Ontario MPP Bob Delaney makes fool of himself after denying report that he bragged about massive increase to Ontario’s debt, until it was reported that his remarks were recorded on tape.
Liberal MPP Bob Delaney is backtracking big time after being caught bragging about how the Ontario Liberals have overseen an explosion in Ontario’s debt.
Ontario is now the most indebted sub-sovereign jurisdiction on earth, and Delaney apparently thinks it’s a good thing:
Here’s what Delaney said:
“We have tripled (the debt) and we’re proud of it, because we can afford it. It’s the responsible thing to do. It’s the correct thing to do. It’s what people have asked us to do and I would do it again and do it proudly.”
Delaney also called a question about the debt “bullshit,” and then told Mississauga News reporter Grame Frisque that he never said it, before having to admit “it was my recollection that was incorrect” since the comments were recorded on tape.
Clearly, Delaney has an interesting interpretation of the word “responsible,” since few people (aside from Kathleen Wynne), would call a massive increase in the debt the “responsible” thing to do.
Of course, nobody doubts Delaney when he says he “would do it again and do it proudly,” since the Ontario Liberals seem determined to leave the people of Ontario burdened with as much debt as possible.
As PC Finance Critic Vic Fedeli said, “This is just another example of why Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals are untrustworthy.”
While Delaney made a fool of himself, the fact is that he represents what Kathleen Wynne really believes: No amount of debt is too much if it can be used to get a few more votes.
That belief is proving dangerous and costly to Ontario, and all of Canada.
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