What’s worse?………….Dalton McGuinty ruining Ontario for decades with his scandal plagued “reign of terror” and Green Energy Fraud Act that lingers still, OR, the group of Universities that have awarded him for being great at what he did?
There is no winner when your a total loser and both of the above must be part of the bizarro world created specifically for just such groups of miscreants!
Just in case you are missing this ex Premier of Ontario and his ramblings about just how great he is and has been, here is his speech on October 31st to the University group who should actually hang their collective heads in shame for even allowing this person to be near our children!
WARNING: could induce nausea!
Here’s the list of Universities that belong to this group:
- Algoma University
- Brock University
- Carleton University
- University of Guelph
- Lakehead University
- Laurentian University
- McMaster University
- Nipissing University
- OCAD University
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology
- University of Ottawa
- Queen’s University
- Ryerson University
- University of Toronto
- Trent University
- University of Waterloo
- Western University
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- University of Windsor
- York University
- Royal Military College of Canada
October 31, 2013
From left: Max Blouw, Chair of COU and President of Wilfrid Laurier University; Bonnie M. Patterson, President and CEO of COU; Reverend Mary Smith; and Dalton McGuinty. Photo credit: Ted Chai.
TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ – Yesterday evening, the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) presented the prestigious David C. Smith Award to Dalton McGuinty, the former Premier of Ontario, for his outstanding contributions to higher education and research in Canada.
“It was an honour to present this award to Dalton, whose impact on the post secondary sector in Ontario will be felt for years to come,” says Max Blouw, Chair of COU and President of Wilfrid Laurier University. “Under his leadership, the province of Ontario invested remarkably in postsecondary education and student aid.”
Under the McGuinty government, 200,000 more student spaces were created at post secondary institutions; $4 billion was invested in new classrooms, libraries and labs; and $1.5 billion went directly to financial support for students. McGuinty also created the first stand-alone Ministry of Research and Innovation in 2005 and became its first Minister, recognizing the importance of research to Ontario’s economic competitiveness.
“A quality education isn’t just a means to a good job, but to a great quality of life,” says McGuinty. “And when our universities succeed, we all succeed. That’s why I made education my number-one priority in government, and also why I am humbled by this honour from the postsecondary community.”