Quote: Originally Posted by White_Unifier
He did have the choice of not making that promise.
What, like Trudeau and his election reform? How many idiots bought into that lie despite the fact the PM does not have the power to unilaterally change the electoral process.
In the run up to the 2014 election the Wynned Bag promised to reduce insurance rates by 15%. Didn't happen. There was only a 6.6% reduction. When the Wynned Bag was challenged on it, she blew it off by saying that 15% was a "stretch goal". Well she certainly didn't tell us that BEFORE she was elected. In other words, she made a promise she knew she was unlikely to keep.
In 2014, in raising the minimum wage from $10.25 an hour — where the Liberals had kept it since 2010 — to $11 an hour, Wynne promised that going forward, hikes to the minimum wage would be predictable and linked to inflation, to be fair to employers as well as employees.
But, heading into the June election, Wynne announced a 31.6% hike to the minimum wage over 15 months, a direct contradiction of her earlier commitment and an obvious political move to force Ontario’s employers to pay for her attempt to buy the votes of minimum wage workers.
And then we have Dalton McGuinty, who came to power in 2003 promising not to raise taxes. Even made a big to-do about signing a pledge with the Ontario Taxpayer's Federation before introducing the single largest tax hike in Ontario history.
It's one thing to make a promise and then have to back down because of outside circumstances. It's quite another to make a promise knowing full well you have no ****ing intention of keeping said promise.
Quote: Originally Posted by Bar Sinister
Why is anyone surprised that Doug Ford has already broken an election promise?
Were you surprised and all sarcastic when the Ontario Liberals broke election promises almost immediately after getting elected? Or is this just part of your partisan routine?