TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - As week two of the provincial campaign comes to
an end, let's take a look back at John Tory's trials and tribulations.
Sunday - Two-Tier Tories at it again: Frank Klees tells Ontarians he
wants to charge them to visit emergency rooms and family doctors, immediately
earning the name "Klees Fees."
Monday - Consistently inconsistent: Tory goes to Ottawa and says he won't
fund physiotherapy, optometry, or chiropractic services. Except that just a
short while ago, he was traveling the province saying he would.
Tuesday - The ghost of Kim Campbell: Klees complains that his comments
made at an election debate are being discussed in an election. Meanwhile, Tory
spends the day at the International Plowing Match hiding from Randy Hillier.
That would be Randy Hillier, the Conservative candidate.
Wednesday - Two-Tier Tories, part deux (por favor?): Tory exposes his
private health care agenda to Ontarians. When asked how much money this would
save, Tory says none. Conservative candidates Rob Morley and Bill Murdoch both
publicly criticize Tory's judgment and his scheme to give public money to
private religious schools. Brian Mulroney talks about how much he likes John
Tory. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "a man is judged by the company he keeps."
(see above note on Randy Hillier)
Thursday - The invasion of Troy: A Trojan Horse starts following Tory, to
warn Ontarians of the perils of his private health care scheme. That evening,
Tory demonstrates why he has earned the nickname 'NegaTory' as he teams with
his better half to form HO-JO. Together they prove to be the most negative
debaters without articulating one clear positive new idea. Tory's team is
forced to issue a press release saying he won, quoting... wait for it... his
campaign manager, long-time Mulroney confidant Harry Near.
Friday - It continues: Debate reaction keeps pouring in, with Lorrie
Goldstein in the Toronto Sun saying, "Game, Set, and Match to McGuinty." Tory
tries to blame federal bail and probation rules on Ontario Crown Attorneys.
But then admits he really wouldn't change anything saying "that discretion
will always exist."
Another bad week full of stumbles, bumbles and bad judgment for John
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