On this date in history....



    TORONTO, Sept. 9 /CNW/ -

    September 9, 1959: Opening of Canada's first large nuclear power plant.

    September 9, 1976: Chairman Mao dies.

    September 9, 2003: Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Liberals make another
    promise to the people of Ontario:

    
        "When you make promises, you have to say how you will pay for them."
        (Ontario Liberal Party press release)
    

    In 2003, Dalton McGuinty said that he could implement his full platform
for only $5.9 billion but a report by government officials indicated that
Dalton McGuinty's spending promise was bogus. The report, made public only
after Dalton McGuinty fought its release for a year, said that Dalton
McGuinty's platform would cost several hundreds of millions of dollars more
than Dalton McGuinty said they would.
    And after four years, Dalton McGuinty has actually increased government
spending by more than $22 billion a year and he still holds the record for
broken promises by an Ontario politician.
    Dalton McGuinty's latest platform indicates that he will increase
government spending by $15 billion. Ontarians are right to wonder how accurate
this promise is.
    Dalton McGuinty's promise that his commitments were accurately costed...
it's one more promise that he was quick to make, but failed to keep.





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