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Liberals accuse Hudak of copying ideas from major American conservative groups

PCs say party is dredging up old story

Liberals are accusing Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak of adopting policy ideas from "right wingextremist radical elements" stateside after they say he met with some major conservative thinkers in Washington, D.C.

Liberal Economic Development Minister Eric Hoskins says a leaked itinerary from Hudak's April 2012 trip to the American capital shows he met some big-name groups known for espousing free-market views.

The list includes officials with think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, Brookings Institute, American Enterprise Institute and anti-tax political activist Grover Norquist.

Hoskins says that since meeting with what he called "radical factions of the Republican (Party) movement" Hudak has unveiled some decidedly like-minded positions in Ontario, such as his campaign pledge to cut 100,000 public sector jobs if elected.

But the Tories say the Liberals are dredging up a "year-old news story," stating Hudak has been open about how he develops his ideas and that one meeting on the trip, with consultant firm Greener and Hook, was already reported on.

The Liberals have themselves gone south for political advice in the past, tapping ex-Barack Obama adviser David Axelrod for help prior to the 2003 election.

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  1. █Alex█ posted on 06/01/2014 01:56 PM
    █This one is a no brainier█Tim Hudak is a far right wing Republican Tea Party recruit with a beaver hat on.█
    1. walter posted on 06/01/2014 02:44 PM
      @█Alex█ This is a no brainer. The Liberals are grasping at straws because they realize they have no business getting support in the upcoming election.
    2. walter posted on 06/01/2014 02:44 PM
      @█Alex█ This is a no brainer. The Liberals are grasping at straws because they realize they have no business getting support in the upcoming election.
  2. █Alex█ posted on 06/01/2014 02:01 PM
    █Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Tim Hudak█ Only real difference is which side of the border they live on█
    1. HP posted on 06/01/2014 03:36 PM
      @█Alex█ I think that you mean Paul Ryan...and Ted Cruz is Canadian.
  3. Adriane Taylor posted on 06/01/2014 03:20 PM
    Please....Wynne's personal vision is about as sparse as Don Guy's hairdo....if she has ever had an original thought it would die of loneliness. I'm sure they pay that dude a lot of Loonies to implant "ideas" in her vacuous brain....Ontario cannot afford 4 more years of "conversations", "concern, or "deer in the head lights" shock every time a new scandal comes to light. Hand this woman a genuine mandate at Our supreme peril!!
  4. Ernie posted on 06/01/2014 05:20 PM
    Who cares where the idea came from... as long as it makes sense for Ontario.

    The liberals seem to get all their ideas from wackadoodle nutjobs. Is that any better?
    1. █Alex█ posted on 06/01/2014 06:44 PM
      @Ernie █Are you Ernie Eves?█Because no one else would suggest things like wrongly named 'Right to Work' (for less), make sense for Ontario█
  5. lisa posted on 06/01/2014 06:48 PM
    Truly, Liberals are so desperate they are down to scaremongering..
    1. █Alex█ posted on 06/01/2014 06:56 PM
      @lisa █ It is safe to say that all are doing anything to win in any way█ But there is no doubt that Tim is a products of the Tea Party.█ Maybe he could run in Texas and get a better reception█
  6. Liberal Idiot posted on 06/01/2014 09:38 PM
    U tell em Alex. What's with tea party's anyways. don't those cons know we all like Starbucks up hear. If hudik wins then Alix is right. Ontareo will be a wasteland. Everyone will move. I have our bags ready to be packed right now. Screw my downtown Toronto condo agreement. I'm leaving.

    Hu, not sure where we will go yet. Any advice alix ??? China, Russa, Uganda maybe. We will be heros in these lands. Alix, I want to sit beside you. You cumin right ??
  7. Liberal idiot posted on 06/01/2014 09:43 PM
    Oh right. I forgot. I bet HudaK visited the URA, that big gun group. I bet he wants everyone to have a gun. Well, he will not put a gun in my hand even if I have to die.

    Alix ??? I'm doin good huh ?????
    1. john posted on 06/02/2014 11:20 AM
      @Liberal idiot it is called NRA .
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