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Brady rejects Hudak agenda

Photo by Sarah Deeth/ QMI Agency
Photo by Sarah Deeth/ QMI Agency

The Toronto Star reports that Tim Hudak spoke at a town hall meeting in Peterborough yesterday. “The Progressive Conservative leader joined local candidate Scott Stewart at a Peterborough Holiday Inn to field questions from a room of about 60 people early Monday morning.”

The Peterborough Examiner tells us that one of the people in the room was “long-time community activist and social justice advocate Roy Brady.” Brady is also, of course, a Council of Canadians Peterborough chapter activist. A well-known supporter of social justice issues Brady was there to signal his opposition to the Hudak agenda with his presence.

What would a Hudak government mean?

Toronto Star columnist Martin Regg Cohn writes, “Give the Tory leader credit for laying his job on the line: not many politicians go into an election campaign telling voters they’d ditch 100,000 jobs from the provincial government, schools and municipalities. …Beyond the explosive job cuts, he’d also cut corporate taxes by a stunning 30 per cent. The Tory leader announced he’d make Ontario the lowest-tax jurisdiction for business in North America.” And in a recent speech to the Toronto Board of Trade, Hudak described fracking in positive terms as the “shale gas revolution”, promised to “abolish the wind and solar (power) subsidies”, and has stated, “Free trade with Europe presents enormous opportunities for Ontario workers.”

The provincial election in Ontario takes place on June 12.