"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday, 2 March 2017


I just watched Premier Wynne on TV acknowledge mistakes made by her own  and previous 
governments  in managing the Ontario Hydro portfolio. It was  a mistake also to expect a single generation to pay for infrastructure neglected for decades and designed to serve future generations.

There is to be a 25% cut in rates. 

It's hard to find fault with the cut even if one was so inclined . I see no reason to pay extortionate charges for hydr to keep cost down for users twenty years down the road. 

It may well be  an afterthought but I find the Premier's reasoning completely fair and sensible. 
Better late than never. 

With thousands of others, I signed a petition demanding the government recognise severe hardship created by huge increases in hydro bills. 

The government has responded positively. 

Criticism for hydro mismanagement is due the government still.

This decision is not part of it. 

Contrived issues are not required. Opposition leaders need to work harder at the job.

Just before Premier Wynn spoke, a news headline informed us a Polish-Euro Rep politician had 
drawn some negative attention to himself by stating women should be paid less because women are less intelligent.

I smiled to myself.  


Anonymous said...

As long as the the humane species exist, there's going to be idiots, along with racism, bigotry, and criminals.

Anonymous said...

"It was a mistake also to expect a single generation to pay for infrastructure neglected for decades and designed to serve future generations.
There is to be a 25% cut in rates."

But it is okay for this generation and the next 2 to play for the debt. All she has done is lowered the rates now by re-mortgaging the debt. So that debt will be paid over the next 30 years! How much will that cost your grandchildren's grand-children? Think about that!

The government has not responded positively. They have responded in such a way to buy your vote at the next election and it appears that she has yours now. On the backs of our future.

This is utter BS from a crooked government trying to hoodwink the electorate.

Anonymous said...

You don't like me referring to Wynne as an idiot.

Have a look at the major article in today's The Globe and Mail and tell me you can still hold your nose.

A blog is supposed to publish what its contributors write no matter that your personal sensitivity is offended, provided there is a minimum of abusive language and the comment is filled with fact and asks hard questions.

On this matter you are a failure.

Either publish or hang it up!

Anonymous said...

Ahh...you're new here and to the world of Blogs. This one in particular is Evelyn Buck's Blog. She can post, publish or hit the delete key whenever and for what ever reason she likes.
You can either like it or hang it up!

Anonymous said...


It might be more appropriate to print and comment rather than expunge.

Anonymous said...

It's up to Evelyn to define "appropriate" on her Blog. She hasn't published some of my comments, and from reading her Blog for years, I sometimes know why, and sometimes I don't. I still love her Blog and enjoy reading every post.