Auditor General's job is never done


Auditor General's job is never done
  1. Auditor General's job is never done
    torontosun.com
    If you want an unbiased and thorough accounting of just how badly the Liberals have messed up Ontario, have a look at any of the reports from the busiest people in the province - the Office of the Auditor…
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If you want an unbiased and thorough accounting of just how badly the Liberals have messed up Ontario, have a look at any of the reports from the busiest people in the province - the Office of the Auditor General.

There, you will find a devastating indictment of the failed Liberal policies courtesy of Premier Kathleen Wynne - and Dalton McGuinty before her.

Report after report, it is a scathing accounting of the actions of successive Liberal governments, shining a spotlight on their gross incompetence and mismanagement. To sum them up - there is not a single public policy issue they have managed well. It’s like the Midas touch in reverse.

Health care, education, infrastructure spending, tendering contracts. The list goes on.

Even when they have legitimately tried to do the right thing, they still manage to screw it up. The recently announced scheme to reduce our hydro bills is a perfect example.

There really is only one thing Wynne and her Liberals excel at - bribing us with our own money to ensure their re-election.

Last week, we learned Wynne has opened up the taxpayers’ wallet again, generously offering nearly 35,000 public servants four-year extensions on their contracts and a healthy 7.5% raise.

Though it is not unusual to buy labour peace in advance of a competitive election, what makes this move particularly galling is the Liberals didn’t even give any pretence of doing right by the taxpayer. In other words, they gave the union what they wanted - with absolutely no concessions.

It was such an extraordinary capitulation even the President of the Ontario Public Sector Employees Union Warren (Smokey) Thomas called it “unprecedented”.

Speaking to the Canadian Press, Thomas - who is no fan of this government - said “he suspects it is related to the June 2018 election.” He added: “I’m kind of shocked the government actually made us any kind of an offer.”

Thomas also told CP, “the offer contains a number of positive changes with no demands of concessions for members.”

So, this is what we can expect to happen over the course of the next few months - whatever group is ticked off with the Liberals can likely look forward to a generous offer in order for there to be no disruptions during the election. Even the Liberals’ very public fight with Ontario doctors ended with an offer for arbitration.

Last year, the Liberals cut much-needed funding for children with autism - last month, miraculously, they found $533 million for a new autism funding…

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