Quoted: Tim Hudak admits that Toronto voters exist, stuck on Gardiner
If we don’t win in Toronto and near GTA, we’re always in opposition. So here’s what I’m doing. We’ve got to break gridlock. People are spending far too much time stuck in their cars, stuck in traffic.
—Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak on his master plan for convincing Toronto voters to vote Progressive Conservative. During the party’s policy convention this weekend in London, Hudak managed to sidestep an attempted mutiny, though the assembled delegates did give the leader a thorough shellacking in light of the party’s dismal byelection result this summer. A Thornhill delegate bluntly identified the problem: “Right now, our image is heartless, business-oriented, money first, not caring enough about people.” This helps to explain why Hudak spent much of the weekend cracking jokes and waltzing through the crowd like a male Oprah. [Toronto Sun]