Bill Kelly, Hamiltonian, TV and radio Talk show host has taken a position on tomorrow's election. Here's his blog from this morning
NDP Is Wrong For Ontario Posted 10/5/2011 6:39:00 AM
The National Post, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star , the Toronto Sun and the Hamilton Spectator are five widely read and very different newspapers that rarely find consensus on anything.
But, on the eve of the Ontario election, they agree on one thing, an NDP government would be bad for Ontario for so many reasons.
In fact, editorial boards from newspapers in most Ontario cities are condemning the NDP platform as unrealistic and downright dangerous.
They remind voters that the NDP promise to remove the HST from hydro bills is really a red herring, because they don’t plan to do if for four years.
Commentators from both ends of the political spectrum agree that the NDP’s promise to raise corporate tax rates would be catastrophic for the fragile Ontario economy, driving jobs and investment out of Ontario.
Populist pandering, impossible promises and fictional accounting is how the Globe and Mail describes the NDP agenda .
Their plan to freeze transit fares would starve municipalities of income and force them to raise property taxes to pay for needed transit upgrades.
Their wrong-headed and naïve protectionist policies about mining and manufacturing are most likely in contravention of existing trade agreements with other countries and would send a clear signal that Ontario is closed for business.
Freezing post secondary tuition fees will rob colleges and universities of much needed funds and may force them to limit enrollment. A tuition freeze isn’t much good if your child can’t get into the institution !
When editorial boards and commentators from every part of the political spectrum agree on something, we should pay attention.
1.The message is clear; the NDP is wrong for Ontario and wrong for Hamilton.
Posted By: Bill Kelly