LONDON, ON, May 21 /CNW/ - Tonight marks the first of four, official
Conservative leadership debates. As the race drags out, the candidates are
beginning to take swipes at each other's policies, which shouldn't come as a
surprise to anyone as they all have their share of regressive, divisive ideas.
Christine Elliott believes that people making minimum wage didn't deserve
the increases made since 2003 and is proud of the Harris 8-year freeze on
minimum wage increases. She also thinks that vulnerable workers should be
further disenfranchised through the old Harris policy of extending the minimum
work week to 60 hours.
Randy Hillier and Tim Hudak agree that the Human Rights Commission has to
go - that people who have been victim of human rights violations would have to
find the money to hire lawyers they can ill afford.
Hudak wants to create a system of chaos and strikes in our hospitals,
schools and other public services as he tears apart labour contracts. In his
youth as a Harris MPP, he must have forgotten the chaos and massive strikes
caused by these policies.
Frank Klees, doesn't really talk about policy, but we know he does stand
for two-tiered health care and public funding of private schools.
The Ontario Conservative Leadership Candidates all have one thing in
common; they want to see Ontario go back to the days of Harris-style cuts and
chaos in our province.
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