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“Right to Work”: Risky Political Strategy for the Tories

SUSANNA KELLY
Ontario Newswatch
December 16, 2013

Recently, Ontario PC Labour Critic Monte McNaughton and Warren (Smokey) Thomas, the President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), have ratcheted up their verbal grenade launches at each other over what is expected to be a central Conservative election campaign plank - making Ontario a “right to work” province.

The PC grenades are obviously part of a very deliberate campaign plan to highlight a fight with Mr. Thomas: to wit, Mr. McNaughton has been holding press conferences and releasing public letters to the OPSEU leader, calling for “worker choice,” “workplace democracy”, and calling him a “union boss” at every opportunity (despite the fact he’s elected.)

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