Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Post


Beginning the work-week contemplatively....

Kathleen Wynne is a known liar, deflector and someone who simply has no desire to understand how the electorate feels.

Cases in point:

The provincial Liberals are, once again, facing allegations of destroying documents.

Premier Kathleen Wynne says she will fully cooperate with an OPP investigation into allegations from the Trillium Wind Corp.

The wind power company alleges that government officials destroyed documents relevant to a case relating to the government cancelling a Lake Ontario wind project.

The documents are alleged to have been destroyed around the same time that emails were deleted in relation to the Liberals’ cancellation of two gas plants, says Trillium lawyer Morris Cooper.


Yes, about that....


Premier Kathleen Wynne claims Ontario needs to take autistic children five years of age and older off what parents consider to be the best program for them, because the experts tell her that is what is best. I think she’s wrong.

Families with autistic children five and older on the IBI (Intensive Behavioural Intervention) wait list, will get $8,000 to pay for treatment for a year as they are cut off the wait list.

That’s far less than what families report the treatment costs, tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Further, many parents of autistic children, as well as many experts, believe IBI is the best treatment.
Indeed, many parents say it’s the only treatment that works.

Dr. James Porter of IBI Behavioral Services says 85% of kids on IBI are older than five, so Wynne may be wiping out treatment for the vast majority of them.


In an interview with OISE’s winter 2009 newsletter, Levin said: “I was the deputy minister of education. In that role, I was the chief civil servant. I was responsible for the operation of the Ministry of Education and everything that they do; I was brought in to implement the new education policy.” ....

But the pushback continues. In fact, Premier Kathleen Wynne, when pressed on it after he was charged with seven counts of child pornography in 2013, downplayed the involvement of her transition team member.


Premier Kathleen Wynne says she has no doubt homophobia motivated some of the hundreds of people who protested Ontario's new sex education curriculum this week.

Wynne received a hostile welcome from members of the province’s opposition Wildrose party during a visit hosted by Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. Most Wildrose MLAs refused to stand when Notley introduced Wynne, before one MLA attacked Ontario as a debt-ridden basket case while Wynne sat in the gallery.

Notley and many observers labelled Wildrose’s behaviour as inappropriate and even rude. The controversy escalated Friday, when the same MLA, Derek Fildebrandt, posted a comment on social media saying he was “proud to have constituents like you” after one directed a homophobic slur at Wynne. Wynne is openly gay.
This woman could not elicit sympathy from me if she paid me in the pensions she thinks Ontarians want.

But I will try being sympathetic:

One should never mistake Liberals for people with class or reason.

The new constitution makes the Liberals the first major federal party to let Canadians join without having to pay a membership fee. It also streamlines the party’s bureaucracy, which promises to make it into a leaner, more efficient machine able to perpetuate a new trend in Canadian politics: the permanent campaign.

The voting results were definitive, with 1,988 delegates supporting the new constitution and only 66 opposed. That was a far cry from what many had expected, and represents a clear endorsement by Liberals of their faith in Trudeau and the leadership team.

Opponents had earlier complained not just about the perceived centralization of power within the party’s executive, but also about the way the party had rolled the new constitution out. They alleged there hadn’t been any consultation, and that the party was trying to strong arm delegates into supporting it.

They had said that the party wasn’t living up to the ideals of openness, transparency and consultation that Trudeau had promised Canadians during the election campaign. There was even an unsuccessful attempt on Friday night to make it a secret, instead of public, ballot to head off any punishment from party leaders.

Hours before the vote, Trudeau told delegates that there would not be repercussions for those who voted against the new constitution. “It takes courage to speak out against something your party leadership believes in,” he said, “and I want you to know that I admire and thank you for doing it.”

(Sidebar: bullsh- there aren't repercussions. Did everyone forget what party this is?)

There is no prostitute like a Liberal prostitute. They will vote for anything.

Conservative delegates voted overwhelmingly Saturday at their national convention to effectively accept same-sex marriage, a move Tory MPs and leadership candidates said modernizes their party and sends an important message to Canadians.

There is no need to vote for someone who dissimilar from other parties only in signage.

You deserve to lose, Tory plants.

Vickers became a national hero in October 2014 for his part in shooting dead an armed assailant inside the Parliament buildings, where he served as sergeant-at-arms for the House of Commons.

The ambassador’s televised take-down of Murphy at the Grangegorman Military Cemetery was greeted with widespread cheers on Canadian social media.

But experts in security and diplomacy say Vickers’ decision to take matters into his own hands raises serious questions of judgment.

“From what I can see of all this, it was certainly an over-reaction on the part of the ambassador, at a minimum,” said Gar Pardy, a former Canadian diplomat and director general of consular affairs.
Someone had to wear the big-boy pants.

About 40,000 years before the appearance of modern man in Europe, Neanderthals in southwestern France were venturing deep into the earth, building some of the earliest complex structures and using fire.

And we thought that Neanderthals were primitive.


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