When a government is in power for 15 years — as was the case with the just defeated Liberals in Ontario — some people foolishly come to think of it as infallible and god-like.
Because to hear the uninformed bafflegab now being spouted about terrible decisions by former Liberal premiers Kathleen Wynne and, before her, Dalton McGuinty, you’d think Ontario simply cannot survive without the Liberals.
Which is utter nonsense.
For example, according to Liberal cheerleaders and apologists, Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives, by scrapping Wynne’s cap-and-trade scheme, have abandoned a plan that would have rained billions of dollars of free money down on lucky Ontarians
To say nothing of reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.
In the real world, cap-and-trade was a sneaky way for Wynne to grab $8 billion over four years, or $2 billion annually from 2017 to 2020, out of the pockets of Ontarians.
That’s because cap-and-trade is a hidden carbon tax, which raises the prices of most goods and services, instead of the taxes on them.