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Hudak’s right-to-work reversal a puzzler

Hudak’s right-to-work reversal a puzzler

HOWARD ELLIOTT
Hamilton Spectator
February 23, 2014

There are a number of different ways you could look at Ontario Conservative leader Tim Hudak’s dramatic and somewhat surprising renunciation of his right-to-work platform. During a breakfast speech Friday Hudak jettisoned the U.S.-style plan, which has faced opposition from within his party, from organized labour and from the general public.

Why would he do such a dramatic flip-flop? Previously, when explaining his party’s position, including to The Spectator’s editorial board, Hudak was unequivocal in stating that current labour laws, including the Rand Formula, are a major reason that manufacturing jobs are fleeing the province for jurisdictions with weaker labour legislative frameworks.

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