Monday, December 14, 2015

Leading is about priorities

Which is why instead of fixing the electricity situation in Ontario, the failing provincial economy, the brain drain and inability for Ontario firms to hire high-tech workers, healthcare, affordable housing, or any other important topic, we get our Premier talking about selling weed in government run liquor stores.


I guess that is why four out of five Ontarians disapprove of the job the Premier is performing.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Liberals need to funnel money though Canada Post again?

Continuing my Canada Post theme tonight, I think we all really know why the Liberals are calling for the resignations of the thirty-three recent appointees. And it is not just because the Liberals are entitled to their entitlements. Well, not just because anyway.

As some of you may remember, crown corporations like Canada Post were found to have participated in Adscam by funneling money through questionable means

Could the real reason the Liberals are so bothered by the appointments be that they need to replenish their war chest for the next election? After all, it was a long and costly campaign.

What do you the readers think of this theory?

Another Liberal broken promise?

Looks like door-to-door service will not be restored for those who already have community mailboxes. And the minister wasn't categorical about not re-starting the community mailbox roll-out program either.

Though, if one was to be fair, if they re-instated the community mailbox program it would be a least the right policy decision (though another blatant example of Liberal's promising anything to get elected).

Regarding the whole community mailbox program, I always thought the whole hoopla about it was overblown anyway.

Here are the facts:

  1. Every neighbourhood built post 1985 had community mailboxes. That is a lot of neighbourhoods.
  2. Canada Post services more area then any other postal service in the world
  3. The phase-out of door-to-door service affected less then a third of the addresses in Canada
  4. It costs 283 dollars per year to service each address door-to-door. This is versus 108 for a community mailbox.
  5. The amount of items mailed (not including parcels) has dropped by over a billion since 2006
  6. A Conference Board of Canada report suggested that Canada Post was on track to lose a billion dollars a year by 2020, with the switch over to community mailboxes projected more then half that yearly deficit
The Conservatives are supposed to be the ones against change, and yet here are the Liberals promising more of the same.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Oink Oink Oink

The Liberals have returned to the trough! Is anyone really surprised? I have to admit, I am a bit surprised. (Only at the speed of the return!)

After nearly 10 years out of power, they sure are hungry for some all you can eat taxpayer dollars!

  1. Nearly 400 delegates at the UN Climate Conference. "Canada has sent more people to Paris than Australia (46), the U.K. (96), the U.S. (148), Russia (313) and almost as many as host-country France (396)." That is quite the carbon foot print!
  2. His entire family (and their nannies of course) for a week long European vacati^@&#& jaunt! Since the "first family" has no role in Canadian government, who pays for their airfare, meals, etc? The inclusion of them on the trip is purely for Canadian political consumption. The taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill.
  3. Speaking of the nannies, he hires his two former nannies. The issue isn't that he has nannies, its that he has the gal to bill taxpayers for them after his attacks on the NDP and Conservatives during the election. In addition those attacks, these are the very same nannies he had when he was the leader of the third place party. I can only assume he paid for them out of his own pocket then, so why bill them now?
There is also scuttlebutt that the public sector can start hiring, and the taps are flowing in government to spend whatever they want, and this is all before their first official budget. Hold on to your wallets Canadians!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Trudeau doesn't need help with childcare.....

.......unless he is getting his nannies paid for by the state.

It is completely hypocritical for Prime Minister Trudeau to have the government pay for his nannies. He campaigned on the premise of him being the rich, and not needing taxpayer help for paying for childcare.

Once elected, his tune changes.

To be clear, these are the same nannies he had before he became Prime Minister,so why now does the taxpayer have to foot the bill?

To juxtapose, the Harper's didn't hire a nanny, Mrs. Harper looked after the children when her husband was elected Prime Minister.