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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today in stupid from the most incompetent provincial government in Ontario's history

 
Wynne’s transit plan is gibberish

Doesn’t Ontario’s Liberal government even remember its own press releases anymore?

In 2008, under then premier Dalton McGuinty, the Liberals unveiled a $50-billion, 25-year “Big Move” public transit plan (2008 to 2033) for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

On Monday, Premier Kathleen Wynne promised $29 billion over 10 years (2014 to 2024), with $15 billion going to transit in the GTHA and $14 billion for transit and transportation infrastructure around the province.

So $15 billion of this $29-billion announcement is simply a rehash of the $50-billion commitment the Liberals made six years ago. Except it makes no financial sense.

From the moment she became premier, Wynne said she would need to raise new taxes (“revenue tools”) to meet the province’s $2-billion-a-year new money commitment to pay for the Big Move.
To get it, two Wynne advisory bodies recommended everything from hiking gas taxes to the HST...
and

TORONTO - Ontario’s top bureaucrat says he would have been “appalled” had he known of a serious intent to bring in an unauthorized person to wipe government hard drives.

Secretary of Cabinet Peter Wallace told a government committee probing the gas plant scandal Tuesday that he did not take seriously a remark from David Livingston, former chief of staff to ex-premier Dalton McGuinty, that he planned to bring in an outsider to delete computer records.

and

TORONTO - Premier Kathleen Wynne’s brother-in-law has been appointed “interim” CEO of eHealth, the Toronto Sun has learned.

David Rounthwaite, brother of Wynne’s wife, Jane, was appointed to the $210,000-a-year job effective March 7.

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