Premier Dalton McGuinty was taking a leaf out of the book of his almost-always tardy Tory predecessor Ernie Eves on Monday afternoon.
Hundreds of Monfort Hospital workers waited around in a large tent on a sweltering hot day for the great man to arrive.
Finally, after 25 minutes, McGuinty sauntered in to speak to the hospital workers, most of whom presumably had better things to do with their time.
McGuinty’s lateness reminded reporters of how Eves used to leave people cooling their heels in the winter or sweating buckets in summer during his brief tenure as premier in 2002-03.
With a provincial election just 16 months away, McGuinty might want to reconsider adopting Evesian tendencies. Current Progressive Conservative Leader John Tory starts work by 7 a.m. most days so the Liberal premier can ill afford to waste anyone’s time.