NDP Triggers Election For June 12

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NDP-Election

It’s official!, Ontarians are heading to the polls to elect a new government after NDP leader, Andrea Horwath announced Friday morning that the NDP will not be supporting the Liberal minority government’s 2014 budget tabled yesterday at Queen’s Park.

The vote of no confidence will be made official Tuesday when the legislature votes on the budget which will trigger the election, now set for June 12.

“Let me be clear, we will be voting against this budget. It is time to go to the people and have them make a decision.” Horwath told reporters Friday.

“This budget is not a solid plan for the future, it’s a mad dash to escape the scandals by promising the moon and the stars,” Horwath said at a news conference Friday morning. “I have lost confidence in Kathleen Wynne and her ability to deliver.” Horwath said.

Sault Ste. Marie Liberal stronghold, MPP David Orazietti will attempt a fourth term to represent Sault Ste. Marie who was named Minister of Natural Resources last year by Premier Wynn.

Premiere Wynn in reaction to Horwath told reporters I’ve said all along … if we didn’t have a partner in the legislature, then we would take this budget to the people of the province, and we will do that.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. Ron, Ron, Ron, you state David Orazietti has been good for the Sault which is correct. The Conservatives do not even have a candidate in place and you want to put them in power to run the Province?

    • Just a reminder why we should not vote liberal or NDP in the Sault
      For those who don’t remember Ontario Liberal government regimen. Here is a subtle reminder.Green Energy Act (20 billion)

      eHealth scandal (almost 2 billion)

      Gas plant scandal (1.1 billion theft and cover-up of our tax dollars)

      ORNGE scandal (700 million)

      Ontario Northland Railway scandal (820 million)

      Caledonia Hydro Line scandal (116 million)

      Lobbyist scandal (two multi-million dollar scandals)

      Eco-Fee Reversal scandal (18 million)

      CancerCare Ontario scandal (millions of dollars)

      Slush Fund scandal (32 million)

      Niagara Falls Commission scandal

      Ontario Power Generation scandal

      Children’s Aid Society scandal

      Nanticoke Coal Power Plant Shutdown scandal

      G20 Secretly Approved Police Power scandal

      Auto Insurance scandal

      Foreign Scholarships scandal (our students pay the highest tuition in Canada while foreign students get free university educations)

      Offshore Wind Turbines scandal

      Samsung scandal (sole-sourcing)

      Pan Am scandal (cost increase from 1.4 to 2.5 billion)

      MPAC scandal (over and under-valuation of properties)

      OLG scandal (millions of dollars)

      Isotape Shortage scandal

      Chemotherapy Dosage scandal

      Payout for Pan Am CEO (250 million)

      Trillium Wind Power and Sky Power Limited lawsuit (500 million)

      Cement company lawsuit (275 million) – Quarry outside Hamilton was scuttled for political reasons

      School bus service lawsuit

      Augusta/Westland lawsuit as it pertains to ORNGE

      Elliot Lake Collapse lawsuits (two lives lost due to recovery delays)

      Ontario Medical Association lawsuits – applied to Superior Court alleging McGuinty not negotiating in “good faith”

      Breast Screening scandal (ensuing lawsuits due to thousands of misread mammograms, one life lost)

      Class-action lawsuit for autism funding cancellation

      Over 650 new agencies, boards, commissions and entities such as LHIN’s and CCAC’s

      Over 300,000 new public servants many of whom, are on the sunshine list

      Public sector employment in health care increased by 39%

      Public sector employment in social services increased by 39%

      Public sector employment in education increased by 34%

      Paying more Liberal taxes only to receive fewer services as taxes now being spent to pay the salaries and perks of newly-assigned, Liberal-friendly public servants

      Gutted our manufacturing base (job growth across Canada except in Ontario)

      Nearly one million Ontarians now out of work

      Increased spending by 80% while our economy grew by only 9%

      More than doubled our debt to 288 billion

      Running a 11.3 billion annual deficit

      Debt servicing costs will rise from 11.4 billion today to 14.5 billion once the debt exceeds 300 billion by 2017-18

      Interest payments on our debt now the third largest budget expenditure after health and education

      Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress confirmed that McGuinty’s Green Energy Act grossly underestimated the cost to consumers and overestimated the number of new jobs that would be created

      Tax collectors getting 45,000.00 severance packages for switching job titles from provincial to federal

      Two ministries under an OPP criminal investigation – ORNGE and gas plant scandals

      Pharmacy war

      Illegal green taxes

      Increased smart meter, electricity, hydro, tuition and car insurance costs

      Implemented tire tax, electronics tax, eco fee, health premium (tax), WSIB tax increase, HST, beer surtax

      Failing grade on ADHD education

      Ranking the lowest of all provinces for fiscal performance

      Delisting eye exams, physiotherapy, chiropractic care, diabetic strips, etc.

      Increasing wait time for cataract surgery

      No longer covered for eye exams yet taxpayers paying for sex changes

      Wait time for nursing home bed tripled

      Failure to disclose elevated radiation levels

      OES missed its collection and recycling targets by 59%

      Not correcting the foreign ownership of our beer market

      Acceptance of garbage striker extortion

      Harassing labour inspectors

      Kowtowing to green energy lobbies

      Imposing blood alcohol rules that punish people who are not impaired

      Public utilities donating to Liberals

      Voting to cover up the Niagara Parks Commission scandal

      Emergency room wait times not meeting provincial targets

      Put on notice by Standard and Poor, credit rating downgraded, under a very serious credit watch

      Have-not province for the first time in Canadian history

      Borrowing more debt than any province except NB

      Dramatic cuts in health care services in schools

      Nurses getting bonuses despite a wage freeze

      Insufficient senior homecare services

      Failing grade of Family Responsibility Office

      Abstained from vote to investigate CBC expenses

      Cash kickback scheme involving government cleaning contracts

      Talked about a two-year freeze on wages for public sector while previously giving the OPP a 5% wage increase – the OPP received another raise of over 8% in January, 2014

      Energy now unaffordable yet we must pay Quebec and some north-eastern States to take our surplus energy

      Encouraging farmers to build small-scale solar projects but having no way to connect them to the power grid

      Laid up in US hospital beds as no beds available in Ontario

      Refusing public inquiry into G20 fiasco

      Giving those who hire only newcomers a 10,000.00 tax credit

      Third highest user of food banks

      Announced pay freezes knowing that 38,000 were getting a 3% salary increase after the election

      Nortel Pensions bailout

      Hiding hospital errors from the public

      Teachers skipping classes to assist with anti-Conservative campaign

      Failing grade in northern forestry management

      Almost 40 C. difficile deaths to date

      Loss of 6,500 cancer patient health records

      Highest rent increase rate in years

      Ignoring evidence that wind turbines can cause poor health

      Workers at eHealth suing for not receiving bonuses

      Liam denied eye care that another child is receiving under OHIP

      Ontarians pleading for their lives or dying because they aren’t getting the health care they need

      Lady with a brain tumor denied help to cover costs which costs are covered in Manitoba

      Electricity rates to rise 42% over five years

      Prior loss of 60,000 jobs in the horse racing industry – now attempting to correct this

      Presto

      Ring of Fire

      Cleaning kick-back scheme that ended with the conviction of three persons (two of whom were employed by Wynne’s ministry at the time …)

      Muslim prayers allowed in our publicly-funded school system while the Lord’s Prayer has been banned

  2. David Orazietti has been good for the Sault. We do not need to go back to the NDP days.We need to change course of this province and get it steered in the right direction.We cannot afford to elect another Liberal government the risk is too high.
    We need to elect a strong Conservative government to get this Province back to where it was a have Province. The

    The Liberals have ruined this Province to almost a point of no return.

  3. The McGuinty government certainly pooched the pup but I believe Wynne will make a difference to our political future. David Orazietti certainly has made the Sault prosper and I would not like to go back to the get little or nothing NDP days. I find it hard to believe we would be as good or better off with another extreme right winger like Hudak as Harper showed his true colours by walking over every group of Canadians except the oil patch crowd. Now that there are many thwarting his desires he is becoming very petulant and is being blocked mostly by true Conservatives. Even his former mentor Preston Manning has come out against him. I feel the choice is clear we have David Orazietti and a smart lady as leader of the Provincial Liberals. The other choice is Hudak who makes Mike Harris look like a pink Liberal and an NDP leader who didn’t even listen to the advice of the unions and support a budget that was good for all of Ontario.

  4. Did I think the NDP leader would pull the plug on this proposed budget ? I have to say I did not. Should we be shocked she did; we really shouldn’t be ? Many might be thinking there has been a very distinct and noticeable odour in the air and it looks like Andrea Horwath decided that enough is enough !! Maybe ????
    The way provincial elections have gone lately, I believe that it will be a crap shoot as to who wins or loses in this election on June 12.
    This province, in my mind, is in a very uncomfortable and precarious state, financially. The voters should be outraged on so many levels but with over 50% of them usually not bothering to vote, who knows what the outcome will be. I sure don’t.
    A lot will depend on the skill and political savvy of each party; the experience of each party leader in selling their brand and trying desperately to convince the 50% that do vote that their party is the “honest to goodness party” that will best solve the many problems that plague this once proud and once economically energized province- Ontario.
    We are in for a roller coaster ride leading up to the June 12 election. I hope we have a lot of Ontarians that are going to look, listen carefully and end up taking the time to show up at the polls to vote.
    In my mind, one thing is clear;  I hate it, with an absolute passion, what the liberal leadership did by wasting millions and millions of tax payer’s dollars like they did on the 2 gas plant disasters. These hard earned tax dollars were literly burnt up, for strictly selfish, personal gains. And for that, I would only be satisfied if those responsible were charged and sent to prison. But, we probably know that isn’t going to happen.
    I am going to follow this election very carefully. I believe we have had very good representation in David Orazietti. I believe that he has done an admirable job representing this City. But, we each will have to judge whether you vote for Orazietti or whether you judge him on the merits and your opinions of the party he represents.
    I, as I know many of you, want to do what’s in the best interest for our City. We also should be very concerned about the direction this province has been taking and is heading towards. Maybe some of you will simply look at it and say to yourselves; ” who do I think is the least worst of the 3 major parties” ?? Sad but true, in some people’s minds……..
    Good luck to all of us in this once proud province. We will most definitely need it, going forward…………

    My call on this election. I think we will end up in exactly the same place we are now; a minority liberal government.
    Have a great week end everyone………..  
     

  5. Geez, the last thing I wanted right now is an Election… oh well, time to get into election mode

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