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Did Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak already lose the election?

ANDREW MORAN Barrie Examiner May 8, 2014 Ontarians are only in the first week of the month-long provincial election, but after a rocky first day on the campaign trail, did Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak already lose the election? Maybe. In 2011, Hudak was considered to the premier-in-waiting, especially after a disastrous two terms of Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty […]

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Hudak’s Ontario job creation ad uses video clips outsourced from Russian Federation

GLEN McGREGOR Ottawa Citizen May 6, 2014 Regular readers are now familiar with my admittedly tedious fixation with the use of stock photos and video in political communications. (Example, example, exampleand example). Today, a new entry from the campaign of Ontario Progressive Conservative leaderTim Hudak, who last week released a video that attempts (badly) to replicate the tone and style of the 2011 Courage […]

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As Tim Hudak learned, the era of union bashing has run out of steam

JIM STANFORD The Globe and Mail March 03 2014 Eighteen months ago, Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives planted a very provocative flag in the ground of Canada’s labour relations landscape, with a proposal to implement U.S.-style restrictions on unions (including a prohibition on dues check-off, known euphemistically in America as “right to work”). But suddenly and surprisingly, just as […]

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Hudak has no regrets on ‘right-to-work’ retreat

Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak insists he has no regrets about retreating from his controversial “right-to-work” proposal despite polling that suggests his idea had merit. ROBERT BENZIE Toronto Star February 27, 2014 Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak insists he has no regrets about retreating from his controversial “right-to-work” proposal despite polling that suggests his idea had merit. […]

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