On this date in history...



    TORONTO, Sept. 28 /CNW/ -

    September 28, 1971: Ontario Premier Bill Davis appoints Margaret Birch to
his cabinet. Ms. Birch is the first female cabinet minister in Ontario's
history.

    September 28, 1972: Foster Hewitt calls the most famous goal in hockey
history. "Here's a shot. Henderson makes a wild stab for it and falls. Here's
another shot. Right in front. They Score! Henderson scores for Canada!" With
34 seconds remaining, Paul Henderson's goal gives Team Canada a 6-5 victory
over the USSR to clinch the 1972 Summit Series.

    September 27, 2003: Dalton McGuinty makes another promise to the people
of Ontario:

    "We will... build the strongest economy." (Ontario Liberal Party press
release)

    After four years of Dalton McGuinty's government, Ontario is forecast to
place last out of the provinces for economic growth and job creation.
    Since the beginning of 2005, Ontario has lost 143,100 well-paying
manufacturing jobs.
    During 2005 and 2006, Ontario lost almost twice as many manufacturing
jobs as all of the rest of Canada combined. (110,000 vs. 59,000)
    Windsor has an unemployment rate of 9.9%
    The C.D. Howe Institute has stated that Ontario has the "...least
competitive business tax structure of any province."
    Dalton McGuinty's promise to build the strongest economy...it's one more
promise that he was quick to make, but failed to keep.





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