DAVE AGAR

Wynne's Credibility on the Line

Posted By: Dave Agar · 2/14/2013 10:28:00 AM

Some recent polling indicates that Ontarians are not quite sure what to make of Premier Kathleen Wynne yet, voters are basically split but seem willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.

It's certainly a concept I've been pitching while at the same time pointing out that when Wynne was Education Minister she  was the one who had the Education Act changed so that teachers would no longer be required to supervise extra-curriculars, it would become voluntary.  That led us to where we are today in the public schools.

The other point was that Wynne was the co-chair of the Liberals last provincial election campaign and it was the campaign team that decided to cancel the natural gas-fired electricity plant in Mississauga.

Now Premier Kathleen Wynne is saying that she played no role in that decision.  She's quite willing to appear before a committee of the legislature on the issue but in Wynne's words to reporters yesterday "I was not part of any meeting on the decision to move the gas plant.  I was part of the campaign team, but I was not in any of those meetings."

Her credibility is now very much on the line. Personally I find it difficult to believe that the co-chair of the campaign had no clue what was going on and had no input on the decision. If the Liberals have any witnesses who can corroborate, they better start producing them.

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  1. Mike posted on 02/14/2013 07:25 PM
    We get some guy named Wynne and B.C. gets Christy Clark......life is SO unfair. I'm moving west.....
  2. Stephen posted on 02/15/2013 09:57 AM
    I disagree with your interpretation of polls which suggest that voters are willing give Wynne the benefit of the doubt. Your Liberal bias is clouding your vision of the obvious. Every indication is that the vast majority are not interested in giving Wynne any credibility nor time to prove herself. Wynne needs to take the ethical step and call an election, she needs to earn her own mandate from the voters if she can. Coming clean regarding her involvement in the decisions you detailed as well as everything else she was involved in with McGunity will surely undermine her chances of winning a mandate. Her involvement and future must be judged by the voters immediately.
  3. Randy posted on 02/16/2013 10:52 AM
    I don't normally write on to you Dave, in fact I think this is my first time. For one thing I do not accept Ms. Wynne as the Premier of this province because the province never voted for her to become the premeir. She is just the leader of the Liberal party. This default position she inherited when Dalton quit is a farce! I really don't like it when a leader quits and their convention votes for someone to lead them but we the citizens have no voice! This should change immediately! I know elections are exspensive, but it is the only fair thing we have and to take that away from us is a disservice to us all. Ms. Wynne needs to be held accountable for what she wants to do and for any past dealings she had for these past 10yrs. Let the people decide if they want to give her a chance, NOT THE PARTY THAT VOTED FOR HER!
  4. CoffeeCon posted on 02/18/2013 01:58 PM
    Wynne thinking she has a mandate is like the liberals saying they have teh support of the teachers union. It just ain't true. The steamroller is comin' Thursday October 1, 2015.
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