News

 

WATCH: Wynne takes aim at Horwath in new attack ad

Online only with blackout on political ads in place

Premier Kathleen Wynne hosts Newstalk 1010's the Province Sunday May 11 at 1pm

Premier Kathleen Wynne took a day off from campaigning Saturday, but the Liberals were far from silent, rolling out a new attack ad and a one-two punch to their opponents.

The ad takes aim at NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, noting proposals for transit and social programs that were in the Liberal budget that Horwath said she would not support.

The 30-second spot, voiced by Wynne, is now out online and will be broadcast on traditional media starting May 21, once a political advertising blackout ends.

Horwath's announcement that the NDP would not be voting for the budget sent Wynne to the lieutenant governor, to ask him to dissolve the legislature and call an election.

Finance Minister Charles Sousa said at a press conference that Horwath's decision raised the prospect of a "radical" Progressive Conservative government led by Tim Hudak.

Sousa criticized Hudak's plan, unveiled Friday, to cut 100,000 public sector jobs as a way to help eliminate the $12.5-billion deficit by 2016, saying it's contrary to his pledge to create jobs.

RELATED:

Hudak promises 120K new jobs with 30% cut to corporate taxes

POLL: Strong appetite for change in provincial government

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
Comment Like
  • 17
  1. Frankie posted on 05/10/2014 03:06 PM
    The entire Liberal party will send Ontario into a fiscal abyss and Sousa saying Hudak is radical is a joke. Even Dwight Duncan warned Wynne and Sousa they're going down a dangerous road.

    These are Liberals that only know how to lie, "steal" mismanage and spend this province into fiscal hell.
    1. HP posted on 05/10/2014 03:35 PM
      @Frankie Problem is that if Hudak implements his plans, he will bankrupt Ontario...at least 200,000 new unemployed, huge reductions in tax revenue, increasing deficits and debt, increased welfare roles, and a huge negative impact on our economy.

      He is modelling his policies on some of American Republican policies that have taken hold in America because of the Tea Party and Conservative corporate lobbying. 20% of Americans are now on food stamps, only 47% have jobs and contribute to government revenue, there's huge line ups at the pantries (food banks), the homeless are the fastest growing segment of the population, schools are bankrupt, housing is still in a state of collapse, people carry guns because they're really afraid, but many can't even afford cheap guns and ammo...and more. You can read about it daily, but seeing and living with those people gives you a very different perspective. At the bottom of their economic food chain, there is no hope and it shows on their faces, especially the kids. The Middle Class if defined by those that have taken the wheels off their homes. But the 1% are doing very well.

      That's what I see Hudak doing here...he makes great press but there's no plan except to slash and burn, much like the corporate vulture funds. You need to look behind his really stupid plans and see where they lead.
  2. Ken posted on 05/10/2014 04:33 PM
    @HP ...it doesn't matter that you're a Lieberal mouthpiece - Ontario can not afford one more day of the most corrupt, evil, sleazy, crooked, mismanaged, inept government I the histor of this once great province.

    Wynne bag makes Lieberal adscam look like a picnic.

    The only public service branch that needs more people is the OPP! ...to investigate, arrest and jail these Lieberal crooks!
    1. Sonny posted on 05/10/2014 04:38 PM
      @Ken The Libs are leading in the projected seat count.(smile) I guess we'll have to see what Hudak says in the debates? It will come down to the last week
    2. Alex posted on 05/10/2014 05:00 PM
      @Ken Are you sure you are not talking about Rob Ford?
  3. Ernie posted on 05/10/2014 08:05 PM
    If the liberals win it will only be because so many immigrants who cant even speak English or understand the news or politics know that the liberals will give them a hand out.
    1. Alex posted on 05/10/2014 09:01 PM
      @Ernie Immigration is a Federal jurisdiction under Stephen Harper.
      I guess you will have to blame the federal Conservatives is the Provincial election doesn't go as you wish now won't you?
    2. Mike from the hinterland posted on 05/11/2014 06:45 AM
      @Ernie Ernie are you related to Jacques Parizeau? I suggest you join the Parti Quebecois, they always trash immigrants!
  4. Mike from the hinterland posted on 05/11/2014 07:13 AM
    Sadly "Tiny Tim", "Tim Whodat Hudak" and Tea Party TIm shows everyone once again how ineffective a campaigner he is! He is running against the most wasterful and corrupt governments of Daddy Dalton and Premier Mom and can you believe this guy is still screwing up!
    Most companies and organizations are taking advantage of an aging workface to rationalize their workforce! Like my organization a private sector business, through retirements and attrition we were able to reduce our work force by 12% over the past five years and no one was laid off! In that time frame, we did a study on the future needs of our company and what we would continue to do and what we would stop doing. This made our business more inefficient and profitable!
    But what did “Tiny Tim” do, he cannot even annunciate a strategy that is reasonable. Tiny Tim, you cannot even criticize the Librano record! Tiny Tim if you cannot win against a Liberal record like this which wasted money and caused problems for Ontario, you do not deserve to Premier.
    E – Health
    Baird Report
    Wind Power
    G20 summit
    5 cents a bag
    Lawn fertilizer
    Health Care
    Septic Inspection program
    Eco fees
    Cell phone ban
    Stakeholders crap
    hst
    Caledonia
    Power Plant
    Orange
    Tim Horton’s
    OPG
    Ontario Northland
    Total lack of a job creation strategy.
  5. Adriane Taylor posted on 05/12/2014 08:21 AM
    I pray The People of Ontario will recognize the concentrated effort of the consensus media to decimate Mr. Hudak and all other dissenting voices on a personal level. Wynne does not have a snowball's chance in Hades of winning this election on the record of the Lieberal Party, and so she is resorting to extreme dirty politics. The Liberals are not just tired and incompetent, there is clear evidence that they are corrupt and probably criminal. With red flags flying all over the place, we allowed ourselves to be distracted and deceived by the unfair depiction of Mr. Hudak. Sound bites and snapshots can either make or break a politician. Even the headlines "Harper Snipes at Wynne" for example, tend to skew opinion. Don't be fooled again. Give Wynne a legitimate mandate at your supreme peril.
showing all comments

Your GTA

Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts

Becoming a member only takes 60 seconds! Members get access to exclusive information and products that non-members do not, including concert ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming entertainment events, movie screening passes, music giveaways and more!

Login with Facebook

Stay connected 24/7! Receive breaking news and programming alerts right to your inbox. CLICK HERE to sign-up.

Today's Poll

Does the prospect of the Burlington Skyway being closed for a number of days, change your travel plans for the long weekend?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hour(s) VoteResults

Top Stories

Facebook

Twitter