Friday, March 18, 2005
Note: I realize this item is a bit late. I wasn't able to get to it until now. I still think it's important.
Probably the most scathing review of the Ontario Liberals written yet, brought to you by the National Post's Terence Corcoran.
One part of the McGuinty agenda I find most ominous, apart from the ease with which they predictably lied to the people of Ontario during the last provincial election, is their decision to effectively confiscate private property in order to erect their so-called "greenbelt" around Toronto.
The Liberals will not allow landowners in the "greenbelt" to sell their properties to private developers if they so choose. AND, they will not compensate these same landowners for having their property rights taken away from them by the state, whatever property rights they happen to possess in a country that doesn't enshrine property rights, of course.
How can a government in what is supposed to be a free country get away with such statist tactics? Then again, how can a country that calls itself free get away with not protecting as fundamental a right as that of owning property?
PS. John Tory's by-election landslide should make Liberals nervous.