1. Summer recess as summer break, right? What setting plans? what is the writer talking about?Apparently, Premier McGuinty and Hydro One's board of directors have bigger priorities than ensuring Ontario citizens have a functioning transmission system. During Monday's heat wave there were several outages. You would think the Liberal party governing this province would be very concerned, step in to end this strike and ensure system reliability. Were they preoccupied with setting plans for their upcoming summer recess? Hydro One board members were also silent. It's like Nero during the great fire in Rome. When is the government going to take measures to end this strike?
2. 'It's like Nero during the great fire in Rome' - All I know about Nero is that he was a tyrant, and he enjoyed violent and bloody entertainment such as caging prisoners and lions together in a large colosseum. I have no idea what 'the great fire' in Rome would be. And where is the writter getting at by saying it?
The writer is accusing the party members of being overly concerned with making their own personal holiday plans for the summer break from their parliamentary duties, rather than trying to solve the strike and power outage problems in Ontario.
Nero played his fiddle while Rome burned, they say-- i.e. he did nothing about the conflagration.