Provincial ad campaign ban is lifted

All three parties release a wave of advertising

After a two-week long black-out period, Elections Ontario has given provincial parties the OK to advertise on radio, TV and in newspapers.

And now that the campaign is heating up, some are going for the jugular.

The NDP show numbers flying past your screen in their first television ad, claiming that's how much the Liberal government has cost taxpayers with the Ornge, eHealth and gas plant scandals.

While the Liberal ad starts out positive, showing supporters rallying around Premier Kathleen Wynne at campaign events, she then attacks Tim Hudak's jobs plan. Wynne says firing 100,000 people won't help the province, with likely cuts to healthcare and education.

The Tories stay the most positive for now, propping up their jobs plan, claiming the province can "do better" with Hudak at the helm.

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  1. Sonny posted on 05/21/2014 10:09 AM
    3 weeks to go and now we have the ads/negative ads coming out.
    While St. Flaherty's wife was complaining about the Liberals going negative the Cons are hypocrites! They had their high percentage mark by the right wing Ipsos and will fall as the Working Families coalition unleashes its millions on Hudak...
    1. john posted on 05/21/2014 10:28 AM
      @Sonny correction Working Families bullshit propaganda coalition .
  2. Dean posted on 05/21/2014 10:20 AM
    Inevitably, the "Working Families Coalition" is going to start running their CUPE-funded attack ads against the PCs. Before you let them sway you, think about this:

    The WFC throws their support behind the candidates who believe in jumping every time a union boss says Frog, which then leads to tax increases and higher costs for business. All of that eats away at profit, which is the only reason anyone runs a business in the first place. When the taxes and fees get too high and profits get too small, businesses will leave, taking their jobs with them.

    The public sector thugs who back the WFC are paid with money confiscated from hard-working men and women in the private sector. When those men and women have no income left to tax, where do those unions think their salary is going to come from?

    A Liberal or NDP government benefits NOBODY in the long run, not even their supporters.
  3. Frankie posted on 05/21/2014 11:13 AM
    The Liberals have been lying ever since they got into office 11 years ago.
    The Liberals have "stolen" over $ 1 Billion to save 2 seats.
    The Liberals have wasted over $ 6 Billion on eHealth, Ornge, buying votes with unions, etc.
    The Liberals have caused Ontario to have a debt level 5X per capita more than California, and that's before the budget they presented

    Please remind me why I should vote Liberal.
    1. Sonny posted on 05/21/2014 11:24 AM
      @Frankie Hudak is running for Premier.
    2. john posted on 05/21/2014 11:59 AM
      @Sonny and your point is ?
    3. Jack posted on 05/21/2014 12:35 PM
      @Sonny Which is one of the many, many reasons I'll be voting PC. The question was to remind us how anyone can justify voting Liberal after eleven long years of evidence that they are not qualified to run this province.
    4. Frankie posted on 05/21/2014 12:48 PM
      @Sonny Rex Murphy said it best "...only if you're from Mars or Ontario would you vote Liberal..."

      Short, sweet, and so accurate!
  4. AC posted on 05/21/2014 11:48 AM
    they are all starting to pizz me off with political BS. all of them!!
    1. john posted on 05/21/2014 12:06 PM
      @AC welcome to the election .
  5. Fact Provider posted on 05/21/2014 02:21 PM
    **** Another "Photo-OOPS" for Hudak ****

    Less than 2 days ago I predicted on this site "more gaffes and laughs" from Tea Party Tim this week.

    It didn't take him long to live down to my expectations.

    Today in Cobourg Tim railed for the 3rd time against government grants for businesses and then found out, again for the 3rd time, that his photo-OOps was at a business which received such grants.

    Smooth move, Tim. You continue to show just how incompetent you are.
    1. Jack posted on 05/21/2014 02:34 PM
      @Fact Provider Name one positive thing the Liberals have done in their time in office. The Putting Students First Act doesn't count, since they repealed it themselves when they should have been strengthening it. While you're at it, name even one piece of the NDP platform designed to bring down Ontario's debt or reduce wasteful government spending.

      The choice is clear: Hudak for Premier!
  6. Sonny posted on 05/21/2014 03:08 PM
    Frankie, Murphy writes for the Post. In Quebec, the PQ was leading in the polls until...

    P.S. 5 provinces are run by the Liberals...
    1. Frankie posted on 05/21/2014 03:20 PM
      @Sonny Murphy also works for the CBC so what's your point, and what has 5 provinces run by Liberals have to do with it and the Quebec election??????

      We're talking about the ONTARIO LIBERAL PARTY only.
    2. tanjo posted on 05/21/2014 04:26 PM
      @Frankie I think Sonny is responding to your quote of Murphy in your "Why would I vote Liberal" thread.

      I would vote Liberal to get a better PC Leader. Not saying I will, but if I did. That's why.
  7. JohnH_6636 posted on 05/21/2014 04:51 PM
    I typically vote NDP because I do not trust the other two. That vote gives potential to a more accountable minority. That said, I have ZERO desire to vote in a tax grabbing Liberal government that wants to keep million dollar plus VPs at Hydro without a job description. If Hudak cuts the excess fat from the top, and not the struggling worker, I am all for his cuts to the waste the Liberals created. Those 100,000 sunshiners can pay 1,000,000 jobs of people that do something we need. We don't need a $1.7m head of Hydro. There are too many authorities. Cut away I say. My problem is my candidate for PC has campaigned since our Liberal incumbent won a by-election, years before this election was called. I don't want him involved in any financial books.
    1. Jack posted on 05/21/2014 05:03 PM
      @JohnH_6636 Keep in mind that the NDP have aided and abetted the current Liberal government through every scandal, supported every dollar of waste, and would be just as likely to give in to any and all public sector union demands. They're just as unqualified to manage this province as the Liberals.

      If you absolutely can't bring yourself to vote PC, there are bound to be other options on your riding's ballot; the Green Party comes to mind. Just remember that while the PCs are the way forward for Ontario, any ballot that isn't red or orange is a step in the right direction.
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