"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Secret not for telling

The Honourable Doug Holyday had a go at the Minister of Transportation in the Provincial Assembly yesterday.

He went up one side of the Minister and down the other.

The issue; the length of the  planned new subway. The  Province intends to cut it short.

As former  Deputy- Mayor of  Toronto, Mr. Holyday is of  course very familiar with what has gone before.

I'm not so sure about Glen Murray, the Provincial Minister  of Transportation.

It's not that long since he was Mayor of the City of Winnipeg in the Province of Manitoba.

According to the media, Mr Murray resigned   that position and came to Ontario
in time for the last Provincial election.

He promptly won a Toronto nomination and  a city riding. He may even have taken George Smitherman's former riding.

M.Smitherman resigned  his cabinet post and position of Deputy Minister to Dalton McGuinty to  be a candidate for the office of Mayor of Toronto

Te question that comes  automatically to mind is why Ontario Liberals had to reach out to the Mayor of Winnipeg to be  their candidate in  a Toronto Riding.

Was there no  qualified Liberal living in the Riding.?

Then being elected, was there no  better qualified Liberal on the government bench better qualified to be Minister of Transportation , in charge   when the hot issue of the Toronto subway to Scarborough had to be decided.

The Honorable Tim Hudak is quoted this week  that the Government wants  an election because they  have no plans to provide jobs.

Mr. Hudak appears to have forgotten , we have still not received the final tally for the cancellation of the  two gas-fired  generation plants. Expected o be in excess of a billion dollars.

An election call would save the Liberals  from having to disclose those figures.

Yet they are surely sitting in a folder on the Premier's desk even as we speak.

The Premier is out there this morning campaigning at a Polish Festival in the city.

The lady is not telling them the secret either.

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