Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry PC Candidate Jim McDonell, along with Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, announced that an Ontario PC government will put an end to Dalton McGuinty’s legacy of waste. McDonell said a Tim Hudak PC government will subject every one of Ontario’s 630 agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) to a simple test.
Cornwall - Sep. 27, 2011 - Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry PC Candidate Jim McDonell, along with Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark, announced that an Ontario PC government will put an end to Dalton McGuinty’s legacy of waste. McDonell said a Tim Hudak PC government will subject every one of Ontario’s 630 agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) to a simple test: If it works, keep it. If it's broken, fix it. If it can’t justify its existence, it goes.
As a start, McDonell announced that an Ontario PC government will eliminate the ballooning Ontario Power Authority bureaucracy, as well as the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) health bureaucracies that have wasted half a billion dollars on management, salaries, and administrative expenses.
On October 6th, Ontario families have a clear choice between Dalton McGuinty, who will increase taxes and waste more money on bloated bureaucracy, or a Tim Hudak PC government that will manage the provincial budget like a family budget - and put an end to Dalton McGuinty's wasteful scandals, fraud, and secret deals.
“Under Dalton McGuinty, a government that is already too big and too expensive will keep expanding with more eHealth-style waste. A Tim Hudak PC government will stop the wasteful spending on agencies, boards, and commissions in its tracks," said Jim McDonell, Ontario PC Candidate, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry.
“Under Dalton McGuinty, you can take any three letters in the alphabet, put them in any order you want, and you get a government board, agency or commission that you have never heard of, but are paying tens of millions of dollars a year to sustain. Put an 'e' in front of it and you're into the billions when it comes to the McGuinty Liberals," added McDonell.
The review of government agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) would be on a reverse onus basis, meaning the individual ABCs would have to justify their existence through a performance review. The review process would allow for public input.
The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) is an example of the runaway-waste that has defined Dalton McGuinty’s eight years in office. Originally conceived as a temporary, 15-person organization, the OPA has driven up hydro bills for families as it has grown into a bloated 253-person organization, where 91 people make six-figure salaries and the CEO takes home more than half a million dollars per year.
The LHINs have seen a 240% increase in the number of employees making over $100,000 annually (from 40 to 136) and 18 employees who make over $200,000 annually since 2006.