Voted Against Protecting Kids from Cigarette Advertising
TORONTO, Sept. 30, 2011 /CNW/ - Ontarians don't trust Tim Hudak with
their health care for good reason. He voted to allow cigarette makers
to target ads to Ontario children.
Hudak was one of just 6 MPPs (all PCs) to vote against the Smoke Free
Ontario Act - which made it harder for kids to buy cigarettes and
harder for Big Tobacco to target kids with advertising.
In fact, it seems Hudak has a fascination with big tobacco.
Hudak's campaign manager Mark Spiro is also a big tobacco apologist who
fought tougher cigarette labeling. (cbc.ca, December 9, 2010)
Hudak's deputy campaign manager Chad Rogers is also a big tobacco
lobbyist. And Hudak parachuted in another big tobacco lobbyist as his
candidate in Richmond Hill.
Senior PC MPP Toby Barrett not only voted against the Smoke Free Ontario
Act, but doesn't believe second-hand-smoke is dangerous, saying "the
jury is still out on second-hand smoke… I have never seen a coroner's
report indicating it as a cause of death." (Brantford Expositor, June
It's no wonder that Ontarians don't trust the Hudak PCs with their
health care. They chose to pander to Big Tobacco instead of putting our
kids' health first.
SOURCE Ontario Liberal Party
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