Let's have an election this spring and let Ontarians decide not simply who they trust to govern, but also whose plan for Ontario's finances they believe will serve our future best.The man is clearly badgering. Laforet is essentially saying that McGuinty didn't run on a platform of cutting spending (except he did, it's p.53 of the platform); that the Ontario NDP's budget plans are sane (they're not); and that because scandals surfaced and Drummond's report came out, there should be an election (lolwut?).
Fixed elections seem like a good idea, until they become tools to allow a governing party to avoid disclosing their true plans until it's too late for voters to say or do anything about it. This isn't the first time McGuinty has run on spending and turned to cuts within months of claiming power -- but this is the first time the NDP and PCs are in a position to do something about it.
For the sake of our province, let's hope the opposition gives all Ontarians an opportunity to vote on how best to handle Ontario's economic recovery, now that all the facts are available.
Laforet is just a PC mouthpiece, or at the very least, an anti-Liberal one. Even if his intentions aren't shrouded in a cloak of biased ideology, his positions are at the very least naive.
We need an election because things have changed, the government introduced an austerity budget, and some scandal broke? Boy, I'd love to see Mr. Laforet transfer such logic to the federal Conservatives. I mean, clearly something's going on up there in Ottawa. OMG! There's been a change in opinion! Call an election!
Consistency demands Laforet stand by this point. But of course, pigs will fly first.
Let the Ontario Liberals do their jobs as the governing party. If their ideas can't work out, then let Ontarians send their mighty wrath McGuinty's way. But don't call for an election because of his nonsense. Let the government work, don't hold up our recovery simply because John Laforet dislikes Dalton McGuinty.