and a lot of what you say comes down to the lack of fiscal responsibility, which evidently the Senate is not a very good example of.
Lucky for you that you are not a person of limited means who just had to throw out a Christmas worth of food. Frankly, I'm glad to live in a place where we care for our neighbours...and you'll note that the government is matching donations from the private sector.
reply to post by tothetenthpower
As someone from Ontario, I know about wasting money (the province just gave away 150,000 in grocery store gift certificates because people lost power for a few days)
"At this festive season of the year, Mr Scrooge, ... it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir."
"Are there no prisons?"
"Plenty of prisons..."
"And the Union workhouses." demanded Scrooge. "Are they still in operation?"
"Both very busy, sir..."
"Those who are badly off must go there."
"Many can't go there; and many would rather die."
"If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population."
reply to post by JohnnyCanuck
#1) It's winter... we put all of our food in a cooler outside on day 1... It was fine 48 hours later when power returned.
#2) If you are in need of food, we have many different organizations and charities in the GTA that were encouraging people to come and get food, yet we have thousands of people lining up for a $100 gift card.
Trust me. I'm all about taking care of people and passing it on, but if you really think this was any more than just a photo op for Kathleen Wynne, I don't know what to say.
The whole thing was a mess. There were people seen leaving with multiple cards while hundreds of people were still in line. There was a guy who called in to newstalk1010 saying his brother grabbed a card, sold it for half price and went on a beer run. I mean if you are going to do it. At least do it right....
Call me Scrooge, but I can't take these shallow political moves.