Hudak has 'big labour' in his sights after byelection loss

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak talks to media on Friday February 14 2014 about the meaning of two...

Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak talks to media on Friday February 14 2014 about the meaning of two Ontario byelections. (Toronto Sun/Antonella Artuso)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 5:30 PM ET

TORONTO -- Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak has "big labour" in his crosshairs after losing a byelection in Niagara Falls to a union leader carrying the NDP banner.

Hudak, who hails from the Niagara Region, blasted public-sector unions who turned out in force to support the NDP, and the Working Families Coalition in particular, a union-funded group that has run several ad campaigns criticizing the Ontario Tories.

The PCs have set up a website to "expose" who is behind what they say is a union plan to milk the taxpayers by driving up government wages and spending.

"They basically run the Liberal party," Hudak said Friday, adding the NDP are also influenced by these unions.

In byelections Thursday, the Ontario Tories held the riding of Thornhill and finished second in Niagara Falls.


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