The Tim Peterson Story...
Peterson claims it was a combination of energy policy and recognition of Mississauga. Quite frankly, I'm at a loss of understanding. Let's look at the facts.
“The Tories left a lot of debt with (energy) rates that were too low.”- Tim Peterson, Mississauga News, March 31, 2004
“Our government’s plan is working for Mississauga. We’re making our communities stronger through new proposed investments, such as funding for improving public transit and affordable housing projects. I am especially pleased that our government will be ending GTA pooling, which will save GTA taxpayers over $200 million.”- Tim Peterson press release, March 22, 2007
“The McGuinty government’s plan is working for Ontarians. Jobs are up, the deficit is gone, class sizes are smaller, wait times are shorter for key health procedures, and postsecondary education is becoming more accessible and affordable.”- Tim Peterson press release, March 22, 2007
You can see that two of these statements only date back a week. That said I lack an understanding as to how Mr. Peterson can possibly run against a Liberal candidate when barely a week ago he felt Premier McGuinty was leader of one of the best governments of record in Ontario.
The fact is, Peterson feels he was neglected over being passed over for Minister of Transportation. The further fact is Peterson does not have the talent to hold a cabinet post. He has gotten as far as he has because of his name. That name is not of relevance in the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. Peterson's career is over. We will see to it that he does not come out victorious in the next election. This will be an unfortunate end to the legacy created by his older brothers.