CUPE Ontario Head Denies Buying Byelection
He rejects the idea that anyone can buy an election.
That's from CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn who says PC leader Tim Hudak's comments disrespect the will of the people of Kitchener-Waterloo.
He says Hudak should be ashamed of the remarks.
Hahn spoke on Newstalk 1010's Jim Richards Show.
He says two people are now left trying to explain why the hotly-contested riding: Hudak and Premier Dalton McGuinty.
If this was just about rejecting the Liberals, then Hahn says the people in Kitchener-Waterloo could have fallen back on the Tories, given they held the riding for 22 years when Elizabeth Witmer was MPP. However, he says voters turned away, showing Hudak's message isn't resonating with people anymore.
While he does admit he tries to get his union's point of view out there, Hahn says ultimately it's the voters who mark the ballots and not the unions.