The Ontario government has spent slightly more than $2.4 million in taxpayer dollars on a seven-year court battle with the parents of autistic children, Attorney General Michael Bryant said Tuesday as he acceded to a court order that the figure be released.
The money quote, and one that should be in every newspaper in the province and should headline any debate, comes from Attorney General Michael Bryant in the Globe & Mail:
"It's in the public interest that we put an end to this, and disclose the information," Mr. Bryant said in an interview.
2.4 million dollars and now it's in the public interest to put an end to this? For the Liberal Party, it's only in the public interest when there's a lawsuit.
The truly sad part, however, is that whenever The McGuinty breaks a promise, Ontario pays for it.