You are all no doubt still reeling over the Liberals blowing $1 billion cancelling two gas power plants in Oakville and Mississauga to save seats.
And I bet you felt a lot better when you heard Dalton McGuinty offer his regrets. No apology, just regrets.
I guess only Kathleen Wynne needs to do that, Dalton’s not the premier anymore or running for re-election; or election as in Wynne’s case.
Instead, the ‘aw shucks’ preem said all three political parties would have cancelled them. Are you really still playing that card?
The difference is, they wouldn’t have put them there in the first place without asking. Remember?
But where is the NDP and Andrea Horwath in all this. If the loss of $1 billion is not enough to move her towards an election, what is?
A car insurance reduction?
Horwath slammed Tim Hudak for asking her to join him to overthrow these bums and she said he was spitting nickels?!
Why is she not directing her anger towards the Liberals who just sucked $1 billion out of us and help pull the plug on this disaster.
I’ll tell you why. She knows if she forces an election, Hudak will win, the Liberals will place second and her party will be relegated into 3rd party status with nowhere near the power she wields now by playing the spoiler between the two.
Which is why, sadly, she will never be a leader of anything other than the NDP.
Today the auditor general will release a report on the cost of the cancelled Oakville gas power plant.
This on top of the earlier report released on the cancelled Mississauga power plant last summer.
Both were scrapped after being rammed down the throats of residents who didn’t want them.
But instead of listening to voters, the Liberal government started building them anyway. Then promptly cancelled them when they realized it would cost them two seats in the election.
However the cost is much higher, at least to you and me. And hopefully to the bandit Liberals.
The cost for cancelling Mississauga was at $275 million, $85 million more than McGuinty told us.
They also told us the cost of cancelling Oakville was only $40 million.
Energy critics say by the time everyone is paid the future losses could be over $1 billion for both.
Add to this, withholding information three times, deleting emails, a police investigation, proroguing government, McGuinty quitting in disgrace, the privacy commissioner saying the Liberals ‘mislead the public’, many would say ‘your time is up.’
And I think it is.
I like Kathleen Wynne but the mess she was apart of is even too big for her to clean up.
Especially when those doing the cleaning, are the same ones who made the mess.
Time for a change Ontario.
I’m Scott Thompson.
Tuesday On The Scott Thompson Show!
-How much of your money did the Liberals blow cancelling power plants to save election seats?
Runaway Pan Am Games executive expense accounts had some Ontarians high jumping yesterday.
Seems the head honchos of Pan Am 2015 are taking some heat for their plump expenditures on your dime.
Headlines echoed a sense of entitlement enjoyed by the publically funded operation that included everything from $100. dinners with clients to $1.89 cups of tea.
Surely those who are making north of $300,000 can pay for their own tea, was the cry.
I’m not taking sides here but I don’t think it’s out of the ordinary for executives to be doing business over dinner while you and I are home with our families. And is $100. that much by today’s standards?
Truth is most in a contract position as this would be billing for all related expenses, whether it’s for tea or the whole dinner?
I’d be more worried about the career politician who’s been feeding off the public’s trough for years.
Or wasting money plopping a brand new stadium in the same old bad location that everyone wanted out of. That’s wasting money!
That being said, in today’s world, the optics don’t fly.
With Ontarians living in a Liberal political culture where the taxpayer always comes last, it certainly doesn’t send a positive message.
Although you wouldn’t know it from the weather, my family experienced another, “I guess summers really over” moment this weekend.
Both my boy and my girl officially started hockey.
But I must admit, considering the summer we had and the warmer than normal fall we’re enjoying, I wasn’t looking forward to losing the shorts and donning the down vest for practice.
The frost on the doors and windows at the rink wasn’t adding any incentive.
Back to the early morning practices and games, hot Tim Horton’s and cold rear ends for the parents.
Do you have your neck guard and stick, did you remember your water bottle?
It’ll take a while to get back in the swing?
I’m proud to say the Kurt man bagged a hat trick in his first game.
Alicia has mastered raising her wrist shot.
We couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season.
However the biggest topic of conversation wasn’t fun, skills or goals, it was changing from shorts and T-shirts to down vests and track pants every time you walked in or out of the arena. But I’ll take that!
I’m Scott Thompson.
Monday on The Scott Thompson Show!
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