Wednesday, October 5, 2011

NDP is Wrong for Ontario

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

3 comments:

janfromthebruce said...

And we know when the corporate mouthpieces speak in unison that voting for the NDP is good for ordinary Ontarians. Which is why voting NDP and not giving either corporate party - lib or PC are basically the same a majority will be good day for us.

zoombats said...

"When editorial boards and commentators from every part of the political spectrum agree on something, we should pay attention". Really?

Jymn Parrett said...

Didn't The National Post, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Sun, Hamilton Spectator all endorse Stephen Harper last election? I would be careful in lumping them as "very different newspapers that rarely find consensus on anything". Seems like the Toronto Star is the only paper you mentioned which stands on its own. The theme here is a corporate distaste for the left, represented in the Ontario election as the NDP. I can only take the Star's opinion in this matter with any seriousness, although in this case I don't necessarily agree with it.