More questionable judgment plagues Conservative Leader
TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - During Conservative Leader John Tory's negative
campaign launch today, he again lapsed into saying one thing after doing
What John Tory said about positive campaigning: "I will not be engaging
in personal attacks... I'm going to try to raise the bar, in terms of the
behaviour in politics and the way people conduct themselves in politics."
(Woodstock Sentinel-Review, Feb 5, 2005)
What John Tory did: Started airing a negative ad campaign followed by the
most negative election campaign launch in recent memory.
What John Tory said about making promises: "I am not planning to make an
extensive list of promises." (Hamilton Spectator, September 28, 2005)
What John Tory did: Released a platform with 244 promises.
What John Tory said about the 2007 Budget: When asked if he would reverse
anything in the 2007 Budget, including the Ontario Child Benefit, Tory said,
"No, I can't think of one I would reverse... I can't think at the moment... I
can't think of one that I would tell you right now that I would reverse."
(Scrum, March 23, 2007)
What John Tory did: Voted against the Ontario Child Benefit and the 2007
What John Tory said about women candidates: "I haven't picked a number
but my goal would be to have more in terms of a slate of candidates, than Mr.
McGuinty (34)." (Scrum, June 14, 2006)
What John Tory did: Liberals have 38 women candidates, Conservatives have
What John Tory said about job losses: "Families hard hit by job
losses...deserve a Premier that shows compassion" (John Tory Release, Jan
What John Tory did: Fired hundreds of Rogers employees and said, "It's a
sign of the times. Most businesses today are finding they have to reduce their
costs and that includes, unfortunately, people costs." (Brantford Expositor,
Oct. 17, 2002)
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