polaris_x wrote:it's all fucked ... an election is the worst case scenario for ontario now ... absolutely nothing positive can come of it ... mcguinty is just going to lose seats ... he's not getting his majority back and for good reason ...
horwarth is not ready and hudak is cut from the same "what can i do for my buddies" cloth as harper/harris/eaves
Well the two previous leaders Rae and Harris essentially lost power because they pissed off the teachers...and that's exactly what McGuinty is doing...I know I am part of the support staff in a school board...teachers are pissed, support staff are pissed and the public sector in general are pissed.
The teacher unions are extremely powerful well organized lot. My guess is if he doesn't back off his concessions demands he will be gone. My sister is a teacher and a lot of the teachers have been emailing NDP MP'S...so my guess is that the NDP probably see's this as an opportunity to gain back teacher support.
The question remains...will the NDP continue to have back bone? if he calls an election will he drop his concession demands from school board workers in order to gain their support?
I believe even the Drummond report had said part of the problem with government was that when you freeze their wages you usually had to make it up down the road. He was calling for a shrinking of the government. In my opinion that's the problem the problem to many now working for the government.
This all day kindergarten is costing 1.5 billion...this is not an austerity budget when you created a program we can't afford then expect school board employees to take concessions so you can hire 20000 more people (possibly liberal voters)...he needs to go.
Not to rehash Rae...the one area that made the social contract much different than what McGuinty is trying to do, is the social contract did no effect those making under 40 000 except pay freeze, but they did not have to take Rae days and he never asked for concessions.
Mcguinty is going farther than Rae or Harris.
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