Balanced budget legislation a step in the right direction

The Astonishing Lack of Attention to Ontario Government and Politics

Many people have been asking me about my thoughts on the recent release of the Ford government’s line-by-line audit and the unbelievably high deficit and debt numbers released by the Tories.  It has been interesting to see the reaction to how this has all unfolded.  The reaction switches from disbelief, to telling us something we…Read More »

Sex-Ed Reform Presents a Perfect Chance to Show Tories are Ready to Govern

Not long ago, on this blog, I called for the Ontario PCs to change the nature of the conversation the party is having with Ontarians.  Some months later, the Tories super charged the rhetoric, won an election, and gave Ontarians its ‘government for the people.’  A populist revolt worked wonders during the election, and it did certainly fuel…Read More »

An era of ‘David Copperfield’ Budgeting

Ah, budgets don’t balance themselves, and it’s also true that budgets don’t deficit themselves either.  Both require choices.  And voters have to ask that, in a period of economic growth, why the heck are we ballooning our debts and deficits by so much?  If we can’t make the tough choices when times are reasonably good,…Read More »

With Ford at the helm, Tories poised to win biggest majority ever!

I certainly suspect a fair number of pundits to write off Doug Ford’s prospects this June, but I won’t be one of them.  As I have been saying for some time now, Doug Ford is capable of winning a general election against Kathleen Wynne, but his path to victory would look a heck of a lot…Read More »

WTF PCs

This is crazy! I can’t put my phone down and it starts buzzing again.  ‘Did you hear the latest?’ one writes.  Another says ‘What the hell is going on?’ Amidst this chaos, my e-mail lights up: dozens of people have signed up to volunteer for the party.  Volunteer for what, one wonders, or for whom? …Read More »

PCs need not see the past as prologue for the future

Tories can be their own worst enemy.  Just when victory is in its sight, turmoil seems to erupt. We go through this process where we elect our leaders through the most open and democratic method of any political party only to have that leadership instantly questioned post leadership in perpetuity.  No, I’m not just speaking of Patrick…Read More »

The final chapter of the biggest scandal in Ontario’s history

A cri de coeur of parliamentarians that oppose government is to call everything, real or not, a scandal.  To be sure, as I have written on these pages before, there were many within our own ranks that questioned whether this gas plants scandal really amounted to a scandal at all.  However, what is undeniably true about the gas…Read More »