Dalton McGuinty has made a serious blunder ahead of the upcoming Ontario election with a campaign pledge to offer businesses lucrative tax credits for hiring foreign workers over Canadian workers. I would say that Dalton has pulled a John Tory, but this could (and should) end up eclipsing the faith based school funding fiasco of the last election (which derailed the Tory campaign before the campaign officially began). Today's poll question; should the Government of Ontario offer tax credits to businesses for hiring foreign workers over Canadian workers? I can only imagine how the half a million unemployed Ontarians are going to feel about this.
This policy is so foolish, I'm starting to wonder if there was some Machiavellian purpose behind its creation. Dalton is misguided, but he can't be this stupid. What I'll be most interested to see is how the media responds to this story in the upcoming weeks. Now that Labour Day has passed and summertime is over, regular people tend to start paying attention again. The timing of this policy is great for the Conservatives.
"I've been trying to make some sense of it all, but I can see it makes no sense at all..."