It really is amazing. How come so many smart people in Ontario can elect such a dumb-ass premier? He really is, you know. Doug Ford would have difficulty finding a one-point score on a Scrabble board. He is a failed salesman. He learned politics from his brother when the younger Ford was mayor of Toronto and high on crack cocaine.
I’ve got to stop laughing every time I see the premier trying to use a teleprompter. They provide it for him to keep him on script and not embarrass everybody. He seems to think that because there is a screen on either side of the podium, he should read a sentence from one and then turn his head and read a sentence from the other.
But he still seems to think of himself as a city councillor. His besties are the lawyers who represent their developer clients at city hall in Toronto. They look after Ford and Ford looks after their clients. The planned Highway 413 might be bad luck for the climate but it’s a sweetheart deal for the developers who have bought up the good farmland around the planned cloverleafs.
Did you understand how Doug has solved the problems for Ontario hospitals? He thinks the hospitals are just going to evict the old and sick and send them to whatever long-term care place might have a bed available. It is that or the hospital will charge the patient $400 per day as long as they stay. Just where the competent staff is to be found for the long-term care places might be a mystery. The conservatives seem to have forgotten we used to have convalescent hospitals. They seem to have been replaced by for-profit long-term care facilities. Some people are wondering how many lawsuits are waiting in the wings for that law.
And you cannot shame Doug or his henchmen. He recently added a few dollars to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Some opposition MPPs decided to see if they could live on the money for food in the program. It is about $95 for food for two weeks. They couldn’t do it. And we would all like to see the premier try it. He would probably make it through breakfast and lunch the first day and then he would starve for the next 13 days. Mind you he could stand to lose about 15 kilograms—do him good.
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