Driving The Porcelain Bus: Smack Stephen Harper

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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

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 ...

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 ...

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 are ...

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. Just to ...

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 sparked a complaint to the City of Toronto’s lobbyist registrar. According to the Toronto Municipal code 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 hunt for “gravy” falters and his administration wobbles. Just as the provincial campaign takes off, Ford ...

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’s largest shopping centre owners is a driving force behind Councillor Doug Ford’s mall-based dream for Toronto’s ...

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.com These 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 but themselves. They are greedy and would rather not pay any taxes than have the services ...

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. Unless the U.S. cuts trillions in social spending, it will go bankrupt. Unless Canada cuts billions in federal ...

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 that the TTC does anyway. Now, we find that Ford plans on gutting a ...

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 inextricably tied to other levels of government. There are very few city services that ...

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 consultants hired by Ford, KPMG, concluded this. We also ...

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Toronto Cuts Just Beginning

Here is a note Mark MacLennan posted on Facebook. Toronto Cuts Just Beginningby Mark MacLennan Please 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 interested. The cuts in Toronto are just ...

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 registration tax. So, this is not a savings but ...

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 suspicious of the way in which funds were spent during the G8/G20 debacle. According to the Montreal Gazette,“the audit also ...

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, suddenly Rob Ford DOES have something to hide), ...

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 with his brother). Council also voted (24-17) to protect graffiti alley (near Queen and ...

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 more sense financially to– put back the land transfer tax and the vehicle registration fees– ...

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 reasons that city councillors have to keep track of their expenses even ...

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 snubbed.

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. But, the government also agreed to pay them $75 million for the development of AECL’s enhanced CANDU ...

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 doing, and somehow he as got the okay to do this from ...

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 to buy votes in their ridings. See also: Toronto Star: Conservatives misled Parliament over G8 costs: Auditor ...