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Rae, The Hon. Bob
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A joint meeting of The Empire Club of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto.
Some remarks about the unexpectedness of the results of Ontario's recent election of the New Democratic Party to office. The question of openness and transparency. Letting the people know. The frankness of recent Treasurer's report to the province. Being candid about costs. The reality of working people paying the bills. The role of the government. Making distinctions between money invested as capital and money spent. The issue of partnership. A review of steps taken and announcements made as a government. The need for a stronger national partnership. Decisions to make as a province. Signs that our national institutions are not working well. Finding better ways to do things. A call on the Prime Minister to bring the First Ministers all together to talk about the economy. Taking responsibilities seriously.