Hudak and Wynne duel over job cuts

(TIM PECKHAM/QMI Agency Graphics)

(TIM PECKHAM/QMI Agency Graphics)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 12:17 AM ET

PC Leader Tim Hudak and Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne squared off Monday over one of the most contentious election promises of the provincial campaign.

Backed by three rows of public servants, Wynne said Hudak’s pledge to cut 100,000 positions from the broader public sector payroll would devastate services.

“You’re the police officer, the firefighter and the paramedic who look into our frightened eyes and calmly tell us that we’ll be OK,” Wynne said while in North York. “Every day, you keep our communities safe and secure.”

On the same day, the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) launched an election attack ad which accuses Hudak of threatening to rip up its collective agreement.



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