Anothger Hudak flip-flop, it seems. From the Owen Sound Sun Times, February 21st:PC Leader Tim Hudak has said that he wants to end the monopoly on beer and liquor sales by allowing the sale of alcohol in private outlets like corner and grocery stores.
Tory Leader @timhudak won’t commit to his earlier policy to sell beer and wine in the corner store. #onpoli— rjbrennan (@rjbrennan) February 24, 2014
Although I’m not sure this is a flip-flop; it seems more like a waffle. In fact, I think its fair to say that there is no policy (Read more…)
Lisa Thompson, Tory MPP for Huron-Bruce, introduced the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday. Its a private member’s bill, but everything Thompson has said about it, for example her comments here, suggest that it is now the PCPO’s de facto position on the matter. From the assembly records:
The short title of this bill is the Ensuring Affordable Energy Act, and that’s exactly what this bill will do. This bill states that wind turbines will only be placed in willing host communities and municipalities will be given a full veto. Wind power must be
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1) Let’s start with the mega-loser in all of this: Tim Hudak and the PCPO. Tim could have got something from the government in exchange for seeing this budget through. Instead he removed himself from the process 39 minutes in and got nothing. The other two parties walked away with tangibles. Tim walked away with dick.
2) Let’s move on to the second biggest loser: Tim Hudak and the 1%. Are you of the 1%: rich, indigent, a follower of Ayn Rand that thinks the proles should go fuck themselves? Tim Hudak and the PCPO betrayed you. Tim was
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Has anyone ever heard a Tim Hudak Presser that hasn’t ended in exactly the same way. He takes a position:
“I think we’ve got a responsibility as a provincial government to help break gridlock,” said Hudak, who would repeat the word no fewer than three times during his roughly six minute address. “Money’s on the table. It’s the biggest investment in Canada. So let’s do it right. Let’s invest in subways.”
And then he walks it back:
When asked about how exactly such a subway plan—while serving all proposed routes—would be financed, however, Hudak was unable to provide an
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