If things weren’t so dire in Ontario for it’s s citizenry and the massive crippling debt load this Liberal Government has dropped on the hard working honest tax payers, statements like Kathleen Wynne is using to give her Party a theme for their upcoming “trouncing” at the polls would be “laughable” but just really isn’t…..it just pure PATHOS!!
Robyn Urback | March 24, 2014
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne speaks to supporters and her caucus during the party’s annual general meeting in Toronto on Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Whoever came up with the Ontario Liberals’ new campaign slogan must be deaf to irony. Giving heed to a possible spring election, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne introduced the new refrain at a party fundraiser last weekend, and she repeated it at the Liberal Annual General Meeting on Saturday. Ontario cannot afford the risks that come with a Tory or New Democrat government, Wynne said. If Ontario goes to the polls, “It will be a choice between my safe hands and their reckless schemes.”
Stop it; my sides are aching. Wynne managed to keep a straight face throughout her address, suggesting “safe hands and a steady balance” as the Liberal strategy for the next provincial election. Not mentioned was that the Liberals are currently tangled in two criminal investigations; one involving exorbitant salaries and questionable business practices at Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance service, the other involving the cancellation of two Ontario gas plants at a cost of over $1-billion.
Ontario Liberals’ “safe hands” also oversaw the eHealth Ontario spending scandal, in which another $1-billion of taxpayer money was wasted through excessive spending and shoddy business practices. They had the reins as salaries ballooned and alleged nepotism took hold at Ontario Power Generation, and stood idle as lawlessness took over the small town of Caledonia, Ontario in 2006. The Liberals insisted on pouring hundreds of millions into an alternative energy strategy that now sees exports shipped to the U.S. at a loss while windmills blow idly across the landscape.