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awndray
07-25-2014, 06:37 AM
I saw this annoying ad while watching some of my favorite YouTube channels.

http://youtu.be/ohfOWre8G2s


Ontario’s Decade: A 10-year Economic Plan


a new 10-year jobs fund – to anchor investment and create new jobs
transportation and infrastructure – a bold new plan to get goods and people moving
provincial pension plan – the first of its kind that would help Ontario families build a more secure retirement future
education excellence – a plan to build on the talent and skills of Ontario’s workforce by supporting education and training to help to put more young people on the path to fulfilling careers
leadership and fairness – to lower energy costs, support our most vulnerable, seek fair federal funding and responsibly manage the Province’s finances.

The 2014 Budget. Building opportunity, securing our future.

http://www.ontario.ca/government/2014-ontario-budget

Yuck.

awndray
07-25-2014, 08:32 AM
The same Liberal budget that triggered the June 12 election sailed easily through the legislature Thursday as MPPs packed up and headed home for the summer.

The budget that brings in a new Ontario pension plan and an aviation fuel tax and predicts a deficit of $12.5 billion this year passed with a vote of 56-37.

The house adjourned until Oct. 20 after the passage of the bill.

Premier Kathleen Wynne insisted MPPs will still be working hard in their ridings on the implementation of the budget.

"Make no mistake: This is not an extended vacation that MPPs are going to be going on," she told reporters.

"The momentary glee at the passage of the budget is just that," she said. "We're very pleased, we are very happy to have reached this point where the budget has been passed, and now we know that the work begins."

It's expected Wynne will lead a trade delegation to China in September.

The premier acknowledged she'll have some tough public-sector bargaining ahead. Teacher union contracts expire in August, and she says her government will hang tough on their commitment to hold the line on pay raises.

"I think we have sent some pretty clear messages to all," she told reporters. "We believe very strongly in a fair collective bargaining process. There's no new money for wages and salaries and benefits.

"The collective bargaining process will have to take place within the funding that is in place. That was clear before the budget, it's clear in the budget and we have the same clarity now," she said.

All the same, she's set aside some time for fun Friday. She plans to go raspberry picking with her granddaughters before heading to meetings at Queen's Park.

Tory finance critic Vic Fedeli said the Liberals say one thing and do another.

"During the campaign this budget was never discussed. It was never debated, it was never really tabled for the public," he said.

"What you are going to see now is people are beginning to realize the taxing and spending that's in this budget and the $12.5-billion deficit. I think you're going to see a lot of buyer's remorse out there now," he said.

Voters didn't discuss the budget during the election campaign because the Tories "were too busy shooting ourselves in the feet, and we have no feet left to shoot," he said.

Before the election, he said, voters' biggest concern was skyrocketing electricity rates.

"There's not one word about energy in this budget, and I think people are now going to realize a budget has been passed that brings them no relief. No relief for families, no relief for seniors and no relief for businesses when it comes to the highest energy in North America."

New Democratic Party Leader Andrea Horwath said people are starting to see unwanted, hidden surprises, such as looming job cuts, in the budget.

"One of the things that we have been able to show clearly is what the Liberals professed to be a progressive budget is, in fact, not a progressive budget.

"Many people are seeing some of the hidden surprises that are negative for Ontarians," she said.
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2014/07/20140725-072932.html

Billythreefeathers
07-25-2014, 09:49 AM
Just more tax payers money poured into the black hole of liberal spending

Strewth
07-25-2014, 09:57 AM
Why is Wynne going to China? Is the suitcase of money that the PRC is going to give her in exchange for chasing out all those dirty polluting industries too big to ship?

What exactly is a progressive budget, and why would I want one?

Facepalm
07-25-2014, 10:08 AM
liberal game plan is to bankrupt the province till everyone looks to the government to cure all its ills, that's when socialism turns into communism. The ultimate aim....

RangeBob
07-25-2014, 10:29 AM
Why is Wynne going to China?
Being Wynne, who knows.

One might hope its for the same reasons Harper went to China years back, and the European Union a few years back,
because the USA isn't offering Canada enough growth and there are business opportunities to be had there,
even if a lot of them are for our natural resources.

But one might expect its something petty, like immigration of Liberal voters somehow.

Kane63
07-25-2014, 11:48 AM
What exactly is a progressive budget, and why would I want one?

Maybe it is like the progressive jackpots in the casino, every time somebody pays into the machine the number gets bigger and bigger. Minus any kind of payout.

Strewth
07-25-2014, 11:53 AM
Maybe it is like the progressive jackpots in the casino, every time somebody pays into the machine the number gets bigger and bigger. Minus any kind of payout.

That makes sense, thanks:).

Billythreefeathers
07-25-2014, 12:57 PM
Why is Wynne going to China? Is the suitcase of money that the PRC is going to give her in exchange for chasing out all those dirty polluting industries too big to ship?

What exactly is a progressive budget, and why would I want one?

Maybe she's going for one of these,, you know out of country, no records of procedure, then bill to OHP

http://www.wallaceburgcourierpress.com/2014/07/24/liberal-mpp-has-quite-a-story-to-tell

TORONTO - There are some astonishing hidden talents among Premier Kathleen Wynne’s backbench MPPs.

Take, Etobicoke North MPP Dr. Shafiq Qaadri.

He’s a budding author with two books so far to his credit.

One, The Testosterone Factor is subtitled “A practical guide to improving vitality and virility, naturally.”

His second book, published 18 months ago, is quite different.

Oh, boy is it different.

Bio-Jihad & the Peasure-5 Surgery is a sexually explicit barn-burner that borders on the pornographic in some of its titillating passages.

Qaadri describes it as a “medical thriller.”

The Upper Canada College-educated MPP, who’s Wynne’s parliamentary assistant, has written a lurid tale about sex, spies and politics in the Middle East.

Writing under the nom de plume S.Q. Cheever, MD, Qaadri tells a tale of a new sexual enhancement procedure — Pleasure 5 surgery — performed by a Middle Eastern surgeon that makes women irresistible to their men.

harbl_the_cat
07-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Maybe it is like the progressive jackpots in the casino, every time somebody pays into the machine the number gets bigger and bigger. Minus any kind of payout.

That does make perfect sense...

Swampdonkey
07-26-2014, 10:12 PM
liberal game plan is to bankrupt the province till everyone looks to the government to cure all its ills, that's when socialism turns into communism. The ultimate aim....

Didn't the USSR fail because it went broke?

awndray
07-28-2014, 06:59 PM
Why is Wynne going to China?


Mr. Chan was given dual responsibilities that have not been lumped together previously: Citizenship and Immigration, and International Trade.

To some extent, this unusual combination appears intended to keep a minister who has been a good soldier for the Liberals (particularly on the fundraising side) happy and engaged. Simply moving him back to Citizenship and Immigration, where he previously performed better than in his more recent posting as minister responsible for the Pan American Games, might have been a recipe for restlessness.

But his unusual combined role is also about trying to leverage what is perceived to be an underutilized resource: the strong ties between immigrant communities, particularly in the Greater Toronto Area, and the countries from which they came.

It’s a goal that has been bandied about in provincial circles for ages, and in one sense, Mr. Chan seems well-suited to help meet it. Not only is he a force within the province’s Chinese-Canadian community, a significant chunk of which lives in the Markham riding he represents; he also has very strong business relationships in China itself, where he spends a lot of time even when his job doesn’t call for it. That’s only one of the diasporas he’s supposed to work with, though, and it’s not entirely clear he’s the best choice to work with the others. Brad Duguid, the affable and extroverted Economic Development Minister who would usually have full responsibility for trade, seems the more natural fit for an assignment largely about relationship-building.

At least, that’s what the assignment seems to be about. The bigger cause for concern about Mr. Chan’s appointment is that nobody – not the Premier who gave it to him, not the bureaucrats who might answer to him, and presumably not the minister himself – has much apparent idea beyond the notional of what it will entail.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/meet-kathleen-wynnes-international-man-of-mystery/article19800263/

berger
07-28-2014, 07:52 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to you lot in the GTA for Wynne. You guys deserve a Mayor like Chow.

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