24 October 2006

Dalton McGuinty believes in sharing

The pain, that is.

Not content to have piggybacked the costs associated with the Caledonia debacle on just citizens of Ontario, Dalton now wants every taxpayer in Canada to help pull the train.
TORONTO — Ottawa must pony up at least $25 million to cover the costs of an ongoing aboriginal occupation in Ontario, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday as he pressed the federal government to end what's being called the longest-running police operation in Canadian history.

The province's taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill for reimbursing local businesses, paying provincial negotiator Jane Stewart's $1,300-a-day salary and buying the land in question — a moribund housing development in Caledonia, Ont., south of Hamilton, Mr. McGuinty said.
Because that's the kind of guy he is.

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