September 13, 2017 7:00 am

Scott Thompson: We simply can’t afford Wynne Liberals

Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa, right, cries as he delivers the 2017 Ontario budget next to Premier Kathleen Wynne at Queen's Park in Toronto on Thursday, April 27, 2017.


When we can’t grow our economy through good business sense our politicians will often roll out costly window dressing programs that do little, all in the guise of helping to save the world and getting a few votes.

Yes, free university (that isn’t really free), a higher minimum wage, increased vacation entitlements, equal pay for part-time workers, is all fabulous, who wouldn’t want it?

Sign us all up!

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But just like Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal Party’s ‘mistake’ around your electricity system, how does she expect to pay for it all?

The provinces own auditor general said last year we overpaid for her Green Energy Act by $37 billion.

As a result, after you complained so much about your bill, she extended the loan to 30 years just to bring them down.

How is that good financial planning?

So how much are we over paying for this, and rest of Bill 148, that hasn’t been stress tested?

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The questions around whether this is good policy or not should be vigorously debated.

But either way, I simply don’t trust Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government of 15 years, with my money anymore.

They let their activism get in the way of good family financial planning.

We simply can’t afford her fiscal ignorance anymore.

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