A funny thing happened in the Sun boardroom the other month. Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli stopped by to chat with the editorial board about the province’s finances and the budget that was at that time still being figured out.
While we pressed him to tell us when they’d bring the books back to balance, he declined to commit. Not in the first year. Not in the second, third or fourth years. The majority-wielding Progressive Conservative government under the leadership of Premier Doug Ford – the very people who had firmly criticized Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne for their fiscal misdeeds, the very people who had been chomping at the bit to tear apart the Ontario budget – refused to even hint at bringing the budget back to balance.