The Globe and Mail
May 10 2014
Tim Hudak could have tried to turn Ontario’s June 12 election into a referendum on Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals, or on the legacy of Dalton McGuinty. To his credit, Ontario’s Progressive Conservative Leader has instead opted to run on his own vision of what the province should look like, and how it should change.
In the process, Mr. Hudak may have just turned the campaign into a referendum on himself.
His proposal to cut 100,000 jobs in the broader public sector would be the hardest right turn Ontario has taken since the Mike Harris era – and perhaps a harder one than Mr. Harris took. Whatever one thinks of the policy, it is breathtakingly bold given how spectacularly it could blow up on him.