Thursday, February 28, 2013

Political Hypocrisy at its’ Best in Ontario



Indiscretion in Ontario politics seems only to relate to matters that involve Toronto's duly elected Mayor Ford and do not apply when it pertains to Kathleen Wynne the recently anointed premier and new leader of the Liberal party of Ontario for its ongoing green energy programs?

Mayor Ford according to Toronto's politically active city’s integrity commissioner, Janet Leiper, made headlines for her individual believe that it is an improper use of influence, by the then councillor Ford, to seek donations, gifts, benefits or favours as a public office holder.

As Ford had made the decision as to whom he would ask for donations, and these donations benefited both the schools who received grants and the councillors foundation for youth football! Not the mayor or councilor personally!  

But wait a minute here. Now the liberal party's policy and its supporters for green energy programs, that could cost Ontario taxpayers up to $200 MILLION, are being asked to donate $5,000 per executive from within the corporate power industry to support the Ontario liberal party's energy platform policies and its' new leader Kathleen Wynne the recently anointed premier? 

These individual donations of $5,000 per plate shall directly benefit and the elected official Kathleen Wynne and the liberal party? get the picture!  

I guess because it is the lobbyists and high-roller executive’s from within the energy sector, whom conceivably might just benefit from such liberal party policies, which seek the individual $5,000 dollar donations for Kathleen Wynne as premier and leader of the party policies it’s OK?

In this case of course there are no questions of any violations by the provinces integrity commissioner such as those held by the City of Toronto’s liberal appointed integrity commissioner concerning “improper use of influence” or it is improper for lobbyists to offer or provide gifts, benefits or favours, it is equally as improper for public office holders to ask for or suggest ways for lobbyists to provide gifts, benefits or favours.”?

Political party hypocrisy at its best by the liberal party of Ontario in my humble opinion as a mere mortal!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Our Education System is on a Cumulative Sick Leave!






Unfortunately serious problems continue to exist within the taxpayer funded educational system throughout Ontario and indeed Canada. 


It is not solely caused by monetary factors but also includes the irresponsibly of union leaders and members within the teaching profession, colleges and parents.



I would venture to guess that 49% of teachers throughout Ontario are very dedicated and devoted to teaching students as opposed to engaging in union activities that directly affects the learning abilities and education of students.


However 23.3% of today's youth between the ages of 15 to 24 are neither in education nor employment. Ontario’s high school graduation rate, as per stat Canada, is 75.5% and compared to the national average of 74.8% as of 2010.

Bad news even without taking into account that the liberal government reduced the curriculum standards from 5 year to just 4 years.

What this all means in economic reality terms is that in Ontario 492,000 thousand students between the ages of 15 to 24 annually enter society WITHOUT having obtained or completed a basic high school education.  

Across Canada this number is in excess of 1.2 MILLION students that entry society and the community without the basic skills of a high school education.

For 75 years society has known that individuals who fail to obtain a high school degree are more than twice as likely to fall into decades of welfare and poverty.

The poverty rates throughout North America unfortunately are highest among Blacks, be they African American or African Canadian, aboriginals, Hispanics, Immigrants having English as a Second Language and Students in rural communities.    
 
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD) calculations tell us that $49 dollars and $65 dollars respectively represent the average per hour cost for primary and secondary teachers. 

In Canada our taxpayer funded cost for elementary teachers is $68 dollars per hour and secondary teachers come in at $74 dollar per hour! Something has to change that can drastically reduce these costs and reverse the trend of our youth from dropping out of our schools.

A school voucher or tuition tax credit of $5,000 to $8,000 based on a family’s combined gross incomes of say less than $60,000 would more easily assist parents and their children in choosing to transfer out of the public system into a private school.

This is not a novel idea has it has already been proposed by Malkin Dare, President, Society for Quality Education along with some other effective and meaningful educational and cost saving measures that would greatly reduce the present overall cost  for ever increasing education budgets.

Education has strayed from the teaching or learning of science, math, biology, physics, Canadian history and languages, reading and writing to teaching and learning the rights of unions, forcing homosexual activists clubs and gay straight alliances into our school systems.      

A failed unionized profession system that annually leaves behind nearly half a MILLION Ontario students and in excess of 1.2 MILLION Canadian students!  

A profession based system that continues to increase poverty, welfare and jobless numbers and concern itself with non education curriculum issues of salary increases, benefits, sick days, pensions and gay and lesbian rights.




http://www.globaltoronto.com/ontario+high+school+grad+rate+at+82/6442596853/story.html






Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ontario Voter Power Spring Uprising.








  Prorogation: An all party condoned procedure and legacy used by this liberal government for purely political reason to high-jack democracy through pompous unwritten principles, non binding conventions and traditions according to the liberal parties anointed lieutenant governor and Queens representative  as opposed to the peoples or voters representative.

Wynne’s promise to her liberal party to recall the legislature in itself does not resolve or solve her political parties or that of others future potential abuse of arrogantly using prorogation for political purposes.

Unless the throne speech introduces measures that effectively would prohibit and make it impossible for governing political parties from introducing prorogation, unless Canada is in a declared state of war, this liberal government should be immediately defeated on a no confidence vote by the opposition parties forthwith.

  Education:  A liberal party legacy that has allowed public education to be controlled, managed and bullied around by teachers through their union leaders and associations at the direct expense of students and taxpayers.

As a profession  teachers supposedly entered this work environment NOT for the money as it has become for wages, benefits, sick days, time off and pensions but rather to teach. Labour through it unions must be controlled by governments, the people, the same way corporations not dictated to by unelected members of the legislature.

Taxpayers, students and parents all have had enough of collateral damage directly caused to the public education system by the labour movements. The facts are clear 40,000 children do not graduate annually and a great number of those who do cannot realistically read, write or due math, let alone spell or carry on a conversation. 

Teachers and their unauthorized indoctrination of children and students, unlike those making cars, defending the innocent and guilty, doctors and the likes, as a profession are unaccountable for the consequences of their actions to the children, students, parents, taxpayers or society.      

The public wants a word with these teachers and that is if you do not wish to teach then get out of the profession now and find another career through a union and leave the teaching to teachers who are dedicated to same and not monetary gains at the expense of students and others. 

What about cutting the fat out of education @ http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/malkin-dare/ontario-education-budget_b_2629624.html


  Energy: Another economic disaster directly caused by this liberal government. The cancellation of gas plants demands a RCMP investigation and a subsequent judicial inquiry that has an outcome resulting in jail time and restitution by MPP’s, bureaucrats, technocrats and political parties found responsible and thus liable for wasteful spending, fiscal mismanagement of programs and services that for me legally was a breach of trust on or within government by a lack of fiduciary duties or oversight and mismanagement of public funds.     

There has been no track of transparency by Wynne previously and as such simply asking the auditor general to check the books is in my humble opinion a political attempt at a further cover-up by this liberal party.

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2012/10/10/the-733-million-gas-boondoggle/

  Economics: The liberal party of Ontario for the past ten years has clearly demonstrated no transparent political decency and honesty relating to Social justice.

As such for this liberal government is the effective implementation of the above three measures.

  Transit and Transportation:  Wynne has been a Toronto member of the legislature for a decade and has never concerned herself or her party or led the way on transit issues for either the city or the GTHA.

A 1% transit tax on banks, unions and all corporate taxpayers as opposed to a new direct 1% sales tax on individuals or parking fee increases, road tolls or additional gas taxes is the one measure immediately required for transit subway funding. 

Presently and for far too long individual income tax payers contribute $24.2 Billion annually in taxes while banks, corporations contribute a mere $9.4 Billion in taxes.

Any new revenues for transit funding must come from a 1% transit tax on banks, unions and all corporation doing business in Ontario and NOT a sales tax on individual taxpayers.  

Corporate Transit Employer Tax




Ontario has a dead government walking



TABLE 2.12 Summary of Medium-Term Outlook
($ Billions)
Revenue
Interim
2011–12
Plan
2012–13
Outlook

2013–14
2014–15

Taxation Revenue
75.2
78.8
81.1
84.7

Personal Income Tax
24.2
25.8
27.2
28.7

Sales Tax
20.9
21.1
22.1
23.3

Corporations Tax
9.4
10.8
10.2
10.5

Ontario Health Premium
2.9
3.1
3.3
3.4

Education Property Tax
5.6
5.6
5.7
5.7

All Other Taxes
12.2
12.4
12.6
13.1

Government of Canada
21.4
21.8
23.0
23.5

Income from Government Business Enterprises
4.4
4.1
4.4
5.3

Other Non-Tax Revenue
8.3
7.6
7.6
7.5

Total Revenue
109.3
112.2
116.1
121.


Proposed revenue possibilities are:

Revenue source
Nominal rate
GTHA annual revenue
Personal income tax increase
1%
$1.4 billion
Sales tax
1%
$1.3 billion
Property tax
1%
$90 million
Payroll tax
1%
$500 million
Highway tolls
10 cents/KM
$1.5 billion
Fuel tax
10 cents
$500 million
Vehicle tax
$100
$300 million
Parking levy
$365 per space
$1.08 billion
Land transfer tax
1%
$600 million
Development charges
$5,000 per unit
$200 million



PS. As you can see NO mention or thought of a 1% transit tax on banks, unions or corporation? 


Text of Ontario liberal party Throne Speech 2013@ http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/news/thronespeech.php?Lang=EN

UP Date Info @



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Duty-bound not to divulge the contents of conversation concerning the open-ended prorogation!







This liberal party's anointed lieutenant-governor pigeonholed the office with partisan politics when without hesitation or question he pompously went along with the liberal party's hijacking of democracy through its prorogation of the legislature.

It is the hard working, so called ordinary Ontarians, who pay the bills, salaries, benefits and pension of the lieutenant-governor for any real-life performance or non performance in the people’s legislature.

The publicly funded Queen’s representative David Onley, for the liberal party of Ontario as opposed to being an up-front representative for Ontario resident taxpayers, only response to date for supporting prorogation of the people’s legislature and not asking other parties to form a coalition government on behalf of their electorate was based purely on pompous unwritten principles, non binding conventions and traditions.

All hogwash in my humble opinion as a mere mortal and ordinary Canadian and Ontarian!