After spending tons on litigation city councillor Duvall spoke up and said, of the 29 city firings in which all but 6 were rehired, maybe we should have used some ‘progressive discipline’ instead of mass firings.
Really? There’s nothing like closing the barn door after all of the horses have run off.
Why wasn’t that thought of before this all started? And why weren’t the managers fired? How could they not know what was going on?
Then we move to the hole where Councillor Whitehead is asking you to stand in so the worker doing his job putting in mail boxes can’t continue.
Followed up with a grandstanding picture tweeted showing the councillor and worker discussing the stop work order that has no bearing on his job or the councillors duties.
On one hand a councillor complains no one is working, on the other we have a councillor who is stopping a worker from doing his job.
Once again we are witnessing city councillors trying to suck and blow at the same time.
Who cares about results, as long as you can make it look like you’re actually doing something?
In the furry (or sandbox) that is question period, for a brief moment yesterday in the Ontario Legislature, Premier Kathleen Wynne gave Hamilton LRT and then promptly took it back.
As the political B.S. was flying around Queens Park Wynne wound herself up into such a frenzy she yelled,
"If we don't work with Hamilton and build that LRT, and make sure we get that infrastructure in place Mr. Speaker, then the boom that's happening in Hamilton can't continue."
"I'm not going to stand by and let that happen."
Immediately everyone broke into applause, further proof they really don’t listen to what each other is saying and this went right over their heads.
A couple of minutes later, a less confused, level headed Wynne emerged to clarify saying,
"I referenced the Hamilton LRT when I was talking about projects," Wynne said. "Line 30 in the budget, Mr. Speaker. I should have said either the Huron main L.R.T. Or the Hamilton rapid transit, Mr. Speaker. Point of correction."
Maybe it’s a Freudian slip and we are getting LRT or perhaps history will prove that this may have been the closest we ever got to LRT.
No wonder Hamiltonians are confused. Clearly so are our leaders.
Parent groups opposed to the new Ontario new sex ed curriculum are pulling their kids out of school for a week in May in protest.
A Facebook group called “Parents & Students on strike: one week no school,” says Ontario never consulted them on the new sex ed curriculum before implementation.
This despite the document being first revealed during the McGuinty era then sent back for improvement.
The group says the subject matter does not reflect their cultural values and the kids are too young to receive such information.
These groups concerns are largely based in cultural and religious views, which we must respect.
However technology has left us with a new reality, porn is much more today than your granddaddy’s old playboy magazine collection.
I’m not sure, allowing your kids the culture of a great Canadian education and then pulling them out of class because you don’t like the sex ed curriculum thus further denying them an education, is the answer.
Didn’t we have these discussions decades ago?
It seems our Canadian society is moving backwards to accommodate, rather than forward to educate.
Begging the question, since when is less education good?