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Hudak backs down on anti-union proposal

ADRIAN MORROW The Globe and Mail February 06 2014 Ontario Opposition Leader Tim Hudak is retreating from a controversial anti-union proposal, after a seething internal party battle over the legislation erupted into public view. For a year and a half, Mr. Hudak championed bringing American-style “right-to-work” laws to Ontario, which would ban mandatory union dues. Critics charge […]

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Liberals claim many Tories oppose Tim Hudak’s plan to make union dues optional

‘Right to work’ debate reportedly causing tension within Tory ranks KEITH LESLIE The Canadian Press February 6, 2014 TORONTO (CP) — Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak said Wednesday he would stand by his plan to change Ontario’s labour laws to make union dues and membership optional, while the Liberals claimed many Tories oppose the idea. Hudak […]

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Tory Leader Tim Hudak curbs his anti-union rhetoric

Tory Leader Tim Hudak appears to softening his support for right-to-work legislation in Ontario. RICHARD BRENNAN Toronto Star February  06 2014 Tory Leader Tim Hudak appears to be softening his staunch support for right-to-work legislation in Ontario if his Progressive Conservative party wins government. This come on the heels of an exclusive Toronto Star story about […]

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Tension grows over Tory right to work proposal

CLAIRE BROWNELL Windsor Star Febriury 06, 2014 The Ontario Conservatives’ right to work plan continues to cause political strife, with the Liberals taking full advantage of reports that the controversial policy is dividing party members. On Tuesday, the Ontario Liberals released audio of Conservative Durham MPP John O’Toole at the party’s fall policy convention, talking about […]

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Unease over Tim Hudak’s ‘right-to-work’ policy spreads among Tories

In an unusually candid memo obtained by the Star, 11 would-be MPPs express concern that Hudak’s U.S.-style anti-union measures could hurt them in a provincial election expected as early as spring. ROBERT BENZIE Toronto Star February 06 2014 Alarm over Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s controversial “right-to-work” policy is spreading among party activists, MPPs and increasingly skittish […]

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PC Leader Tim Hudak ‘has no guts,’ says Unifor president

GRACE MACALUSO February 4, 2014 Windsor Star Unifor president Jerry Dias came out swinging Tuesday after learning that Ontario Conservative Leader Tim Hudak had declined his challenge to debate the party’s labour policies. “He’s got no guts,” Dias said in a telephone interview. “If he had confidence in what they were saying, he’d have no problem debating […]

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Hudak shouldn’t target unions

EDITORIAL February 3, 2014 Waterloo Record Kathleen Wynne recently celebrated her first anniversary as Premier of Ontario. She has defined herself and her agenda. The next election could be just a few months away. And when it comes, the quality of that election will depend not only on Wynne, but on Tim Hudak, the leader of the […]

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Union leader challenges Tim Hudak to debate

Jerry Dias, the president of Unifor, the largest union in Canada, has challenged Tory Leader Tim Hudak to a debate. RICHARD BRENNAN Toronto Star February 03 2014 The president of Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, has challenged Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak to a debate anywhere, anytime on Hudak’s anti-union agenda and jobs plan. Jerry Dias […]

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Tories right-to-work policy would lower wages

ANTONELLA ARTUSO Toronto Sun January 28, 2014 North America’s largest construction union is battling the “right-to-work” proposals of Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak. LiUNA, Local 183 released a new report by economist John O’Grady Tuesday — The Reality of Right to Work: Putting Middle Class Out of Reach — that says Conservative labour policies would drive […]

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