That Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews, who presided over the Ornge scandal, remains in her portfolio in the new Wynne government is unfathomable to me. A woman of breathtaking incompetence who steadfastly refused all calls for her resignation as each sordid detail of corruption and sybaritic spending within the air ambulance was revealed, Matthews . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Incorrigible Deb Matthews
I readily admit to being a bit childish today. Contempt of premier brings out the worst in me. Recommend this Post
As I recently observed in a post, Ontario’s Premier Dalton McGuinty has refused to testify before the legislative committee investigating the Ornge air ambulance scandal.
Rather than try to help ferret out the wrongdoing that has cost Ontario taxpayers untold millions, enriched the accounts of high-placed Ornge executives, and engendered widespread doubts . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Dalton McGuinty and the Ornge Scandal
The above title, a quotation from my favorite Shakespearean play, Hamlet, is, I suppose, something of a truism in today’s age of cynical politics. Yet it was the line that immediately occurred to me as I read this story from today’s Star that reveals Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty’s refusal to testify before the . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: One May Smile And Smile And Be A Villain
Despite my general disaffection with the mainstream media, I continue to be heartened by one of the few bright spots on the journalistic landscape, The Toronto Star.
Awarded a Citation of Merit on Tuesday evening at Rideau Hall for the work done by investigative reporter Kevin Donovan that uncovered the Ornge air . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Another Award For The Star