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Driving The Porcelain Bus: Smack Stephen Harper

Frustrated with Harper and his government of looters in suits lying to us and taking our money to spend on jets that don’t work and jails we don’t need, and cheating to get elected? Take your frustrations out at Smack Stephen Harper! After smacking him a few times, leave a comment.

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Driving The Porcelain Bus: Sorry World

Sorry World A site apologizing to the world for having let Stephen Harper become Prime Minister

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Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto City Budget – The Problem Is Ford

Numbers Game | Toronto Media Co-op The City budget is not and has never been in a financial crisis according to figures released by the Wellesley Institute, an urban health research and policy institute in Toronto.…Ford, along with the rest of the administration’s allies have often repeated the $774 million deficit number as the current . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto City Budget – The Problem Is Ford

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Harper Government Cuts to transfer payments to provinces should surprise no one

Canada News: Ottawa to scale back health transfer payments – thestar.com This has been Harper’s plan all along – cut federal money spent on healthcare and social services. The premiers should not be surprised that the federal government is going to reduce the transfer payments. Of course Harper’s looters in suits will continue to waste . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Harper Government Cuts to transfer payments to provinces should surprise no one

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob & Doug wasting Toronto Money – Again

Toronto agency backed by Mayor Ford spent $55,000 on single-source contracts – The Globe and Mail

Asked if there was a discrepancy between his anti-sole-source rhetoric and his backing of sole-source waterfront proposals, he said “it all depends” before referring all further questions to Michael Kraljevic, president and CEO of Toronto Port Lands. “There . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob & Doug wasting Toronto Money – Again

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford’s Budget Con Job – "a giant scam being perpetrated on the citizens of Toronto."

The Grid TO | Budget 2012: Rob Ford’s sleight of hand

If Rob Ford hadn’t cut or cancelled all those taxes, we’d have enough to cover the entire budget hole without eliminating a single bus route, library hour or arts grant, without laying off a single staff member, and without drawing on reserves.

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Driving The Porcelain Bus: Doug Ford’s backroom sweetheart dealings on waterfront breaks Ford Nation campaign promise and the Toronto Municipal Code

Toronto News: Doug Ford’s mall dealings spark complaint – thestar.com Doug Ford claimed to various newspapers that he had been in talks with The Westfield Group regarding proposals for the Toronto waterfront development of the Portlands. This has … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Doug Ford’s backroom sweetheart dealings on waterfront breaks Ford Nation campaign promise and the Toronto Municipal Code

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Ford Nation is now a little clam. And, Tim Hudak is as out of touch as ever

Toronto News: Hudak plunges into dangerous liaison with Rob Ford – thestar.com According to the Toronto Star, Rob Ford’s popularity has been steadily since the election in Oct. 2010. Ford’s popularity is sinking, according to polling data, as his h… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Ford Nation is now a little clam. And, Tim Hudak is as out of touch as ever

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Doug Ford is not representing the will of the people

Toronto News: Australian firm eyeing waterfront mall – thestar.comThe driving force behind a member of city council should be the people he represents, the people of Toronto, not some rich foreign company!An Australian company that’s one of the world… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Doug Ford is not representing the will of the people

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Right wing group Toronto Taxpayers Coalition backs contest to win lunch with Doug Ford

Toronto News: Readers wonder: What’s lunch with Doug Ford without any gravy? – thestar.comThese groups that purport to be in support of taxpayers are nothing but a front for hard-right-wing conservatives and libertarians who care nothing for anyone b… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Right wing group Toronto Taxpayers Coalition backs contest to win lunch with Doug Ford

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Apocalyptic crisis budgeting

Apocalyptic crisis budgeting – thestar.comThis is a good article by Edmund Pries in the Star regarding the recent budgeting of conservative governments.Here it is below. I’ve highlighted a few parts:The headlines have been apocalyptic and relentless. U… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Apocalyptic crisis budgeting

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Ford Nation planning to fill city boards with unqualified conservative cronies

Toronto News: Ford accused of stacking public appointments – thestar.comEarly this year, we saw Case Ootes appointed to completely replace the TCHC board, and then Gordon Chong (part of Rob Ford’s transition team) was appointed to to a job for $100,000… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Ford Nation planning to fill city boards with unqualified conservative cronies

Driving The Porcelain Bus: The transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich and how this affects Toronto

Toronto at a crossroads: Will Ford’s austerity agenda be derailed? | rabble.caExcerpts: Lost in the rhetoric is the fact that there actually is a “revenue” problem, a problem that is deeply connected to the larger austerity agenda.The city’s budget is … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: The transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich and how this affects Toronto

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Trying to make sense of Rob Ford

Trying to make sense of Rob Ford, his followers on city council and the reasons behind the cuts and spending.We now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is/was no significant waste at city hall in Toronto. The Service Review done by the consultan… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Trying to make sense of Rob Ford

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto Cuts Just Beginning

Here is a note Mark MacLennan posted on Facebook.Toronto Cuts Just Beginningby Mark MacLennanPlease circulate this any way you can. I took the time to read through all of this stuff so it would be less of a slog to get through for anyone who is inter… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto Cuts Just Beginning

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford continues to lie to the public as he wastes more money and increases the deficit

Ford’s financial numbers don’t add up – The Globe and MailRob Ford claimed the other day to have saved the city $70 million in the first six months. In this Globe & Mail story, they reported that most of that was the money from the vehicle regi… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford continues to lie to the public as he wastes more money and increases the deficit

Driving The Porcelain Bus: RCMP to investigate the Looters In Suits $50 million expenditure 100km from Huntsville (un-approved G8 spending)

RCMP finally investigates Muskoka’s G8 ‘Legacy Infrastructure’ « the reeves reportExcerpt from The Reeves Report:Because of an election-time early leak of the Auditor General’s G8 report which I wrote about here, many opposition MP’s were su… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: RCMP to investigate the Looters In Suits $50 million expenditure 100km from Huntsville (un-approved G8 spending)

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford Must Go – Campaign to Impeach Mayor Ford

Rob Ford Must Go – Campaign to Impeach Mayor Ford – Petition Online CanadaRob Ford definitely won’t be impeached due to this petition (I don’t think the mayor can be impeached. I think he can be removed from office if he breaks certain laws – see Oh, s… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford Must Go – Campaign to Impeach Mayor Ford

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Could the vote on the Jarvis Bike Lane be a turning point for Ford’s support on council?

Fighting for Bike Lanes at Toronto City Hall: Pt. I « the reeves reportEarlier today, Mayor Rob Ford voted against all the community grants, while council voted unanimously to continue the grants (with one vote exception where Doug Ford voted along wi… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Could the vote on the Jarvis Bike Lane be a turning point for Ford’s support on council?

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Hey Rob! Cutting these will result in higher costs down the road and result in insignificant savings

All Aboard the Gravy Train: Business, Culture, Employment, Medical Supplies – TorontoistCutting these services (listed at the link) will result in higher costs for Toronto in the future. And, they won’t amount to much savings for Toronto. It would make… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Hey Rob! Cutting these will result in higher costs down the road and result in insignificant savings

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford does not compute

Ford’s expenses report questioned in complaint – thestar.comOne way for politicians to cover up bribes would be to funnel those bribes into paying for expenses and not keep track of those expenses or where the money came from. This is one of the reas… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford does not compute

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford to Toronto – Pride’s over, who can I snub next?

James: Toronto elected a mayor, not a priest – thestar.comThose huge numbers of supporters who argue that the mayor should have the right to go where he wants and support whichever events he chooses, choose to forget this: Tomorrow, you will be the one… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Rob Ford to Toronto – Pride’s over, who can I snub next?

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Conservatives give away Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd and pay the new owners $60 million

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. sold to SNC-Lavalin Group for $15 million – Winnipeg Free PressYesterday, the federal government sold crown corporation, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., to the Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin Group. The price tag was $15 million. … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Conservatives give away Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd and pay the new owners $60 million

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Stockwell Day sets up a firm to help lobbyists, gets the okay, and denies this is what he is doing

Ethics commission OKs Stockwell Day to start government consulting firmStockwell Day has set up Stockwell Day Connex, a company that will help looters in suits to lobby the government of looters in suits – all the while, denying that is what he is doin… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Stockwell Day sets up a firm to help lobbyists, gets the okay, and denies this is what he is doing

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Looters in Suits (The Harper Conservative government) outed – again. G8 Spending.

Ministers didn’t follow policies for G8 spending: AG – Politics – CBC News The report shows that the Conservatives spent money in their ridings ignoring their own guidelines and transparency, and without reason, basically looting from government funds … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Looters in Suits (The Harper Conservative government) outed – again. G8 Spending.