Unions open wallets for Lib pals

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne. (Antonella Artuso/QMI Agency)

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne. (Antonella Artuso/QMI Agency)

Sue-Ann Levy, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 12:39 AM ET

The well-funded attack ads, the letters full of fearmongering to members, the Liberal party insiders working in the “political action” offices of union groups, the websites spouting mistruths about the “right-wing extremists in the Ontario PC party” — you’d think that would be enough for the Ontario unions desperately trying to cling on to the Golden Days of the Liberals come this Thursday.

The right-wing extremist rhetoric is prominently displayed on the website of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in a paragraph that claims today’s Ontario PCs have been “influenced by extremists” in much the same way as U.S. Republicans “have been mislead by the infamous Tea Party.” Evidentally, the painter’s union is also upset that the Ontario Conservatives might put limits on third-party advertising during campaigns, with good reason.

 


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