Conservatives Vote Against Help for Families

    QUEEN'S PARK, April 10 /CNW/ - John Tory's weak leadership was exposed
again today when he put politics ahead of Ontario children and families by
voting against the McGuinty Liberal budget.
    Just three weeks ago, John Tory said there was not one item in the
McGuinty Liberal budget he would reverse:
    Reporter: "(Are) there any initiatives in yesterday's budget that you
would reverse?"
    John Tory: "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." (Tory Press Conference, March 23, 2007)
    Yet, just 19 days after pledging he would not reverse any items in the
McGuinty budget, John Tory came out and voted against it.
    If John Tory is too weak to stand up to his own caucus, how can anyone
think he would ever stand up for Ontario families?
    The balanced McGuinty budget brings forward real investments for the
future of Ontario. A new Ontario Child Benefit program, increases to the
minimum wage, and relief from the Business Education Tax.
    Ontario families don't want to turn back the clock to Conservative days
of cuts to our health care, damage to our schools and neglect of our air and
our water.
    Would John Tory vote against a budget he says he supports? Is that a
'different' kind of leader, or just a weak leader?

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