Skip to comments.McGuinty Resigns: Dalton McGuinty resigns as premier
Posted on 10/15/2012 6:10:02 PM PDT by Hieronymus
Premier Dalton McGuinty has announced he is resigning.
McGuinty, who has led the Liberals since 1996 and been premier since 2003, stunned his caucus Monday night announcing its time for renewal at the helm of the party.
Ive concluded that this is the right time for Ontarios next Liberal Premier and our next set of ideas to guide our province forward, McGuinty told his caucus. Earlier today, I asked Yasir Naqvi, our party president, to convene a leadership convention at the earliest possible time.
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Your call Squawk on whether or not to ask for it to go in breaking-—this is very big, for Canada. Of course it is a U.S. forum.
Good riddance to a big spending corruptocrat, but this was a cynical move aimed at protecting his party from a non-confidence motion. He effecticlcely suspended the legislative session so that the opposition can’t ask embarrassing questions about an energy project scandal. The Ontario voters get what they deserve: massive debt, high taxes and crumbling services. California north baby!
Unfortunately it probably means he’s in the running for the federal Liberals.
Somebody somewhere has some incriminating photos.
That'd be an interesting twist. The Ottawa South riding (I happen to live there) is held by his brother David (also a Liberal).
Whoops, that got a little mangled in the editing. Ottawa South is held by Dalton McGuinty at the provincial level, and David McGuinty at the federal level. For Dalton to seek a federal seat, he'd have to either beat his brother for the party nomination before the next election, or parachute into another riding.
You’re gonna run after transforming Ontario into a have not province? Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out douchenozzle.
The jig was finally up with the latest scandal regarding the scuttled power plants. After all of the waste with e-health, ORNGE air ambulances, this third biggie in a minority gov’t would have finished him off.
Hopefully this means the planned shutdown of our horse racing industry will not happen.
Renewal?? Has “Logan Run’s” been adopted in Ontario? :)
What could go wrong?
Sixteen years ago, when I was elected leader of our Party, the Ontario Liberals had won exactly one election in fifty years,
Here’s hoping for another 50 years.
September 6th the Tories finished third in a by-election in Kitchner-Waterloo that was probably their only chance at turning their minority into a majority. The Liberal poll numbers are in the dump—Tories at 37, NDP at 35, Grits at 20, Greens at 7.
The government is coming close to being found in contempt of Parliment (see post 11), the province is hugely in debt, and the government is fighting with the public unions—not a good place for a liberal party.
Last Wednesday the education minister indicated that a recently passed anti-bullying law would be used to prevent the teaching of the Catholic position on abortion in Catholic schools (the minister, as well as McGuinty are Catholics of course). The Cardinal in Toronto hit back the next day. My own bishop issued a letter to be read at all Sunday Masses within the diocese indicating that the Church will continue to “defend her legitimate autonomy from outside organizations which attempt to define the content of Roman Catholic teaching [the Minister of Education of the Government of Ontario had been named by title two paragraphs earlier]”. I’m fairly sure that my Bishop has the best backbone of any Bishop in Ontario, so he may not be facing quite so stiff a resistance everywhere, yet, but on the whole things are a mess.
My guess is that the Liberals know that they will get walloped next election, and while they will try to hang on as long as possible, possible doesn’t look too far off. They are better going into a new election with a new leader who may gain a bit of experience, hoping for a minority government, and maybe making a comeback the following election or the one thereafter.
If McGuinty has damaged the Liberal brand that much, it is probably bad news because it would mean that the NDP would end up winning a number of elections.
If I didn’t know better TIC I’d suspect you have a little Alabama in your DNA somewhere. :)
That’s the bad news. The NDP will be promoted. I couldn’t believe it the last time McGuinty won. It’s the city populations - Toronto (many immigrants), Hamilton (labour unions), Ottawa (liberal elite ground zero) and in general an ill-informed public. We can thank the public school system and the uber-left media for that.
And we can thank him for homosexual “marriage”. What a disgrace.
“Unfortunately it probably means hes in the running for the federal Liberals.”
You’re probably right—Lord help us. :(
I have an extremely sticky keyboard—it took me a long to post this. My children eat here when they get home hungry from school. :)
Anyway—I live in Quebec, not Ontario, but this news was shocking. There must be something going on behind the scene.
“a long” should read “a long time” :)
“If I didnt know better TIC Id suspect you have a little Alabama in your DNA somewhere. :)If I didnt know better TIC Id suspect you have a little Alabama in your DNA somewhere.”
No kidding. :) And I speak as as person who grew up in Chicago who lived and worked in the South. There are no better folks than Southerners.
North. South. Black. White. Man. Woman. As far as I’m concerned there are people that love freedom, people that hate freedom, and people in the middle that are too stupid to know the difference.
Agreed. IMO too many people in the World have fallen head over heels for European style socialism. That is a problem.
Hope so. :)
Thanks! We don't hear that much except in places like Free Republic....
We do have some real sonsabees down here too. LOL
MgGuinty winning the federal Liberal leadership would be a gift for Harper. His campaign theme would be how the Libs turned Ontario into a have-not province.
Certainly. I am not exactly wringing my hands over the state of the Liberals. My hope is that it allows Harper to continue to change Canada for the better.
I would really love to have debt repayment entrenched in the budget, as an automatic line. I really hate that the government gets to decide how much to pay down. I once figured out that a $37 billion dollar guarenteed payment, since 1992, would have seen us be debt free by 2005.
A favorite movie!
Bob Rae is stepping down?
At the moment, it is my understanding that he’s a placeholder. Somebody to keep things going until there is a leadership contest.
I know Justin Trudeau has talked about running for the leadership, though I think he’s not suitable for the position at the moment, so there must be something in the works.
McGuinty has lied and raised taxes for the last time...
three straight elections, three no new taxes promises, and a big tax increase after each election !
The word slimy comes to mind when thinking about McGuinty. He’s not only wrong about everything he’s greasy.
” Read more at thestar.com ...”
Um, sorry ....I don’t read ANYTHING at thestar.com. Nothing personal. :)
Buh bye, “Premier Dad”. Don’t let the door hit your you-know-what on the way out.
The federal and Ontario Liberals have a loose relationship. In Canada, provincial parties usually go on their own way. After almost a decade, McGuinty wore out his welcome as Premier and running a minority government isn’t easy. The NDP is well poised to form the next Ontario government. They could end being a disaster like under Bob Rae as they are socialists.
Fat lotta good that will do. Liberals are toast.
You think Ontario has forgotten Boob Rae?
Nothing unfortunate about that. Watching the Liberals go from lukewarm to cold and stiff would be great entertainment.