Wow. Dean Del Maestro comparing digital strategy and regulation to shoes and socks?
Using this specious argument, I can’t cook chicken that I’ve bought, I can’t turn yogourt into frozen ice cream, turn my old jeans into shorts and mix my paint together for basement colours. As one YouTube user commented, I can’t even take a bag of chips and pour them into the bowl because I’m ‘format shifting’ them into something other than what the company might have intended.
Proof again that the Conservatives are woefully out of touch with reality and incompetent when it comes to setting a proper direction for digital strategy in Canada.
“This project will be funded if it’s a P3 project,” they all declare, thumping their chests with great pride with the way in which they’re helping their local construction buddies make billions on the project.
Ooops. They may have forgotten one simple thing: a bridge is just a wee tad different than a road.
I can bypass a road any time I want when additional costs or user-fees are involved. I can take a different route, I can bike through the woods, or I can hike along a new trail that doesn’t include private ownership of commuting channels.
But a bridge. Can I drop a boat in the water to bypass the bridge? Can I swim across? Maybe I’ll haul out my handglider and drift across the mighty St. Lawrence every morning on my way to work.
In other words, forcing the good people of Montreal to be subject to a road toll or private toll booth amounts to forced extortion endorsed by the very government that is trying to help them.
Don’t let the Cons tell you this project has to be a ‘P3′ project and that it has to have tolls unless they figure out productive ways for public transit and HOV users to bypass these costs.
For a little while, I was thinking that the Ontario provincial election would go the way of the federal election:
A big defeat for the Liberals
A big upswing in volume of votes for the NDP
Conservatives filling the void left by the ‘left’ fighting against each other
I was very worried that the Conservatives in Ontario would scoop up enough seats to form a minority, possibly enough for a majority because of the fracture in voting.
In recent days, Tim Hudak has been extremely vocal about the Liberal plan to hire ‘foreigners’ in lieu of us from Ontario with a generous hiring grant. He’s since pulled back from his pitbull-like attack, but the message is still strong: anything that’s even remotely creative in terms of generating jobs is not welcome in the PC camps.
Now … I just got a mass marketing call from Maureen C. from MLHL Consulting. The catch?
They’re located in New Brunswick. Maureen was calling me from New Brunswick with yet another unsolicited call.
Not only should this merit investigation by Elections Canada because this is the EIGHTH mass marketing call that I’ve received from the Conservatives, but also because these calls are from people with very specific personal information soliciting specific politic views (and recording them).
But the real kicker is that Tim Hudak’s Progressive Conservatives are hiring people from outside the province when people in this province desparately need jobs.
Tim Hudak’s is all for job creation, but not in Ontario.
Nothing short of an impeachment or recall of Rob Ford is warranted for the people of Toronto after his mishandling of the budget situation. And God help us if we have to struggle with the same BS on a province-wide scale because we were too stupid to see past the ‘buck a beer’ promise.