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Hudak’s ‘right-to-work’ policy may be hurting Tories’ popularity, poll suggests

The Progressive Conservatives’ lead over the governing Liberals has narrowed and PC Leader Tim Hudak’s personal approval rating dropped sharply in the latest poll. ROBERT BENZIE Toronto Star January 28, 2014 The Progressive Conservatives’ lead over the governing Liberals has narrowed and PC Leader Tim Hudak’s personal approval rating dropped sharply in the latest Forum Research poll. […]

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Two Hamilton PC candidates resign

Hamilton Spectator January 28, 2014 The Progressive Conservatives are back to square one in finding candidates for two Hamilton ridings after the nominated candidates resigned. The resignations come after Tim Hudak fired the candidate for Essex for criticizing the party’s controversial right-to-work proposal.

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Can Tim Hudak sell right-to-work in Ontario?

TASMIN McMAHON Maclean’s January 27, 2014 For the past few months, the Ontario media has been wondering whatever happened to Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak’s vow to take on the unions in the next provincial election. Back in 2012, the party released a “white paper” proposing to make Ontario the country’s first right-to-work province  and Hudak proclaimed his […]

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Tory officials alarmed about Doug Ford and the party’s labour policy

Progressive Conservative activists are deeply troubled about the potential candidacy of Doug Ford and the party’s controversial “right-to-work” proposal. ROBERT BENZIE Toronto Star January 24 2014 Progressive Conservative activists are deeply troubled about the potential candidacy of Doug Ford and the party’s controversial “right-to-work” proposal. In a one-hour conference call of 300 PC riding association officials Wednesday […]

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Tim Hudak’s 2014 off to rough start

CHRISTINA BLIZZARD Toronto Sun January 22, 2014 Three weeks into the new year, 2014 is turning into Tim’s Tough Year for PC Leader Tim Hudak. His former finance critic, Peter Shurman, quit Queen’s Park effective Dec. 31 — leaving Hudak fighting for his political life in Shurman’s Thornhill riding. On Tuesday he lost his Essex candidate, […]

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Brister’s Messy Departure

CHRIS VANDER DOELEN Windsor Star January 22, 2014 Police refer to a certain kind of suicide as “death by cop” — the perpetrator threatens an armed response team with a weapon, hoping to draw a lethal response. That’s what local members of the provincial PC party figure their former candidate Dave Brister did this week when he […]

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Hudak can’t duck on right-to-work pledge

LEE PROKASKA Hamilton Spectator January 22, 2014 Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak “fired” a Windsor-area candidate this week for publicly criticizing the party leader’s support for right-to-work legislation. There is no doubt the party — any party, for that matter — is within its rights to remove a candidate deemed unacceptable to the party. But that […]

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Tim Hudak’s plan for a million new jobs is just political posturing

HOWARD LEE Cambridge Times January 22, 2014 Just before a likely spring Ontario election, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak unveils his “new and bold” job plan during a pit-stop at Cambridge on Jan. 16. With that, Mr. Hudak started his election campaign. Ontario voters are enticed to consider cutting spending back on almost everything. Our debt and […]

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Criticism of PC policy Costs Brister

Party dumps Essex candidate for stance CRAIG PEARSON The Windsor Star January 22, 2014 Dave Brister was fired Tuesday as the Ontario PC candidate in Essex for publicly criticizing the party’s support of right-towork legislation. “I was informed earlier this afternoon that PC HQ prefers followers to leaders & that I am no longer the PC candidate […]

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Tim Hudak’s jobs plan built on shaky premises

Strip away the rhetoric and Tim Hudak’s 1 million jobs plan falls apart. CAROL GOAR Toronto Star, January 21 2014 As a marketing strategy, Tim Hudak’s million jobs act is masterful. It is simple, appealing and perfect for headlines, slogans and campaign brochures. As a plan to get Ontario back to work, it wouldn’t pass an elementary economics […]

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