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EXCLUSIVE: Tories target Wynne in new ad

Party gears up for advertising ban to be lifted

The Tories have released a new radio attack ad, planned to be broadcast as of Wednesday.

That’s when an Election Ontario-imposed ban on campaign advertising through conventional methods will be lifted. Until now, ads could only be posted online.

The target of the ad: Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The ad centers on a fictional voter named Deborah typing Wynne a letter, stressing the importance of job creation.

She goes on to mention how the gas plant scandal cost taxpayers over $1 billion.

Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak was out on the campaign trail over the weekend. On Victoria Day, he focused on cutting out some of the regulatory burden on small businesses. Wynne vowed not to put condos at Ontario Place. NDP leader Andrea Horwath proposed having a special debate focused on jobs and the economy.

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  1. Used to be a Conservative Voter posted on 05/20/2014 06:15 AM
    Two - Topic - Tim strikes again.

    I can hardly wait for the new ad - because it talks about ......
    let me think ...
    ummm ..... a million jobs plan ......
    and ......
    ummm ........ the gas plants expense.

    "Earth to Tim !!!"
    No economist is supporting your ability to create anything close to a million jobs.

    "Earth to Tim again !!!"
    The gas plant scandal will cost each Ontario resident less than 1 cent a day for the 20 year amortization period.

    Become a leader, broaden your approach. Ontario is not Toronto (that was suckered by "Gravy Train ! and "Subways! Subways! Subways!") - you need more than 1 or 2 planks in that limited platform.
    1. Matt posted on 05/20/2014 09:24 AM
      @Used to be a Conservative Voter I'm appalled that you would sweep the theft of 1.1 billion dollars from taxpayers under the rug. You are also the same type of person who is going ballistic over the $90,000 Duffy scandal.

      Yet the LPO steals 1.1 billion dollars from us and all you can say is 'big deal'. If it was the CPO that had pulled that stunt, you'd be calling for prison time, not saying "it's only a penny a day".

      Absolutely unbelievable hypocrisy. But then it's what we've come to expect from Liberal voters.
    2. Townie posted on 05/20/2014 09:33 AM
      @Matt You did read that you were responding to someone named "Used to be a Conservative Voter" right? But that didn't fit into your "Liberal voters suck" hyperbole, right? Get a grip.

      The OP is out-to-lunch in his/her diminution of the gas plant scandal, but that doesn't mean that it's fueled by a hate-on for the Conservatives, federal or provincial. It's just fueled by ignorance, plain and simple.
    3. Matt posted on 05/20/2014 09:42 AM
      @Townie I saw his name. I don't get your point. He's making excuses for the grand theft of 1.1 billion dollars. Are you suggesting he's actually a Conservative?
    4. Townie posted on 05/20/2014 09:49 AM
      @Matt Read the last sentence of my original response to you. It is not what I am "suggesting," it is what I am stating outright.
    5. used to be a liberal posted on 05/20/2014 10:08 AM
      @Townie Hey, back when I was a liberal we had honest liberals, now we have crooks like Dalton and Wynne, and morons like Justin Trudeau. Now I vote NDP.
    6. AC posted on 05/20/2014 10:27 AM
      @Matt no one stole anything sir! if anything was stolen then the other 2 party's must be co-conspirators because they both agreed to do the same thing if elected.
      I haven't heard of police charges of theft have you?
      your right wing rhetoric is unhelpful when we are trying to stop Mr Hudak from bringing his tea party policies to Ontario and causing harm to the hard working people of the province
    7. arthur posted on 05/20/2014 10:30 AM
      @used to be a liberal i used to be conservative in my youth, i remember voting for Mike Harris but then i got older and was able to rationalize things better and be smarter and more mature in my opinions
    8. john posted on 05/20/2014 11:46 AM
      @used to be a liberal liberal where honest ! good one mate maybe in the Jurassic age .
    9. john posted on 05/20/2014 12:12 PM
      @AC did not steal anything hmmm must be the water contained with lead .
    10. Carole Paikin Miller posted on 05/23/2014 11:42 AM
      @Used to be a Conservative Voter Are you kidding me? The gas plant scandal costing each Ont. resident less than 1 cent a day yada yada and this means it is okay? Duh! Wynne and the Liberals are corrupt and fit ever def of corruption and should be in jail. It matters!
  2. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 08:48 AM
    Attack all he wants but the much bigger attack from Tim Hudak is on working Ontario families.
    As a former Walmart manager, Tim Hudak has learned that corporations and the rich come first. His former employers now sit on tens of billions of dollars in personal worth EACH (the children of Sam Walton of Walmart).
    Tim Hudak has shown support for American Republican 'Right to Work' legislation that will weaken and destroy working persons right to have a say in their workplace.
    This same "right to work' policy is what American President Barack Obama called 'Right to work for less'.

    I trust Barack more than Tim Hudak.
    1. Townie posted on 05/20/2014 09:26 AM
      @Alex You trust Obama over Hudak? That's hardly a stretch. Easier to "trust" someone who has absolutely no effect on your day-to-day life than someone who would. You could've just as easily said you trust Elvis or Nessie more than Hudak and had the same amount of logic. I'd more likely buy into your rhetoric if you said something with some real substance. Ask yourself something significant such as, "do I trust Wynne more than Hudak?" Well...do ya?
    2. Sonny posted on 05/20/2014 09:28 AM
      @Alex The citizens of Ontario can pay the same in taxes for less people to deliver the service so that corporations can pay 30% less in ON
    3. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 09:31 AM
      @Townie You find fault with a side comment then you want to do exactly what you accuse me of. by shifting this to another politician.

      I think that followers of Tim (the Walmart) Hudak are frustrated because their gas plant focus is not overriding all the Conservative agenda controversy.
    4. Matt posted on 05/20/2014 09:40 AM
      @Alex The interest that we're paying on the massive Liberal-induced debt is now Ontario's third largest expenditure, behind education and health. When it becomes first -- and that will only be a matter of time -- ALL of this province's services will implode.

      Your assertion that you care about the working Ontario families is laughable. OHIP services are being delisted under the LPO. Who does that hurt the most? Not the rich, but seniors, the working poor, the disabled, etc.

      Electricity prices are skyrocketing due to the gross mismanagement by the LPO. Who does that hurt the most? Not the rich, but seniors, the working poor, the disabled and anyone else on a fixed income. Energy poverty has become rampant in this province, but I guess you haven't noticed, since you probably make enough to be able to afford another 42% hike in hydro rates.

      Meanwhile, Liberal insiders and cronies are making millions off of wind energy in this province....for instance Mike Crawley ($400 million +) and former Liberal MP Paul Steckle. But you want us to believe they 'care'. Yeah. Right.
    5. Townie posted on 05/20/2014 09:45 AM
      @Alex The difference is that my politician reference is actually running in the same election as Hudak. Obama? Not so much. Since you can't seem to see the difference, perhaps that is the reason for your use of American references to substantiate your distaste for Hudak. But no matter.

      Hudak is a terrible leader and his party's policies would be a disaster for Ontario. Wynne was part and parcel -- and now the leader -- of a decade of Liberal scandal, dishonesty, and outright incompetence. Horwath is a lame duck who milked her third-party status for as much as it was worth until she was compelled to bring Wynne down or risk losing any more face. None of these options are tasteful and I will be pursuing a different choice this election.

      But you know what? At least their names will appear on ballots during this election. Obama? Not so much. So let's try and stay focused on what Ontarians say about Ontario's political party policies, shall we? Obama doesn't need you to toot his horn for him. Perhaps Wynne or Horwath do, though.
    6. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 10:42 AM
      @Townie You totally miss the point.
      Tim Hudak supports American Republican 'Right to Work (for less)' legislation and Tim wants to import this to Canada.
      Even the President of the country it comes from knows the truth.
      Work with less pay.

      Tim Hudak has been heavily influenced by American corporate bully Walmart..as a former representative of Walmart , Hudak does not care about working families.
    7. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 10:53 AM
      @Matt You try and deflect the poison of Tim and his Walmart vision of Ontario with the gas plants that he would have cancelled also.(all you have to is google the past Sun articles for the full story).

      I don't vote any one party but when Tim Hudak wants to attack working families with is Republican agenda that make the choice a little bit less complicated.

      No vote for RTW legislation. No vote for Walmart's Tim Hudak.
    8. john posted on 05/20/2014 11:38 AM
      @Alex first of all this working Ontario families group is a bunch of union jack offs who mission is to SCARE people into voting liberal it is all propaganda bull shit i am not falling for there bullshit . . it would not surprise me if the liberals made this bullshit group to convince people to vote for them . my family are hard workers and these assholes dont speak for me .
  3. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 09:04 AM
    So Tim is promising one million new jobs, while announcing cuts of 100 thousand jobs.
    Is the master plan to possibly eliminate hundreds of thousands of good jobs and replace them with a million mostly part time, or contract jobs?

    Great news....he will get you fired then re-hire you part time and you can try and live off a few of these minimum wage excuses of employment.

    All this from a former Walmart manager....Tim Hudak.
    1. Sonny posted on 05/20/2014 09:30 AM
      @Alex It's a million jobs scam where you would have to elect 2 or 3 Cons majorities...
      In Toronto, Chow announced a plan to realistically create 5,000 jobs.
      Tory comes out an says 70,000; if the developer gets their "plans"
  4. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 09:36 AM
    Tim Hudak (a former Walmart manager) wants to treat the people of Ontario like Walmart treats their employee's.

    We will not let you do it Tim.
    1. Sonny posted on 05/20/2014 10:03 AM
      @Alex Toronto is going Lib & ND we should defeat Holyday in Etobicoke!
      There is a teacher running in Oshawa that could beat a PC.
      Missisauga is going Lib with Hazel's endorsement so there is the open race in Brampton that is a toss up!
    2. Ted posted on 05/20/2014 10:04 AM
      @Alex how much are they paying you to post, liberal sock puppet?
    3. Eastern Ontario Liberal posted on 05/20/2014 10:20 AM
      @Alex There at least 2 if not 3 surprises waiting for Hudak and his "majority" from Eastern Ontario.

      Don't be surprised when Hudak comes up short again !
    4. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 10:44 AM
      @Ted Pay???
      What are you doing?
      Hanging around with Rob Ford in his sisters basement?
  5. Ted posted on 05/20/2014 10:02 AM
    I already know everything anyone needs to know for this election - Wynne and her liberals are crooks. They belong in prison, not public office.

    Vote for whoever you want, just vote to fire these crooked liberals.
    1. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 12:13 PM
      @Ted Crooks?
      Ever hear of Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy, Mac Harb, Pamela Wallin, Rob Ford?
  6. Roshanna posted on 05/20/2014 10:31 AM
    This election is very simple:

    1) The Liberals are doing a horrible job of running this province. Our provincial debt is sky-high, and more of our tax dollars go to servicing that debt and paying the salaries of completely redundant public sector employees than actually go to benefiting our lives.

    2) The NDP philosophy is all of the worst, financially-irresponsible qualities of the Liberals turned up to 11. Worse than having no plan to resolve the debt, they don't even seem to see it as a problem that needs solving.

    3) Tim Hudak has a plan. If the only part of the plan you know is to cut the public sector by 10%, you know less than 10% of the plan. Go read the particulars, if you're not too afraid to have your left-wing talking points challenged; this plan is the only way forward for Ontario.

    The choice is clear: Hudak for Premier.
    1. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 10:46 AM
      @Roshanna Tim Hudak is a former Walmart manager and Walmart has a plan for their employee's too.
      Take advantage of them every step of the way and fill the pockets of those at the top.
    2. Roshanna posted on 05/20/2014 12:07 PM
      @Alex Sounds a lot like the public sector's plan for Ontario: Prop up whatever government will let them multiply and spread, take advantage of the taxpayers every step of the way and fill the pockets of the union leaders at the top.

      At least Walmart's plan (which has nothing to do with the Million Jobs Plan, by the way; have you even read it?) helps the economy.
    3. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 12:42 PM
      @Roshanna Only a fool would suggest that.
      You need to research on how Walmart has forced our good manufacturing jobs to leave this soil for slave labour wages and few environmental laws or health and safety laws in third world countries.

      Who's living better?
      Only the Waltons of Walmart fame.
  7. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 10:48 AM
    A vote for Tim Hudak (the former Walmart manager) is a vote for corporations exploiting the working families of Ontario.

    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree when it comes to corporate bullies.
  8. Angry Bill posted on 05/20/2014 11:03 AM
    I hope you Hudak detractors posting here aren't using this as some sort of justification to vote liberal.

    After the last 11 years, there is NO justification to vote liberal. None.

    "But, Angry Bill! Hudak said..."

    None.

    "Hey, Angry, the conservative polices will destroy..."

    None.

    "Hey, Bill, but Hudak looks like Mr. Bean!!!"

    None.

    There is no reason to keep this party in power. They lost any moral or honest mandate many, many years ago.
    1. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 11:10 AM
      @Angry Bill Sorry but any party that supports "Right to work (for less", legislation goes to the bottom of the pile when it comes to voting.
      Not much choice in this election but I am sure who I am not voting for.

      Tim Hudak is a former Walmart manager who wants the same deal for Ontario workers as he had with Walmart workers.
    2. AC posted on 05/20/2014 11:40 AM
      @Angry Bill if he does win which if people look in the mirror first and ask themselves before they vote do they want their vital services cut, lowering of middle class wages and no transit plan as far as funding goes. do they want to sit in gridlock longer and longer. i hope he wins a slim minority, we tie a rope around his stones so he doesn't sway too far right, if he does we give him a good yank. hey Tiny where you going? we slap him around for a year and a half then bring him down. the unfortunate part for the PC's is they don't have a party to dance with. the libs can work with the ndp and vice versa. the PC's no one will dance with them
    3. tanjo posted on 05/20/2014 01:47 PM
      @Angry Bill "Hey, Bill, but Hudak looks like Mr. Bean!!!"

      Personally, I think he looks like the guy in the old Doonesbury comics. They guy with the football helmet.
  9. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 11:26 AM
    Tim Hudak is still working for his former employer Walmart, and not for the working families of Ontario.

    His vision of a million new jobs? What are those jobs going to be?
    Wally style jobs?

    Truly Tim Hudak is not with the people but is with the elite.
  10. Dean posted on 05/20/2014 12:12 PM
    Oh, Alex. You must work for a public sector union to be this scared of Hudak's plan, because the only people who are going to be hurt by his plan are the 100,000 worst, least productive members of our bloated public sector. Their lack of motivation from working in a union environment will probably result in them flipping burgers while everyone else is able to take advantage of the good, new jobs being created in our new, more business-friendly, economically stronger Ontario. And that's the way it should be.

    Meanwhile, for everyone else: Maybe you're not thrilled with Hudak. Maybe 11 years of watching the Liberals destroy our province has you mistrustful of the Big 3 parties. In that case, look at it this way: Re-electing the Liberals is the worst thing that could happen to Ontario. Electing the NDP is a close second.

    If you read the Million Jobs Plan and still aren't convinced that Hudak will make a great Premier, don't throw your support behind the worst government Ontario has ever had. Vote Green, vote Independent, vote ANYTHING except Liberal. But really, vote PC, because that is the only way forward for Ontario.
    1. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 12:17 PM
      @Dean I read the very first line and the last line just to realize your post is not worth reading.

      Tim Hudak wants to be like the Walmart store manager (his former employer) except for the whole province.

      We will not stand for that type of relationship where we are scared and weak.
    2. Dean posted on 05/20/2014 12:22 PM
      @Alex Scared and weak, kind of like how the people of Toronto feel when faced with any major strike by the all-too-powerful public sector unions?
    3. Dean posted on 05/20/2014 12:25 PM
      @Dean Hmm, it seems to have cut off the rest of my post:

      Because all it takes is a few garbagemen to get uppity, and suddenly our city becomes a breeding ground for vermin and disease until they get what they demand. We have no recourse, no way to fight back, no way to appeal to their sense of reason or reach a compromise or take our garbage-collection business elsewhere. The union says "We get what we want, or else" and we just have to take it.

      This situation has gone on long enough. We are sick and tired of being held hostage by our public servants.
    4. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 12:38 PM
      @Dean How doe the people of Walmart feel when bullied and taken advantage of by the corporation?
    5. tanjo posted on 05/20/2014 01:34 PM
      @Dean First of all, the lazy, unmotivated union "workers" are the ones with the most seniority. They will last the longest. The motivated workers will figure out where the wind is blowing and take over a public sector job long before the cuts actually take place.

      Second, the "Million Jobs Plan" is so transparently ill-conceived that it is an insult to our intelligence. Cutting the size of government is a good thing. More sound management is also a good thing. The problem is, if this campaign is any indication, I have zero confidence that Hudak can manage himself out of a paper bag, let along negotiate a million jobs into the province.

      Cut corporate taxes and lower average wages. THAT is what Hudak is going to do to attract jobs to Ontario. If you agree to take a pay cut in order to create more jobs, then by all means vote for him.
  11. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 12:25 PM
    Obama jumps headfirst into fight over Michigan 'right-to-work' law

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/272017-obama-jumps-into-fight-over-michigan-labor-laws

    “You know, these so-called right-to-work laws, they don’t have to do with economics, they have everything to do with politics,” Obama added to applause and cheers from the crowd. “What they’re really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money.”
  12. Sanket posted on 05/20/2014 12:26 PM
    Alex, you seem very pro-Liberal. Tell me, what have they done to earn such loyalty?
    1. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 12:36 PM
      @Sanket I am not. Show me where I said vote Liberal.
      I am pro family and pro company and right now Tim and his Conservatives are against working families.

      Pay attention.
    2. Angry Bill posted on 05/21/2014 09:51 AM
      @Alex I've been paying attention, Alex. I don't read your posts anymore, because your desperation and fixation on Hudak = Walmart is pretty tiring, and frankly, quite simplistic. You can vote for the provincial fiberals all you want, but your refusal to talk about the real issues (sorry, repeating Hudak = Walmart ad nauseum doesn't qualify) means I can't take what you say seriously.
  13. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 12:33 PM
    First Tim Hudak will say that Ontario needs to become a 'Right To Work' state (province) to compete.
    That if that happens the next thing that Tim and the Conservatives will say is that Ontario must become an "At Will" state (province) to compete.
    This means that your employer can let you go anytime with out just cause and provide no severance compensation.

    Where these two policies have been enacted in America, those states have a 2.3% higher poverty rate now.

    Sounds like a Walmart dream come true.
    After all, Tim Hudak is a former Walmart manager.

    If you want to be treated in the same way Walmart treats its employees then vote for Tim Hudak.

    If you want to be treated with respect then do not vote or support Tim's plan to let big business walk all over the working family.
  14. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 12:44 PM
    Tim Hudak = the face of Walmart!
  15. Ken posted on 05/20/2014 12:44 PM
    @alex -.you seem very focused on Walmart. If you had listened to your parents and parole officers - you could have stayed in school, finished high school, stayed away from drugs - and then you wouldn't be so angry towards your Walmart supervisor.

    You should dream a bit Alex ...and strive for a manager's job at Walmart! You don't have to stay in your position as chief toilet bowl cleaner, men's division, Walmart store number 013256!
    1. Alex posted on 05/20/2014 05:08 PM
      @Ken Ever notice when you have nothing to say, you say nonsense?
    2. Angry Bill posted on 05/21/2014 09:52 AM
      @Alex Pot, meet kettle.
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