CUPE blames Hudak for botched TTC photo-op

PC Leader Tim Hudak and staff are confronted by transit officers on a TTC subway Sunday, May 11,...

PC Leader Tim Hudak and staff are confronted by transit officers on a TTC subway Sunday, May 11, 2014, in a video posted to YouTube. (YouTube screengrab)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:44 PM ET

TORONTO - The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) fired back at Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak for blaming their members for his disastrous TTC photo-op.

Hudak got booted off the TTC on Sunday by transit officers because his photo-op -- in the midst of the Ontario election campaign -- violated the transit authority's rules.

After the incident, the Ontario PC Twitter account slammed the officers, members of CUPE, for stopping the photo-op.

CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn stressed "there was no plot" by CUPE to stop the Hudak presser.

"This is a man who wants us to believe he has a plan for Ontario and he can't plan a press conference," Hahn said. "Instead of owning up to his mistake, then blames other people.

"Those two things combined should tell us all we need to know about Tim Hudak's leadership."

Hahn stressed the officers were "front-line workers doing their job, which they must do."


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