North [Ontario] being ravaged to buy Southern Ontario votes – by Robert Lillie (Timmins Daily Press – August 10, 2012)posted in Northern Ontario Politics, Northern Ontario Separation and Alienation, Timmins |
The Daily Press is the city of Timmins broadsheet newspaper.
TIMMINS - The true nature of McGimpy, his gimp advisors and the political action committees enslaving them in this matter of selling the ONTC is clear.
On top of their insane, devastating mismanagement of the lumber industry, their disastrous electricity rates, unscientific submission to mindless animal protection groups (not true conservationists) in cancelling the Spring Bear Hunt (a PC misstep they haven’t corrected) and the protection of woodland caribou in areas my father and grandfather, experienced hunters, knew have not existed in for more than 60 years, this Liberal nature is clearest when we focus on the fact that the freight service is included in the package sale.
If they can’t make even the freight service pay, who can, without increasing fees to the detriment of the resource economy in the North and the entire province? The lions ‘s share of all natural resources resides in the North. Police and espionage novels, TV shows and films all say in solving crimes, “Follow the money.” A better, more inclusive and precise mantra is “Follow the benefit.”
I’m fine with calling the ONTC a subsidy, if our current political masters are too dumb, lazy, corrupt or truly unable to make it pay, as long as the $3 billion going to Toronto’s public transportation system is also acknowledged as a subsidy. To get important things done, your tax dollars are working to the overall public and economic benefit.In Toronto you’re only moving people, which is important enough. But it doesn’t compare with moving what is still a large part of the economic life blood of Ontario, natural resources.
McGimpy’s Liberals are cutting the throat of this entire province to save their political lives, desperate to replace the money they have squandered and mismanaged before the next election, by any means at all, regardless of their impact on the people of ALL Ontario.
I suppose, sadly, it takes a rare political creature — a good and proper human being — to escape this trap and act effectively for their people, no matter what the personal, political cost. McGimpy and friends are clearly not of that sort.
They are more akin to an animal in a trap they foolishly stepped into, gnawing their own leg off for temporary freedom before bleeding out. Do we want to be dragged down with them?
Southern Ontarians are you getting this? What are such unprincipled, unintelligent power mongers going to eventually take from you to balance books wildly and unnecessarily out of whack once they have stripped Northern Ontario bare?
The ruling party have revealed themselves as unprincipled, uncaring fools who will do absolutely anything to stay in power, no matter how damaging to the entire province.
He is pandering to you now. When will your turn to be abused come, perhaps already in ways you have not yet seen? Look to your wallets and guard your souls if you put the Liberals back in power.
So what can we do about this before the next election?
Become card carrying supporters of the PC party to inspire proper respect and fear of our electoral block. If every voter in the traditional NDP block of Northern Ontario does this, the necessary next step and its disruption may be avoided.
For the rest of this column, please go to the Timmins Daily Press website: http://www.timminspress.com/2012/08/10/north-being-ravaged-to-buy-southern-ontario-votes