TORONTO, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - This morning both Conservative candidates in
Thunder Bay questioned John Tory's weak judgment to propose ripping $500
million out of publicly funded schools to pay for private religious schools.
Rebecca Johnson (Thunder Bay-Atikokan) and Scott Hobbs (Thunder
Bay-Superior North) are the fifteenth and sixteenth Conservative candidates to
openly question John Tory's scheme, saying they will vote with their
Here is Johnson:
Reporter: If there was a free vote in the legislature on the issue how
would you cast your ballot?
Johnson: "Well I think for me personally is what I have to do is go to my
constituents and say ok what do you see about this, what is this because
I'm a collaborator and you're not going to go to Toronto and say this is
what's good for everybody, I have to go and say what's good for my
And here is Hobbs:
Reporter: So if the majority of (your constituents) say they are opposed
to the faith based issue than you will vote against it at Queen's Park?
Hobbs: "Well you know what, in the end I don't suspect that's going to
happen but I can tell you right now that in the end I will vote in the
best interests of my constituents."
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