And here is his legacy.
And for that reason, I will not be supporting you. As the closest government MPP to Caledonia, and representing a riding that is also in sight of the illegal native occupations, have you done ANYTHING for the rule of law in Ontario? No, you have done nothing. Did you help Caledonians who were traumatized, arrested without lawful reasons by the Ontario Provincial Police, intimidated by native terrorists for years, other than to hand them a cheque right before the writ was dropped? No.
Did you vote to increase my taxes? Yes. Many times. Did my health care tax help out when I had to wait with my girlfriend in the Brantford General Hospital for nearly 12 hours, before she was admitted? That same day, another gentleman had to wait til the next morning after already waiting 12 hours. Disgraceful.
How many jobs have LEFT Brantford and Brant since you’ve been in office? Where are all the factories that once flourished in this city? Where are all these green jobs, how come none of them came to Brantford? Why am I paying an extra 10 – 15 cents a litre for gas? An extra tax on my electricity bill? Where have you been for us on that one?
Sorry, Dave, I will not be supporting another four years of meandering, wasteful, government spending. I will not be supporting a green energy initiative that is keeping major employers from coming here, for fear their hydro bills are going to go through the roof. I will not be supporting McGuinty’s continued need to balloon our deficit so my kids will have to pay it for me.
It’s more than politics for me, Dave Levac. And that means you do not get this vote. Michael St Amant and Tim Hudak’s Conservatives can clean the government up, and I can trust them to keep taxes low, and actually enforce the rule of law.
McGuinty has a plank in his platform that says if you hire a newly landed immigrant, you get a $10,000 check from the province. Hire Someone born and raised in Canada? Get a “Thanks for coming out.” It’s complete pandering to immigrants. Not only is that social engineering, is of the lowest kind. It’s left-wing racism.
“It reminded me a little bit of the potential blow back that we could see by positioning it from the opposition as an affirmative action program,” said Liberal insider Andrew Steele.”
c/o Blazing Cat Fur: McGuinty’s Labour Day Pledge: I’m gonna use your money to buy your job and give it to some immigrant stupid enough to vote for me.
Dalton McGunity is NOT interested in helping out Ontarians, unless you are in the Liberal fold. Time to lose YOUR job, Dalton.
It’s good to see Dalton McGuinty is ruining healthcare yet again in Ontario. I’m paying an extra $300 a year for this? Now Dalton McGuinty is trying to blame his health care debacle on your local pharmacist. It’s their fault that health care can’t maintain a budget. It’s the pharmacies fault that you are waiting in line for a hip replacement today. What?
In fact, the only place where you dont have to wait in line nowadays is in your pharmacy. Convenient, easy access, and hours that suit your needs, the community pharmacy has been the one bright spot in our health care scenario. But Dalton is about to change that.
McGuinty and his lap dog, Deb Matthews, a London area MPP to boot, have decided to unilaterally cut the price they want to pay for drugs, and completely change the funding model on how pharmacists deliver their services to you. What does that mean to you?
Well, the government will tell you that they are going to save you money on drugs. But wait…. anyone on the Ontario Provincial Drug Plan already only pays a slight $2 co payment, so they aren’t saving. Those on an employer benefit plan aren’t going to save. And those who pay out of pocket are already paying the lowest price, so they arne’t going to save. Who is saving?
Dalton’s budget saves, thats what. In oder to keep his promises to balance the books, he needs $1 billion. So he’s hoping pharmacies can just do without a billion a year. Here’s what Dalton and Deb’s $1 billion means to you:
- At least 400 pharmacies in rural areas will close. This funding is used by the pharmacists to deliver services to you. So know, you’ll have to drive and extra 10 to 45 minutes to get to your essential drugs.
- Extra services, like pharmacies in walk in clinics, etc. will be gone, since many pharmacies piggyback the cost of operating smaller pharmacies on the revenue they generate from the main pharmacies. Expect those to close.
- Hours will be drastically reduced. That script you receive from your doctor after 6? hope you dont need it til tomorrow.
- Lineups galore. With less pharmacies, more people will crowd into the ones that are left in their community, clogging service, and adding wait times to pick up your prescription. Bring a novel!
Dalton and Deb want to make sure the standard of pharmacy delivery is that of the rest of the healthcare system. Which frankly, sucks.
Good job, Dalton. Excellent job Deb. You are truly showing us what you really think of health care in this province.
I noticed this week a big jump in the comments on my post from before, about how Dr. Eric Hoskins would snub Norfolk if elected MP. Sure enough, he ran to Dalton Mc Chicken, for a seat in the riding of St. Paul’s.
Now, he jumped ship from the fed Libs to the provincial Libs. He jumped out of Norfolk (whom he obvious had no care about or he’d actually LIVE here) to Toronto, where he hopes his Dr. designation will get him a seat in the provincial legislature.
Here’s the thing, Eric. You want to enter public service. you cannot snub people in that service. From what I am reading, you are nothing more than a carpetbagger! An overqualified, looking down on others, Carpetbagger. Dalton has given you a “safe” seat to run in.
It’s a shame too. I remember him strolling through Norfolk, basically telling us that he deserves the seat and we were fools for not handing it to him. The same thing is happening in St. Pauls. I mean, check out his website! You need a strong experienced voice in Queen’s Park. not someone who’s actually lived in Toronto, like ex-Sun reporter Sue Levy or Lawyer Julian Heller.
At any rate, best of luck to those in St.Paul’s, and vote wisely. Remember, the promises made to you were made to us, not a few months before.
For the first time in 3 elections, Diane Finley has something to worry about. And it comes in the form of independent candidate Gary McHale. Originally seen as a protest candidate running on a single issue, McHale has quickly picked up on the issues affecting the Norfolk side of Haldimand-Norfolk as well.
I will be the first to tell you I dismissed McHale’s candidacy initially. My first reaction was “What? Is this just a stunt?” and I laughed at the prospect of an indie candidate getting much over 12 votes. I remember political neophytes of the past, and remember their candidacies swelling up in a big fireball come election day.
However, after talking to Gary this past weekend (I spent the better part of an hour with him this weekend at the Delhi Harvest Fest) not only did I believe in his vision for the riding, I believe he is going to send a message to not just the OPP, not just Dalton McGuinty, not just Julian Fantino, but also to Diane Finley and Stephen Harper as well.
Gary McHale is what I would call a “Classic Conservative” or a libertarian. He’s interested in law and order, he’s a social conservative, but not invasively so, and he’s a fiscal hawk. All of those appeal to Finley’s base. I should know. I am Finley’s base. I’ve voted Reform and Conservative my entire life. I’m a social conservative — at one point I was going thorough to be a Baptist minister. I abhor taxes, and I believe we need to have a strong, competitive, vibrant Canada and the key to this is low taxes, strong employment, and responsible, accountable government. All of these things are in both Diane Finley’s and Gary McHale’s platforms.
But there’s one strong standout in my opinion. I believe Gary McHale when he says “I’m going to bring up Haldimand-Norfolk’s interests first.” Diane Finley, in her years with the government, has served in the cabinet, yet I can’t recall anything that she has delivered to our riding. I can’t recall a time when she stood up for farmers. I can’t recall a time when she lobbied for our share of the government tax dollars that are out there. Until this summer, there wasn’t even mention of the tobacco bailout! Finley, where have you been? I even know your husband, Doug Finley, is Harper’s right hand man; why couldn’t you get something done for us?
That is where McHale comes in. Think about it this way – Diane Finley can ignore her riding because she can largely get elected in Haldimand-Norfolk by carrying the Conservative banner. Sufficient to say, she doesn’t have to really be accountable to her electorate. She can show up each election, bring the blue C, and bring the votes home. I mean, anyone, even I can do that. What takes guts and gumption is to be elected independently and actually have to work for your food for next election. Show your riding that “This is what I did for you, Caledonia, Delhi, Haldimand, Norfolk, Port Dover, Simcoe, Waterford. Will you let me do it again?”
So for the first time in my voting career, I will not be voting Conservative. I am not putting a Conservative sign on my lawn. I am supporting a candidate who will stand for me, stand for my community, and stand for Haldimand-Norfolk. I am supporting a candidate who will put our issues ahead of the party, because he has no party to be accountable for. Just the electorate. I am supporting Gary McHale.
Richard Robillard (Roby)
Generation Zel! Radio
Tobacco use isn’t down hardly at all, according to Toby Barrett, the MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk. Barrett says nearly 40 per cent of tobacco smoked in the province is from illegal sources – due to a direct lack of enforcement. Barrett goes on to say why would any smoker shell out $50-$70 a carton when they are available for between $6 and $20. Barrett says high taxes are the main culprit and he is calling for similar cuts that helped solve this problem back in the 90′s. While the McGuinty Liberals are touting their tobacco policies are responsible for a decline in smoking, Barrett says 75 percent of this ‘decline’ is actually people just buying illegal smokes.
Lets face it – Toby gets it. All you need to do is hit up Indian Line Road, or any of the main roads around six nations to know this. these roads are busier than ever, carrying carton after carton of unlicensed, unchecked, untreated smokes where the government is getting nothing in return for them. Meanwhile, none of the age rules apply; I’ve heard story after story of parents being able to send their child in to “buy smokes for them.” Where is the enforcement of the age rule there?
Not to mention – buying illegal native smokes mean you are sponsoring the terrorism currently underway in Caledonia and Brantford. So McGuinty – fix it. Now.
Just another example of how the Ontario Liberals and the Ontario Provincial Police are protecting the terrorists:
Lets just make note here. Clyde Powless is the guy who assaulted OPP officers when he attempted to turn a peaceful protest into violence on December 1, 2007. The province declined to file charges, probably because the Crown is full of a bunch of pussy pantywaists who are towing Dalton McChicken’s direction.
But look who else is there? Floyd Montour, the man accused of terrorizing development sites in Brantford. So the head of the provincial police force is glad-handing with a police beater and a terrorist? No wonder Brantford mayor Mike Hancock asked for the Armed Forces to be his back up, cause clearly the OPP have no backbone.
Today is the last day convenience stores can legally show you smokes on a wall before you can buy them. As of midnight tonight, smokers will have to thumb through a binder, like they were about to purchase adult movies, in order to get their smokes.
Unless, of course, you’re driving down to the Native reserves, where they have been illegally selling smokes for years. Without ID or even clearly underage, Native smoke shops will sell anyone any smokes, and other goods; legal or not. So when you have to go through your binder tomorrow to ask for those Number 7 King Size; Remember to thank your Premier for making you feel like you’re buying a porn DVD. And is the Ministry of Health enforcing the same rules on Native shops? Of course not. Welcome to McGuinty’s Ontario.