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E.R. Campbell said:Actually I think that, despite her own and her party's instincts, Premier Wynne will have little choice because:
First: See, this ... there is always a shadow government pushing (now and again even pulling) governments on to the right (fiscally sane) path; and
Second: Of course, the bureaucracy is being pushed by ...
Please remember that the bond market isn't interested in democracy or Premier Wynne's platform or why you and I voted as we did ... it just
wants tomust be paid it return on investment. (I say "must" because we are not Argentina or Brazil.)
Edited to add:
And the Ottawa Citizen reports "Wynne names a Minister of 'No'". The article says: "There’s nothing subtle about Premier Kathleen Wynne’s switch from the caring, optimistic, “investing” politician she was on the campaign trail to the cautious, thrifty premier she’ll have to be if she wants to have a province worth governing in four years ... By naming her most trusted lieutenant, Deb Matthews, to run a newly constituted provincial treasury board ... Wynne is showing she’s as serious as she can be about holding back her government’s spending. That’s the only way to balance the provincial budget and ultimately get Ontario’s debt under control ... It [Matthews' portfolio] means being Minister of No. No pay increases, no service expansions beyond what’s already been promised in public. “There’s no money, so ‘No’” — over and over and over again."
Only problem is her "Minister of No" Deb Matthews, was Health Minister during much of the ORNGE screw up. So I am not holding my breath that she will be a competent manager in this role.