The Equivocator: The Ontario NDP Skips the Budget Vote.

“You know, most Canadians, if they don’t show up for work, they don’t get a promotion.” – Jack Layton On Tuesday, April 24th the 17 MPPs in the Ontario NDP caucus (led by Andea Howarth) skipped out on voting on Ontario’s 2012 budget. This action is confusing. It looks like a huge strategic blunder for the ONDP. ...

Here in sensible Ontario, we tax the rich

So as expected, the McGuinty Liberals compromised with the NDP on the 2012 Ontario budget, applying a surtax to those who earn more than $500,000 a year, in order to fend off another forced election in a no confidence vote. Of course, the aloof Conservatives under Tim Hudak will still vote against the budget, as they have promised[continue ...