looks like we're going to get what you want.  Cuts and then profits for the 1%.

https://www.insauga.com/ford-government-accused-of-planning-to-privatize-healthcare-in-ontario

Here's the link to the leaked documents.

https://www.scribd.com/document/398657281/Leaked-Ontario-government-doc#fullscreen&from_embed

 

Efficiency in government is a new concept. Let’s hope it spreads far and wide.

If you talk to anyone in the health industry and ask them about LHINS you will find almost every one is in favour of getting rid of them. They are a clumsy inefficient bureaucracy set up by the Liberals that spent 90% of their budgets supporting themselves while only 10% actually trickled down to the patient.

GO FORD GO...MOGA !!

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You're right.

After seeing how well private health care has done in the United States, what better way to increase profits and wealth for the 1% in Ontario while eliminating those pesky poor.

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15 minutes ago, deicer said:

You're right.

After seeing how well private health care has done in the United States, what better way to increase profits and wealth for the 1% in Ontario while eliminating those pesky poor.

 

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14 hours ago, deicer said:

As someone who lived in Alberta during Ralph's time, it was good for us, it was good for our economy. Something the present and the past few Governments will never have on their records.

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In all administrations, there are always those who do better. 

Government is for all citizens though.  And in most cases, not everyone does better.

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Latest email from Mr Ford !

 

Have you heard of March madness?

 

It’s what happens all over government at the end of the fiscal year.

 

Bureaucrats in every department start spending money on anything they can.

 

Why?

 

It’s a “use it or lose it” mentality.

 

They figure if they don’t spend their entire budget, they get less money to spend the next year.

 

Well, we’re putting measures in place.

 

Any spending not already authorized isn’t getting approved.

 

We’re not going to end up like the feds did, buying 31,000 smartphones at the end of the year.

 

There’s a lot to fix with this government.

 

The Liberals had 15 years to build up the red tape and mismanagement.

 

We’re going to need to fight hard to fix it.

 

That means we’re going to need to win the next election too.

 

Doug Ford

 

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This is not a negotiation’: Ontario tells Hydro One to cut CEO pay

Province says $1.5 million; Hydro says $2.7 million

 

TORONTO — Hydro One and the Ontario government are at loggerheads over executive compensation, with the partially privatized utility refusing repeated requests to slash proposed pay for its CEO.

Energy Minister Greg Rickford asked Hydro One on Friday to come up with a revised executive compensation framework that sets its CEO’s salary and incentives no higher than $1.5 million after the company submitted a proposal last week with a maximum of nearly $2.8 million for the CEO.

“We’re not going to take very long to take action if we come to an understanding that this is not the position that they’re going to take,” Rickford said. “This is not a negotiation process for us. Those are numbers that we intend to hold.”

Rickford had already requested that Hydro One get back to the government by Thursday with a proposal that meets the government’s requirements, but the company released its proposed compensation framework to the public without the province’s requested cuts to executive pay.

In response to Rickford’s renewed request Friday, Hydro One said it continues to seek approval for its plan.

Hydro One’s framework is the result of a rigorous process and balances concerns around cost management with the need to attract, retain and motivate highly-qualified leadership to Ontario’s largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with over $25 billion in assets and annual revenues of nearly $6 billion,” it said in a statement.

Under legislation the government passed last year, Ontario can issue a formal, legal directive to the utility on pay.

The government is also asking that the compensation of other executives not exceed 75 per cent of the CEO’s pay and that board member compensation not exceed $80,000.

 

https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/ontario-energy-minister-on-hydro-one-ceo-pay-this-is-not-a-negotiation

 

 

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