"Our Government is committed to the federalism of openness, an approach to federal-provincial relations that relies on respect for jurisdiction and productive collaboration to get things done for Canadians," Prime Minister Harper said.
"I want to congratulate Premier McGuinty and his Government for developing programs that will use these federal funds to strengthen the Ontario economy, improve public safety, and expand the public transit system," said Prime Minister Harper.
Tell me again where "public transit" and the "Ontario economy" falls again in the BNA act of 1867? Definitely not in the federal government's jurisdiction that's for damn sure. It's definitely not in line with Harper's "federalism of openness" that relies on the principle of "respect for jurisdiction" - not that McGuilty's Fiberals care about jurisdiction anyway.
A good chunk of this cash is being used on Liberal state funded make work projects under the guise of funding for "public transit." If they really wanted to solve the public transit problem they would privatize the 401 so they could start charging tolls and reduce the congestion caused by people that don't need to be on the road but chose so anyways because it's "free".
Now that's more in line with "conservative" principles of individual responsibility when it comes to public transit.
This is a sell out plain and simple.