I’m not sure if the so called article in last week’s Times about Rob Leone was a paid political ad or not, but it sure read like one to me. It’s called a ‘media blitz’ but the article states “In a prepared speech, videotaped by an assistant, Wilson used Galt’s downtown streets as a backdrop for his speech, attended by only one reporter.”
A media blitz with one reporter?
It’s sounds to me like they were filming a commercial, and The Times is trying to make it into a story.
Please don’t feed me crap and tell me it’s caviar;I know the difference.
Below is Kathryn McGarry’s response, which I doubt The Times will print.
For Immediate Release
For Immediate Release May 18, 2011
Why Won’t PC Candidate Talk About Hudak PCs Plan?
Cambridge – On May 13 in Cambridge, PC candidate Rob Leone held an event to distract Ontarians from the PC plan.
That’s because the only things in their plan to date are gutting the clean energy industry in Ontario, causing thousands of layoffs and stopping Full-Day Kindergarten in its tracks, creating a two-tiered school system. So the PCs are grasping at straws desperately trying to change the channel.
Another thing that Leone refused to talk about Friday is the cracks starting to show in the PC Caucus:
• Senior PC MPP Frank Klees sits on the board of a wind energy company that wants to build a huge wind project on the Bruce Peninsula. Even though Hudak is committed to ending clean, renewable energy in Ontario.
• PC MPP Ernie Hardeman is also distancing himself from Hudak’s policies, which will kill hundreds of jobs in his riding of Oxford.
• PC MPP Sylvia Jones openly contradicted Hudak’s plan to scrap the Ontario Health Premium and take more than $12 billion out of health care over the next four years.
“The PCs won’t talk about their policies because they’re so far out of step with Ontarians priorities,” said Liberal Candidate Kathryn McGarry. “The Hudak PCs first supported the HST and then opposed it – now they won’t say what they’ll do because a one point cut in the HST means a $3 billion cut to our hospitals and schools. They want to gut the clean energy industry in Ontario, putting thousands of people out of work and driving away new investment. The PC caucus is starting to realize this, and they’re distancing themselves from their rookie leader. “
“On the other hand, I’m proud to talk about our plan that is creating jobs and growing the Ontario economy,” said McGarry. “We’ve removed 90,000 Ontarians from the income tax rolls, given 93% of Ontarians a permanent income tax cut, and are giving every Ontarian 10% off their energy bill through the Clean Energy Benefit.”
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