This Liberal Government will also cost us another million just to get rid of them!

Posted: October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

From bad to worse to absolute utter disgraceful!

Not that Ontario has seen their tax dollars dumped down the crapper at ORNGE, OLG, E Health, Gas Plants and now a Quarry among the many many other sink holes, but to top it all off, the perpetrators who are being chased down with writs to appear in front of panels of inquiry, are also going to suck over a million more tax payers $$$ from our pockets just to get them out of their leather seats at Queen’s Park!

This whole exercise in failed Governance has got to the point where many citizens are pleading for law enforcement intervention into the whole affair of state, because most hard working Ontarians are honest and would never consider behaviour such as what is playing out now with the “Pink Building Gang” as legal or honourable!

On a side note we hear that Sandra Pupatello is now reconsidering running for the Liberal leadership even though she just pocketed probably around $240,000.00 last year when she QUIT  as an MPP. At this rate she could run again as an MPP and subsequently “leader”, then quit again and pocket another cool $ 1/3 million +!……………not that she would ever consider that, would she?

But then most politicians start out as lawyers so they can bend, twist and “avoid breaking” the laws they expect all others to live by!

Sleaze would be an apt description!

sleaze [sliːz]

n Informal

1. sleaziness
2. dishonest, disreputable, or immoral behaviour, especially of public officials or employees political sleaze

Liberal resignations costing Ontario taxpayers nearly $1 million

October 30th, 2012 CHRISTINA BLIZZARD QMI Agency

CHRISTINA BLIZZARD - Liberal resignations costing Ontario taxpayers nearly $1 million

MPPS DWIGHT DUNCAN AND CHRIS BENTLEY.Credits: London Free Press/QMI AGENCY

Liberal rats are jumping ship at record rates.

How much is it costing taxpayers?

A cool $248,776 per rat.

And it will cost us a whopping $313,461 to say goodbye to the chief rat.

Yep, when Premier Dalton McGuinty announced he was quitting, he not only shut up Parliament when he prorogued it, he triggered a round of high-level cabinet resignations that have so far cost us more than $800,000.

Whether they quit, are defeated or retire, under the province’s cushy severance rules, after eight years of service politicians are entitled to 18 months of severance pay — at their best consecutive 36 months’ salary.

That means McGuinty will get $313,461.

Finance Minister Dwight Duncan and Energy Minister Chris Bentley have also announced they won’t be running again. They each stand to take home $248,776 as they leave — not bad when you consider they’ll quickly be offered fat-cat jobs.

How is that an example for them to set in these tough economic times?

So much for them telling the public-sector unions to hold the line on pay and benefits.

And in a bizarre twist, Sandra Pupatello, who’s tipped as a frontrunner to become the next Liberal leader — and therefore the next premier – will have to decide what to do about the severance she took from the province when she quit last year.

She wouldn’t tell me exactly how much her payout was, but she would have been eligible for the full amount — around $240,000.

I asked her if she’d pay that money back if she returned to the legislature.

“I hadn’t thought about that,” she confessed in a telephone interview Tuesday.

“Now I’m thinking about it and I think I will probably do the right thing,” she said.

“Even if I win the leadership, I still don’t have a seat,” she pointed out.

She’s not independently wealthy, so she needs a job to pay the bills.

“I do have to work, so it depends what the pay is if you’re not a sitting member.

Is there pay?” she asked.

Hmm. Good question. Perhaps she should ask John Tory.

Pupatello says she’s still mulling a run at the leadership, and her husband is supportive.

So, bad enough that the Liberals have silenced their critics in the middle of a mounting scandal over the cost of moving two power plants.

Now we find out the true cost of shovelling them out the door.

Turns out Liberals view government as an all-you-can eat buffet.

First course was a $1-billion eHealth scandal. Main course was the cancellation of two gas-powered electricity generating plants — at an estimated overall cost of anywhere up to $1 billion.

Dessert was the Ornge air ambulance scandal.

Now the Liberals are in utter disarray.

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Comments
  1. I’d be watching for Brad Duguid or Kathleen Wynne to seek ON Liberal party leadership.

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