Hudak proud of campaign, not worried about low turnout

Final campaign appearance in Mississauga

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak wouldn’t say whether he thinks he’s won the provincial election, but he was smiling Thursday morning as voters cast their ballots.

Hudak says he’s proud of the campaign he has run over the last 40 days, one he characterizes as being focused on jobs, truth and hope.

He believes he has stood up well in the face of attacks from his opponents on questionable math behind his million jobs plan,  missing a northern leaders’ debate and his vow to cut 100, 000 public sector jobs.

“I could’ve run like a Liberal and said one thing and tried to do the opposite in office”, Hudak said in Mississauga.  “That’s not the kind of leader I am”.

The PC leader chose an Air Canada hangar to make his final public appearance before the polls close. With a jet behind him, Hudak said he’s tired of seeing “planeload after planeload after planeload” of young people heading to western Canada for work because of a lack of opportunity in Ontario.

Hudak didn’t seem concerned by suggestions forecasted storms for southwestern Ontario and World Cup matches might keep would-be voters in front of the TV rather than headed for a polling station.

He predicted a 2-nil victory for Brazil over Crotia, “but after that, go and vote!”

Polls by Ipsos Reid during the course of the campaign have found decided PC voters were the most likely to actually cast their ballots on election day.

Polls close at 9pm.

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  1. Proper Perspective posted on 06/12/2014 02:13 PM
    Only Tim Hudak could be proud of that 40 days of mistakes, curious math, fumbling, bumbling, stumbling and creating a loss out of a sure win almost single-handedly.

    You live down to our expectations, Mr. Tea Party north.

    Luckily for you, Walmart will employ you again.
    Don't forget to thank Kathleen Wynne for the increase in your minimum wage.
    1. Dean posted on 06/12/2014 02:29 PM
      @Proper Perspective Hi Alex. Finally using a different name, huh? I guess you can only call people "dago" so often before everyone quits paying attention to you.
    2. Proper Perspective posted on 06/12/2014 02:49 PM
      @Dean To be honest with you, I am not, nor have I ever been "Alex".
      You may call me "Proper" for short.

      Dean - you sound like a dumb Con voter.
      Try not to get too despondent tonight as the vote totals roll in.
    3. Jim posted on 06/12/2014 02:57 PM
      @Proper Perspective Ahh yes the broken promise of raising the minimum wage...kinda like the reduction of insurance premiums...That lady is a big turd and needs to be flushed!
    4. Proper Perspective posted on 06/12/2014 03:04 PM
      @Jim Don't hold back, uneducated Conservative voter.
      Tell us how you really feel.

      It's always so much fun watching Conservatives lose their minds.
    5. Angry Bill posted on 06/12/2014 03:51 PM
      @Proper Perspective I'll give you a proper perspective, seeing as you're crying for one.

      If conservatives are losing their minds, then liberals are already brain dead. How else can you explain voting for a party that has been proven to be corrupt, self-serving, criminal, dishonest liars?
    6. Proper Perspective posted on 06/12/2014 04:17 PM
      @Angry Bill To answer your question ... No one with a modicum of intelligence could vote for a Party that is stupid enough to choose a Tim Hudak as its leader or has a platform that has no credibility whatsoever, and is dangerous in its implications.

      After tonight you'll probably have to change your name to "Even Angrier Bill".
    7. Frankie posted on 06/12/2014 04:33 PM
      @Proper Perspective 40 days of "mistakes..." that haven't cost the province a dime and in many cases could save billions VS OVER FOUR THOUSAND DAYS (11 years) of stealing, bribing, lying, mismanagement and destroying this province economically.

      It's obvious to anyone with a brain. Unfortunately this province is filled with morons.
    8. Proper Perspective posted on 06/12/2014 06:32 PM
      @Frankie "Unfortunately this province is filled with morons."

      ... and Tim is counting on their votes.
  2. ToddK_2 posted on 06/12/2014 03:04 PM
    I'll have to agree, whoever those campaign managers are they took the hard way to get elected (if he gets elected). Either way, I think he deserves a shot.
    1. dama posted on 06/12/2014 03:50 PM
      @ToddK_2 The "hard way" as in telling the truth as what he will do?

      I prefer that than telling you what you want to hear and when elected,
      they reneged on their election promise..

      As what Dalton Did. "I will not raise any tax" but whammed.. you and I got hit with the biggest Health Tax.. and HST..

      Ontario need a change of government... Liberal policies have not worked for the past 11 years.. except for the public sector unions

    2. ToddK_2 posted on 06/12/2014 04:01 PM
      @dama You are preaching to the choir. I'm pretty sure he gets a Minority. I don't think people will let the Liberals get away with what they did, especially everyone's hydro rates.
    3. Fact Provider posted on 06/12/2014 04:22 PM
      @dama Hudak's idea of "truth" is to espouse economic "theory" that has proven itself everywhere it's been tried to be, at best, irrelevant and, at worst, harmful.

      Why don't you blind Conservative mouth breathers do some reading and smarten up?
    4. Jack posted on 06/12/2014 04:33 PM
      @Fact Provider Right, because it's not like Wynne and the Liberals have ever hurt us! Well, aside from the billion dollars wasted on gas plants, tax hikes when we were promised no tax hikes, a minimum wage increase the economy can't handle, a bloated public sector that's turning Ontario into Greece, soaring hydro bills.....

      Oh, and the guy they ordered the OPP to allow to be beaten half to death in Caledonia. I wonder how he voted today?
    5. dama posted on 06/12/2014 07:03 PM
      @Fact Provider You are providing the wrong fact.. bro..yu ca debate without resorting to name calling!!!

      People who are blind is you. cant see those scandals and corruptions that the Liberal is doing in front of your eyes ???

      Now who needs to smarten up and vote smartly eh???
  3. HP posted on 06/12/2014 03:54 PM
    Only a few hours left until the polls close...hang in there and stay away. BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT BOYCOTT
    1. Angry Bill posted on 06/12/2014 04:01 PM
      @HP Boycott liberals.. right.. got it. Thanks, HP!

      You heard him, folks! Get out there and vote PC! Boycott those liberals!
    2. Jack posted on 06/12/2014 04:04 PM
      @HP Don't worry HP. I know you love debt and scandal, but once we don't have to pay for them anymore, you'll benefit right along with the rest of us.

      Vote with your conscience. Vote for Ontario's future. Vote PC.
    3. HP posted on 06/12/2014 04:11 PM
      @Jack I like you, you're funny. Like it matters who wins...they're all lying to you, all of them. Stay away, today.
    4. Jack posted on 06/12/2014 04:16 PM
      @HP I went to the advance polls the first day they were open, pal. Marked my X for Martin Abell, PC candidate for Toronto Centre.

      Besides, if they're all lying, look at the track record of the party in power. Look at everything the Liberals have done during eleven long years in office, at every dollar they've wasted and every promise they've broken.

      Do you REALLY want to contribute to letting them get away with even more in the years to come?
    5. Angry Bill posted on 06/12/2014 04:18 PM
      @HP It does matter who wins. If the PCs get in, you can thank me for whatever money you have left in your pocket at the end of the month, because I voted PC for you. And if the libs get back in, you can thank yourself for voting lib, for not having any money left in your pocket.

      Seriously, dude.. if you hate having money in your pocket that much, just give me your pay cheque.
    6. Fact Provider posted on 06/12/2014 04:27 PM
      @Jack Congratulations on casting a losing vote.
      He's toast and you should know it.
  4. Angry Bill posted on 06/12/2014 04:02 PM
    Liberals be like:
    1. Sonny posted on 06/12/2014 04:27 PM
      @Angry Bill Looks like you are going to be angry tonight
  5. Jack posted on 06/12/2014 04:05 PM
    Five hours to go, six in certain ridings.

    Vote with your conscience. Vote for Ontario's future. Vote PC.
    1. Sonny posted on 06/12/2014 04:15 PM
      @Jack Hudak has a Masters of Economics from the U$ that would cut staff that provide services so Corporations would get a 30% tax cut which would sit on the money and not create jobs...
    2. Jack posted on 06/12/2014 04:21 PM
      @Sonny Interesting SPECULATION, Sonny. But that's all it is. Let's look at this logically.

      Wynne and the Liberals are interested in stealing as much of any company's profit margin as they can through higher energy costs, corporate taxes, and other fees. Hudak has promised a better environment for business, and to resign if his plan creates no jobs. Now, imagine you're a CEO.

      1) You could take the positive environment that Hudak will create and live up to your end of the bargain. Expand your operations, create jobs, and hire people. Hudak stays in office, the positive environment remains in place. You make a lot of money, and help make Ontario prosper through the jobs you've made.


      2) You don't make any jobs, and take full advantage of the positive environment to pocket as much of the profit for yourself as you can. Hudak resigns, and the Liberals get re-elected. As soon as they come back, you're right back to being screwed continually by new taxes and fees, and higher hydro. All so you could have one quick short-term score.

      Which looks like the smarter business decision?
    3. Angry Bill posted on 06/12/2014 04:24 PM
      @Sonny Wynne has a Masters of Thievery and Lying from Ontario, that would steal billions from hard-working tax payers, and raise your taxes, fees, and service charges by 30% and would then squander that money on more liberal fiascoes and boondoggles, which drive even more businesses under, and not create jobs.
    4. Fact Provider posted on 06/12/2014 04:32 PM
      @Jack You must have gained your economic expertise from the same Diploma-by-Mail school as Hudak.
      Everything you said has been proven false everywhere it's been tried.
      Do some real reading and try to learn something useful before the next election.
    5. Arthur posted on 06/12/2014 04:38 PM
      @Sonny Hudak has a degree?
      must of come from a crackerjack box
    6. Frankie posted on 06/12/2014 04:50 PM
      @Sonny You obviously don't know the first thing about business so let me give you a grade 1 education. Business needs to spend money to make money. When business doesn't spend it's because the economy is weak and spending may not provide them with a benefit. Business generally makes more money investing in products and services rather than sitting with money in the bank.

      If you can't understand that go to your local convenience store and ask them.
  6. Mark posted on 06/12/2014 04:25 PM
    Lets face it. Ontario is Canada's Greece. Ready to implode in a few years because there will simply not be enough money to pay the public sector unions and selfish teacher pigs.

    Fact is, after years of librano governments nurturing their relationship with these public sector pigs, it's hard for any other party to take the helm.

    Thousands of business have tanked because of excessive union pig demands and Ontario will be on the chopping block soon.

    Sadly, these public sector pig groups are permitted to run ads full of lies on tv and radio.

    Ontario is doomed. Watch. If the corrupt liberals win, they will be sure to reward their public sector buddies with even more of our cash.
    1. Arthur posted on 06/12/2014 04:36 PM
      @Mark vote PC and it ill be Detroit part 2
    2. Frankie posted on 06/12/2014 04:45 PM
      @Arthur Your comments demonstrate the complete lack of understanding of the simplest of economics. Even Dwight Duncan has warned Wynne and Sousa their budget is completely wrong and spending habits will wreak havoc for Ontario, yet people like you who obviously think that mother nature will suddenly find the money for this massive debt Ontario has reached, vote for a corrupt and incompetent government.

      You Liberals are making Honey BooBoo seem intelligent
  7. Angry Bill posted on 06/12/2014 04:28 PM
    Well, I'm off to vote, guys. See you tomorrow, where we'll either be in a liberal hell, or a PC purgatory.

    Personally, I'd choose purgatory over hell any day. So that's how I'm voting.
    1. Fact Provider posted on 06/12/2014 04:34 PM
      @Angry Bill A wasted vote.
    2. AC posted on 06/12/2014 04:35 PM
      @Angry Bill hell kinda makes for sense to me than outer space. at least it's warmer
    3. HP posted on 06/12/2014 04:49 PM
      @Fact Provider Define "wasted vote".

      Today, everyone must join me and stay away from the polls. No vote is "wasted", but today all are useless. Don't waste your time, stay home, smoke crack.
  8. Frankie posted on 06/12/2014 04:42 PM
    The choice is clear. Do you want a government that doesn't have a track record and is promising to be fiscally responsible so they may or may not succeed OR do you want a government that has PROVEN over 11 years that it lies, steals, bribes unions, mismanages and will guarantee fiscal disaster?

    Anyone choosing the guarantee of more lies, stealing, bribing, mismanaging is either a recipient of this total mismanagement or is mentally challenged.

    Let me dumb it down for the Liberal supporters. Voting Liberal is like having a pedophile running a daycare. Only someone with a limited IQ could possibly think that's a good idea.
    1. Fact Provider posted on 06/12/2014 04:57 PM
      @Frankie Let me dumb it down for you, unthinking Tea Party supporter.
      Hudak has snatched defeat from the jaws of victory ... AGAIN !!
  9. Alex posted on 06/12/2014 04:48 PM
    It would be nice to see Tim Hudak without his hands in the 'I caught a fish this big' position. Tim doesn't realize how calculating he looks with that unnatural stance.

    If Tim is not elected this is the end of the line for him in a leadership position.
    1. Sammy from Scarborough posted on 06/12/2014 04:59 PM
      @Alex Tim's "INVISIBALL" stayed home today.
      It couldn't bear the thought of Tim's impending employment prospects (or lack of them).
  10. Alex posted on 06/12/2014 04:56 PM
    Never trust anyone who moves their hands when they talk; I think that's part of why I hate Hudak and Italians so much.
  11. Mark posted on 06/12/2014 05:07 PM
    Hudak is another Mike Harris! He's out to gut the province, chip away at health care, education, and pander to big business and the rich. No thanks. The Liberals may not be perfect but at least there not out to destroy the what makes Ontario such a great place to live...
    1. Jack posted on 06/12/2014 05:23 PM
      @Mark Wrong on every count, but you made a good effort.

      Hudak is not trying to guy the province. Wynne, however, has been doing a very good job of gutting us with higher taxes, more expensive hydro, and rising unemployment.

      Hudak has repeatedly pledged that the extremely necessary cuts to the public sector will NOT touch front-line health care workers. Rather, the jobs that will disappear are useless middle managers and bureaucrats.

      Improving education has been a priority in the PC platform since Day One. Three extra students per teacher (and again, fewer bureaucrats) is nowhere near as dramatic as you want it to sound.

      Without businesses, who do you think is going to employ the taxpayers that fund the health care and education you're so worried about? Or do you expect those people to work for free when Wynne runs more employers out of Ontario with even more expensive hydro and this lovely new "job tax"?

      Again, thanks for trying. But the people of Ontario know to vote with their conscience, vote for Ontario's future, and VOTE PC.
    2. Mark posted on 06/12/2014 05:40 PM
      @Jack Nice try... But don't think for a moment that just because hudaks plan to eliminate 100,000 jobs in the police, fire, ambulance and education sector won't effect the system as a whole ( regardless of whether they are front line workersor not). Do you really think there are 100,000 public workers who do nothing at work? Really? If he gets in we will see longer response times to emergencies, longer wait times for important medical tests. Longer waits in emerg. Underfunded and over crowded schools. The list goes on and on....
      No thanks. I'll take my chances with the Liberals.
  12. Ultimate Insider posted on 06/12/2014 07:38 PM
    ***** BREAKING NEWS *****

    7:30 pm - June 12, 2014 - Ontario election day.

    The final stretch
    Within the next few hours the tallies will have been taken and the leadership of the mathematically challenged Tim Hudak will effectively be over.

    When asked about this news NDP leader, Andrea Horwath could not make herself available for comment. She was in hiding from her own campaign advisors.
  13. Fact Provider posted on 06/12/2014 07:49 PM
    Friday the 13th - an unlucky day for the PC's and the NDP
    1. Mark posted on 06/12/2014 08:48 PM
      @Fact Provider lol... so true! ...and thank god.
  14. Starchild posted on 06/13/2014 09:10 AM
    Why don't you admit that you were bribed by the unions and liberants to loose? The campaign you run was nothing but suicide and everybody knows that. You and your party is nothing but backbone to liberants and unions. Are you proud to take part in this legalized criminal?? It is too bad the ontarians are too dumb to see that!!!
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