OPSEU Diablogue: Tory health platform review: Direct promise to scrap LHINs, CCACs missing

Curiously after months of saying they’ll do away with both the Local Health Integration Networks and the Community Care Access Centres, both direct promises are conspicuously absent from the formal Tory election platform. That doesn’t mean they will stay in … Continue reading →

Autonomy For All: Hudak Promises To Incur Massive Project Cancellation Costs As Premier

Yes, a Hudak led Ontario government would cancel LRT projects in the Big Move, causing major project cancellation losses to sunk costs (many projects are in-flight in planning or construction) and contract escape penalties to vendors like Bombardier for cancelling or scaling back orders. “I think GO and our subways are the strengths in our ...

Autonomy For All: Hudak Promises To Incur Massive Project Cancellation Costs As Premier

Update (29 Oct):  A subsequent G&M piece says Hudak would respect signed contracts and would likely leave the Eglinton LRT alone. Also, this site claims Bombardier was paid an extra $68M for the order reduction in cancelling the Scarborough LRT. That brings cancellation costs to $153M.—- Yes, a Hudak led Ontario government would cancel LRT ...

OPSEU Diablogue: Ontario PCs war on public sector continues with Bill 113

For a guy who has spent most of his career working in the public sector, Conservative MPP Toby Barrett certainly has it in for public sector workers. Barrett has introduced Bill 113 in the legislature which would carve out a … Continue reading →

Autonomy For All: Tim Hudak Proposes to End Overregulation with More Regulation

Ontario PC Leader, and most likely our next Premier Tim Hudak has released his predictable rehash of the Harris “common sense revolution.”  Massive tax cuts are of course there, but it seems Mr. Hudak can’t quite decide how best to shovel money at rich people, immediately under his top priority (groan) “Balance the Budget,” which ...