Is there anyone who likes this guy?
Finally, as Mr. McGuinty organizes the public affairs of Ontario entirely for his and his party’s convenience, have a look at what news keeps rolling in. GM decides to stop building the Camaro in Ontario, and thus the billions thrown to GM to keep its operations in Canada are now a bust. His fatuous and wild decision to “green” Ontario’s energy production throws up new failures and costs every day. In the early days of this hollow fascination he forbade municipal governments from assessing or interfering with his projects. He virtually shut down one whole order of government. Democracy? Green was imposed; local objections be damned. Mr. McGuinty might also, in the light of the current aboriginal protests, offer his electors some accounting of how he handled, or non-handed, the wretched Caledonia affair. There was democracy in action.
As many of us have been saying for years: Appeasement begets only greater appeasement. McGuinty surrendering Caledonia may prove in the long-term to be his most disastrous non-decision. Other politicians have spent their jurisdictions into penury. Few have established so dangerous a precedent as the outgoing Premier has with Caledonia.