Dalton McGuinty engages in groundless fear-mongering

    TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Dalton McGuinty claimed today that the Lister
Block restoration project and the clean-up of Randle Reef would be at risk if
he was not re-elected.
    But that isn't what he said when he announced provincial money for both
of these projects during his three month long, $27 billion spending spree this
past summer.
    When the Lister Block restoration project was announced, the Stoney Creek
News reported the following:

    "The one-time grant will flow as soon as council agrees to provincially-
    initiated changes to the lease arrangement with LIUNA." (June 29, 2007)

    When the Randle Reef announcement was made, the Stoney Creek News
reported the story thusly:

    "Mr. McGuinty confirmed the $30 million has been committed to the clean
    up project, and is not contingent on the Liberals returning to office in
    October. He said the money has been approved by the provincial Treasury
    Board." (August 17, 2007)

    When Dalton McGuinty was in the midst of his $27 billion spending spree
Greg Sorbara and Laurel Broten said the announcements were government policy,
not campaign promises. (Toronto Star, June 22, 2007)
    Dalton McGuinty can't have it both ways. Either they were government
announcements as he said they were or they are the political promises he's
using them as today.
    Dalton McGuinty's fear-mongering today comes on the heels of his having
lost three of his four Hamilton-area MPPs, including Jennifer Mossop, Judy
Marsales, and Marie Bountrogianni, who chose to resign rather than defend
Dalton McGuinty's record of broken promises.

    Leadership Matters.

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