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ONTARIO ELECTION THREAD: I've never liked majority gov'ts. When 25% of the electorate vote 38% for a party who gets 100% control, geez that's frustrating. What’s even more disappointing is that so many are still voting to re-elect our current provincial gov't to a majority. 1/19
Why are so many NOT holding Doug Ford accountable for all the bungling, buffoonery and cruelty? In the past 4 years, they have failed to listen, failed to plan, and failed to care. There are so many reasons to vote them out. 2/19
1) PANDEMIC HANDLING The sad rollercoaster and flip-flop of acting too late, then not having enough support during lockdowns, then easing things too early, ignoring science and then going back into lockdowns. The province’s vaccine rollout was chaotic. 3/19
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Many people trying to read this explosive article of Doug Ford in bed with Russians, creating a back channel to bypass US sanctions, are getting a 502 error. So I’ll attach screenshots from @Kelans27. PLEASE AMPLIFY! #VoteFordOutJune2 #OntarioVotes #ONpoli #cdnpoli #PCcorruption Image
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The story is there, not even that well hidden as the public can see it. GALIN WESTON, Shoppers Drug Mart-the plan is there to corner the market on healthcare-Ford is shutting down walk in clinics, WESTON is opening walk in clinics. Mike Harris-owner of for profit
LTCs. Private LTCs where over 100 parents and grandparents DIED OF THIRST. Think about that. Investigators recommended no more for profit LTC beds. DOUG FORD IS FUNDING MORE PRIVATE FOR PROFIT LTC BEDS, as we speak.
Doug For has a deal ready to go to sell the management of ALL YOUR PUBLIC SERVICES, IE: EMPLOYMENT SERVICES to a US company.
Check out all the owners of land purchased along Ford’s proposed 413, the highway that will save commuters MINUTES and cost ? BILLIONS.
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Who will you believe? People being told by blood labs "those tests are no longer being covered by the government" (cont.)

Here's why OHIP and LifeLabs are trending in Ontario now blogto.com/city/2022/05/o…
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(cont.) & having to pay for the same tests they never had to before or what lying #DougFord & his health ministry minions are claiming? Ford IS privatizing health care & it'll cost YOU big bucks.
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Is it safe to say so much of what we have come to love (and hate) about Ontario will be forever changed on Thursday night?
As a Dad of young children, & teacher, I'm struggling with what a PC majority might mean for school communities, the environment, and our health care system.
I have knocked on doors, made phone calls and talked with friends and neighbours. I am voting with a few on Thursday in order to help get out the vote, but I'm afraid it won't be enough.
At this time, I really think the only chance we have of stopping Ford and his PCs is to swallow our preferred party pride, check our hearts, and vote for the candidate most likely to defeat the PC candidate, riding by riding.
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Since #DougFord only holds staged fake “rallies” for photos & videos spoon fed to #cdnmedia, then protest his donors & propagandists instead. Stage a protest @RogersMediaPR @BellMediaPR at #Postmedia esp at his disinformation propaganda rag the Toronto Sun. HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.
Stage protests at Galen Weston’s house. Loblaws corporate headquarters. Shoppers Drug Mart headquarters. Make the people installing #DougFord accountable for the strip mining of Ontario for their own bloated morbidly obese wealth. #VoteFordOutJune2 #MakeThemAccountable #ONpoli
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After seeing the surprising #Highway413 sign last weekend, and researching how destructive the project could be, I travelled back to the Nashville Conservation Reserve this past weekend. Here’s my previous post and a new one with bird recordings! 🧵

2/ If Ford wins a majority on June 2, he’ll build the $10 billion highway right through the reserve, paving over 5.95 km of forests, 75 wetlands that are critical to the health of our rivers, and over 1,000 hectares of farmland. The Humber River surrounded by green grass and trees, and a
3/ It will cross over 130 streams and rivers, contaminating them at each crossing. It will also endanger the habitat of over 100 migratory songbirds and, as mentioned in the previous post, 29 at-risk and endangered species.
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A 🧵about additional OHIP cuts…this is my father’s insulin, currently covered by OHIP which we are very grateful for. /1 #VoteFordOutJune2 #OntarioVotes
These are the needles to deliver the insulin, no longer covered by OHIP. /2
One does not work without the other. /3
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#DougFord & his health minister have said private healthcare is coming to #Ontario. That means U.S. prices that bankrupt tens of thousands of people.

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Video U.S. Medical Prices, Part 1
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Even if #DougFord privatizes only with 2-tier healthcare, OHIP will have to make huge increases to its maximum fee schedules, otherwise there'll be a (cont.)

Video U.S. Medical Prices Part 2
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(cont.) mass exodus of doctors to the privatized system where they'd get paid much more. No problem, you'll get health insurance. Oh yeah? Here's what Americans paid in 2020 under Obamacare. Yikes!
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Ford skipped all 3 pre-election debates in April while Leaders Del Duca, Horwath and Schreiner were displaying the kind of perfect attendance that the truant premier, Master of the Teleprompter but unable to speak off-the-cuff under fire, has rarely if ever attained;

CBC.../2
...Radio's Metro Morning requested election interviews with all 4 major Ontario party leaders, but only Doug Ford, seeking to shield himself from questions and accountability, refuses to appear;

TV Ontario’s Steve Paikin hosts a virtual Covid summit, Jan 10, 2022. Liberals.../3
...NDP and Greens appear, while the Cons skip out like Ford in a late-afternoon Question Period;

Added Paikin on the election trail: “Ford is doing only one event per day, reading his announcements off a teleprompter, and taking only 10 minutes of questions from reporters.../4
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Ford unveiled iGaming, a single-game pro sports betting platform, Apr 4, 2022;

Lottery advertising is immediately torqued to increase gambling revenues, social impact disregarded;

With the business and sporting press compliantly on mute, Ford-style private sector tie-ins.../2
..,for business abound. Public consultation on the massive transformation in the profile of sports betting? ZERO.

Ford grift is expected to generate $1B in annual gross revenues on $10B in wagers. The ON Lottery and Gaming Commission’s share in the betting handle (if any)... /2
..has yet to be revealed to taxpayers;

Vegas comes to 🇨🇦 TV as Auston Matthews, the Great One, (via BetMGM), and other heroes link with the premier's bet scheme via non-stop broadcast ads beginning in February 2022;

TV mainstay The Score, (est in Toronto in 1997, recently../3
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As recently as February 2022, Merit Ontario, Ontario’s largest lobby group for anti-union construction employers, directly lobbied Ford’s office in a bid to undermine unions representing skilled trades workers and make it harder for workers in Ontario to unionize;

The report../2
...in Press Progress says Doug figured out how to give Merit $3M in taxpayer cash, collaborating with the group to establish a future "centre" of unknown location where trades workers will take training virtually – making virtual prevail over fact and reality being one of .../3
... Doug's best talents;

Given his track record, provincial auditors should ensure the funds are subject to clawback in the event (likely) that the project fails to materialize, i.e., the $400M Ontario Carbon Trust, touted by Ford in '18 as a significant source of emissions...
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Doug Ford did his best to turn back the clock to 2018 at the 2nd leaders debate, but the candidates speaking without the aid of a binder understood the event agenda was confined to one item: the premier's record of gaffes, lies and honed incompetence on a long list of files../2
... over the past 4 years, including Covid, education, healthcare and the environment;

Post-debate verdicts: the inimitable and predictable @ShachiKurl of Angus Reid called it for Ford, the Greens were lede worthy but Del Duca was an also ran, said Convoy sob sister and CBC.../3
..reporter @LucasbPowers. Evan Scrimshaw crowned the Duke. Ford-friendly CP24 may have tipped the scales for the Liberals, calling it for Del Duca;

One outcome was apparent: the only majority Doug will win is regional, claiming the swath of the Midwest, Central and Eastern../4
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Demonstrating why he ducks debates at all costs, the ill-prepared premier flops in his first head-to-head confrontation with his opposition in Conservative-friendly North Bay on May 10;

Failing to defend the indefensible during the event, the premier then acknowledged his.../2
..loss by skipping out on a post-event scrum, in effect yielding the floor to Del Duca and Haworth in front of the press;

"I've been in front of the press 7 times out of 8 days," Ford lied on May 12. "I think that's a pretty good percentage." Ford was speaking on the 9th.../3
...day of the campaign. Media covering the premier were given notice of news conferences on just 6 of those days, reported CBC;

No Boys (reporters) on the Campaign Bus was Doug's rule in the 2018 campaign. More of the same style prevails in 2022; Doug has photo opps, but.../4
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A pro-Ford company in Vaughan with "a record of donations" to Ontario PCs claims to be investigating after video surfaces of a man driving a company van methodically taking down Liberal lawn signs in Lecce's Brampton district;

Police are investigating vandalism involving .../2
...election signs in the district of incumbent Liberal MPP Mitzi Hunter. Nazi, fascist and blackface were the epithets of choice;

Lisa MacLeod supporters in Nepean are allegedly vandalizing and straight-up stealing the signs of a registered non-profit/3rd party group.../3
..advocating for the rights of autistic children and youth. Loud MacLeod and DoFo evidently believe 50K (on the autism waitlist) is OK;

Ford, reaching back to his 2018 playbook, is accused of using paid actors to create the illusion of strong support at 2022 debate venues; .../4
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Oct 31, 2018, Ford repudiates cap and trade climate alliance with Quebec and California covering almost 63 million clean-energy consumers; the decision killed $100M in school energy retrofits, will cause the province to forfeit $3B over 3 years and raised gas prices 4.4 cents../2
a litre;

Transmission utility Hydro One is ordered to pay a $139M “kill fee” after a US regulator cited Ford’s interference in the utility's attempt to take over US power supplier Avista and add distribution operations in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Alaska to Hydro One’s.../3
..transmission network in Ontario, creating one of North America’s largest regulated utilities, with assets totalling $32 billion;

Ford failed to deliver on a 2018 election promise to cut gas prices by 10 cents/litre
Jan 7, 2022, DoFo announces partial hydro rate cut/stunt../4
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Ford's finance boss introduced the PCs' final budget Apr 28, at which point Ford and his MPPs ran for the exits, shunning the legislature and the citizenry until a September 2022 return date;

In a measure of Ford's jarring and arrogant disrespect of democratic norms, the .../2
.. late-by-design pre-election budget wasn't presented to MPPs for a vote, but overtaken instead by the election, making it a footnote to fiscal history, irrelevant if Ford loses and not necessarily honoured if he wins;

Ford's amendment brazenly exempts himself from a.../3
.. $9.2K delay penalty, ($5.8K for his finance boss) as the millionaire premier continues to choose expediency over integrity in government;

Ford's dissolution budget offers a paltry new tax break that will give back an avg $300 a year ($5.77/week) for 1.1M workers earning../4
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Angry Ontario parents learn in an Apr 10, 2022 news report that private educational institutions like Toronto's Branksome Hall received ample supplies of Covid test kits to the clear exclusion of public schools and Covid hotspots;

The Toronto Star investigation into the late../2
..2020 handout of Rapid Antigen Tests affirms what observers have seen from the Ontario government for 47 months and counting, that even the distribution of a Covid prevention tool must deliver a tangible benefit to Ford himself, his Conservative party or to citizens in good ../3
..standing of his illegitimate construct, Ford Nation – equity be damned:

King RAT distributed almost 175,000 kits to private schools (there are only 408 in the entire province) exceeding the total for paramedics (69K), shelters (31K), daycare centres (36K) and jails (15K)../4
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TV Ontario’s Steve Paikin hosts a virtual Covid summit, Jan 10, 2022. Liberals, NDP and Greens appear, while the Cons skip out like Ford in a late-afternoon Question Period;

Added Paikin on the election trail: “Ford is doing only one event per day, reading his announcements.../2
..off a teleprompter, and taking only 10 minutes of questions from reporters. It’s a peek-a-boo campaign designed to provide as few opportunities to stumble as possible."

Par for Ford, the wimp has gone into deeper cover since Paikin spoke;

Ford is the 1st premier to duck.../3
...a sit-down interview with the provincial public broadcaster since TVO was established 51 years ago; 8 consecutive premiers had upheld the tradition.

The cowardly grifter again turned down Paikin, the broadcaster said, in a May 12 update.

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Feb 21, 2022, Ford amends a provincial statute clearing the way for him to cynically delay the spring budget reading by an entire month, turning a routine Mar 31 financial blueprint into an Apr 28 election campaign springboard, a blatant abuse of his power over the purse; /2
Ford's stunt thwarted a provision enacted by the Liberals intended to prevent budgets doubling as treat bags full of vote inducements;

The law subjects any pre-election budget to a legislated process requiring specialized scrutiny. By design, Ford's fiscal plan escaped this.../3
...examination;

The upshot is the budget was unveiled a mere 33 days before the June 2, 2022 election, maxing out Ford's ability to buy votes and target new spending based on contemporaneous polling.

The shameless Ford himself passed the Fiscal Sustainability, Transparency../4
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Privatized or 2-tier healthcare inevitably leads to doctors leaving public sector for greater income, (cont.)

Why private, for-profit health care is a terrible idea @TC_Africa theconversation.com/why-private-fo…
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(cont.) forcing the public system to raise maximum fee schedules to compete for doctors. Finding a family doctor in the public sector will become even more difficult.
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With #DougFord's beady eyes laser focused on the back of her head, health minister Christine Elliott confirms that Ford intends to bring in a 2-tier healthcare system. (cont.)

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These are just 4 of the effects of a 2-tier healthcare system:

❌ doctors will abandon the public system for greater private income

❌ provincial plans will be forced to raise maximum (cont.)
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(cont.) fee schedules to stop a mass exodus of doctors from provincial systems

❌ finding a family doctor in the public sector will become virtually impossible

❌ medical bills will cause bankruptcies.
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Time for @StevenDelDuca @AndreaHorwath to stop attacking one another. Spend this last week of the campaign talking about your policies and reviewing Doug Ford's record:
- failure to use #COVID19 funds & where r they now?
- cuts to public health funding pre-covid19 never restored
- destroyed N95 stockpiles and failed to restore them
- froze nurses salaries when this province needed them the most in the past century!
- failed to raise #ODSP rates out of severe poverty (45% below Canada's poverty line)
- cancelled #ODSP raises/no inflation incr.
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- Failed to heed expert advice urging PPE for LTCH/RHs
- License plates/Buck-a-Beer 🤦🏼‍♂️
- Privatization of LTCH/RH and poorer COVID19 outcomes among some of their residents
- insulated LTCH/RH buddies from lawsuits & permitted fee hike$
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