The provincial budget handed down Tuesday has already resulted in workers banding together to fight it.
The doctors have come out swinging – suggesting patients could be at risk if the pay structure is changed and wages are capped.
Teachers have already been holding meetings to fight back on their pay freeze.
Police and firefighters worry about their upcoming contracts.
But cuts are needed; I don’t think anyone disagrees with that. It’s just how we get there.
I would like to see these employee groups come up with some solutions to the deficit rather than saying, ‘Don’t touch my pay.’
We will all feel the pain to some degree in this budget. Before the McGuinty Liberals told us the truth about the trouble we were in, I was hoping a new French Immersion school would be announced so that my children wouldn’t have to change schools because of overcrowded classrooms. That’s not going to happen now and I accept it.
I also believe it was disingenuous for the Liberals to campaign on a “great record” knowing there was trouble ahead.
We were deceived and I don’t appreciate it.
What do you think of the budget?