From sex-ed to a carbon tax: Here’s where Doug Ford stands on big issues


Murphy
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Here is where Ford stands on some Ontario issues.
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From sex-ed to a carbon tax: Here’s where Doug Ford stands on big issues
By Monique Scotti, Global News

Doug Ford is potentially just under three months away from becoming Ontario’s next premier.

The bombastic, populist politician capped off a whirlwind leadership campaign this weekend, declaring victory following a series of technical issues and disputes at the Progressive Conservative Party’s leadership event in Toronto.

He then had to wait nearly a day before runner-up Christine Elliott would concede.

As the dust settles, attention now turns to what kind of leader Ford will be, and what kind of platform he’ll be presenting to Ontario voters ahead of the June 7 election.

The former Toronto mayoral candidate was fairly short on details during the race, making broad promises to push out “elites” and make sure Ontario is “open for business.” His website appears devoid of any policy statements.

But he did advance a few concrete proposals. Ford promised, for instance, that out of respect for the party membership, he would make few changes to the People’s Guarantee – the PC platform advanced under former leader Patrick Brown. He told National Post Radio in February that he’d change around 10 per cent of the document. On Monday, he told Global News’ Andrew Lawton that it would be “condensed.”

Here’s a look at what we might expect.

Carbon pricing

Ford has been clear that, like all his fellow leadership candidates, he opposes the carbon tax plan that was supported by Brown. That could present a big problem for the federal government should he become premier, and indeed for Ford himself.

If Ontario doesn’t accept that it must put a price on carbon, it will have the federal pricing plan imposed on it by Ottawa in 2019. That said, Saskatchewan has already stood up and said it won’t play ball on the carbon tax and is willing to go to court over it, so there is a precedent for provincial pushback.

There’s also the question of money. Refusing to implement a carbon tax will deprive Ontario of at least $4 billion in tax revenues that Brown’s team factored into their People’s Guarantee.

Ford’s answer to the funding shortfall was to promise that he’d find “efficiencies” at Queen’s Park, saving a minimum of 4 cents on every dollar of government spending. The Green Energy Act would be one of the first things to go, he has said.
Sex education

Ford has also been clear on this policy issue, and on Monday he reiterated a promise to first repeal, and then review, Ontario’s new sex education curriculum. The pledge is an important one among the party’s social conservatives.

Consultations with parents were “insufficient” before the new curriculum was brought in under the Wynne government, Ford contends, and it’s parents who should be making the decisions about how and when their kids learn about sex.

Ford also said the curriculum “should be about facts, not teaching Liberal ideology” – a possible reference to teaching things like gender identity.

Jobs and taxation


Ford presents himself as a traditional fiscal conservative in that he opposes big government and wants to slash taxes. That revealed itself in a few specific ways during the race.

Ford pledged, for instance, to freeze Ontario’s minimum wage at $14 an hour, but also to eliminate provincial taxes for anyone earning less than $30,000 a year. He has promised corporate tax cuts to encourage more investment in Ontario, and a 22 per cent cut in hydro rates.

During a visit to Thunder Bay, Ford also said he would incentivize doctors practicing in northern Ontario by cutting their provincial taxes significantly – right down to 0 per cent.

The rest here:

https://globalnews.ca/news/4077129/d...rm-big-issues/
 
White_Unifier
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Too bad he opposes a carbon tax.

That said, I want to know where he stands of balancing the books. Conservatives are known for cutting taxes with little regard to paying the debt. I want him to promise that he will pay down the debt, preferably by reducing government spending but by raising taxes too if necessary. In other words, reducing taxes should be strictly conditional on reducing spending. I want to know where he's going to cut expenditures. If he can't promise that, then he's just another borrow-n-spender.
 
Hoid
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Ford will run on change - not on policy.

He doesn't have any policies.
 
Curious Cdn
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"Ford has also been clear on this policy issue, and on Monday he reiterated a promise to first repeal, and then review, Ontario’s new sex education curriculum. The pledge is an important one among the party’s social conservatives."

I'll bet that Ford doesn't give a hoot in Hades about "family values" stuff. He's pandering to the Very Right. As I said in an earlier post, I'm waiting for his sudden conversion on the road to Damascus concocted to snag a few Ontario Bible Belt votes.
 
Murphy
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Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier View Post

Too bad he opposes a carbon tax.

That said, I want to know where he stands of balancing the books. Conservatives are known for cutting taxes with little regard to paying the debt. I want him to promise that he will pay down the debt, preferably by reducing government spending but by raising taxes too if necessary. In other words, reducing taxes should be strictly conditional on reducing spending. I want to know where he's going to cut expenditures. If he can't promise that, then he's just another borrow-n-spender.

Most people in Ontario, including myself, consider the carbon tax an excuse to take more in taxes and giving nothing in return. None of the Ontario governments has been good at balancing the books. The best at handling the debt were the Harris Conservatives, but best is a relative term. As long as you are spending more than you are taking in, you have a bad budget.

In the 1990s, from 1990 to 1995, NDP Bob Rae increased the debt considerably, from 35 billion to 93 Billion.
Mike Harris came next. He increased the debt from 91 billion to 133 billion.
McGuinty should have been taken out back of the barn and shot. He took it from 133 billion to 288 billion.
Wynne raised it to 312 billion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_government_debt
Last edited by Murphy; Mar 12th, 2018 at 08:18 PM..
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Murphy View Post

Most people in Ontario, including myself, consider the carbon tax an excuse to take more in taxes from me with nothing in return. None of the Ontario governments has been good at balancing the books. The best at handling the debt were the Harris Conservatives, but best is a relative term. As long as you are spending more than you are taking in, you have a bad budget.

In the 1990s, from 1990 to 1995, NDP Bob Rae increased the debt considerably, from 35 billion to 93 Billion.
Mike Harris came next. He increased the debt from 91 billion to 133 billion.
McGuinty should have been taken out back of the barn and shot. He took it from 133 billion to 288 billion.
Wynne raised it to 312 billion.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ontario_government_debt

Trust me. I wasn't saying the Liberals are any better. Right now Ontario has the following division:

Party A: We'll reduce taxes and we'll just keep borrowing.

Party B: We'll raise spending and we'll just keep borrowing.

What Ontario needs is:

Party A: We'll raise taxes and start paying down the debt.

Party B: We'll reduce spending and start paying down the debt.

Either of the latter two imaginary parties would outshine any of the riff raff parties Ontario presently has.
 
Danbones
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The carbon tax IS a form of sex education

the dirty low down kind.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

"Ford has also been clear on this policy issue, and on Monday he reiterated a promise to first repeal, and then review, Ontario’s new sex education curriculum. The pledge is an important one among the party’s social conservatives."

I'll bet that Ford doesn't give a hoot in Hades about "family values" stuff. He's pandering to the Very Right. As I said in an earlier post, I'm waiting for his sudden conversion on the road to Damascus concocted to snag a few Ontario Bible Belt votes.

Just another Christophobe.
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Just another Christophobe.


LIE-berals think that the best way to defend their failed policies is to tell massive and easily disproved LIES about Doug Ford!!!


They will find they have MASSIVELY MISCALCULATED!!!!!!


Some LIE-berals think there must be some sort of weakness in the Ford fiscal plan because he has not supplied a full funding formula. Simply saying NO!!!! to any new deficit spending IS A PLAN- in the minds or ordinary people!

Consider that LIE-berals have LIED to us as usual and will be running a $12 billion dollar deficit- Ford has only to say NO to $6 billion dollars worth of LIE-beral spending that was only going to go to the outrageous civil service union Hog gravy train anyway and he is half way balanced! He then has only to cancel the other $6 billion in LIE-beral pork barrel political bribery - and you KNOW the kind of LIE-beral crap I mean: the FIFTY PERCENT PAY RAISES fro university professors, the gifts to municipal allies such as that toady Jackass John Tory so he can BRIBE municipal union Hogs, and THE BIG ONE- the HUGE transfers of funds to pay off th teeming tesn of thousands of illegals that LIE-berals plan to BUY the votes of so they can cling to power at any price!

If Jackass John Tory wants to lead a sanctuary city then FINE - LET HIM FIGURE OUT HOW TO PAY FOR IT! We are indebted to Ezra Levant and his Rebel media for exposing the LIE-beral LIE about how many illegals are really coming here- and what the TRUE COST of feeding, housing and clothing them will be!

LIE-berals admit that about 200 illegals per day are crossing at the most popular Quenec crossing point- but the LIARS DO NOT ADMIT that it is ONLY ONE CROSSING POINT! Nor do the LIARS admit that 200 per day is actually a LOW average- on some days as many as 500 cross per day!

At 200 illegals per day multiplied by 365 days at ONLY ONE CROSSING POINT- that gives us 73,000 illegals per year- and LIE-berals REFUSE to give us the true number! LIE-berals DO ADMIT that on some days as many as 500 people cross at that one Quebec crossing point! So how much money can Ford save by refusing to play along with idiot LE-berals collecting illegals as if they were stray cats?

Ford can cover his $6 billion in promises simply by cancelling half the LIE-beral promised new gravy and by then redirecting the other $6 billion to things WE ACTUALLY WANT- instead of dumping our cash into crap- like those electric TOY vehicles that LIE-berals so desperately want to force us into because of the GOBS OF GRAVY they expect to make!

Back when LIE-berals first began importing roughly 50,000 Syrians, there was talk that supporting such a group might cost several billion dollars per year- yet we know have a ccouple of years worth of illegals- but how many really? 100,000? Or 150,000? Or 200,000? ON TOP of those 50,000 Syrians?

And LIE-berals BOASTED of how carefully they selected those Syrian refugees- getting us the best and brightest who would also constitute the least security threat
and here we are-2 years later and 9 out of 10 Syrians have yet to find a job!

Ford can save a bundle of cash simply by refusing to play along with the LIE-beral game plan! Why should he take the tax hits to support these trespassers that most Cdns want deported?


LIE-beral hypocrites working as college professors justify their claimed right to censor any speaker they do not approve of as a “value judgement” intended to improve education- by which they mena stuffing THEIR VIEWS down th throats of others like good little Nazis!

LIE-berals scorn the Doug Ford transit plan to simply re-start the two decade old Shepard subway plan! But what has changed? Population density is higher than ever along the planned route so how is the plan suddenly invalid? Unless you are simply a Ford HATER slapping at anything he says?

LIE-berals aks us “who wants to live in a Doug Ford Ontari-owe”? WE ALL DO! The only no votes are from LIE-berals and their Hog allies!

Ontari-owe LIE-berals- the most hated govt in Cdn history think they can scare us by suggesting “we don’t know the real Doug Ford”! HAHAHAHAHA!!!

A chief LIE-beral strategist called Doug Ford a “dick” - while ignoring the widespread public view that LIE-berals are ALL thieves!

LIE-berals insist that Ford is a racist and opposed to a multi cultural Ontari-owe. But LIE-berals ignore the majority of Cdns who want to see illegals deported, and want to see immigration standards raised and want to see LIE-beral politicians forbidden from giving more grants to Black Lives Matter Bigots!

LIE-berals think it is more useful to teach 9 year old kids about anal sex than multiplication tables and spelling.

LIE-berals would rather damage our education system and reduce academic standards across the board and blight the future of our kids than admit how many ethnic kids are failing in our school system thansk to our messed up LIE-beral immigration policies!

LIE-berals would rather blame “racists” for blighted black lives than admit it is crap attitudes that are mostly to blame!

LIE-berals think it is police harassment for cops to arrest large numbers of black criminals- real proof and evidence is irrelevant to LIE-berals!

Wynne-bag LIE-berals suggest that Ford will lay off 40,000 civil service union Hogs if he becomes premier. Are there really 40,000 public relations spin doctors and parasites in LIE-beral govt?

LIE-berals are angry that Ford thinks that parents should be informed if their 15 year old daughter needs an abortion! A 15 year old girl is NOT an adult!

LIE-berals say a Ford govt will have to make service cuts. Oh? Worse cuts than those LIE-berals have made by shutting rural hospitals and rationing health care?

LIE-berals say poor people cannot afford Conservative policies. Too bad NONE of us can afford LIE-beral policies- as soaring Cdn debt levels prove!

LIE-berals warn that Ford will give corporations huge tax cuts- will this interfere with the flow of gravy to LIE-berals listed in the Paradise Papers tax scandal?

LIE-berals whine about Ford not wanting to expand rent controls- LIE-berals would rather just destroy the rental market using the Soviet style “command economy” model where bribery and political connections make or break your housing options!

LIE-berals whine that Ford will not give minimum wage increases and how will LIE-berals justify their disgraceful salary increases for Hogs if there is no minimum wage ponzi scheme in effect to PRETEND people are getting more money? With LIE-berals its all in one pocket and back out the other- with ONLY civil service Hogs actually KEEPING the raises!

LIE-berals pretend that the minimum wage increase benefits poor people even as LIE-berals dismantle the raise with higher income tax, increased Cdn pension plan deductions, higher Unemployment deductions, increased hydro costs, soaring food prices as carbon crap and trade scam kicks in, soaring property taxes and all manner of increased fees just so LIE-berals will have the gravy they need to buy Hog votes and cling to power at any price!

Ford see nothing wrong with selling Cannabis in corner stores- how will LIE-berals get to buy votes by creating more jobs for civil service union Hogs in newly created govt weed stores if non union people get to sell it?

LIE-berals say Ford will give corporations big tax cuts- will these ALLEGED cuts cost more than the proven LIE-beral MaRs deal, E-health, the endless waste and entitlements at Metrolinx, the rot at MTHC, the LIE-beral pedestrian bridge built upside down, the snow plowing scandal, the road paving scandal, the Nippising bridge failure, the failure of prefab steel girders LIE-berals bought for 401 bridges, the accounting lies that auditor general Bonnie Lysyk has documented, the fifty percent raises demanded by senior college and university staffers, the green energy mess that only cleans wallets of cash and leaves the dirt in the air?

LIE-berals suggest that Ford will not make business take responsibility for pollution but we already have solid proof that the LIE-beral carbon crap and trade plan is nothing but a costly scam- designed in imitation of the scandal riddled European model- to enrich civil service union Hogs so how can Ford possibly make that costly LIE-beral mess any worse?

LIE-berals whine that Ford will not support their failed carbon crap and trade mess simply because it is INEFFECTIVE! LIE-berals do not want to admit that cutting back on gravy to Sunshine List Hogs so the people in Ontari-owe who already have the largest carbon foot print will be forced to cut back IS a more effective climate control method!

LIE-berals whine about lost jobs under Ford- but crippling debt is the real job killer! One has only to look at the disaster of the PIGS- Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain to se the ugly job killing reality of debt!

LIE-berals whine that tax breaks to corporations do not create jobs- if that is true then why does LIE-beral policy offer all manner of tax breaks and grants to any business to come here and set up shop?
 
Hoid
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The Ford Family Values sounds like a comedy.
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

The Ford Family Values sounds like a comedy.


Poor Hoid- he has NO sensible way of defending LIE-beral policy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals are failing across the board in ALL areas of govt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Even worse for LIE-berals is how long it is going to take Cdns to forget what an ugly mess LIE-berals made!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals think that calling us "systemic racists" will make us forget how much their collection of illegals is costing us!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals think that calling us "Islamophobes" will make us relax and forget the threat of Muslim terror!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals believe that insisting that Canada is "multicultural" will make us feel more comfortable with ethnic gangs killing each other in the streets as they fight over turf!



LIE-berals think that telling us "the economy is booming- for civil service union Hogs" will make us feel better about the economic disasters that LIE-berals are dumping on the rest of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



LIE-berals really believe that Isis fighters can be a "strong voice in Cdn society"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals have not yet figured out how OFFENSIVE most Cdns think that "strong Isis voice" will be for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by spilledthebeer View Post

Poor Hoid- he has NO sensible way of defending LIE-beral policy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals are failing across the board in ALL areas of govt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Even worse for LIE-berals is how long it is going to take Cdns to forget what an ugly mess LIE-berals made!!!!!!!!!


LIE-berals think that calling us "systemic racists" will make us forget how much their collection of illegals is costing us!!!!!!!!


Dude, do you think making your font bigger increases the volume of your post?
 
taxslave
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But it does make faster scrolling.
 
spilledthebeer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

But it does make faster scrolling.


LIE-berals who whine about the size of font used and the number of exclamation points used simply expose the empty and vacuous


state of LIE-beral minds and reveal the ugly truth- that LIE-berals have already told us their best lies and they have been REJECTED!!!!



In a battle of wits- LIE-berals are now disarmed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


And NDPers are no better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Consider: Here is yet another article to remind us we should examine NDP candidates very closely before we offer them any support since so many of them are grossly muddled fruitcakes! And thus far our loonie leftist media is giving federal NDPer Jagmeet Singh and his gang a free ride with NO hard questions! With some comments of my own in brackets):

Ontario NDP candidate embroiled over blowing up 'gun nuts' comment

By Antonella Artuso. Published: May 25, 2018. Updated: May 25, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

Filed Under: Toronto SUN/ News/ Ontario

Related: GOLDSTEIN: Horwath fails the test of leadership

Etobicoke Centre NDP candidate Erica Kelly, who posted that she would not be sad if “gun nuts” were blown up by a drone, has now apologized for the comment.

“I know this is horrible to say… but I would not be sad to see these gun nuts threatening civil war have their asses blown to f–k with a drone,” Kelly said. “I mean, really, if only just to see their ‘tyrannical government’ 2nd amendment argument blown to smithereens.”

(But if a gun OWNER suggested that Kelly be shot- the cops would be on it in a minute!)

“I know that’s horrible to say, but it they don’t care about kids lives being lost with the way things are there now…. I don’t really care about them either.”

(I do think the Yankee Second Amendment was never intended as permission for the neighbourhood LOON to be armed but suggesting blowing up gun owners would be considered irresponsible if said by any other party! But NDPers are irony challenged - and spiced with a big slice of hypocrisy too!)

Earlier Friday, Scarborough-Agincourt NDP candidate Tasleem Riaz was criticized by the Ontario Progressive Conservatives for sharing an Adolf Hitler quote online and for calling the Canadian military in Afghanistan a “slaughtering machine.”

Riaz has said she has no idea how the Hitler meme was posted, and said she has long worked to promote interfaith understanding.

(Uh-huh- and Riaz has never suggested ANY plausible reason for how the Hitler quote got onto her web page! The hypocrisy is strong with this one!)

But PC Leader Doug Ford has accused the NDP of running a slate of candidates that represent “radical” views that are far outside the Ontario mainstream.

@AndreaHorwath Your candidate, Erica Kelly, wrote that she wants me and 2 million other legal firearms owners to be killed by drones. I would respectfully ask your response and what you intend to do about her and her remarks.
— Chris Cain (@Chris_Cain) May 25, 2018

In a statement, Kelly said she deplores violence against all people regardless of where they live.

(Uh huh- so bombing by drones is NOT violence according to NDP?)

“The U.S. mass shootings in Parkland, Fla., Sandy Hook, Conn. and Las Vegas, Nev., caused heartache and anger for me, like for countless others,” Kelly said.

(But the rest of us were heartless and indifferent- is that the NDP view?)

“In the heat of the moment, in a personal conversation with a friend, I lashed out about extremist Americans who advocate starting a civil war to achieve their political objectives. I was wrong to take the bait. My comments do not reflect how I live my life and how I treat others. For that, I offer my unreserved apology.”

Kelly went on to say that her family are law-abiding gun owners in Northern Ontario, and she favours a culture of responsible ownership.

(And by “responsible” does she mean that nobody should have guns for any reason- not even cops? After all- NDP has often supported Black Lives Matter bigots against cops often enough! And another NDPer- Gurrantan Singh- brother of federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh- has appeared in public with his “Fcuk the police” banner- but that was years ago and Gurrantan claims to be wiser now- so what excuse does Kelly offer for being an ill tempered FLAKE? )
 

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