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Campaign trail: Wynne says election is tied

Goes after Hudak for a plan that would hurt children

Just two days before the election, Kathleen Wynne says it's a tie between herself and Tory leader Tim Hudak.

And the only way to prevent what she calls a disastrous outcome is to throw all your support behind her.

Wynne claims Hudak's plans will be dangerous the province but especially for children, who would suffer because of education cuts.

She made the comments as she spoke to early childhood education students at a college in Kingston.

Surrounded by factory workers in Richmond Hill, wasn't bothered by Wynne's comments. He maintains the Liberals are full of anger, compared to his plans which are full of hope.

Hudak says what would be bad for the province is another Liberal government.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath was in the Windsor area, calling the idea of a Tory-NDP coalition "bullspit". It what the Liberals have been suggesting over the past few days.

However, she hasn't actually ruled out propping up another minority government, be it Progressive Conservative or Liberal.

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  1. Alex posted on 06/10/2014 03:36 PM
    The truth is this is the most lackluster of choices for this election in some time.
    I can not support anyone but I know the Tim Hudak in my opinion is the worst choice.
  2. tanjo posted on 06/10/2014 04:02 PM
    Hudak's plan is full of Hope. As in ... "If am going to give the corporations large tax breaks and HOPE they use the money to hire a million people."

    Wynne, is displaying the true Machiavellian form the Liberals have been famous for since the Trudeau era.

    ... and Horwath is sitting at the end of the bar telling everyone who will listen "I am NOT with These People!"
    1. Lishan posted on 06/10/2014 04:11 PM
      @tanjo We have the PCs planning to make Ontario friendlier to businesses, and then the Liberals and NDP planning to inflict new taxes and higher hydro rates to make Ontario even more hostile to businesses than it already is.

      Probably the PC approach will create jobs; maybe it won't. The Liberal and NDP approach DEFINITELY won't create jobs. So what's the better plan?

      That doesn't even take into account the Liberal track record, where they've spent eleven years proving they can't be trusted.
    2. tanjo posted on 06/10/2014 04:23 PM
      @Lishan The PC approach has failed in the U.S. The risks are high and the benefits are greatly exaggerated.

      Hudak wanted to use the anger we have against the Liberals and turn it into a mandate supporting a Far-Right Conservative agenda.

      I want to see a PC Leader that understands what we need now is good management, not a radical change in policy.

      Since we do not have that, the best result would be another Liberal minority, forcing a PC Leadership review so they can bring in a leader that is truly fit to be premier.
    3. Lishan posted on 06/10/2014 04:31 PM
      @tanjo Your logic makes no sense. You would rather see the current government continue to waste our money and give them more time to dig us deeper into debt, putting us in a situation a few years down the road where we'll need even more drastic cuts?
    4. tanjo posted on 06/10/2014 04:57 PM
      @Lishan It does make sense if you are looking more than a couple years down the road.

      We need a strong PC leader that is currently not in our list of options. How do we get a strong PC leader? By making sure the current one is not elected, forcing a leadership review.
    5. dama posted on 06/10/2014 04:59 PM
      @tanjo I agree with Lishan,, Tango your logic makes no sense at all..

      Why r u comparing Ontario provincial politic to the USA !!!! no sense at all.. you should then compare it t the Federal PC under Stephen Harper and he is doing a fine job with Jim Flaherty was the finance minister.. looking after our economy.. which fare pretty well..

      You need good platforms and policies, and that is what Tim and his advisors came up with..

      sound policies to me.. can say that for the Liberal.. liar and cheaters and al that scandals.. Tango I bet that is good for you ??

      Doesnt make sense .. then again your logic is always flawed..
    6. Lishan posted on 06/10/2014 05:02 PM
      @tanjo Okay, but while we're waiting for a stronger PC leader to be elected by the party and call a general election, we have years of the Liberals and NDP teaming up to (as I said before) make our debt even worse and put us in a position where larger and more drastic cuts will be needed.

      Okay, this analogy is going to be a bit weird, but bear with me:

      It's like, imagine if you were in some sort of accident and your legs were bleeding. Someone shows up to help you, saying they're a paramedic but not wearing the uniform. Do you send them home to get their uniform before letting them help you, while you lie there and bleed out?
    7. tanjo posted on 06/10/2014 05:25 PM
      @Lishan Actually, it is a good analogy. The difference is that I don't see Hudak as a paramedic, just some Joe who is looking to be a hero. Unless it was a dire emergency, I would wait for the real paramedic to arrive.

      I also believe with the amount of scrutiny on the Liberals, that the amount of damage they can do while we wait for a competent PC leader is severely limited.
    8. tanjo posted on 06/10/2014 05:33 PM
      @dama It's our flaws that make us unique, but I digress.

      I like Harper and I like the job he's done.

      Unfortunately, Hudak's polcies resemble nothing that Harper has done. They much more closely resemble the Far-Right Conservative polcies that have failed in the U.S., thus the comparison.

      If Hudak had Harper-like policies, he would be looking at a majority situation right now, rather than being neck-and-neck.
  3. tanjo posted on 06/10/2014 04:09 PM
    So according to Hudak, the Liberals are Angry and he is full of Hope. Interesting, considering:

    (a) the strongest asset the PC's have is the anger of the general public to the arrogant, negligent Liberal governments

    (b) his policies cater to those with a strongly pessimistic view of the future of Ontario.. i.e. We are doomed unless we cut Cut CUT !

    Brutally mismanaged campaign.
    1. Lishan posted on 06/10/2014 04:13 PM
      @tanjo We have an absolutely brutal level of debt in this province, government spending is out of control, and the Liberals and NDP wants to spend more and more and more. Where do you see any optimism in that?
    2. tanjo posted on 06/10/2014 05:12 PM
      @Lishan This is my point!

      As a PC supporter, you are pessimistic and angry, and justifiably so. If Hudak knew what he was doing, he would be tapping into this. In short, he is out of touch with his own support base.
  4. Alex posted on 06/10/2014 04:22 PM
    Tim Hudak will create jobs and reduce debt. This is an awful thing for Ontario, as jobs keep us shackled and debt keeps us humble.

    Tim Hudak will also lower our hydro costs and income taxes, which is even worse. People only get themselves into trouble when they have more money than the bare minimum to survive.

    The Liberals and NDP know better than we do how much money we really need to keep, they know best, that's why I can't support Tim Hudak. Hudak will give us too much freedom, too much opportunity, and too much prosperity. Boo, Hudak.
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