LEVY: OCAP calls on social justice warriors to join the ‘resistance’

Man the barricades: The battle against PC Leader Doug Ford has begun.

Or so says an e-mail from the poverty pimps — aka the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) — inviting the masses (social justice warriors, union types and others on the public teat) to attend an indoctrination session Thursday evening.

“With polls showing that Ford could form a hard-right government in Ontario this June, activists (have) vowed to mobilize resistance during the election campaign and after,” says the call-to-arms.

“This battle is not just against one man but against the prevailing agenda of social cut-backs, reckless resource extraction, violation of Indigenous treaties and corporate handouts.”

Wow, that’s a pretty exhaustive list of perceived injustices although I’ve heard it many times before from the poverty pimps. Still, they should only be as creative about helping the poor as they are about using them as pawns to keep their agenda flourishing.

OCAP organizer John Clarke. Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun

Reached by phone, OCAP organizer John Clarke said it is fairly self-evident that if Ford becomes Premier, the “agenda of austerity” will be intensified.

Asked why he calls a potential PC government “hard-right” (not to be confused with alt-right) he said he feels it will represent an “intensification of the war on the poor and public services.”

He added that he thinks it unlikely that Ford’s efficiencies will be directed against “people with money” but would target the vital public services that poor people depend on like income support, health care, social housing and transportation.

(See note above about using the poor and homeless as pawns).

Clarke denied he is fearmongering, indicating that Ford would intensify the “kind of austerity measures” started by Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals.

(Huh? Austerity measures, what austerity measures? I thought she bought everyone off before next month’s election)

For one thing, I highly doubt Ford will be reducing vital public services, as Clarke suggests. And it never dawns on these professional protesters that the more government bloat and mismanagement is reduced, the more money there is for the poor.

Oh, never mind.

Ford spokesman Melissa Lantsman said the PC leader is the only candidate who is standing up for hard-working Ontario residents, not special interests.

“The people of Ontario are looking for relief from skyrocketing hydro bills and high taxes — not four more years of the same,” she said.

“For the last 15 years, the Liberals have squandered taxpayers’ money, raised their taxes, and made life unaffordable … Andrea Horwath and the NDP would make things even worse.”

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Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies