Disgraced Premier finally slinks off into the night ………. still “spinning” as the curtain falls on his reign of scandals!

Posted: January 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

McGuinty’s last night in Ontario politics! Probably 9 years too long out of the 10 that he and his Gang of spend thrifts have literally ripped the guts out of what used to be “the place to be…….the place to grow”.

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Now it’s just a feeble shell of it’s former self thanks entirely to the Liberal Government of the past 10 years that went on a spending binge with zero accountability to the people who financed this disgusting financial disaster!

For a list of scandals up to 2011 which totalled 30, but adding ORNGE which isn’t listed here makes it 31 and possibly more to come!

Read them here: List of Liberal Premier Dalton McGuinty’s Scandals…………..

As Dalton exits stage left the OPP are still actively combing the files inside ORNGE helicopter service to see if criminal charges will be laid.

Now Maple Leaf Gardens is hosting some 2200 true believers of this Liberal “Gang of Thieves” and it would do Ontario a real favour if we could throw a net over the whole damn gang and haul them off to China where they may feel a little more like “Home”!

The accolades from the new leadership hopefuls were so sickening and so patronizing that anyone who wasn’t deaf dumb and blind would literally be sick to their stomach listening to the fake sentiments of adoration and thankfulness. In a way this showed the citizens of Ontario how perverted a Politician’s mind has to be to actually call this their full time career!

Adios and don’t let the door hit ya on the way out!

Dalton

Ontario Liberals: McGuinty says farewell as leadership voting begins

TORONTO — Ontario Liberals gave Dalton McGuinty a rousing farewell Friday night, saluting the man who led the party to three consecutive victories but who is leaving under a cloud of controversy.

As he took the stage at the former Maple Leaf Gardens, McGuinty soaked in the adulation as about 2,000 delegates gathered to choose his successor burst into applause and chanted his name.

Looking on were more than 40 members of the McGuinty clan, including his wife, Terri, and their children. His mother, Betty, who is in her early 80s, was also in the crowd.

It was quite a spectacle and watching it all, you’d never guess this was a party at a crossroads, one that, after nine years in power, seems to have lost its mojo and is desperately in need of renewal.

For Liberals, this was not a night to discuss Ornge, prorogation, gas plants or any of the problems that hastened McGuinty’s departure. Scandal and controversy were for another day, another time. As one delegate said, McGuinty deserves the tribute and more.

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CHRISTINA BLIZZARD

Dalton McGuinty leaves Ontario in a big mess

  • 2:19 pm, January 26th, 2013
CHRISTINA BLIZZARD - Dalton McGuinty leaves Ontario in a big mess

A TRIBUTE TO THE OUTGOING PREMIER OF ONTARIO DALTON MCGUINTY AT THE MATTAMY CENTRE, (THE OLD MALE LEAF GARDENS) IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO TONIGHT, JANUARY 25TH, 2013

Credits: Stan Behal /Sun Photo/ SunMedia/QMI.

CHRISTINA BLIZZARD | QMI AGENCY

TORONTO – What a shambles.

How else can you describe the mess Premier Dalton McGuinty left as he walked out the door?

We have a legislature that hasn’t sat since October.

When he quit, McGuinty shut down the House — without giving us a hint of a return date.

Liberals had the nerve to fete their Supreme Leader Friday night at what was once Maple Leaf Gardens.

Once upon a time, it was a hockey shrine.

Now it’s a pale imitation, with a grocery store and a wall of cheese where there once were mementoes of the Leafs’ glory years.

It’s sort of a metaphor for what the Liberals have done since they came to office.

All we have left are cheesy memories of a once-great province.

While Liberals waxed poetic about McGuinty in gushing tributes, just a stone’s throw from the Gardens the provincial Legislature sat dark and prorogued.

Let’s take off the Liberal rosy glasses and examine just what McGuinty’s legacy will be.

This is the guy who allowed the provincial debt to double in nine years.

Got a problem?

Throw money at it.

This is the guy who didn’t hold the line on public-sector salaries when he should have in 2008. Anyone with any sense could see when the economy tanked that provincial revenues would plummet.

This is the guy who allowed his election campaign team to make the call to shut down an unpopular power plant. They did that in the middle of an election — and we’re only now finding out the cost of that decision.

Energy Minister Chris Bentley was facing a contempt motion in the legislature over government foot-dragging producing key documents on the gas plant when McGuinty shut everything down.

This is the guy who forced hated wind turbines — a blight on the landscape — on rural Ontario.

No wonder rural voters tossed so many Liberals out of office in the 2011 vote.

This is the guy who sat on his hands while $1 billion of tax dollars went down the drain in the eHealth boondoggle.

This is the guy who allowed the outrageous Ornge air ambulance scandal to fester — despite warnings something was horribly awry.

McGuinty wants to be remembered as the Education Premier, yet in his final few months in office his ham-fisted government steamrolled their former teacher friends with Bill 115.

Then they repealed the law, no doubt hoping teachers wouldn’t notice they’d taken away their banked sick days.

This is the guy who used the Public Works Protection Act to bring in a secret regulation that led to mass arrests and a suspension of civil liberties during the G20 Summit in 2010.

But Liberals celebrated his achievements Friday.

By Saturday night, this province will have a new premier-designate.

Most of McGuinty’s closest allies are backing Windsor’s Sandra Pupatello — who has said she won’t bring back the legislature until she has a seat in the House. That could be April.

Sure, the Liberals have a lot to thank McGuinty for. He brought them back from the political wilderness. He gave them two majority governments. Got Liberal insiders some cushy contracts.

For the rest of us, though, for people who like to see accountability in spending and good government, his legacy is murky at best.

He only squeaked back with a slim majority in 2011. He should have resigned before that election, thus sparing us from this massive mess.

Yes, he’s personally a very nice man.

That’s what makes this leadership convention so deeply troubling.

It doesn’t matter how nice or nasty the winner is.

It’s just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

The Liberal legacy of unaccountability, overspending and mismanagement will continue unabated.

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