Ex­pect tur­bu­lence

The Recorder & Times (Brockville) - - OPINION -

Wel­come to the Ford Fol­lies. The newly elected Pro­gres­sive (?) Con­ser­va­tives have hit the deck run­ning.

To help stu­dents in the 21st cen­tury, they’ve di­alled back cur­ricu­lums to a time that ig­nores the In­ter­net.

To show On­tario is “open for business” they can­cel gov­ern­ment con­tracts and play loose with gov­ern­ment re­bates (land­ing and los­ing in court).

They plan to waste $30 mil­lion on a con­sti­tu­tional case most ac­knowl­edge is not winnable. They’ve squan­dered money los­ing to the City of Toronto and Tesla. They’re fight­ing du­bi­ous bat­tles with OPSEU, ETFO, ba­sic in­come re­cip­i­ents, the Cana­dian Civil Lib­er­ties Association, and the LGBTQ com­mu­nity.

And this just bor­ders on lu­nacy: Ford has de­cided to sus­pend the Char­ter of Rights and Free­doms here in On­tario by us­ing the Notwith­stand­ing Clause af­ter the On­tario Su­pe­rior Court ruled his coun­cil-slash­ing was un­con­sti­tu­tional.

Buckle up. The next four years could be a bumpy ride.

Ron Hod­gins St. Marys

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