McGuinty has spent the last 16 years as leader of the Liberal party, and the last 9 years as the Premier. Dalton attended the 2006 Bilderberg meeting, and during his administration the province of Ontario’s credit rating was lowered by Moody’s. Ontario is facing massive debt and austerity cuts thanks to his leadership, and he has been wrapped up in several scandals including an out-of-control air ambulance service.
Earlier today he faced more contempt motions due to cancelling 2 gas plants, costing the people of Ontario millions of dollars. But insisted that this was not the reason for his resignation. He stated that the fight over a public sector wage freeze, was the main factor.
I for one am not shedding any tears in his departure, but has left me curious to see how a new liberal leader could (or would) do anything different.