"I'm hardly a scientific expert on the consequences of prolonged cellphone use by children," Mr. McGuinty said. "But if I read a story, just as a dad, in the paper, I might want to speak to my kids, tell them to minimize their use, and kind of stay tuned to what the scientific community has to say on this score."This is McGuinty in a nutshell. He establishes priorities based on his gut reactions "as a dad" after having "read a story ... in the paper". After making his policy decisions, he might just "kind of stay tuned to what the scientific community has to say on this score". McGuinty hasn't yet banned cellphone use by children the way he made them all wear bicycle helmets, but this is the same guy who is gleefully banning incandescent light bulbs and plastic bags in liquor stores while making us pay deposits on wine bottles, policies which generally have lots of feel-good photo-op potential but do little for the environment, or could actually make things worse.
Ontario has the worst government in Canada, bar none. The economy is tanking, armed gangs control large areas of the capital city and lawless natives are holding whole communities hostage while the police do nothing, but by God the Premier is making us recycle our wine bottles while staying up nights worrying about little Timmy and his cellphone.