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23 minutes ago, st27 said:

Authored by the NDP finance critic......who da guessed??

I take every thing Deicer posts and multiply the damage times 4 if the Liberals were in power and times 10 if the NDP were in power.

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Yup, the numbers don’t change...it’s just how they are presented. The author states:

“Ford negotiated with Kathleen Wynne’s $6-million man at Hydro One, and quietly worked out a deal to pay Mayo Schmidt a ludicrous $9 million in severance payments to make him go away.”

Whereas the CBC reports:

“Ford's assertion that Schmidt will receive only $400,000 instead of the $10.7 million guaranteed by his contract ignores the fact that Schmidt will still hang on to his stock options and other incentives granted as part of his executive compensation package.

"Mr. Schmidt shall be entitled to receive all remuneration, benefits, awards and other entitlements previously granted, awarded or earned through to the retirement date," reads the agreement which led to the resignation of the entire board of directors and the retirement of Schmidt as CEO.

The agreement, signed by former Hydro One chair David Denison and Ontario Energy Minister Greg Rickford, says because Schmidt agreed to retire, he is still entitled to pension benefits and various shares in the publicly-traded utility in addition to the $400,000 lump sum.

All told, Schmidt could end up closer to being Hydro One's $10 million man, instead of the $6 million man Ford labelled him as during the campaign.”

 

So in reality, Schmidt is still benefitting from a contract under Wynnes government mandate. It’s the implication the author makes that Ford is doing a secret payoff to get rid of him.

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https://north99.org/2019/03/05/doug-ford-patronage-corruption/

While overseeing deep cuts to public services that will make life worse many in Ontario, not everyone is suffering in Doug Ford’s Ontario. Ford’s friends and political allies are doing better than ever, with many receiving high-paying and powerful jobs on the public dime.

Many in Ontario are familiar with Ford’s ongoing project to install political allies at the top of the Ontario Provincial Police. But the Premier’s work to get his friends sweetheart gigs with big public salaries runs much further than this. Here’s a roundup of the provincial appointments Ford has doled out to friends since he took office in June 2018.

Cameron Montgomery

Ford has appointed Cameron Montgomery to chair the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), a full-time position with an annual salary of $140,000 plus vacation, pension and benefits. Montgomery ran a failed campaign for the Progressive Conservatives in the riding of Orléans last June. The EQAO position was formerly a part-time role, with the chair only making about $5,000 a year. The agency is responsible for administering tests to students in Ontario and measures proficiency in reading, writing and math skills. Critics say that partisan influence to the EQAO could be a useful tool in the provincial government’s attack on publicly funded education.
 

Rueben Devlin

In July, former Ontario PC party president and friend of Ford Rueben Devlin was appointed head of the premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine. He’ll make $348,000 in the role, making him one of highest-paid people on the public payroll in Ontario. Devlin was one of the province’s highest-paid hospital bosses for almost 20 years, helped devise Ford’s healthcare platform, and served on his transition team. A column by Bob Hepburn in the Toronto Star says that Devlin’s appointment is indicative of Ford’s venture down a “dangerous path” of assuming the power to do whatever he wants.

Ian Todd

Ian Todd, Ford’s former tour director during his campaign, is earning $350,000 annually as the new Ontario trade representative in Washington. This is a salary increase of $75,000 from the last politician in the position, the Liberal Party’s Monique Smith.

Gavin Tighe

The Ford family lawyer, Gavin Tighe, has been given a three-year long position with the Public Accountants’ Council with a salary of $166,666 annually, in turn getting rid of Ontario’s special advisor on climate change appointed by the Wynne government. Tighe represented Rob Ford when he was sued for defamation and again when he was sued for his alleged involvement in a jailhouse assault.

Jenni Byrne

Ford’s former principal secretary Jenni Byrne was appointed as a full-time member of the Ontario Energy Board, a two-year term that pays $197,000 annually. Before joining Ford’s team, Byrne worked for the Harper government and ran the Conservative Party’s 2011 and 2015 campaigns. After Byrnes’ appointment, NDP critic Peter Tabuns said that Ford’s objective is to make sure the people who are supposed to be independent from party affiliation are loyal to him, which will have “major consequences for Ontario’s energy sector.”

Ron Taverner

Doug Ford attempted to install his old family friend Ron Taverner as commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police. While politically interfering in the police should raise obvious red flags, Ford’s Conservatives went so far as to lower the job requirements for the position so that Taverner would qualify.

After facing criticism over the appointment from deputy OPP commissioner Brad Blair, Ford backed down on the appointment. However, Ford later fired Brad Blair for whistleblowing — another case of political interference with the OPP.

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4 hours ago, st27 said:

Yup, the numbers don’t change...it’s just how they are presented. The author states:

“Ford negotiated with Kathleen Wynne’s $6-million man at Hydro One, and quietly worked out a deal to pay Mayo Schmidt a ludicrous $9 million in severance payments to make him go away.”

Whereas the CBC reports:

“Ford's assertion that Schmidt will receive only $400,000 instead of the $10.7 million guaranteed by his contract ignores the fact that Schmidt will still hang on to his stock options and other incentives granted as part of his executive compensation package.

"Mr. Schmidt shall be entitled to receive all remuneration, benefits, awards and other entitlements previously granted, awarded or earned through to the retirement date," reads the agreement which led to the resignation of the entire board of directors and the retirement of Schmidt as CEO.

The agreement, signed by former Hydro One chair David Denison and Ontario Energy Minister Greg Rickford, says because Schmidt agreed to retire, he is still entitled to pension benefits and various shares in the publicly-traded utility in addition to the $400,000 lump sum.

All told, Schmidt could end up closer to being Hydro One's $10 million man, instead of the $6 million man Ford labelled him as during the campaign.”

 

So in reality, Schmidt is still benefitting from a contract under Wynnes government mandate. It’s the implication the author makes that Ford is doing a secret payoff to get rid of him.

So you just confirmed what I said in other words.

 

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https://north99.org/2019/06/06/doug-ford-giving-60-million-per-week-to-corporations-while-cutting-wages-for-one-million-workers

Doug Ford giving $60 million per week to corporations while cutting wages for one-million+ workers

Doug Ford’s government announced yesterday that it would be effectively cutting wages for over one million Ontario workers including nurses and teachers.

The move freezes public workers’ wages at 1% increase per year — half the 2% inflation rate, resulting in a real cut of around 1% per year.

Over one million Ontario workers will be impacted by the wage cut, including teachers, nurses, Children’s Aid workers, and more.

Ford justified the wage cut as necessary to reign in spending. But Ford’s latest budget gives corporations $3 billion per year — nearly $60 million per week — in the form of subsidies, tax handouts, and loopholes.

The Ford government has claimed that “everyone is in this together”, but it’s increasingly clear that their agenda is to redistribute money from workers and ordinary Ontarians to big corporations and the rich.

With Ford already cutting healthcare and education along with wages, many are wondering whether $60 million sent to corporations every week would be better spent on services like healthcare.

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First there was Beyond Meat, Soon to be beyond Fish... Welcome to beyond stupid!

Seriously? I mean SERIOUSLY ??

Guaranteeing they will never hold power again in Ontario!

 

Ontario NDP passes resolution to lower voting age to 14

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/ontario-ndp-passes-resolution-to-lower-voting-age-to-14/

 

 

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5 hours ago, Jaydee said:

First there was Beyond Meat, Soon to be beyond Fish... Welcome to beyond stupid!

Seriously? I mean SERIOUSLY ??

Guaranteeing they will never hold power again in Ontario!

 

Ontario NDP passes resolution to lower voting age to 14

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/ontario-ndp-passes-resolution-to-lower-voting-age-to-14/

 

 

I guess they didn't read this: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/teen-self-harm-emotional-maturity-1.5174104 'New 18 now is 28': How screens delay teens' emotional maturity

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