1. Can somebody answer why it is the drivers of this province that are going to pay the bulk of the costs of the transit. Why can't they charge the person riding the TTC in Toronto to pay more than they are now. The rates are ridiculously low for a city that size. Maybe they should get there house in order first.
  2. @Jack Jack, Jack, Jack, Jack - My father was a union executive most of my life, my husband just retired after 35 years in a union, I was born and raised in Windsor, ON so please, please don't tell me about unions. What you missed was my point. Private unions have had to take concessions over the last 15 years, whether it be in the pensions, in the benefits, in the uniforms (if incl), in wages, vacation and sick time, in order to keep jobs here. NOT SO with public unions.
  3. Oh Tim, you are so blowing the Conservative's chance of ever getting back to power. Make noise about the real problems with this province, loss of jobs, gutting the public unions, slashing the bureaucracies.
    There are 2 types of unions, private and public. Private unions, such as those protecting employees whose jobs are going down south because the company says "play our way or no way", are in trouble and loosing or have lost control or have made heavy concessions to remain viable. In Ontario, the public unions on the other hand have been made powerful by a weak, spineless government who have used this alliance to their own benefit and to the detriment of every taxpayer of this province, now and in the future.
  4. They refused to change to Blue & White for the Grey Cup, held in Toronto with the Argos playing yet they may pander to a special interest group. Enough already with talking about the plight of gays in Russia - these are the Olympics - race, creed, colour, sexual orientation, height, sex; are not of importance. What is important is that we light the tower RED & WHITE for Canada and all Canadians.
  5. @AC Actually AC, Detroit, a city in the State of Michigan, went into bankruptcy for a lot of unscrupulous reasons mostly caused or approved by the mayor. Detroit is now on a come-back and we in Ontario should be so lucky. The Senate is a Federal entity, therefore there is no correlation to your comment. Except of course if you want to concern yourself with the charges handed down, Breach of Trust. Too bad we can't charge the Provincial Liberals with that over the unscrupulous and high-handed way they are bankrupting this Province.
  6. When my 22 year old son was in grade school I fought with the school to teach him math and did not allow him to bring calculator to class. How could he go through life without the basics I cried, to no one n particular since no one listened. Watch almost anyone under the age of 30 try to count cash, add or subtract, don't even think of asking them about multiplying and dividing and percentages are a complete disaster. Why, because the elementary teachers can't teach, plain and simple. How much do they earn per year??????????????
  7. $4 million dollars to teach teachers to add and subtract so they can teach students to add and subtract without calculators. Wow - someone please put a stop to this insanity. Give me a friggin break - make the f'n teachers teach basic math, how hard is it.
  8. @kat muscillo I have never had an issue with front-line workers, what I have a problem with is the bloated middle and upper management and the off-shoot, arms length agencies that eat away at the taxes we all pay. I have been working for 45 years and I've seen both sides of the grass. My point abut Family Day is most of us in the private sector have to pay to give staff a day off. The public employee, although they pay taxes, is being paid by our taxes. And, $50 grand a year is not chump-change, plus benefits, pensions, vacation, sick-days, etc.
  9. Add to that the great addition of Family Day. The only people who win with this are public employee and again, tax payers pay and small business pay. Voters put the Liberals back into power to get one extra day per year not thinking this costs millions to private businesses out there.
  10. Not that 10.25 per hour isn't brutal in this day and age but does no one find it strange that they haven't raised the minimum rate since the last election. Buy, Buy, Buy the sucker voters; 75 million for wine and 25 million for a hospital we know will never get built, all they've been doing for the last 3 months is spending money we don't have or making promises they'll never keep. Speaking of $, can anyone tell us where the 8% per litre they have stolen from us since July 1, 2010 (HST) is or where those billions have been dumped.