Prior to passing a law banning smoking in cars carrying children in Ontario, Dalton McGuinty's Liberal goons claimed they would not approach that slippery slope, but predictably, the slope got even icier. The promise not to raise taxes has been a boon to taxspenders, the latest windfall being the new recycling "fee" that will inevitably be passed onto consumers by the evil makers of what they desire. Soon, The Gimp hopes to ban not only cell phones in vehicles, but all electronic devices that could potentially distract drivers, despite previous assurances that existing laws for dangerous driving were sufficient.
"I know what they've done in other provinces and other states: they've just dealt with one item, the cellphone," Premier Dalton McGuinty said yesterday.Short of banning cars, the next best step is to get people ready for a province wide ban on plastic bags. First stop, the LCBO:
Ontario wants to lead by example when it comes to protecting the environment by having government-owned liquor stores across the province stop using plastic bags, Premier Dalton McGuinty said Tuesday.Next stop, the opposition:
Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory said McGuinty should tell the LCBO to immediately stop using plastic bags and recycle any stockpiles of them rather than letting stores continue handing them out to consumers.Just never mind that the science is far from settled. May the best lobbyist emerge victorious!
cp: The Broom