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Encyclopedia > Dalton McGuinty
Dalton James Patrick McGuinty
Dalton McGuinty

Incumbent
Assumed office 
October 23, 2003
Preceded by Ernie Eves

Incumbent
Assumed office 
September 6, 1990
Preceded by Dalton McGuinty, Sr.

Born July 19, 1955 (1955-07-19) (age 52)
Flag of Canada Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse Terri McGuinty
Residence Ottawa
Religion Roman Catholic

Dalton James Patrick McGuinty, Jr., MPP (born July 19, 1955, in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian lawyer and politician and, since October 23, 2003, Premier of Ontario. He is the twenty-fourth premier of Ontario, and only the second Roman Catholic to hold this office. The first was John Sandfield Macdonald, who served as premier from 1867 to 1871. Image File history File links Ballot_box_current. ... This article is about the political process. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2576 × 1932 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ernest Eves (born June 17, 1946) was the twenty-third Premier of the province of Ontario, Canada, from April 15, 2002, to October 23, 2003. ... Ottawa South (fr. ... For the ecclesiastical office, see Incumbent (ecclesiastical). ... is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Dalton James McGuinty (born August 13, 1926 in Osceola, Ontario; died March 16, 1990) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Premier of Ontario is the first minister for the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... John Sandfield Macdonald John Sandfield Macdonald, QC (December 12, 1812 – June 1, 1872) was the first Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario after the province was created as a result of the confederation of Canada in 1867. ...


McGuinty is generally regarded as a moderate fiscal conservative, with his first budget raising personal taxes and planning to eliminate the province's tax on the capital of corporations. He holds liberal views on social issues, supporting abortion rights, and endorsing equal marriage for same-sex couples during the 2003 election. In early 2005, his government passed legislation confirming the legal status of same-sex marriage in Ontario. Same-sex marriage was legalized across Canada by the Civil Marriage Act enacted on July 20, 2005. ... A same-sex couple is a pair of people of the same sex, who pursue a relationship similar to that of a heterosexual married couple. ...

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Early life

McGuinty was born in Ottawa. His parents are politician and professor Dalton McGuinty Sr. and full-time nurse Elizabeth McGuinty. Being the son of a francophone mother and an anglophone father, McGuinty became bilingual. He grew up in an Irish Canadian Catholic family with nine brothers and sisters, with younger brother David representing the riding of Ottawa South in the Canadian House of Commons since 2004. Dalton James McGuinty (born August 13, 1926 in Osceola, Ontario; died March 16, 1990) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Look up Anglophone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Bilingual (English/French) stop sign on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. ... Irish Canadians are people of Irish descent living in Canada or born as native Canadians. ... David J. McGuinty (born February 25, 1960 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian politician and the brother of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. ... Ottawa South (fr. ... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ...


He studied biology and earned a B.Sc. from McMaster University and his LL.B from the University of Ottawa before practising law in Ottawa. Biology studies the variety of life (clockwise from top-left) E. coli, tree fern, gazelle, Goliath beetle Biology (from Greek: βίος, bio, life; and λόγος, logos, knowledge), also referred to as the biological sciences, is the study of living organisms utilizing the scientific method. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... McMaster University is a medium-sized research-intensive university located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, with an enrollment of 18,238 full-time and 3,836 part-time students (as of 2006). ... The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ... For the university in Ottawa, Kansas, see Ottawa University. ...


He is married to high school sweetheart Terri McGuinty, an elementary school teacher. The couple have four children.


Member of Provincial Parliament

His father, Dalton Sr., served as Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Ottawa South until his death in 1990. Dalton Jr. won the Ontario Liberal Party's nomination for Ottawa South for the provincial election of 1990, and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as the MPP for his father's former riding. A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Ottawa South (fr. ... The Ontario Liberal Party is a center-right provincial political party in the province of Ontario, Canada. ... As a result of serious scandals, David Petersons Liberal government was defeated by a large protest vote. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


The Liberal government of David Peterson was unexpectedly defeated by the social democratic Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) in this election, and McGuinty was the only rookie Liberal MPP elected. In opposition, McGuinty served as the Liberal Party's critic for Energy, Environment and Colleges and Universities. He was re-elected in Ottawa South in the 1995 provincial election without much difficulty, which saw the Liberals maintain their status as the official opposition amid a provincial swing from the NDP to the Progressive Conservatives. The Honourable David Robert Peterson, PC , LL.B , BA (born December 28, 1943 in Toronto, Ontario) was the twentieth Premier of the Province of Ontario, Canada, from June 26, 1985 to October 1, 1990. ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario general election of 1995 was held on June 8, 1995, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of the province of Ontario, Canada. ...


Provincial leadership

McGuinty's supporters in his 1996 leadership bid included John Manley, Murray Elston, and Robert Chiarelli. He was elected leader at the party's 1996 leadership convention in a surprise victory over front-runner Gerard Kennedy. McGuinty thus became the Leader of the Opposition at Queen's Park. Former Canadian MP John Manley John Paul Manley, PC, BA, LL.B is a Canadian lawyer, businessperson and politician, was born on January 5, 1950 in Ottawa. ... Murray John Elston (born October 8, 1949 in Wingham, Ontario) is an executive and former Canadian politician. ... Robert (Bob) Chiarelli (born September 24, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian politician. ... Ballot-by-ballot results of leadership races in the Ontario Liberal Party. ... Gerard Kennedy, (born 1960 in The Pas, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ... The Leader of the Opposition in Ontario is usually leader of the largest party in the Ontario legislature which is not the government. ... Queens Park is an historic green space in central Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ...


Kennedy, a former head of Toronto's Daily Bread food bank, was popular on the progressive-wing of the party, while McGuinty built his core support on its establishment and pro-business right-wing which some nicknamed the "anything-but-Kennedy movement". McGuinty was fourth on the first and second ballots but he was not far behind third-place finisher Dwight Duncan. He then overtook Duncan and Joe Cordiano on the third and fourth ballots, respectively, receiving the support of their delegates to win a fifth ballot over Kennedy. McGuinty holds the distinction of being the only Canadian party leader to win his party's leadership after finishing fourth on the first ballot. A food bank is a place where food, both non-perishable goods and perishable goods like fresh produce, frozen items, and baker products, are offered to nonprofit agencies for distribution to people who may not be able to afford food. ... The Honourable Dwight Duncan, MBA , BA (born January 3, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Joseph Cordiano (born October 30, 1957) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


First term as opposition leader

McGuinty's first term in opposition was difficult. He was often criticized for lacking charisma and being uncomfortable in the media scrums, and was described as ineffective by the province's tabloid press. Although Progressive Conservative Premier Mike Harris was not especially strong in media relations, the general consensus was that McGuinty was the more awkward of the two. The governing Progressive Conservatives played up McGuinty's low profile by defining him as "not up to the job" in a series of television advertisements. The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ...


McGuinty's management of the Liberal Party was also criticized. He was forced to reverse himself on a decision to hire his brother Brendan (later the chief of staff to Ottawa Mayor Bob Chiarelli) as principal secretary. His decision to replace former leadership rival Joe Cordiano with Gerry Phillips as Deputy Leader in 1998 angered some in the province's Italian community. Robert (Bob) Chiarelli (born September 24, 1941 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian politician. ... Joseph Cordiano (born October 30, 1957) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Gerry Phillips (born September 11, 1940 in London, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


McGuinty's performance in the 1999 election was widely criticized, particularly in its early weeks. He appeared unfamiliar with his party's platform in the buildup to the election, and by all accounts delivered a poor performance in the televised leader's debate, being unable to defend several first term gaffes[1]. He was also criticized when, in response to a question by late CITY-TV journalist Colin Vaughan, he described Mike Harris as a "thug". Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 1999 election. ... CITY-TV (Citytv Toronto) (often referred to only as City) is a television station based in Toronto, Ontario. ... Colin Vaughan was a Canadian television journalist, who was Citytvs political specialist from 1977 until his death on January 1, 2000. ...


McGuinty's Liberals however enjoyed the support Ontario's public-sector unions in this election, who hoped to defeat the governing Conservatives by strategic voting. The unions had abandoned their tradition backing for the New Democratic Party after former Premier Bob Rae's overrode collective agreements through the Social Contract. In voting systems, tactical voting (or strategic voting) occurs when a voter misrepresents his or her sincere preferences in order to gain a more favorable outcome. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Hon. ... Rae Days were a nickname for a 1993 initiative by Ontario Premier Bob Rae that forced civil servants to take unpaid days of leave. ...


Mike Harris and the PC Party were reelected in the provincial election of 1999, having significantly reduced the provincial deficit and being credited for the strong economic growth. McGuinty was nevertheless able to rally his party in the election's closing days and drew 40% of the vote for the Liberals, their second-best performance in fifty years. The Liberal Party also increased its seat total in the Legislature from 30 to 36. McGuinty himself faced a surprisingly difficult re-election in Ottawa South, but defeated his Progressive Conservative opponent by about 3,000 votes. Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 1999 election. ...


Second term as opposition leader

McGuinty's second term as opposition leader was more successful than his first. With the Liberals consolidated as the primary opposition to Harris's Progressive Conservatives, McGuinty was able to present his party as the "government in waiting". He hired a more skilled group of advisors and drafted former cabinet minister Greg Sorbara as party president. McGuinty also rebuilt the party's fundraising operation, launching the Ontario Liberal Fund. In preparation for the 2003 election, the party adopted a platform that emphasized lowering class sizes in schools, hiring more nurses, increasing environmental protections, and "holding the line" on taxes. McGuinty also made an effort to improve his debating skills, and received coaching from Democratic Party trainers in the United States. Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... Greg Sorbara (born September 4, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Map of Ontarios ridings and their popular vote for their party elected The Ontario Legislature after the 2003 election. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


McGuinty's chances of forming government were improved by a number of controversies involving the governing PC Party, including the fallout over the shooting death of native protester Dudley George at Ipperwash, the deaths of seven people from tainted water in Walkerton, and the decision to provide tax credits to parents who sent their children to private schools. Harris resigned in the fall of 2001, following the then-Premier's high profile testimony at the Walkerton Inquiry and the PC government's defeat in a by-election in Vaughan—King—Aurora. Anthony OBrien Dudley George (March 17, 1957 – September 7, 1995) was a Ojibwa protestor who was shot and killed near Ipperwash Provincial Park in Ontario in 1995 during the Ipperwash Crisis. ... Canadian Forces Camp Ipperwash existed from 1942 until 1995. ... Walkerton is a small town on the Saugeen River in Bruce County, Ontario, 75 km southwest of Owen Sound. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... Vaughan—King—Aurora was a federal electoral riding represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1997 to 2004, and has been a provincial electoral riding represented in the legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ...


Harris's successor, Ernie Eves, received a short boost in the polls from his attempts to move the PC Party to the centre. However, Eves was never able to gain control of the political agenda, and appeared indecisive and reactive on issues ranging from electricity restructuring to taxes. In 2003, Eves reversed his move to the centre and campaigned on a right-wing agenda. Ernest Eves (born June 17, 1946) was the twenty-third Premier of the province of Ontario, Canada, from April 15, 2002, to October 23, 2003. ...


The 2003 North America blackout gave Eves increased exposure and rallied some support for his party. He called an election immediately after the blackout, and polling showed that the previous Liberal lead had narrowed to a tie in the first week. The rise in Tory support was short-lived. The Liberals took a commanding lead in the campaign's second week, and remained in that position until election day. The 2003 North America blackout was a massive power outage that occurred throughout parts of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada on Thursday, August 14, 2003. ...


Voters regarded the Progressive Conservative government as unnecessarily confrontational and divisive, and some of the Liberal Party's strength was based in a promise to change the combative tone of government. The Progressive Conservatives ultimately played into this strategy by running a series of negative advertisements against McGuinty throughout the campaign.


In contrast, Liberal Party's advertising remained positive, selling the merits of changing governments and arguing their preparedness for office. McGuinty undertook a series of choreographed events, including signing a taxpayer's protection pledge not to raise taxes, and appearing on the popular sports show "Off the Record", where he received an endorsement from Canadian Idol winner Ryan Malcolm. At the same time, caucus members like George Smitherman carried the party's negative message in critiquing the PC Party record. Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ... Ryan Michael Malcolm (born October 13, 1979 in Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian singer best known as winner of the first Canadian Idol. ... George Smitherman (b. ...

McGuinty's Liberal's 2003 sweep of the province. Liberal seats won appear in shades of red.
McGuinty's Liberal's 2003 sweep of the province. Liberal seats won appear in shades of red.

McGuinty was able to maintain his party's standing in the polls in the last stages, preventing Eves from making up ground during the leader's debate. On election day, the Liberal were elected to a majority government, winning 72 of the Ontario Legislature's 103 seats. The PC Party fell to 24 seats, while the NDP lost official party status in the legislature. (It regained that status a few months later by winning a by-election.) Download high resolution version (1088x2040, 106 KB) I, the creator of this image, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Download high resolution version (1088x2040, 106 KB) I, the creator of this image, hereby release it into the public domain. ... In the Westminster System, a majority government is one in which the government enjoys an absolute majority of seats in the legislature or Parliament. ...


Following the election, the McGuinty government asked former Provincial Auditor Erik Peters to examine the province's finances. Peters revealed that the out-going Conservative administration had left a hidden deficit of at least $5.6 billion. The Conservatives questioned Peters's methodology, and suggested that the McGuinty government was overstating the province's financial difficulties to break or delay some of its campaign spending promises. Erik Peters served as Auditor General of Ontario between 1993 and 2003. ...


First year in office

McGuinty formally took office as Premier and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs on October 23, 2003. Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs is responsible for intergovernmental affairs between the Canadian province of Ontario and the other provinces and territories and the Canadian government. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The new government called the Legislature back in session in late 2003. The government brought in auto insurance reforms (including a price cap), rolled-back a series of corporate and personal tax cuts that had been scheduled for 2004, passed legislation that enshrined publicly-funded healthcare into provincial law, hired more meat and water inspectors, opened up the provincially-owned electricity companies to Freedom of Information laws and enacted a ban on partisan government advertising.


On May 18, 2004, Provincial Finance Minister Greg Sorbara released the McGuinty government's first budget, the first year of a four year plan focused on tackling four deficits the Liberals claim the previous Tories left behind: the "health deficit", the "education deficit", the "infrastructure deficit" and the "fiscal deficit". is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greg Sorbara (born September 4, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


This budget was focused on health care. At its core was a large infusion of new money into hospitals specifically to shorten wait times in key areas: knee and hip replacements, cancer treatment, cardiac treatment, cataracts, and MRI and CT scans. The government also brought in free immunizations for children, 150 new Family Health Teams to improve access to physicians, almost 100,000 new home care spaces for Ontario's elderly, almost 4,000 new long-term care beds, and $200 millions more to improve public health and fight potential outbreaks like SARS and West Nile Virus. The mri are a fictional alien species in the Faded Sun Trilogy of C.J. Cherryh. ... Sars may refer to any of the following: Severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly abbreviated as SARS Michael Sars, a Norwegian biologist, father of Georg Sars Georg Sars, a Norwegian biologist, son of Michael Sars Special Administrative Regions, commonly abbreviated as SARs Sars, Perm Krai, an urban settlement in Perm Krai... West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus of the family Flaviviridae; part of the Japanese encephalitis (JE) antigenic complex of viruses, it is found in both tropical and temperate regions. ...


To pay for this plan, the Liberals imposed a controversial new Health Premium of $300 to $900, staggered according to income. This violated a key Liberal campaign pledge not to raise taxes, and gave the government an early reputation for breaking promises. The Liberals defended the premium by arguing that the previous government had a hidden deficit, and McGuinty claimed he needed to break his campaign pledge on taxation to fulfill his promises on other fronts. His own finance critic of the time, Gerry Phillips, had predicted that the Tories' projected balanced budget would in fact result in a $5 billion deficit in a meeting of the Standing Committee of Estimates of the Legislature on June 3, 2003 [2]. Liberal MPP Monte Kwinter also predicted a $5 billion deficit[3] Gerry Phillips (born September 11, 1940 in London, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Provincial Parliament of Ontario, is the legislature of the Canadian province of Ontario. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Monte Kwinter (born March 22, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


As a result, the Liberals dropped badly in polls and McGuinty fell behind Ernie Eves in the category of preferred premier[4]. The party later recovered in popular support, but the broken promise has created a lasting difficulty for McGuinty's administration.


The Ontario Health Premium also became a major issue in the early days of the 2004 federal election, called a week after the Ontario budget. Many believe that the controversy hampered Liberal Prime Minister Paul Martin's bid for re-election. The Canadian federal election, 2004 (more formally, the 38th general election), was held on June 28, 2004 to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Prime Minister of Canada (French: Premier ministre du Canada), is the Minister of the Crown who is head of the Government of Canada. ... Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB, LLD (h. ...


Also controversial was the elimination of coverage for health services not covered by the Canada Health Act including eye examinations and physical therapy. Other elements of the McGuinty government's first budget were a four-year plan to tackle the deficit, funding for 1,000 new teachers, a transfer of two cents of the existing gas tax to municipalities to help fund transit, and a three per cent increase to those on social assistance, the first increase in ten years.


Soon after the federal election, McGuinty attended a First Ministers' Meeting on health-care reform that resulted in a new agreement for a national health accord. This Accord saw the provinces receive new federal funding in exchange for providing reports on such things as waiting times for surgeries.


McGuinty's government ended the year by releasing "Progress Report 2004: Getting Results for Ontario". This work focused on health, education, and economic growth, and set targets to achieve before the next election (including reducing the high school drop out rate, increasing participation in post-secondary education and reducing wait times for specific medical procedures).


Second year

The McGuinty government brought forward a number of initiatives in the fall of 2004. These included legislation allowing restaurant patrons to bring their own wine, banning junk food in public schools, outlawing smoking in public places, and requiring students to stay in school until age 18. Following a series of high-profile maulings by pit bulls, the government also moved to ban the dogs. Some Ontarians were critical of this issue since it was seen as moving the responsibility for safety away from owners and over toward the animals. People who owned pitbulls previous to the ban were allowed to keep them but they have to be muzzled in public and sterilized to prevent them from breeding. The "importing" and breeding of pitbulls in Ontario was banned, while all pitbulls being held in shelters were destroyed. The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of several bull terrier breeds, often kept as a pet. ...


During early 2005, McGuinty called the Legislature back for a rare winter session to debate and pass several high-profile bills. The government legislated a "greenbelt" around Toronto. The size of Prince Edward Island, the Greenbelt protects a broad swath of land from development and preserves forests and farmland. In response to court decisions, the McGuinty Liberals updated legislation to reflect the change in the definition of marriage to include homosexual couples.


McGuinty also launched a campaign to narrow the so-called "$23 billion gap" between what Ontario contributes to the federal government and what is returned to Ontario in services. This came as a sharp turn after more than a year of cooperating with the federal government, but McGuinty pointed to the special deals worked out by the federal government with other provinces (Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia) as compromising the nature of equalization. In particular, McGuinty noted that immigrants in Ontario receive $800 in support from the federal government, while those in Quebec receive $3,800. This article is about the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... Motto: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit(Latin) One defends and the other conquers Capital Halifax Largest city Halifax Regional Municipality Official languages English, Canadian Gaelic Government - Lieutenant-Governor Mayann E. Francis - Premier Rodney MacDonald (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 11 - Senate seats 10 Confederation July 1, 1867... For information about computer bandwidth management, see Equalization (computing). ...


Premier McGuinty and Prime Minister Paul Martin debated the Ontario government's accusations throughout the spring of 2005. McGuinty and Martin finally met in May and, following a nine-hour meeting, McGuinty received commitments for almost $6 billion in specific funding for Ontario, including new money for immigrant settlement, training for the unemployed, federal delivery of meat inspection and corporate tax collection and per capita funding for post-secondary education. Paul Edgar Philippe Martin, PC, MP, BA, LLB, LLD (h. ...


In late April 2005, McGuinty announced the closure of the Lakeview coal-fired generating station, one of Ontario's largest polluters. Although the McGuinty government originally promised to close all coal-burning plants by 2007, Energy Minister Dwight Duncan announced on June 14, 2005 that this was no longer possible, and that the that Nanticoke Coal Plant will not close until 2009. The Honourable Dwight Duncan, MBA , BA (born January 3, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 11, 2005, the McGuinty Liberals delivered their second budget, built around the "Reaching Higher" plan for education. The second year of the four year plan, this budget was designed to tackle to so-called "education deficit." Investing $6.2 billion over the next four years, the budget included the largest investment in higher education in forty years. It also increased accessibility for low-income students, expanded medical school spaces, and invested in new faculty, graduate scholarships and research. The budget also broke a previous promise to balance the budget in 2007-08. The government has instead aimed at balance in 2008-09.


The McGuinty Liberals also moved to expand infrastructure spending by encouraging Ontario's large pension plans to invest in the construction of new roads, schools and hospitals. Specific projects in the budget included a 10-year expansion of the Toronto Transit Commission and GO Transit, 15,000 new affordable housing units and improved border crossings. NDP leader Howard Hampton described this move as "privatization by stealth". The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is a public transport authority that operates buses, streetcars, subways, and rapid transit lines in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... GO Transit (AAR reporting marks GOT), officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canadas first, and Ontarios only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ... Howard George Hampton, MPP (born May 17, 1952) is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP). ...


During their second year in office, the McGuinty Liberals brought forward a series of successful negotiations with the province's unions, a significant change in labour relations after years of strikes under the previous Progressive Conservative regime. First, Health Minister George Smitherman concluded an agreement with the province's doctors that included incentives to practice in family health teams or under-serviced communities. Education Minister Gerard Kennedy established a province-wide negotiating framework with the province's teachers' unions with the result that most school boards settled their contracts without lost teaching time. Finally, Management Board Chair Gerry Phillips closed a deal with the provincial government's own civil service union, the Ontario Public Sector Employees Union. George Smitherman (b. ... Gerard Kennedy, (born 1960 in The Pas, Manitoba) is a Canadian politician. ... This article or section should be merged with board of education A school board (or school committee) is an elected council that helps determine educational policy in a small regional area, such as a city, state, or province. ... Gerry Phillips (born September 11, 1940 in London, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is a trade union that represents employees in the broader public service of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ...


On June 22, 2005, Education Minister Gerard Kennedy announced that 90-95% of Ontario students between junior kindergarten and Grade Three will be in classes of twenty students or fewer by 2007. He also acknowledged that extenuating circumstances may require slightly larger classes in some cases. Opposition critic Frank Klees accused the McGuinty government of breaking its promise to cap classroom sizes, but Kennedy responded that some flexibility is always necessary, and that any reasonable person would regard a 90-95% success rate as a promise kept[5]. is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Frank Klees (born March 6, 1951) is a Canadian politician. ...


Also in June 2005, two cabinet ministers in McGuinty's government came under scrutiny for alleged improprieties. Joseph Cordiano faced calls for his resignation after it was discovered that he billed $17,000 for personal expenses to his riding association. These expenses included meals in Paris and Milan, as well as theatre tickets in London. Cordiano insisted that these expenses were related to riding activities, and refused to resign. McGuinty defended Cordiano in public, claiming he had "complete confidence" in the minister. The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... This is about the Italian city of Milan. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


At around the same time, Minister of Transportation Harinder Takhar was accused of a conflict-of-interest, after visiting a company that he owned in a blind trust. Takhar acknowledges that he made "an error in judgement", but denied any wrongdoing. Both Cordiano and Takhar were retained in their portfolios following a cabinet shuffle on June 29, 2005. The matter was sent to the provincial ethics commissioner who issued a ruling on January 4, 2006 that finding that Takhar had violated the province's integrity guidelines by not maintaining an arms length relationship with the trustee appointed to run his blind trust. McGuinty has defended his minister, and has rejected calls to remove him from cabinet, even after the Integrity Commissioner issued his finding[6]. Harinder Jeet Singh Takhar is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the same cabinet shuffle, Premier McGuinty withdrew from the Intergovernmental Affairs portfolio and became the province's first Minister of Research and Innovation. Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation The Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation was announced by Premier Dalton McGuinty in a cabinet shuffle announcement on June 29, 2005. ...


Third year

On October 11, 2005, police raided the Sorbara Group offices - owned by Greg Sorbara and his brothers - as part of the ongoing Royal Group Technologies investigation. The warrant stated that there were reasonable grounds to believe Sorbara and other directors of Royal Group defrauded the company and shareholders when they bought land in Brampton, that was owned by a subsidiary of the Sorbara Group.[6] Sorbara initially resisted opposition calls for him to step down, but later resigned as Minister of Finance the same day. Sorbara consistently denied any knowledge of the specific allegations against him, and launched legal action against the RCMP to either clarify their case against him or withdraw their investigation. Following Sorbara's resignation, Dwight Duncan was appointed as Minister of Finance and Chair of the Management Board. Donna Cansfield took over Duncan's responsibility as Minister of Energy and Jim Bradley as Government House Leader. is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Greg Sorbara (born September 4, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Royal Group Technologies is a large Canadian building supplies maker and plastics company. ... The Honourable Dwight Duncan, MBA , BA (born January 3, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Honourable Donna H. Cansfield, MPP is politician in Ontario, Canada, who has represented the riding of Etobicoke Centre in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 2003. ... James J. Bradley (born February 19, 1945 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a long-time Ontario Liberal Party politician and MPP in the Ontario legislature. ...


The next day, the McGuinty government put forward a throne speech in October reiterating their priorities of health, education and economic prosperity. The speech outlined plans to offer the first money-back guarantee on a public service: a refund if you do not receive your birth certificate within 15 days of applying on-line.


On November 18, 2005, it was announced that Ontario's Drive Clean emissions program was to be expanded rather than scrapped. Ontarios Drive Clean is a controversial automobile emissions control program in Ontario, Canada. ...


The 2006 budget was the third year of the four-year plan, and focused on the "infrastructure deficit." The centrepiece was MoveOntario, a $1.2 billion investment in transportation infrastructure. $400 million was invested to build and repair roads and bridges in municipalities across Ontario.


On May 18, 2006, a judge agreed with Greg Sorbara's contention that the RCMP had erred in including his name in the search warrant. In striking Sorbara's name from the warrant, Justice Ian Nordheimer of the Ontario Superior Court said there were inadequate grounds for police to include him in the first place. The judge was particularly scathing in his review of the RCMP probe of Sorbara. is the 138th day of the year (139th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


"I have concluded that there was insufficient evidence placed before the issuing judge ... upon which she could have concluded that there were reasonable and probable grounds to believe that (Sorbara) had committed the offence of fraud," Nordheimer wrote. "I am left with the nagging concern that the application for a search warrant, at least as it related to (Sorbara), was very much premature."


McGuinty returned Greg Sorbara to the cabinet on May 23, 2006 as Minister of Finance. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On August 17, 2006, Foreign Direct Investment magazine (a British magazine owned by the Financial Times) named Dalton McGuinty "personality of the year" for encouraging investment in the auto sector, for developing a plan to increase energy production, and for promoting research and innovation. is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Financial Times (FT) is a British international business newspaper. ...


In the final month of their third year in office, the McGuinty Liberals faced three major challenges. First, several Emergency Rooms across the province teetered on the edge of closure as doctors complained of long hours and difficult working conditions. Second, some trustees on the Toronto District School Board warned of potential school closures due to the provincial funding formula for education. Third, two US Senators introduced legislation to closure the Michigan border to Ontario garbage, a critical dumping ground for Ontario municipalities.


In response, Health Minister George Smitherman injected $142 million into improving ER doctor salaries, opening more hospital beds and moving patients more quickly to long-term care centres. New education minister Kathleen Wynne oversaw a balanced budget at TDSB that was accomplished without school closures. Environment Minister Laurel Broten negotiated a deal with the US Senate to keep the border open to Canadian trash for the next four years, while municipalities found alternatives in Ontario.


Fourth year

Education Minister Gerard Kennedy resigned his cabinet post and seat to seek the leadership of the federal Liberal party leadership. McGuinty and his ministers backed Toronto councillor Sylvia Watson to succeed him in the Parkdale—High Park by-election, making numerous visits to the riding to bolster her candidacy. She ran on the McGuinty government's record of education and health care, while her opponents targeted numerous Liberal broken promises, including delaying the replacement of coal-fired power plants, and the addition of the $2.4-billion health premium after campaigning on a pledge to not raise taxes.[7] Trailing in polls during the last week of the campaign, Watson released a number of press releases attacking NDP candidate Cheri DiNovo. These releases made reference to DiNovo's LSD use at a younger age and alleged that she endorsed the church ordination of pedophiles and axe murderers in Qu(e)erying Evangelism. They also claimed that DiNovo had made past comments in which she compared Canadian murderer Karla Homolka to a Christ-like figure. Both NDP and Conservatives denounced the press releases as mudslinging, saying that DiNovo's comments were taken out of context. Howard Hampton, Peter Kormos, and Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) accused McGuinty of condoning and orchestrating the smear attacks, which he denied. DiNovo easily defeated Watson in the election.[8][9] Sylvia Watson is a Canadian politician. ... Parkdale—High Park in relation to the other Toronto ridings Parkdale—High Park is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1979, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... A by-election or bye-election is a special election held to fill a political office when the incumbent has died or resigned. ... The Rev. ... Pedophilia, paedophilia, or pædophilia (see spelling differences), is the paraphilia of being sexually attracted primarily or exclusively to pre-pubescent children. ... Karla Leanne Homolka, also known as Karla Leanne Teale, (born May 4, 1970 in Port Credit, Ontario, Canada), is a Canadian serial killer who attracted worldwide media attention when she was convicted of helping her husband, Paul Bernardo, rape and murder teenage girls, including her sister Tammy Homolka. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Howard George Hampton, MPP (born May 17, 1952) is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP). ... Longtime Ontario NDP MPP Peter Kormos Peter Kormos (born October 7, 1952 in Welland, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE, French: Syndicat canadien de la fonction publique) is a Canadian trade union serving the public sector - although it has in recent years organized workplaces in the non-profit and para-public sector as well. ...


On June 14 2006, Energy Minister Dwight Duncan announced the McGuinty government's twenty-year electricity plan, which committed to spending forty-six billion dollars on rebuilding all of the province's ageing reactors. The plan also made the McGuinty government the first Ontario government since the 1970s to commit to building new nuclear stations. The plan also pushed back again the schedule for closing Ontario's coal stations to 2014. In response to the government's announcement, Greenpeace activists occupied Energy Minister Dwight Duncan's offices.[10] The Honourable Dwight Duncan, MBA , BA (born January 3, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ... The Honourable Dwight Duncan, MBA , BA (born January 3, 1959 in Windsor, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


The day after the McGuinty government announced its long-term electricity plan the Globe and Mail published a front page story that the government had quietly passed a regulation to 'exempt' its energy plan from an environmental assessment.[11] The Globe and Mail is a large Canadian English language national newspaper based in Toronto. ...


The government's decision to exempt the government's electricity plan was criticized by some environmental organizations. In a press release, Greenpeace the David Suzuki Foundation and the Pembina Institute noted that they had provided the government a legal opinion prepared by the Canadian Environmental Law Association, which concluded that the government's energy plan would be subject to the province's Environmental Assessment Act.[12] David Takayoshi Suzuki, CC, OBC, Ph. ...


The McGuinty government's 2007 budget was criticized by Toronto mayor David Miller, who argued that the province was refusing to "pay its bills", and said that Toronto's budgetary problems were the result of $500 million in social service costs mandated by the provincial government.[13] During a later discussion, provincial Finance Minister Greg Sorbara declined to help the city to fix its $71 million shortfall, saying that "he doesn't have a mandate to fix this". Miller has since moved to have the city sue the province over the shortfall.[14] Greg Sorbara (born September 4, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


On July 26, 2007, McGuinty forced Mike Colle to resign as Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, with his portfolio being taken over by Gerry Phillips who will also retain his current responsibilities as Minister of Government Services. [15] Colle has been criticized for his role in giving out $32 million in government grants to immigrant and cultural groups without official applications or formal statements of purpose. In one case that the auditor general highlighted, the Ontario Cricket Association received $1 million when it asked for $150,000. [16] Premier McGuinty agreed to commission a special report on the matter, to be released in July 2007.[17] Colle was also to be investigated in committee before the Legislature was prorogued by the Premier. Some believe this was arranged to prevent his testimony from going public.[18] is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Michael (Mike) Colle (born February 1, 1945 in Foggia, Italy) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. ...


Toward the 2007 election

In late 2004, John Tory was chosen to replace Ernie Eves as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. A principal secretary to former PC Premier Bill Davis, Tory is widely regarded as more moderate than Mike Harris and the mostly rural MPPs who make up the majority of his caucus. McGuinty's Liberals ran a candidate against Tory during the latter's successful bid to enter the legislature. Howard Hampton continues to lead the NDP. Though Tory has out-polled McGuinty in the category of preferred premier, the Liberals hold a lead over the Progressive Conservatives, while the NDP are held to around 20% support. The Ontario general election of 2007 is scheduled to be held on October 10, 2007 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly (Members of Provincial Parliament, or MPPs) of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... John Howard Tory, LL.B, BA, MPP (born May 28, 1954) is a Canadian businessman, political activist and leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario (Ontario PC Party). ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... For the actor, professor, and waterskiier, see William B. Davis The Honourable William (Bill) Grenville Davis, PC , CC , O.Ont. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... A caucus is most generally defined as being a meeting of supporters or members of a political party or movement. ... Howard George Hampton, MPP (born May 17, 1952) is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP). ...


In October 2006, the McGuinty Liberals held their last Annual General Meeting before the next election. The event set in place several key elements of their reelection strategy. First, American political consultant James Carville advised Liberal activists to stick to a simple message in the next election, avoiding a litany of issues. Second, the party elected long-time activist Gord Pheneuf as the new president. Finally, Premier McGuinty laid out the themes of the next campaign: standing up for Ontario against the Stephen Harper Conservatives in Ottawa and their provincial ally, John Tory. Since then, McGuinty has praised the Conservatives' 2007 federal budget as "real progress" for Ontario[7], and described the auto emissions part of their environmental plan as "very sensible".[8] James Carville (born October 25, 1944), is a liberal American political consultant, commentator, media personality, and pundit. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ...


Top campaign adviser Warren Kinsella suggested on his blog that Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod should be "baking cookies" instead of attending a political rally, which was widely condemned as sexist. McGuinty himself refused to apologize and retained Kinsella in his position, noting that Kinsella had apologized and removed the offending post on the blog. Critics argued that McGuinty was using a double-standard, as he had quickly apologized last week to a provincial government job applicant who was described as "ghetto dude" by a junior civil service clerk.[9][10] Warren Kinsella in his basement Warren Kinsella should not be confused with Canadian author W. P. Kinsella. ... Lisa MacLeod is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on March 30, 2006. ...


Trivia

  • McGuinty's father once ran a summer camp, and made Dalton the waterski instructor, despite the future Premier having never waterskied in his life. Days later, the self-taught Dalton was teaching the campers and remains a top-notch skier and waterskier.
  • Growing up, Dalton Jr was called "Jamie" by his family to avoid confusion with Dalton Sr. In private conversations, family members will still call him Jamie. The Premier's son Dalton is also called "Jamie" by his family.
  • An often-told anecdote relates that Dalton Sr.'s ten children met to decide who among them should run to replace their father upon his death in 1990. They selected Dalton Jr, "since they already had 2000 signs with that name on it in the garage."
  • During the 2003 election, then-Premier Ernie Eves declared that McGuinty "just said whatever popped into his sharp, pointy head." McGuinty joked the next morning on a radio show that the hosts should be careful approaching him, warning "what if I spear you with my sharp, pointy head?"
  • During the 2003 election, a press release by the Conservatives called McGuinty a "Evil reptilian kitten-eater from another planet." Later in the election, McGuinty was highlighting his agricultural policy on a farm when a kitten named Snowball walked out of the barn and up to McGuinty. McGuinty laughed and posed with the kitten for the cameras, declaring "I like kittens. Puppies, too!"
  • The media has compared McGuinty's physical appearance to fictional serial killer Norman Bates, portrayed by Anthony Perkins, in the 1960 film Psycho. Ontario NDP leader Howard Hampton publicly repeated the comparison during the 1999 election and later apologized for it.[11]
  • The advertising billboard at the southeast corner of Bay Street and Gerrard Street has placed an image of McGuinty's face next to a pit bull, with the caption "Pit Bull. Political Bull". Previous Ontario premiers have been mocked on that same billboard; Bob Rae was compared to a Flyswatter with the caption "This kills flies. This kills jobs.", while Mike Harris was named "Mike the Knife", and a picture of Ernie Eves had the word "No not this time Ernie".

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... An anecdote is a short tale narrating an interesting or amusing biographical incident. ... Dalton McGuinty A kitten Evil reptilian kitten-eater from another planet (Sorry. ... Norman Bates is a fictional character created by writer Robert Bloch as the central character in his novel Psycho. ... Anthony Perkins (April 4, 1932 – September 12, 1992) was an Academy Award-nominated American stage and screen actor best known for his role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcocks Psycho and its three sequels, Psycho II, Psycho III and Psycho IV: The Beginning. ... Psycho is a 1960 suspense/horror film directed by auteur Alfred Hitchcock from the screenplay by Joseph Stefano about a psychotic killer. ... Howard George Hampton, MPP (born May 17, 1952) is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP). ... Torontos Bay Street in the heart of the financial district. ... Gerrard Street is a street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... The American Pit Bull Terrier is one of several bull terrier breeds, often kept as a pet. ... Hon. ... Fly swatter Look up flyswatter in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... Ernest Eves (born June 17, 1946) was the twenty-third Premier of the province of Ontario, Canada, from April 15, 2002, to October 23, 2003. ...

See also

The Executive Council of Ontario (informally and more commonly, the Cabinet of Ontario) is the cabinet of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

References

  1. ^ CBC. "Parties and Leaders: Dalton McGuinty" (HTML), Ontario Votes 2003, CBC.ca, 2003. Retrieved on 2006-12-03. 
  2. ^ Standing Committee of Estimates transcript
  3. ^ The Globe and Mail, August 12, 2003, p. A7: "We are really in a fiscal morass where, at the end of the day, the people of Ontario are going to be left with a deficit that has been projected by Standard & Poor's, Dominion Bond Rating Service [and] TD Bank at anywhere from $2.2 billion to up to $5 billion. That just doesn't make any economic sense."
  4. ^ Urquhart, Ian. "In Politics, misery loves company" (PDF), Toronto Star, June 12, 2004. Retrieved on 2006-12-03. 
  5. ^ Artuso, Antonella. "Class cap promise kaput?" (newspaper article), Ottawa Sun, June 23, 2005. 
  6. ^ Brennan, Richard. "McGuinty refuses to fire transportation minister" (HTML), Toronto Star, Jauary 4, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-03. 
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  10. ^ Cite news|title=Greenpeace Occupies Ontario Energy Minister’s Office|publisher=Greenpeace Canada|June 13, 2006|url= http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/press/press-releases/ontario-minister-office/
  11. ^ >Mittelstaedt, Martin. "Nuclear plan skips key green review", Globe and Mail, June 15, 2006. 
  12. ^ Cite news|title=Nuclear Plan Exempted from Environmental Review - Public right to know denied say environmentalists|publisher=The David Suzuki Foundation, the Pembina Institute and Greenpeace|date=June 15, 2006|url=http://www.pembina.org/media/media-release.php?id=1246}}
  13. ^ "Miller slams Ontario Budget", Globe and Mail, 23 March 2007 [4]; "A bad week for Toronto" [editorial], Toronto Star, 25 March 2007, A14.
  14. ^ "Sorbara won't patch hole in budget", Globe and Mail, 12 April 2007 [5]
  15. ^ http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/news/Product.asp?ProductID=1510
  16. ^ http://www.thestar.com/News/article/222076
  17. ^ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/document/v5/content/subscribe?user_URL=http://www.theglobeandmail.com%2Fservlet%2Fstory%2FLAC.20070511.ONTMULTI11%2FTPStory%2F%3Fquery%3Dcolle&ord=4696929&brand=theglobeandmail&force_login=true
  18. ^ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Page/document/v5/content/subscribe?user_URL=http://www.theglobeandmail.com%2Fservlet%2Fstory%2FRTGAM.20070605.wonthouse0605%2FBNStory%2FNational%2F&ord=4696643&brand=theglobeandmail&force_login=true

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