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Meanwhile, in Doug Ford’s Ontario...


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DrCaleb @ Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:50 am

Kiefer Sutherland lashes out at Premier Doug Ford: ‘You, sir, are no Tommy Douglas’

"P.S. You’re lucky my mum’s not active on Twitter."



Tricks @ Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:13 am

Doug Ford clearly knows Tommy Douglas better than his Grandson.



BeaverFever @ Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:47 am

This week in Doug Ford’s Ontario, Doug announced that when the Ontario legislature rises for its summer recess, it not reconvene the week after labour day on September 9, the usual return date, but instead will remain adjourned until October 28. Conveniently after the federal election.

Recent polls have shown that Doug’s toxic and incompetent brand if populism has seriously damaged the federal Conservative party’s brand simply due to association. Given the unusually long and poorly explained reasons for the extra month and a half of recess and the carefully-worded denials from both Scheer and Ford, it’s clear that Scheer has asked Doug and his goons to lay low until after the election.

Your summer reading list:

Poll says Ontario voters ‘less likely’ to vote for Scheer this fall thanks to Ford

NEWS Jun 07, 2019 by Robert Benzie Toronto Star

A majority of Ontario voters are “less likely” to vote for Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer in the fall federal election due to Premier Doug Ford’s policies, a new poll suggests... ... s-to-ford/

Doug Ford, liability

Matt Gurney: The Ontario premier is parking his government until the fall. Whatever the reason, it’s very good news for the federal Conservatives.

by Matt Gurney Jun 10, 2019

Sometimes, even a negative answer reveals a lot. I mean, if people are even asking the question…

That’s how I felt last week when I saw the Globe and Mail had asked the federal Conservatives if they had any involvement in the extra-long summer break announced by Premier Doug Ford. The Ontario legislature, rather than returning from its summer recess sometime after Labour Day, will instead only reconvene in late October. The timing is not only notable for it being a break with routine, but because it means the Ontario Legislature will next sit after the upcoming federal election.


The Globe’s Laura Stone apparently had the same instant reaction I had—did Andrew Scheer’s team lean on Ford’s, using whatever mixture of carrot and stick proved necessary, to convince the premier to just kind of … well, go away for a few months?

No, said the Conservatives. “Nobody in the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition was in touch with Premier Ford’s office about his decision to adjourn the Legislature,” the Globe quoted one of Scheer’s spokesmen as saying.

I’m cynical enough to note with interest the careful phrasing. There’s an awful lot of people Andrew Scheer could call on to act as an emissary to Ford’s team who aren’t on staff with the opposition leader’s office. Still, for the sake of argument, let’s take the statement at face value. Whatever the reason for Ford’s decision, if you’re Scheer, it’s probably a damn good thing.


BeaverFever @ Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:50 pm

Today in Doug Ford’s Ontario, Doug marked his 1-year anniversary in office with a surprise cabinet shuffle and demoted his Minister of Finance, Minister of Education and Minister of children, community and social services.

Despite Doug’s claims that his government had a great first year, it is virtually unheard of for a new government to tank its Finance minister just weeks after releasing its first budget, much less at the same time tanking as 2 other senior ministers.

All in all, 14 of Dougs 21 existing cabinet members were shuffled. Doug claims that his government is the greatest ever has a certain Trumpian ring to it: ‘our administration is the greatest, our people are the best, that’s why everyone I’ve hired has quit or been demoted or fired ‘

Also remember how the idiot premier was willing to spark a constitutional crisis and use the notwithstanding clause to settle his personal grudges against certain members of Toronto city Council by cutting it in half ? He claimed he was doing it to “shrink the size and cost of government” despite not having so much as a scribble on the back of a cocktail napkin to show why his actions were justified. Well, today mr. “Shrink the size of government” expanded his cabinet by a third, from 21 to 28. He also appointed 4 new “trade advisors” with salaries between $165k and $185k plus expenses to promote Ontario trade in several major cities in the US and UK. Among these “highly qualified” appointments is Tyler Albrecht, a 26-year-old recent university graduate, who was given the New York City post. Albrecht has ties to Ford’s chief of staff, Dean French, through their mutual hobby of lacrosse. Albrecht is also friends with French’s sons.

In other Ford Fuckup news, this week Ford laid off 416 healthcare workers despite promising during his election campaign that “not a single” public sector job would be lost. A similar number of currently vacant healthcare roles will also be eliminated. Over the past several months, several school boards have announced hundreds of positions that will be eliminated due to Ford’s cuts and cuts to funding for municipal programs have resulted in layoffs at the municipal level as well.

Doug Ford: doesn’t know what the fuck he’s doing and just a making it up as he goes .

Video: 2 million plus crowd at raptors parade boos doug Ford


stratos @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:53 am

Question What does the Minister of Children do and or supposed to do. I've never heard of it and am just curious.

Thanks in advance. :)


llama66 @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:12 am

How come the Minister of Children is not a child? How can a non-child know what's best for children?


DrCaleb @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:47 am

stratos stratos:
Question What does the Minister of Children do and or supposed to do. I've never heard of it and am just curious.

Thanks in advance. :)

Children's services is a Ministry in most provincial governments, whose focus is on the rights and well being of children. They are supposed to speak for those who can't speak for themselves.


llama66 @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:50 am

The thing that pisses me off a touch, is they changed the rules for OSAP for former crown wards.


Thanos @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:50 am

Are the people who booed Ford the same ones that cheered when Kevin Durant got badly injured in game 6, and the ones who were viciously heckling Steph Curry's parents at that same game? Yeah, stay classy Toronto. :lol:


llama66 @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:03 am

Thing that pissed me off about all that was
a. KD should never have been allowed to step on the court with the intent to play...
b. Dell Curry was a Toronto Raptor great, he retired with the Raptors.

Fucking Shameful.


Thanos @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:11 am

A dick move is a dick move. The fans being all intense and into the moment is no excuse for being classless.


BeaverFever @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:29 am

stratos stratos:
Question What does the Minister of Children do and or supposed to do. I've never heard of it and am just curious.

Thanks in advance. :)

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services is the ministry in Ontario, Canada responsible for services to children and youth, social services such as welfare, the Ontario Disability Support Program, and community service programs to address homelessness, domestic violence, spousal support, adoption, and assisted housing for people with disabilities.

What we do

Children and Youth:

Oversee the delivery of child protection services for children who have been, or are at risk of being, abused or neglected

Help make sure children and youth with special needs, including autism, have access to timely and effective services

Work with First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban Indigenous communities to support the healthy development of their children and youth

Help prevent high-risk youth from coming into conflict with the law, improve their outcomes, and reduce re-offending

Oversee health screening and intervention programs that support early child development

Monitor international and private adoption services in Ontario

Provide policy oversight and funding for the Ontario Child Benefit

Community and Social Services:

Provide financial and employment supports to low-income Ontarians

Fund services and supports for adults with developmental disabilities

Collect, distribute and enforce child and spousal support payments

Supply interpreter and intervenor services for adults who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind

Collaborate with Indigenous communities on healing, health and wellness programs and services for Indigenous people

Support survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual violence

Immigration Policy and Programs:

Help immigrants and refugees settle and integrate into our province’s communities and economy

Women’s Issues:

Supports the advancement of women’s equality and safety


stratos @ Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:11 am

DrCaleb DrCaleb:
stratos stratos:
Question What does the Minister of Children do and or supposed to do. I've never heard of it and am just curious.

Thanks in advance. :)

Children's services is a Ministry in most provincial governments, whose focus is on the rights and well being of children. They are supposed to speak for those who can't speak for themselves.

Thanks also BeverFever.

Okay cool. Just was not sure what their position was and what they were supposed to do. :)


BeaverFever @ Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:48 am

The Gong show continues...

Doug Ford Revokes Controversial Appointments A Day After Announcing Them

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford has revoked the appointments of two people to positions abroad a day after announcing them.

Ford announced four agents-general appointments, which come with salaries between $165,000 and $185,000, shortly after a massive cabinet shuffle Thursday intended as a reset after a rocky first year in power.

Taylor Shields, an assistant vice-president of marketing for Chubb Insurance, was appointed to a post in London and Tyler Albrecht, 26-year-old senior analyst at Optimize Capital Markets, was being sent to New York City.

The premier’s office confirms Shields and Albrecht will no longer get those jobs.

Both Shields and Albrecht have ties to Ford’s powerful chief of staff Dean French, according to media reports. Shields’s cousin is French’s wife, according to Global News, and The Globe and Mail reports that Albrecht is friends with French’s sons.

The other two appointments still remain.

Jag Badwal, who is a past president of the Ontario PC Party, is being posted to Dallas, and Earl Provost, who served as chief of staff to Ford’s late brother Rob Ford when he was mayor of Toronto, heads to Chicago. ... 75f4b3e88/

[b]Doug Ford's chief of staff resigns a day after cabinet shakeup by Ontario premier

TORONTO — Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s chief of staff resigned Friday after a string of controversies in the government’s first year that culminated in the premier rescinding the lucrative appointments of two people with reported ties to Dean French.

The timing of the resignation isn’t directly related, the premier’s office suggested.

“Mr. French informed the premier that he will be returning to the private sector after a successful first year of government, as he had always planned,” spokeswoman Kayla Iafelice wrote in a statement.


Yeah sure ok. Oh wait there’s more! Let’s keep reading...

...French has also clashed with some Progressive Conservative caucus members who have bristled at a reportedly aggressive management style that reduced at least one to tears.

Former caucus member Randy Hillier has alleged that French wielded an inappropriate amount of power and caused a culture of fear and intimidation by clamping down on dissent.... ... esigns/amp

Sounds like standard conservative M.O. to me!


JaredMilne @ Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:59 am

BeaverFever BeaverFever:
The Gong show continues...

I think that Rob and Doug Ford can be summed up in two sentences. They're two of the best retail politicians that Canada's seen in the last 30 years. Unfortunately, that's all they bring to the table, since when it comes to governing they're also two of the most incompetent buffoons Canada's seen in the last 30 years!



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