Archive | June 2014

I am So Disappointed

I had to give it a few days to let things sink in before commenting on our recent provincial election.

It is hard to believe that people are so selfish that they are driven by promises that relate to  job security, and higher wages – even at the cost of the province going bankrupt!

The financial situation of Ontario is not just something talked about by the opposition parties – the province has already been downgraded at least once in terms of it’s ability to borrow money – and we can expect another downgrade shortly. Our own auditor general has made many recommendations to get our finances back on track – mostly all ignored.

We have become a “have-not” province, subsidized by provinces like Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Alberta when dealing with Federal transfer payments.

We have very high unemployment.

We have extremely high debt.

We have a situation where UNIONS are spending as much or more money than the provincial parties themselves on promoting (or dissing) one party over another.  What will happen when these very unions call in what they feel is owed to them by the provincial leader for providing such support?

We have two criminal investigations ongoing about the behaviour of the Liberal Party.

We have scandal after scandal after scandal relating to eHealth, ORNGE, Gas Plants, destroyed emails and more – most of which will now be swept under the carpet.

Ontarians have spoken.  They like this stuff.

They like debt.  They love spending – even if you don’t have the money.

They like dishonest politicians.

They are happy with high unemployment statistics.

They like having the Unions run the show.

They like being subsidized by other provinces.




Intimidation at your own Door

Gas Supply companies do it.

Hot Water Tank companies do it.

Hydro supply companies do it.

I never expected it from Bell Canada.  My doorbell rang this afternoon and there were two young men with clipboards and Bell Canada badges dangling from their shirt pockets.  They had my name on a list.

They wanted to offer me the greatest deal ever.  I asked if they had moved their tech support from India back to Canada.  They said – yes, moved to Ottawa.  (I wonder if they also have a bridge to sell me in New York).

I asked if they had figured out how to replace those ugly satellite dishes.  They said yes – everything is wireless.

I asked if they had some literature I could look at and think about.  They said NO.  The deal had to be done right then and there, in person, or there was no deal.  I SAID NO.

Any company that won’t provide you with pamphlets or some sort of paper copy of what they are offering and who has a time-limited offer of approximately 15 minutes  – BEWARE, BEWARE, BEWARE!  You could very well sign yourself up for disaster.  If it is a real deal, then they should be able to back it up with documentation.  I am truly surprised that Bell is behaving this way.  I will stick with Rogers.