Ontario’s Tories take on the unions — and it’s about time


Locutus
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Recently the Toronto Star has been entertaining its readers with a series of stories on how work gets done at the Toronto District School Board: $143 to install a pencil sharpener, $2,900 to install an electrical outlet, that kind of thing.

The work is performed by members of the Maintenance and Construction Skilled Trades Council, with whom the TDSB is required to contract for virtually all such projects. But even outside contractors, where they are permitted, must kick in a portion of their wages in “dues” to the Trades Council, much as the TDSB’s in-house construction workers must.

The Trades Council’s president, Jimmy Hazel, is unapologetic. Asked by the Star about the electrical outlet, which took four hours but for which the board was billed 76, Hazel replied, “we don’t need to f—ing prove anything to anybody about costs.”




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mentalfloss
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Hudak was on CBC last night to get his opportunity to lambaste McGuinty over Elliot Lake.

He's really playing to a set of uneducated folk, but that's a big piece of the voter segment.
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Hudak was on CBC last night to get his opportunity to lambaste McGuinty over Elliot Lake.

He's really playing to a set of uneducated folk, but that's a big piece of the voter segment.


If the stupid sheeple liked Mike Harris, they'll love Hoodat.

McLiar's a dick, but a much better dick than Hoodat.


Most of the crap the Libs and Cons have pulled on Ontario defies rational thought. Dippers any better? Unfortunately we may find out.


..........The STAR dissing the UNIONS.............times they is a changing.

$2000 for changing a socket!! Criminal. Charges should be laid. Odds are they won't be. A ten year study would be required.

Well, it's Friday, and I'm goin fishin. Have fun guys and gals. See ya Tues.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Hudak was on CBC last night to get his opportunity to lambaste McGuinty over Elliot Lake.

He's really playing to a set of uneducated folk, but that's a big piece of the voter segment.

Who's uneducated? The people of Elliot Lake? A lion's share are GTA retirees
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Who's uneducated? The people of Elliot Lake? A lion's share are GTA retirees

Anybody who doesn't agree with NDP policy obviously.
 
DurkaDurka
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The PC needs a new leader, Hudak proved that during the last election when he gave up a double digit lead over the Liberals.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolf View Post

Who's uneducated? The people of Elliot Lake? A lion's share are GTA retirees

I'm talking about people in Ontario who are taking the issue as a knee-jerk reaction to raise the pitchforks against McSquinty. You can see Hudak trying to cull those people.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Anybody who doesn't agree with NDP policy obviously.

Any one that agrees with NDP policy is most certainly unwise and has no concern about the financial situation of future generations.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Anybody who doesn't agree with NDP policy obviously.

Did you notice the MPP name on that Elliot Lake mall? Micheal Mantha NDP

Jus' sayin....
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by DurkaDurka View Post

The PC needs a new leader, Hudak proved that during the last election when he gave up a double digit lead over the Liberals.

No kidding! Anybody that could lose to Dalton after all he's put this province through deserves to be turfed!
 
Cabbagesandking
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLM View Post

No kidding! Anybody that could lose to Dalton after all he's put this province through deserves to be turfed!

And the policy not to be agrees with is??????

What is that he has put the province other than the very painful process of attempting to recover from the train wreck that was Harris without the resources to do it properly and efficiently. That is, of course, before the last few weeks when he has caved in to Right Wing pressure and adopted some of the ideology that is going to bring us into a Depression.
 

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