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WATCH: Tories say budget date planned for May 1st

Claim a special "Budget-Leaking Team" was put in place for announcement roll-outs

The Tories have released confidential cabinet documents, which show the Liberals will be tabling the budget on May 1st.

They also outline a month-long budget roll out, put in place by a group of staffers called the BLT - or "Budget Leaking Team."

Some of the key dates outlined in these confidential documents include an plan to announce transit funding tools on April 16th and an event planned on April 23rd to announce getting rid of the debt retirement charge on your Hydro bills as of Jan. 2016.

There are 39 announcement planned, outlining $5.7 billion in spending.

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak says there are a number of upset  whistle-blowers who reached out to the Tories.

The Tories are calling the Budget Leaking Team a misuse of government funds because this sounds more like an election platform than a budget.

In Question Period, Premier Kathleen Wynne underlined there is a group of finance officials which make up a communications team that is in charge of the budget. She underlines every government has had something similar in the past.

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  1. Fact Provider posted on 04/01/2014 11:36 AM
    Overplayed again, Mr. Hudak.

    All of this was put in place to show you for the fool you are.
    You're way too easy.

    When all this "information" is proven inaccurate, you'll look even more foolish (if that's possible) than you do presently.
    1. tanjo posted on 04/01/2014 12:44 PM
      @Fact Provider Perhaps he should have checked the date before going public with it.
  2. tanjo posted on 04/01/2014 12:43 PM
    Hudak is sounding like my six-year old son ... "You know what Kathy did NOWWWWW !?!?!?"

    Governments leak pieces of the Budget all the time (Mulroney was famous for it) in order to gauge the appetite of the public for items they think might be contentious.

    Even so, I am not sure how this can be labelled campaigning. An election would not be called until AFTER the budget is defeated, at which point the budget will already be known.

    The Liberals are done. The actual corruption / criminal activity that occured pales to the level of Apathy and Entitlement shown by the various Ministers involved.

    But, seriously, with his whiny, petulant comments, is Hudak trying to hand the election to Horvath?
    1. dama posted on 04/01/2014 02:36 PM
      @tanjo "But, seriously, with his whiny, petulant comments, is Hudak trying to hand the election to Horvath?"

      No, Hudak is handing it back to the Liberal.. and I just hope it will be a minority government with the NDP supporting The Liberal again.. back to square one.. what the PC MPs should have done is to have the leadership role questioned at the PC's last conference and have Hudak replaced..

      it is too late now.. somehow Tim Hudak .. who looks like a nice guy but I dont know what it is that he is not well like....


      Another John Tory fiasco?
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