TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ -
September 18: Grey Owl (1888), John Diefenbaker (1895), Bertha Wilson
(1923), Scotty Bowman (1933), and Darryl Sittler (1950) are born.
September 18, 1975: Bill Davis leads the Progressive Conservatives to
victory in the 1975 Ontario election. The NDP forms the Official Opposition as
the Ontario Liberal Party is relegated to third place.
September 18, 2003: Dalton McGuinty makes another promise to the people
"I have a proposal for young people: You get out and vote on October 2nd.
And then I'll get to work to make you proud you did." (Ontario Liberal Party
But after four years in office, Dalton McGuinty has left behind a legacy
of broken promises, including the single largest tax hike in Ontario's
history, he hiked tuition fees, the coal plants are still burning, children
with autism can't get the support and treatment they need, 35% of Ontario's
children in the junior kindergarten to grade three years are in classes of
more than 20 students, and 130,000 children don't have access to a family
Even the Ontario Young Liberals are left disillusioned by Dalton
McGuinty's promise breaking. In fact, they don't make any mention of him on
their 2007 campaign website. Instead, they write:
"Politics used to be a placement of faith in leaders who would ensure we
weren't let down. Somewhere, things changed. ... Partisanship took precedence
over promises and eventually, new generations of voters began to tune out."
Dalton McGuinty's promise to make young people proud they voted... it's
one more promise that he was quick to make, but failed to keep.
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For further information: Mike Van Soelen, (647) 722-1760