Tag Archives: Ontario Government

People of Ontario: note to self

Do you want to be well prepared for the Ontario election on 7 June 2018?  May we suggest that you make notes to yourself and put them in your property or income tax file. Let’s start with a gem from … Continue reading

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Ratepayers need details on ON/QC electricity deal

We second the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s call for the Ontario government to reveal the nitty-gritty of the seven year deal to buy hydroelectric power from Quebec. Why? CTF Ontario Director Ms. Christine Van Geyn gets to the core of the … Continue reading

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Yoohoo, Ontario PCs … over here

It may be the summer heat that has caused Ontario PCs to loose sight of what are THE issues in Ontario. Let’s start with how the summer was kicked-off.  Who can forget those ominous words from Mr. David Suzuki:  “… … Continue reading

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As a taxpayer, do you mind paying double, triple?

Let’s go back to 23 November 2005 when the Canadian government announced the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement and compensation package. According to ResidentialSchoolSettlement.ca, following are the highlights of the settlement that Ontario taxpayers along with their fellow Canadians are … Continue reading

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Brantford-Brant boundary babble, part 8

Let’s continue your tour of the potentially profitable properties along Brantford, Ontario’s Henry St. Starting just east of Wayne Gretzky Parkway there is this one on the north side:   Crossing to the south side, you see this spacious property. … Continue reading

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Pension plan ads or developmental disability specialists

Some Ontario politicians apparently have lots of time on their hands. They spend it telling Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other members of the federal government how to do their jobs. It must mean that all the issues the Ontario … Continue reading

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Brantford’s athletic complex mania

Mr. Twain was right:  “Truth is stranger than fiction.”  It boggles the mind that the municipality of Brantford, the Ontario government and the Canadian government have no scruples over the apparent inexhaustible use of the taxpayer’s dollar to fund the … Continue reading

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Government needs to lie in the bed it makes for itself

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. – Abraham Lincoln Mr. Lincoln’s wise words remind us that it never pays to pass the buck.  It doesn’t pay to evade Ontario’s spending problem and blame the federal … Continue reading

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Education: Perspective Anyone?

The Brantford Expositor recently reported here that the Ontario Government cited Brantford as a “model community for the way it has reinvented itself through education.”  While its true that there are more bricks-and-mortar post-secondary education options in Brantford, points in … Continue reading

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Huronia et al Settlement Unsettling

Last December, settlements were reached in class-action lawsuits that allege abuse at three former regional centres (Huronia, Rideau and Southwestern) operated by the Ontario Government for people with developmentally disabilities.  The total cost of the settlements is $68 million. Just as outdated … Continue reading

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