Wednesday, October 19, 2011

McGuinty's New Compact Cabinet

Dalton McGuinty: Premier, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs Jim Bradley: Minister of the Environment Rick Bartolucci: Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Chair of Cabinet Dwight Duncan: Minister of Finance, Deputy Premier John Gerretsen: Attorney General Chris Bentley: Minister of Energy Madeleine Meilleur: Minister of Community Safety & Correctional Services, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs Harinder Takhar: Minister of Government Services Kathleen Wynne: Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Michael Chan: Minister of Tourism and Culture Michael Gravelle: Minister of Natural Resources Brad Duguid: Minister of Economic Development and Innovation Deb Matthews: Minister of Health and Long Term Care John Milloy: Minister of Community and Social Services, Government House Leader Margarett Best: Minister of Consumer Services Laurel Broten: Minister of Education, Minister of Women's Issues Linda Jeffrey: Minister of Labour, Minister Responsible for Seniors Eric Hoskins: Minister of Children and Youth Services Glen Murray: Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Bob Chiarelli: Minister of Transportation, Minister of Infrastructure Charles Sousa: Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Ted McMeekin: Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Friday, October 14, 2011

R.I.P Reg

More sad news in the political world. Reg Alcock was a giant in the world of Canadian Parliamentarians. It's a great loss to all.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

If I lived in Tim Hudak's Riding I wouldn't Vote for Him

I was appalled to see and hear that the leader of the Conservative Tea Party was holding his love in in Niagara Falls tonight. It's not even his riding. In fact, it's two ridings, and four towns down the road. The people of Fonthill, Grimsby, Beamsville, Winona, Stoney Creek, Binbrook should be livid that they're own leader couldn't find it in himself to hold the function in one of his towns.

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

The APPLE has Fallen. RIP Steve.

Tim Hudak ... A Man Without a Plan

Tim gets his asshat handed to him politely this morning. Listen here for yourself.