TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - Benjamin Franklin is credited as saying that
the only certainties in this world are death and taxes.
About this 2007 election campaign, Mr. Franklin might say that the only
certainty is that Dalton McGuinty will win the Ottawa Citizen's weekly "Turkey
Award" - which he did again this week.
Dalton McGuinty has spent the campaign in a bubble - dropping into cities
like London and speaking only to his candidates.
http://blog.canoe.ca/trailmix/2007/09/26/rink_stink. When asked why he wasn't
speaking to any real people, Dalton McGuinty said that wasn't true and that he
had talked to real people...a week ago or something. But when presented with
the opportunity to talk to a real person...well...see for yourself -
The week began with Dalton McGuinty trying to claim that he had
implemented all of Justice O'Connor's recommendations following the Walkerton
Inquiry. Only he hasn't.
Monte Kwinter finally spoke up about where he stands on the issue of
including faith-based schools in the public education system. "Certainly I
would be a hypocrite to say that suddenly I don't think that it's something
that should be done," Kwinter told the North York Mirror this week.
Kwinter, like many of his colleagues, has long supported extending funding to
faith-based schools. This raises the question - does Kwinter think that Dalton
McGuinty, Kathleen Wynne, David Caplan, and Michael Bryant are all hypocrites
for flip-flopping on this very basic matter of principle?
Dalton McGuinty also lost a few rounds of "Liberal Math with McGuinty
Liberals" - including one on transportation. It was pointed out to Dalton
McGuinty that his costing document
df) doesn't mention the word "transportation" once. We still haven't heard
from anyone who can show us where it is.
Dalton McGuinty acknowledged his credibility is so bad when it comes to
keeping promises he's now promising to do things
already done (http://www.mhp.gov.on.ca/english/news/2007/073007.asp) just so
that he can say he kept a promise.
As the week progressed, Dalton McGuinty must have been wondering if even
Mother Nature had turned against him. He visited a wind farm. Wind farms are a
key part of Dalton McGuinty's repeatedly made/broken promise to close the coal
plants. Lucky for Dalton, he has a back-up for his tour events. Unlucky for
Ontario, he doesn't have a back-up for the province.
And then there was this gem, from Dalton McGuinty's candidate in Niagara
West - Glanbrook, Mike Lostracco: "Whether it's transit, rail or even a
monorail system is something Liberals will profess." A monorail?!? A monorail.
Finally, we'll close this week, as we have every week, with another
Liberal candidate who won't be caught on the web with Dalton McGuinty.
Step right up, Ontario Liberal Party Campaign Chair and Minister of
Finance Greg Sorbara. www.votesorbara.ca
Aww heck, what's one more.
Michael Bryant, Liberal candidate in St. Paul's and Attorney General.
www.michaelbryant.ca. He kind of fakes you out because he has a photo gallery
entitled "St. Paul's greets Premier Dalton McGuinty." But good luck finding a
photograph of Dalton McGuinty anywhere in there.
Dalton McGuinty - if his star candidates don't want anything to do with
him, why would people want to vote for him?
For further information:
For further information: Mike Van Soelen, (647) 722-1760