Author Topic: Ontario Provincial Election 2018  (Read 5074 times)

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Offline Boges

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Re: Ontario Provincial Election 2018
« Reply #75 on: April 23, 2018, 08:17:16 am »
I saw the Attack ad referenced in this column.

I too did a double take when I heard abortion being trotted out as an issue for the party. It must be the last bastion of desperate Liberal governments to go to that tactic.

The abortion claim relates to Fordís willingness to let caucus members pursue legislation on matters of importance to them, and his remark that ďkids canít even get their tonsils out without the approval of their parents,Ē but that no similar consultation applies to abortion.

His opposition to cap-and-trade reflects the growing view that taxing carbon hasnít proven effective in the war against global warming, and has largely become a revenue grab for heavily-indebted governments. The PCs do not reject climate change, they simply believe the tax regime isnít helping.

The mud-flinging reflects a similar effort launched in the dying days of Paul Martinís federal government, when the Liberals prepared ads warning that Conservatives under Stephen Harper would put troops in the streets of Toronto and ban desperate women from obtaining abortions. The Ontario Liberalsí willingness to fight dirty is not in question.