Shades of Kim Campbell



    Klees Channels Tory's Old Boss

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - This past weekend, Ontario Liberals questioned
Frank Klees' statements that he would like to charge everyone who visits an
emergency room or doctors office a "dissuasion" fee.
    Klees made the statement in an all-candidates debate, and it was reported
in local media.
    Today, on yorkregion.com, Klees criticizes his Liberal opponent,
Christina Bisanz for "trying to turn his comments into an election issue."
(http://www.yorkregion.com/News/Top%20Stories/article/48972)

    
    It seems a bit obvious, but we'll point out to Klees what he should
already know:

    1. We're in an election.

    2. Your comments were made in an all-candidates debate, organized to help
       voters make a decision on who to elect.

    3. Election comments made during an election period will be used in the
       election.
    

    All of this is reminiscent of the 1993 federal election, when then
Conservative leader Kim Campbell - in a campaign run by John Tory - said,
"This (election) is not the time, I don't think, to get involved in a debate
on very, very serious issues."  (Toronto Star, September 26, 1993)
    What do Frank Klees and Kim Campbell have in common (apart from
ridiculous comments made during election campaigns)?
    Both of them rely on the questionable advice of John Tory.





For further information:

For further information: Ben Chin, (416) 961-3800 ext. 412,
ben_chin@ontarioliberal.ca

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