TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - As week three of the provincial campaign comes
to an end, we take a look back on John Tory's weak judgment and his bumbles,
fumbles and stumbles.
Sunday - In an attempt to focus on something other than his questionable
private religious school scheme, John Tory visits Caledonia to push his 'one
law for all' slogan. It was originally going to be 'one law for all, except
hand-picked Tory candidate Randy Hillier who is free to lead illegal highway
blockades' but that seemed a lot less catchy.
Monday - Momentum builds against Tory's private religious school scheme
as a dozen candidates have officially questioned his judgment, with Bill
Murdoch publicly announcing he would vote against tax dollars for private
schools. Tory snaps and compares his MPP to a jack-in-the-box. Tory's day ends
with a firm scolding by two local Conservatives in Sarnia over his private
religious school scheme. He tells them he's doing his best. They retort:
Tuesday - Feeling the heat over their unpopular private religious schools
scheme, Tory's staff try to keep media away as he canvasses in London. Tory's
'One Law for All' policy is challenged by a caller on CBC radio who wants to
know why the same standard isn't applied to his own candidate, Randy Hillier.
Tory has only a weak response.
Wednesday - Conservative candidate Randy Hillier emails the Liberal
campaign to brag about how many times he has blockaded Highway 401 and the
border-effectively thumbing his nose at the law. Tory takes the afternoon and
evening off. Meanwhile the former president of the Ontario Bar Association
comes out against Tory's private religious school scheme saying once the door
is open, there's no way to deny any group funding, saying it could cost much
more than the $500 million estimate.
Thursday - Tory continues his 'down on Ontario' campaign with his lunch
bag letdown speech and then takes the afternoon off, again. Despite confirming
his attendance, he doesn't show up to an evening televised debate against
Kathleen Wynne on his school scheme. What was he afraid of?
Friday - Tory starts the day by telling Ontarians it's their own fault
for opposing his private school scheme saying they were just "uninformed".
Then he compared the importance of publicly funded education to a breakfast
cereal. Then it was off to North Bay for an awkward photo op with his
candidate who questions Tory's private school scheme, reprising his previous
North Bay visit where he hid from photographers rather than be photographed
with Mike Harris.
Saturday - Tory started his day in Thunder Bay with more awkward moments
as he stood with his own candidate who says the doctor supply is better under
the Liberals and admits that John Tory wouldn't have helped with the
challenges in the forest industry.
Yet another weak week for John Tory.
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