The slimiest premier Ontario has ever had has resigned!

How will you celebrate?

(OK, so may be I’ve just watched the Korean F1…)

480 million dollars to save one Liberal seat?

Charles Sousa, MPP, Mississauga-South.  Remember that name…

Do you know how serious long-term energy policy is formulated in Ontario by the McGuinty regime?

By the re-election campaign workers!

And while the newspapers are reporting the cost to be $180 million, Rob Snow of CFRA has just said on air that a confidential source of his has admitted that the true cost is $480M…

Of course, the Oakville situation – which was very similar – is even more expensive.

Cancelling power plants when they are almost completely built, in order to give a local Liberal MPP a few points in the polls – and devil-take the rest of Ontario!

Dalton McGuinty: yet another ‘Green Scandal’?

This morning, CFRA – a radio station in Ottawa (accessible through the web) – had a most informative program.

The credit goes to the veteran journalist Lowell Green and Rob Snow, who have done some serious investigative journalism – as have some regular listeners to the show.

What is the latest scandal about?

Well, it’s hard to tell….

The McGuinty Liberals have locked Ontario into a 20 year, multi-billion-dollar contract with two Koran companies to do something with ‘Green Energy’.  Something about wind-mills, and perhaps solar panels.

But, exactly what, we really don’t know.

Not for lack of trying – I would very much like to know.

It’s just that, the information is not so easy to come by…

The contract was, to the best of my understanding, reached through ‘a consensus’ – so it wasn’t necessary for anyone to air any of the details about it in public.

Like, say, what exactly does the contract obligate us to, what is (or, more importantly, what isn’t) included the cited cost, and so on.

But, let’s listen to ‘Mr. Transparent’s’ own words (as a CFRA listener asked him a question about this last week – and posted the video of the answer on YouTube):

That contract mentioned in the beginning of the video – the one McGuinty refuses to answer the question about, that was the subject of today’s CFRA call-in show.

As in, Lowell Green and Rob Snow requested the document under the Freedom of Information Act – and, today, they received it!

Well, that might be a strong term….

You see, Mr. McGuinty and his regime seem to think that ‘transparent’ means ‘redacted so much, the holes (where ‘confidential’ bits have been cut out) in the documents ought to be much larger than the bits left over with any sort of lettering on them…

To the point where just about the only bits we are permitted to see are the definitions of the terms to be used in the contract – and not the bits that actually use the terms in sentences (like, say, the actual body of the contract).

The heavily redacted document is here:  Read it and weep!

Oh, and by the way….

The radio program pointed out that al the public discussion (the little bit of the known facts there was) has discussed this as a deal between Ontario and Samsung.  There was no mention of the second Korean company in the contract, Korea Electric Power Corporation.

Why would anyone want to keep that second company’s name so very quiet?

The answer is unknown.

It is curious, however, that for the days just around the time the contract was announced, there is a curious movement in the stock price of Korea Electric Power Corporation.

I am not educated in financial matters, but, to my layman’s eyes, it looks like somebody who knew the contract was going to be announced could, potentially, have made a killing on the stock!

Of course, I have no idea if any ‘insider trading’ did indeed occur – and if it did, by whom.

I’m just saying this ‘Green Energy’ deal stinks more than a particularly vile heap of compost….

P.S.  I’ll pop more links into the post if I dig them out…

Videos from anti-McGuinty/Watson rally in Ottawa, 23rd of October 2010

UPDATE: new videos are being added, as they are being posted (….and the duplicate video has been replaced by the one that was meant to have been posted.)

Yesterday’s anti-McGuinty/Watson saw a smaller, but dedicated, group of honest citizens express their disgust at how these corrupt collectivists are ruining our lives.

Though I could not be there myself (my ‘technical difficulties’ are still putting a damper on my mobility), VideoManOttawa has posted the following videos:

Update:  More videos, as they are being posted

Video from last Saturday’s anti-McGuinty rally in Toronto

BlazingCatfur has the scoop!

Anti-McGuinty rally in Ottawa on the 23rd of October, 2010

Debbie, Shirley and Ruth are at it again!

WHEN:     Saturday, 23rd of October 2010

WHERE:  Dalton McGuinty’s constituency office, 1795 Kilborn Ave., Ottawa

TIME:       11:30 am to 1:00 pm

(Though, if the media show up with their cameras, they do so 19-15 minutes early… and report the number of protesters based on that!)

In Debbie Jodoin’s words:

Let’s send him a very strong message that we are tired of being taxed to death.

 

That just about sums it up…

So, if you are not happy with the McGuiny gang and how they are wrecking Ontario, come out and be heard!

 

Anti-McGuinty rally in Toronto on the 16th of October

On the premise that late is better than never (I’ve been off-line for a while – my apologies), here is some interesting information for anyone who is sick and tired of the McGuinty regime and their abuse of power, here is information I received from Debbie Jodoin regarding a protest in Toronto.  She’s organizing bus transpo from Ottawa to the rally.

Without further ado, here are Debbie Jodoin’s words:

Are you tired of the high taxes and constant boondoogles by the Mcguinty government!
If you are then please join Debbie, Shirley and Ruth on a most exciting adventure to Toronto on Oct 16th
! We will all meet at 12 30 pm at Nathan Phillip Square at the Winston Churchill statue!
The Rally will begin at 1 pm sharp

Busses will leave from Ottawa contact Debbie Jodoin gran737@gmail.com if you need to go down via bus from Ottawa or be picked up along the way to Toronto!

Please feel free to forward this message far and wide!

Videos from Watson/McGuinty accountability rally 18th of September, 2010

My photos are here.

Here are the videos from BigBlueWave:

VideoManOttawa also has videos from the rally: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, her, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Danno’s channel (The Unsustainable Taxpayer) also has videos:  Part 1 of 3 (intro), 2 of 3 and 3 of 3(will update when link is up).

Thank you, all, for posting the videos!

‘Collaborators’ will be lined up against a wall and blogged!

Thank you, Suzanne from BigBlueWave!

Photos from Watson/McGuinty protest rally on September 18th, 2010

(Updated to include a video link)

Today, there was a protest at Jim Watson’s election office. I was there, taking photos.

(And, yes – they even let me say a few words….but I was so nervous, having NEVER spoken in public before, I covered barely a quarter of the stuff I prepared.  Some people took videos – I’ll post them when I see them.) As always,  the ladies organizing the rally were there (and I DO use the term ‘ladies’ in the best sense).

Debbie Jodoin:

Shirley Mosley used puppets to illustrate how Mr. McGuinty’s puppet, Mr. Watson, hippety-hoppeties from Municipal to Provincial to Municipal politics:

Mr. Nick Vandergraght was a crowd favourite:

As was Sharon, also from CFRA:

Ruth Parent, a behind-the-scenes helper to Debbie and Shirley during these protests also said a few words:

And, ‘Debbie’s sound guy’ – who has a YouTube channel called ‘TheUnsustainableTaxpayer’ where he uploads the videos from the protest, also spoke passionately:  

Despite technical difficulties, Sam also spoke:

A very pleasant surprise was that ‘Calculus’ (as he is known on this blog) came and said hello (our first real-life meeting ever): Suzanne from BigBlueWave also said hi to me:  when her video is up, I’ll post it! And, of course, there were many ‘disgruntled citizens’, exercising their freedom:

As usual, if you want any of these (or of the 200 or so other pictures I took) in higher resolution, comment and I will contact you with the pictures requested.

The videos will be posted as they come online.