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.

Leave a comment:

showing all comments · Subscribe to comments
Comment Like
  • 54
  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. 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?" 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 09:04 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?
  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.
  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..."


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


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


    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
  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. 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

    “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.
  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 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?
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

Sunwing Airlines rescheduled the flight to Panama that had to return to Toronto over a bomb threat. Would you get back on the plane the same day?

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

Top Stories