In Harris's footsteps
August 7, 2005
Your article states that "Ontario Premier Dalton
McGuinty promised that Ottawa won't de-amalgamate on his watch." I
must admit to being surprised at Mr. McGuinty's stance and can only
conclude that he has more admiration for former premier Mike Harris
than he led us to believe. If he so strongly supports the changes
the former premier made to the structure of our cities, he must feel
that Mr. Harris made the right decisions.
Was it because of all the money the larger,
amalgamated cities of Toronto and Ottawa were supposed to save, or
the taxes that the residents were suppose to have seen reduced?
Perhaps Mr. McGuinty can take a minute out of his
busy schedule to clarify his stance. I'm sure voters, especially
those in rural ridings, would love to hear why he believes
amalgamation was a good decision.
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